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Downtown in Business Liverpool hosted the sixteenth annual City of Liverpool Business Awards gala dinner at the magnificent Sefton Park Palm House on Thursday 4th July 2019.

Over 200 of the city’s leading business personalities enjoyed an ‘American Independence Day’ themed evening celebrating the best of the Liverpool Business community.

Uber was the big winner on the evening as they took home the Business of the Year 2019 gong. Other winners on night included Liverpool John Lennon Airport and The Liverpool BID Company, who showcased the independent businesses in Liverpool with their Independent’s Week campaign that took place in the first week of July.

Guests were also treated to a special interview between, Downtown chief executive and group chairman, Frank McKenna and the Deputy chief executive of Everton Football Club Richard Kenyon, were Richard gave the latest updates on the Bramley Moore Dock stadium and regeneration of the surrounding area. Look out for details of an upcoming event from Downtown on this subject.

Commenting on the #COLBA19 awards, Downtown CEO Frank McKenna said; “Year upon year we are amazed at the quality of businesses in the Liverpool City Region and this year once again the strength of all the nominees was exceptional.

It was fantastic to hear from Richard Kenyon from Everton on the latest from the stadium project, it certainly sounds like it will be a fantastic opportunity to regenerate that area of the city.

Finally, can I congratulate all of the winners, on their well-deserved awards, but also all of the nominees to who have shown what a great business community Liverpool currently has. And a big thank you to all our sponsors and partners, who without, we wouldn’t be able to showcase the amazing talent this city has at awards dinners like COLBA.”

 

The full winners are:

Employer of the Year 2019
Morgan Sindall

Customer Focused Business of the Year 2019
Boodles

Newcomer of the Year 2019
Project Four Construction Safety

PR & Marketing Agency of the Year 2019
Daniel Hughes PR

Digital & Creative Business of the Year 2019
Kode.

Legal Firm of the Year 2019
BLM Law

Recruitment Company of the Year 2019
Adele Carr Financial Recruitment

Business Finance Enabler of the Year 2019
Western Union

Accountancy Firm of the Year 2019
Elliot Fletcher

Property Business of the Year 2019
Shape Consulting Engineers

Hospitality Venue of the Year 2019
Restaurant Bar & Grill

Hotel of the Year 2019
Hilton Liverpool

Social Media Marketer of the Year 2019
The Guide Liverpool

Environmental & Sustainability Award 2019
B&M Waste Services

Business of the Year 2019
Uber

Chief Executives Award 2019
The Liverpool BID Company

Outstanding Contribution to Liverpool Award 2019
Liverpool John Lennon Airport