THE Cheshire Business Awards gala presentation ceremony at Chester Racecourse paid tribute to the best innovators and entrepreneurs in the county.
Now in its eighth year, it was the first time the event has been held at the Roodee where The Pavilion was packed with representatives from the Cheshire business community.
Friday night began with an introduction from Rob Irvine, publishing director Trinity Mirror North Wales and Cheshire, who described the awards as growing in importance every year.
“The awards represent the pick of the crop of Cheshire talent who are helping to get Britain back on track.
“Tonight you will hear examples of people who have launched start up companies, developed small businesses into bigger organisations, done sterling work in their communities and helped staff to reach their full potential.”
Returning as host for the occasion was Granada and ITN news presenter Lucy Meacock, a former Chester Chronicle journalist with a life long commitment to Cheshire and its business community.
Paying tribute to the businesses represented at the event, she said: “You create the jobs so that people can enjoy the opportunity to stay in this wonderful county and start their careers here.”
A total of 10 award were presented on the night with Textlocal winning this category:
SCOTTISHPOWER SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
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