As sponsor of the prestigious 2015 Cheshire Business Awards, leading law firm SAS Daniels LLP, joined over 300 guests on the evening of Friday, 2 October, to recognise outstanding success in the Cheshire business community.
The event took place in the stunning and atmospheric setting of Chester Cathedral, where host, ITV’s Lucy Meacock, presented twelve awards across a range of categories.
The SAS Daniels ‘Business Person of the Year’ was awarded to David Barlow of Barlows (UK) Ltd.
Barlows (UK) also took home the Inspiring Apprenticeships Awards.
The awards recognised new businesses with The Cheshire West & Chester ‘Business Start Up’ Award going to Bex Hassett from Bexy Boo.
The Scottish Power ‘Business of the Year’ (up to 10 employees) went to Staycold Export Ltd, and Direct Food Ingredients Ltd picked up the ‘Business of the Year’ Award (11 to 50 employees). The winner of the Metronet (UK) ‘Business of the Year’ (over 50 employees) was People Potential Possibilities.
Recognising entrepreneurial flair, the ‘Innovation and Enterprise’ Award went to Rob Hill from EA Technology Limited and the ‘Employer of the Year’ accolade was awarded to Luke Gilfedder of Chess.
Responsible businesses were also recognised, with Martin Murphy of Hero Renewables Ltd winning the Mersey Forest ‘Green Business’ Award and Gary Smith from Prism Solutions Ltd scooping the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) Award.
Recognising budding talent, the Bentley Motors ‘Young Business Person of the Year’ award went to Samuel McGarrigle from Beer Dock, with the ‘Judges Choice’ Award being presented to Zippy Baby.
Commenting on the event, Kaye Whitby, Partner and Head of SAS Daniels’ Chester office and the Commercial team, said: “We were once again proud to support the Cheshire Business Awards. The standard of entries was incredibly high and demonstrated the wealth of expertise in the region and the calibre of our business community. It is particularly inspiring to see such emerging talent in Cheshire who will no doubt be tomorrow’s business leaders.”
View more news from the awards on the Chester Chronicle website.