Shortlist revealed for St Helens Borough Business Awards

28 Jul 2022

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St Helens Chamber and St Helens Borough Council are delighted to now reveal the shortlisted entrants for the 2022 St Helens Borough Business Awards.

The standard of entries was extremely high this year and the judges spent hours of their time deliberating – and were blown away by the achievements of businesses across the Borough.

David Marnell, Head of Business Services at St Helens Chamber, commented: “We have been overwhelmed by the volume and calibre of entries to the Awards, but we have a very strong shortlist and all the businesses and students who entered should be proud of their achievements and successes.

“We are now excited to see the winners revealed later in the year and bring their stories into the limelight.”

Cllr Kate Groucutt, Cabinet Member for Business, Education and Skills at St Helens Borough Council, commented: “It is fantastic that so many businesses and students across St Helens Borough have achieved so much and we can’t wait to celebrate their success.

“By celebrating their successes and shining a spotlight on the entrepreneurship and innovation that is happening in our borough, we can inspire the next generation and encourage more businesses to set up or relocate here. Everyone who entered should be proud of the contribution they are making to our community.”

The St Helens Borough Business Awards which are sponsored by Paramount Digital, and supported by Brendon International, City Fibre, Faun Zoeller and Halton & St Helens VCA are designed to recognise and celebrate the success and accomplishments of individuals and businesses from all sectors.

The winners in each category will be unveiled at a glamourous Awards Ceremony, taking place on Friday 30th September at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

The winning businesses in the national awards categories will be entered into the British Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, which will take place in December.


Shortlisted businesses

Business Hero (BCC: The Community Champion) sponsored by Knauf

Gillian PL Moore CEO Inspire (Company: Inspire To Aspire Autism Consultancy Team CIC)

John Barlow at Café Laziz

Clare Metcalf at Studio626 Dance School


Business Start Up of the Year sponsored by Network Space

Shield Facades Limited

Old Tom’s Workshop

Real5 Networking

Tumble Twist & Turn Gymnastic Club


Entrepreneur of the Year (BCC: The Game Changer) sponsored by St Helens College

Marie Cunliffe – Ever-Evolving LTD

Christopher Hickey – Mercury Hampton

Oliver Jude – Oliver Jude Clothing


Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Starbank Products

Josh Bent – Mase Consulting

Thomas Shipley – E-Verve

Matthew Crook – TD Construction Testing Ltd


Student of the Year sponsored by Brendon International

Daniel Robinson – University Centre St Helens

Dylan Bowen – St Helens College

Elizabeth Penn – St Helens Chamber


Education and Business Partnership of the Year sponsored by Lucam Consultancy

Ashurst Primary School Year 6

Café Laziz and St Helens Adult and Community Learning

Lansbury Bridge School


Small Business of the Year sponsored by Waterside Training

Sinclair Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Mase Consulting

TD Construction Testing Ltd


Scale Up Business of the Year sponsored by Miller Developments

E-Verve Energy

Mercury Hampton

Shield Facades Limited


Employer of the Year sponsored by Wind in the Willows

Enspec Power Ltd

Bluebird Care St Helens

Mercury Hampton


Social Business of the Year sponsored by SSO Logistics

Parr Sports & Community Centre

The Book Stop

Café Laziz


Green Business of the Year (BCC: The Planet Saver) sponsored by Parkside

Enspec Power Ltd

TD Construction Testing Ltd

E-Verve Energy Ltd