Categories

BUSINESS - SPONSORED BY WIRRAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Business of the Year This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in enterprise, as well as sound management practices. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a degree of commercial success.

New Business of the Year The New Business category is for any business which has started in Wirral after 1 July 2017. Nominate your new business, celebrate your success and raise your profile.

Business Person of the Year This award will recognise an individual who has been instrumental in the overall success of a business over the last three years, whose entrepreneurial outlook and vision for their business sets them apart from the crowd.

ARTS

Outstanding Contribution to Arts  From Theatre, crafts, music, paintings, dance and galleries – Arts make Wirral so unique. This award will recognise an organisation’s outstanding contribution.

FOOD & DRINK

Bar of the Year This Award will be given to a place that serves great quality food and drink, supported by amazing service and a comfortable vibe, all within a relaxed pub atmosphere. Please note that this category includes cocktail bars, wine bars, craft beer venues and gastropubs.

Café of the Year We want to hear all about the finest cafés, coffee shops, tea shops and deli’s. Whether great for coffee, cake, brunch, lunch or simply hanging out, what makes your place special?

Restaurant of the Year With so many excellent local eateries to choose from, what makes your restaurant stand out from the crowd? This award is for establishments from casual eateries to fine dining restaurants and anything in between.

Independent Food/Drink Producer of the Year This trophy will be presented to the person or organisation who has produced a high quality or unique edible product, whether it is vegetable, meat, dairy or beverage and who has developed strategies to market and sell his/her produce throughout Wirral and beyond.

PROPERTY & HOME - SPONSORED BY KINGSTON SHAW

Home & Interiors The Home & Interiors category is for any business that designs, decorates, furnishes or refurbishes a commercial or private property.

Property A prestigious award for organisations that are making a big difference to the property sector locally. From estate agents and letting agents to developers, architects, construction/building companies and surveyors!

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT - SPONSORED BY CLAIRE HOUSE

This award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to Wirral.

CHARITY - SPONSORED BY TWEEDMILL SHOPPING OUTLET

Charity Organisation of the Year The Charity category is open to all local independent registered charities and will recognise their invaluable work.

EDUCATION - SPONSORED BY QUINNOVATIONS

Independent School of the Year This award will go to an exceptional independent school. We are not only looking for academic achievement, we also want the entries to demonstrate innovation, imagination and efforts to develop young people in ways that go beyond the league tables.

School of the Year This award will go to an exceptional primary or secondary school. We are not only looking for academic achievement, we also want the entries to demonstrate innovation, imagination and efforts to develop young people in ways that go beyond the league tables.

HAIR & BEAUTY

Hair & Beauty Salon of the Year This is one of the most prestigious awards for the hair, beauty, nails and spa industry recognising their development and achievements.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Health & Wellbeing Provider of the Year This category is for any organisation which helps the community improve its health and wellbeing. This could be anything from fitness clubs, health clubs, healthcare, dentists, opticians, doctors, surgeries and hospitals!

LEISURE & TOURISM

Hotel of the Year This category recognises and rewards hotels that deliver exceptional levels of service and world class facilities to its guests.

Tourism This category is all about enjoyment in Wirral: venues, events and festivals, activities or visitor attractions, whether for tourists or residents.

LEGAL & FINANCIAL

Legal & Financial Calling all solicitors, accountants, banks, lawyers, financial advisors, insurance, legal experts, wealth managers, law firms and more. This category is open to all legal or financial companies in the area, whether supplying services to businesses or consumers.

RETAIL

Retailer of the Year From food retailers and garden centres to clothes boutiques, travel agents and book shops, this award represents an important opportunity to reward and recognise excellence in the sector.

PRIDE OF WIRRAL 2018 - SPONSORED BY BIRKENHEAD SCHOOL

This category is for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting pride in Wirral or our community through volunteering, charity work and going above and beyond.

THE PLATINUM AWARD 2018 - SPONSORED BY WESTMINSTER ASSOCIATES

The Platinum Award is given to the crème de la crème. Best category winner on the night.