Finalists announced for High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards

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The cream of the county’s business community has been unveiled, with the announcement of the finalists for the High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards in the build up to the annual evening on Thursday, March 28 at Chester Racecourse.

The High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards judges are visiting and interviewing finalists and are in the process of making recommendations for the presentation event.

A new category – High Sheriff’s Design Award - is launched this year, in recognition of the design and artistic talent enjoyed across the county.

The finalists for this year’s Awards, by category, are:

High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise, sponsored by White Oak UK

  • Balluff Ltd
  • Big Heritage
  • Jigsaw Curzon House Day Nursery
  • TALL Group of Companies Ltd
  • Warrington Disability Partnership

High Sheriff’s Award for Responsible Business Practice, sponsored by Warrington & Co

  • Jigsaw Curzon House Day Nursery
  • Technoprint Cheshire Ltd
  • Whitfield & Brown (Developments) Ltd

High Sheriff’s Design Award, sponsored by Donald Insall Associates

  • Clicky Media
  • Louise Gardiner Ltd

Mornflake Oats Award for Innovation

  • Balluff Ltd
  • DriveWorks Ltd
  • Heat Trace Ltd
  • Intecho Ltd
  • Plastic Card Services

Roberts Bakery Family Business Award of Excellence

  • Boutique Hotel Group
  • The Ice Cream Farm
  • Powers & Tiltman

Micro Enterprise Award, sponsored by Boodles

  • Calmer Sea Ltd
  • Cheshire Media
  • Ginger & Browns
  • Global Air Training
  • Jeffrey’s Tonic Ltd
  • Renby Ltd
  • Valto IT Ltd

Cheshire Business Exporter of the Year, sponsored by West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce and Click Consult

  • DriveWorks Ltd
  • TALL Group of Companies Ltd

Best Apprentice, sponsored by Barlows Electrical

  • Holly Clapshaw (Funktion Leisure Ltd); James Doran (Viridor); Joseph Munn (Proctor and Gamble Product Supply UK Ltd); Kelsie Travis (Event Marketing Solutions Ltd); Kyle Walker (The King’s School); Lauryn Parker (The Land Trust); Lucy Johnstone (Renby Ltd); Max Tonge (Brownlow Furniture); Rebecca Thompson (University of Chester); Will Antrobus (Viridor) and William Broody (Intecho)

The Cheshire Business Leader Awards for Entrepreneur of the Year and Outstanding Business Leader will be announced on the night. 

“Yet again the quality of applications this year is excellent and we are extraordinarily fortunate to have such a range of vibrant businesses in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington," said Professor Phil Harris, the chairman of the organising committee of the awards. 

Alexis Redmond, the High Sheriff of Cheshire, added: “Congratulations to all the finalists, who have impressed the judges with their innovation, inspiration and outstanding contributions to our local economy. We’re looking forward to celebrating these businesses at our awards evening.”