Winners of the St Helens Borough Business Awards revealed at glamorous awards ceremony

03 Oct 2022

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The winners of the St Helens Borough Business Awards have been revealed at a glamourous ceremony which took place on Friday 30th September at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

In collaboration with St Helens Borough Council and sponsored by Paramount Digital, and supported by Halton & St Helens VCA, Glass Futures, Faun Zoeller and City Fibre, the event celebrated the best of St Helens businesses; as well as providing a perfect opportunity to network and be entertained.

The event also raised money for two local charities, Willowbrook Hospice and Halton and St Helens VCA, with donations being divided between them.



The winners were as follows:

  • Thomas Shipley (E-Verve Energy) – Apprentice of the Year
  • John Barlow (Café Laziz) – Business Hero: Community Commitment Award
  • Old Tom’s Workshop – Business Start Up of the Year
  • Lansbury Bridge School – Education and Business Partnership
  • Mercury Hampton – Employer of the Year
  • Marie Cunliffe (Ever-Evolving) – Entrepreneur of the Year
  • E-Verve Energy – Green Business of the Year
  • Mercury Hampton – Scale Up Business of the Year
  • Mase Consulting – Small Business of the Year
  • Parr Sports and Community Centre – Social Business of the Year
  • Dylan Bowen (St Helens College) – Student of the Year

Tracy Mawson, Chief Executive at St Helens Chamber, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the volume and calibre of entries to the St Helens Borough Business Awards. It has been a pleasure to see so much talent on display during this year’s judging process, particularly after what have been tumultuous times for businesses. The judges really did have a difficult job on their hands, but I believe we have found some truly outstanding winners.

“For me the Awards demonstrates the depth and breadth of the business community here in the Borough and that diversity is our strength.”

Councillor Kate Groucutt, Cabinet Member for Economy, Business & Skills at St Helens Borough Council, added: “It’s great to celebrate and recognise some of the many examples of resilience, innovation, and achievements in the local economy despite the challenges faced by many businesses in recent times.

“Seeing the calibre of finalists, their stories, their people and progress gives me the utmost certainty that we can look forward with confidence as a borough. The quality of entries this year has been outstanding, and we are proud to host this sell-out event that throws a spotlight on business from all sectors.”

For more information about the St Helens Borough Business Awards call 01744 742028 or email