After its successful launch last October, The Merseyside Independent Business Awards is set to return with a black tie dinner at Liverpool’s most exclusive venue, Rum Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel.
The ceremony was launched by law firm Morecrofts to help mark their 200th anniversary year, last year, by celebrating the rich abundance of successful independent businesses in the Liverpool City Region.
Managing partner at Morecrofts, Alison Lobb said: “We were astounded and delighted with the response from the awards last year, so much so that it was very quickly decided that the awards should return in 2014.
“There has already been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to ensure we succeed in marking the achievements of businesses who so often go under the radar. Small and micro businesses being led by risk takers and innovators, enterprising people who are doing so much for our local economy – those are the very people these awards are designed around.”
The Merseyside Independent Business of the Year 2014 will be awarded with an impressive twelve month business support package, that will include business services and advice that could help change the face of a local business in 2015.
The Merseyside Independent Business Awards were set up to acknowledge the importance of the independent business community in Merseyside and help to forge relationships and build a platform for independent businesses to thrive, imparting a legacy for future local entrepreneurs.
Event organisers are working with local stakeholders and experienced business leaders to ensure the campaign is a success.
Alison Lobb added: “We are calling out to all businesses of all shapes and sizes to be involved. The response last year was fantastic, but it was only the beginning. Merseyside Independent Business Awards 2014 is set to be bigger, better and will have more impact for the independent businesses in our region.”
Nominations open today (5th June 2014) and a panel of professional adjudicators has been identified to help define a shortlist. The campaign will culminate with the glittering awards dinner to be held on Thursday 2nd October.
For more information on the awards, please visit www.mibawards.co.uk