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December 11th 2012

48 Finalists Announced for the E3 Business Awards

1 Events Media are pleased to announce the 48 finalists for the twelve award categories that will shortly be judged by an independent panel of entrepreneurs and business experts.

Designed to recognise successful and innovative businesses from all sections of the North West community, the E3 Business Awards focus on enterprise, education and employment – the three Es that are vital to the regeneration of the region’s economy.

Hundreds of business nominations had to be sifted in order to produce a shortlist for the judging panel but, as 1EM director Shakeel Desai notes, they are very happy with the results.

“It’s perhaps a cliché to say this but the standard of entries really was exceptionally high,” he said. “What was perhaps most surprising was the extent of some companies’ inventiveness and the sheer scale of their growth at a time when we are told the economy is still recovering only very slowly. Some of the nominees have added many millions to their balance sheets in the course of the last year and they’re doing great work building new markets in the UK and overseas. They’re also showing a real commitment to training and apprenticeship programmes and, by helping people up onto the employment ladder, they are making a genuine difference to people’s lives.

“It’s great to hear such positive success stories, and to find them coming from every conceivable community right across the North West. When you read about the dynamism, creativity and passion that North West entrepreneurs are displaying, you have to feel optimistic about the future. The judges will certainly have a difficult job ahead of them but I’m pleased that we’ve been able to present them with such an array of strong and impressive candidates. ”

The shortlisted nominees are as follows:

1. New Business Start-Up of the Year
 Staff Absence Solutions
 Remvox Ltd
 Jiggi Salon & Spa
 3 Man Factory Ltd
5. Sustainable Business of the Year
 The Paper Cup Company
 Roaming Roosters
 One File
 Share My Storage
9. Business Innovation Award
 CV Vid
 Mole Group
 Orb Information Technology
 Keepoint Ltd
2. High Growth Business of the Year 
 Renewable Solutions UK
 Ashberry Recruitment
 MPM Products Ltd
 Businesswise Solutions Ltd
6. International Business of the Year 
 Ronhill Sports/Hilly Ltd
 Advanced Food Safety Ltd
 Ditto Music
 Checkpoint Safety
10. Investment in Skills Award
 Bank View Smile Studios
 Friendly Fire & Safety
 Basetech Training CIC
 Arthur Padgett Ltd
3. Young Entrepreneur of the Year
 LAB Records Ltd
 Ice Box Designs
 Ri Ri’s Dance Academy
7. Manufacturing Business of the Year 
 Designer Sofas 4 U
 B&L Group
 Simply Chocolicious
11. Employer of the Year Award
 Fazila Foods
 Dream Holiday Rentals
 Emerald Upholstery
4. Outstanding Woman in Business
 Parcours LLP
 Wardworth Ltd
 Amir Hosiery Ltd
 Training Station
8. Business Education Collaboration Award
 Liverpool John Moores University
 Bibi Interiors
 NCC Resources Ltd
12. Business of the Year Award
 Sustainable Group UK Ltd
 Business Insight 3
 New Call Telecom Ltd
 Hockley International Ltd