The 2018 Category Finalists and Winners

We would like to congratulate all of the following businesses on their success at the 2018 Halton Business Awards!

 

International Business of the Year Finalists 

sponsored by Halton Chamber of commerce

 

 

2018 Winner: Perceptive Engineering Limited

Developing advanced software for modelling, monitoring, controlling and optimising complex industrial manufacturing processes, Perceptive Engineering improves the way companies can manufacture their materials, reducing waste, saving energy and money. Well established in Europe and the Far East, the company plans to expand into other markets in the near future.

 

BID Businesses of the Year Finalists

Sponsored by Halebank and Astmoor Business Improvement Districts

Halebank Finalists:

 

2018 Halebank Winner: Suresafe Electrics (Widnes) Ltd

The company provides electrical testing and installation services. Since being established in 2011, Suresafe Electrics has seen steady but significant growth in the business, resulting in an increased workforce. The company is committed to apprenticeships and recruiting quality staff. There are plans to continue this growth.

 

Astmoor Finalists:

 

2018 Astmoor Winner: Computer Disposals Ltd

Computer Disposals Ltd is an IT computer recycling company. Continued growth has resulted in solid performance figures and an optimism for the future. CDL is constantly gearing up to market changes and with a recent increase in staff numbers particularly in key positions, significant growth is planned.

 

Halton Foundation Award for Responsible Business Finalists

Sponsored by The Halton Foundation

 

 

2018 Winner : Hack Back CIC

Using birds of prey, Hack Back CIC interacts with small children through to the elderly.  Working with individuals and groups, in schools and with other local organisations, Hack Back has a positive impact on people’s self-esteem, confidence and wellbeing across Halton.  All profits are invested in the business for the benefit of the community.

 

Innovation in Health & Wellbeing Finalists

Sponsored by Widnes Vikings

 

2018 Winner: LPW Technology Ltd

LPW is an Additive Manufacturing industry thought leader, operating in the metal 3D printing world. It develops and processes metal powders that are used to build everything from aeroplane engines to bottle openers, serving industries from aerospace to biomedical and everything else in between. Their philosophy is simple - employees with a strong sense of wellbeing, be that physical or mental, give higher levels of performance within the work environment.

 

Outstanding Customer Service Finalists

Sponsored by Liverpool John Lennon Airport

2018 Winner: Hardman Office & Commercial Cleaning Ltd

The company operates a robust customer satisfaction survey, which is used to great effect. Satisfied customers are clearly a key for the growth of the business as, for yet another year, customer retention is at 100%. Turnover is increasing, client numbers are growing and the business is now well established within the marketplace.

 

New Business of the Year Award Finalists

Sponsored by Halton Borough Council

 

2018 Winner: Ace Blinds

Established in 2016, Ace Blinds began in a front room. Focussing on quality products, competitive pricing and providing an excellent customer experience, the business quickly grew to the point where a showroom was required. This is now open and the business employs four members of staff. With a vision to become a recognised local brand, the future looks promising for Ace Blinds.

 

Social Enterprise of the Year

Sponsored by Wellbeing Enterprises

 

2018 Winner: Hack Back CIC

Hack Back CIC is a small organisation aiming to make a big difference. Its main business activity is in improving the mental health and wellbeing of people of all ages. This is achieved through psychological therapies, combined with interaction with Birds of Prey - mostly owls.

 

Keep It Green

Sponsored by Inovyn

2018 Winner: Acer Engineering Ltd

Acer Engineering is an innovative, financially robust and growing company. With environmentally friendly practices implemented throughout the business, it is able to measure and quantify the beneficial impact on the environment and also the business itself, at all opportunities.

 

Young Achiever/Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored  by Runcorn and Widnes World

2018 Winner: Liam Harris - Arvia Technology Ltd

Liam is a highly motivated, conscientious individual working as a Service Engineer. He demonstrates a great sense of drive, enthusiasm and goal setting. He joined the company in 2016 and the last 12 months have provided him with some excellent opportunities to develop, operate as a sole worker on site and be assigned projects independently - including working across the UK and abroad.

 

Marketing Excellence

Sponsored by Merseylink

Winner: Used Kitchen Exchange

By creating a new marketplace and changing an existing linear industry, Used Kitchen Exchange is seen as a Market Disruptor. This presents a unique marketing challenge - there is no blueprint to follow. This means that the company’s marketing strategy is an ongoing and constantly changing process and has to be part of the company DNA.

 

Made In Halton

Sponsored by Jumpstart

2018 Winner: Sandon Global Engraving Technology Limited

Sandon has developed and introduced several unique engraving patterns and is widely acknowledged as a market leader for innovation and development throughout the print industry. An award winning company, Sandon plans to extend its process of continuous innovation through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with a leading NW University.

 

Independent Retailer of the Year Finalists

Sponsored by Shopping City Runcorn

Winner: Sleeptight Beds (Widnes) Ltd

Despite several significant challenges locally, the company has delivered some impressive financial results over the last twelve months. There are plans to grow the business even more and develop new and innovative products, including some for the sports industry. The company has a strong commitment to its customers and the Halton area.

 

Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalists

Sponsored by Sci-Tech Daresbury

2018 Female Finalists:

2018 Female Winner: Liz Ashall-Payne - ORCHA Healthcare Ltd

Health and care applications present exciting opportunities for both users and the healthcare sector. Liz spotted this opportunity and in 2015, founded the business to provide a platform for apps in this sector. ORCHA PRO is available to healthcare professionals for prescribing apps to their patients, as well as review performance data. Over the past 12 months, ORCHA’s presence has grown significantly.

 

Male Finalists:

Male Winner: Lee Bradburne - Display Team (UK) Ltd.

Lee established Display Team (UK) Ltd as a POS installation company in 2012 and since then, the company has experienced impressive growth.  This has led to plans fo setting up its own premises and offices in Ireland.  Now with a team of five staff the future is looking extremely positive for Display Team (UK) Ltd.

 

2018 Halton Business of the Year

Sponsored by Halton Chamber of Commerce

The winner of this prestigious award has been selected by the judges from the winners of all the categories.

LPW Technology Ltd

LPW is an Additive Manufacturing industry thought leader, operating in the metal 3D printing world. It develops and processes metal powders that are used to build everything from aeroplane engines to bottle openers, serving industries from aerospace to biomedical and everything else in between. Their philosophy is simple - employees with a strong sense of wellbeing, be that physical or mental, give higher levels of performance within the work environment.

 

Thank you to all our sponsors, the judging panel and of course everyone that took part in this year's Halton Business Awards - we couldn't have done it without you! 

 "I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how delighted I am that Crosby Associates Digital recently decided to join Halton Chamber of Commerce.  We have been treated exceptionally well from the moment we first met when you explained to us the extensive range of services the Chamber provides its members.  I feel that we are part of a very professional organisation and I am sure we will develop many new business relationships in the months and years to come..."

John Porter, Crosby Associates Digital

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