The Halton Business Awards 2019

The Halton Business Awards Gala Dinner, 2019 once again brought organisations from across the borough together to celebrate organisational success and exceptional business performance. This annual event showcased organisations located in Widnes and Runcorn recognising outstanding business acumen, specialist expertise and the organisational excellence.

Runcorn firm Sandon Global has scooped the top Business of the Year prize at the 2019 Halton Chamber Business Awards held at a glittering dinner in Halton Stadium on Friday 15 November.

The innovative manufacturer of specialist equipment to the global printing industry is based in Manor Park and was one of more than 400 companies and individuals who attended the celebratory evening organised by Halton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.

Widnes Vikings were presented with a special award for ‘Investing in Halton’s Future’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ was won by Terri Kearney from Nightstop. Hardman Office & Commercial Cleaning took top prize for ‘Outstanding Customer Service’; ‘Social Enterprise of the Year’ was the Stick ‘n’Step charity and new Business of the Year was Octave Design Services.


Val Allen, chair of Halton Chamber of Commerce, said: “This year’s business awards have been the biggest and best yet in Halton. We attracted a record number of entries and tickets for the event sold out weeks in advance.

“The evening has shone a light on some amazing innovative work taking place in the borough. Everyone short-listed for an award is a winner.”


Chamber chief executive Rachael Owen added: “If this evening is a barometer of the health of the business community in Halton, we have much to celebrate.

“The quality of entries and the achievements of entrepreneurs in this region is incredibly encouraging and uplifting. Successful businesses create lots of jobs so a thriving local economy is great news for all of us.”


The event’s principal sponsor DCBL, a national debt recovery firm and star of Channel Five’s Can’t pay? We’ll take it away!’ were the main speakers, adding a touch of TV reality star glamour to the evening. They sponsored both the Business of the Year Award and the new ‘Rising Star High Growth Business of the Year’ category won by Widnes firm Millwood Manufacturing, who specialise in creating products for the healthcare, pet, household and automotive industries.

Gary Robinson, CEO and founder of DCBL, said: “We have recently moved our headquarters to Runcorn and are delighted to support this wonderful celebration of Halton’s best businesses.

“We know what it takes to scale up a good idea into a successful business and both Sandon Global and Millwood Manufacturing are worthy winners. They are both shining examples of what amazing results can be achieved with vision, energy and enterprise.”


For a full list of the finalists and the winners of the 2019 Halton Business Awards please click here

 "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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