Make your nominations and book your tickets

Published on: Monday, 07-September-2015

Nominations and bookings are now open for this year’s Knowsley Business and Regeneration Awards.

The awards recognise the achievements of Knowsley based companies and individuals, as well as organisations outside of the borough that are making a significant contribution to the economic success of the area. 

The event that continues to grow in popularity each year now attracts over 650 people from businesses and organisations across the north west.

Cllr Mike Murphy, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Economic Development commented:

“These awards are a great chance to celebrate the very many successes of the individuals and organisations contributing to the economy here in Knowsley. The event is a chance to highlight their achievements and also to showcase Knowsley as a great place to do business.” 

This year’s event will see 10 awards in total presented to organisations and individuals in the following categories:

  • Business of the Year (1-9 employees)
  • Business of the Year (10-49 employees)
  • Business of the Year (50+ employees)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  • Development of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Social Enterprise of the Year
  • Judges Choice Award (not open for entries)

This year, all categories will be judged by members of the Knowsley Place Board which includes senior figures from across the north west including representatives from Knowsley Hall & Safari Park, Knowsley Chamber, Clarke Energy, QVC, Peel Logistics, Matalan and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Edward Perry, Chair of the Knowsley Place Board commented:

“The Knowsley Business & Regeneration Awards have really established themselves as a ‘must attend’ event. The quality and calibre of the organisations and individuals involved is quite remarkable and as the event continues to grow in popularity, so does the standard of nominations.

I am thrilled to be involved in the awards and delighted that this year I will, along with my fellow Place Board members, be part of the judging panel.”

All nominations should be submitted by 5pm Friday 9th October 2015.

The winners of each category, including the prestigious Judges’ Choice Award, will be announced at an impressive dinner and awards ceremony held in Grand Marquee in the grounds of Knowsley Safari Park on Thursday 26th November 2015. 
Keith Hanshaw, Executive Director & Master Craftsman of the Leather Satchel Company - who picked up the Judges’ Choice Award last year - commented:

“We were absolutely thrilled to pick up the Judges’ Choice Award and it is something we are incredibly proud of. Knowsley is such a hot bed of business talent and success that we were really honoured to receive this award.”

For full details on the Awards including how to nominate and book a table for the event visit

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