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Thursday 7th October 2021 at The Crowne Plaza, Liverpool City Centre


Liverpool celebrates the best in the business

Downtown in Business hosted its annual City of Liverpool Business Awards gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday 7th October 2021.

A sell-out crowd of 400 people came together for the event, sponsored by Sedulo Group, to celebrate the success of the city’s most successful companies and entrepreneurs.

The big winners on the night were The Davies Partnership, who won the Business of the Year Award, entrepreneurial duo Charlotte Donoghue & Steph Porter from Say It With Diamonds, who took the Women of the Year prize, and Lu Bans David Critchley, who won Business Hero of the Year.

Faye Dyer of the ACC Arena was handed the Chairman’s Awards, whilst Downtown boss Frank McKenna handed his chief executives award to Sean Keyes, Managing Director of Sutcliffe.

Mr. McKenna said:

“It was great to see a packed room in Liverpool once again, and also encouraging to have so many businesses attend who have clearly not only survived but thrived despite the huge challenges of the past eighteen months.”

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The Winners

"Fly with the Eagles" Award 2021

Sean O’Neil – Adore Group

Employer of the Year 2021


Customer Focused Business of the Year 2021

Staycity Aparthotels

Newcomer of the Year 2021

The Watering Can

PR and Marketing Agency of the Year 2021

The Guide

Digital and Creative Business of the Year 2021

The Blue Room

Legal Firm of the Year 2021

Astraea Linskills

Recruitment Company of the Year 2021

Bliss Recruitment

Accountancy Firm of the Year 2021

TAC Accountants

Property Business of the Year 2021


Hospitality Venue of the Year 2021

Duke Street Market

Health and Innovation Award 2021

Liverpool Science Park

Hotel of the Year 2021

Hope Street Hotel

Business of the Year 2021

Davies Partnership

Business Hero of the Year 2021

Dave Critchley – Lu Ban

Man of the Year 2021

Andy Grant

Women of the Year 2021

Charlotte Donoghue & Steph Porter – Say it with Diamonds

Chairman's Award of the Year 2021​

Faye Dyer – ACC Liverpool

Chief Executive's Award 2021

Sean Keyes – Sutcliffe