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Now in their 14th year, guests are looking forward to celebrating business in the region at the awards night on Thursday March 26 at Chester Racecourse, including the Awards themselves, a raffle in aid of Cheshire Community Foundation and Guest Speaker Nisha Katona MBE. Nisha is the CEO, executive and development chef of Mowgli Street Food restaurants and founder of the Mowgli Trust charity.

The finalists for this year’s Awards, by category, are:

High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise

  • Balluff
  • iSupply Group
  • PM PROjEN
  • Precision Facades
  • Total Environmental Compliance.

High Sheriff’s Award for Responsible Business Practice, sponsored by Warrington & Co

  • Halton Haven Hospice
  • Opus
  • PM PROjEN.

High Sheriff’s Award for Innovation, sponsored by Mornflake Oats

  • BAS (NW)
  • Initial Packaging Solutions
  • Smart Document Solutions.

High Sheriff’s Family Business of Excellence Award, sponsored by Roberts Bakery

  • Abbey England
  • BAS (NW)
  • Laker-Vent Engineering.

High Sheriff’s Micro Enterprise Award, sponsored by Boodles

  • Go Earth
  • Knew Productions
  • Real5 Networking
  • Tours Around Chester.

High Sheriff’s Award for Best Apprentice, sponsored by Barlows Electrical

  • Ellen Colgan (The Land Trust), Izzy Hosking (Boutique Hotel Group), Lisa Karigambe (Cheshire West and Chester Council), Lucy Knight (Boutique Hotel Group), Alex Nuttall (Hillyer McKeown), Jack Sherwood (Today Team), Toni Webster (Technoprint).

The Cheshire Business Leader Award for the Outstanding Cheshire and Warrington Business Leader, the High Sheriff’s Award for Cheshire Business Exporter of the Year sponsored by West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce and Click Consult, and the High Sheriff’s Design Award, sponsored by Donald Insall Associates will be announced on the night. 

Professor Phil Harris, the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Awards, said: “The quality of applications this year is excellent and we are extraordinarily fortunate to have such a range of vibrant businesses in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington.”

Mark Mitchell DL, the High Sheriff of Cheshire, said: “Congratulations to all the finalists who have impressed the judges with their innovation, inspiration and outstanding contributions to our local economy. We’re looking forward to celebrating these businesses at our Awards Evening in a few weeks.”

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