WINNERS of The National Business Awards
2005, North West England Regional Finals were presented with their
coveted Awards at a glittering gala ceremony at the Palace Hotel,
Manchester on Wednesday 12 of July. Over 600 business leaders, press
and other VIP’s attended the prestigious Awards dinner.
Hundreds of companies entered the North West
England Regional Finals of The National Business Awards, sponsored
by Orange. Acknowledged by The Chancellor of the Exchequer as “the
UK’s business Oscars", the Awards recognise and
reward excellence, innovation and success. They are open to
companies of all sizes and from any sector. Winners now advance as
finalists in The National Business Awards programme on the 8 of
November in London.
Manchester-based iSOFT Group plc, a
world-class provider of advanced healthcare application solutions,
collected The CMS Cameron McKenna Business of the Year Award. The
Gadbrook Park Contact Centre of Barclays Bank plc received The
Employer of the Year Award. Galleria Retail Technology Solutions Ltd
of Alsager, Cheshire, provider of software solutions for the retail
sector, scored a notable double taking The Best Use of Technology
Award and The Business Innovation of the Year Award
IdentiKids Limited of Bury collected the
Orange Award for Bright Business, innovators in identity systems for
vulnerable people. The Credit Suisse Entrepreneur of the Year Award
honoured Mark Weir, director of the Honister Slate Mine in the
depths of the Lake District. The Morecome-based national network of
florists Flowers Direct Online Limited received the AXA Small to
Medium Sized Business of the Year Award. Event Marketing Solutions,
who have managed more than 2500 highly successful commercial and
charity events, took the Growth Strategy of the Year Award.
jmc.it of Manchester, who design, supply and
support complete computer systems for the SME sector, were awarded
The Award for Business Improvement Through People and The Customer
Focus Award. Neales Waste Management of Templeborough, Rotherham,
leading exemplars of controlled waste management, won the The HSE
Health & Safety Award.
“The quality of entries in the 2005
Regional Finals of The National Business Awards has been
Across the 5 regional programmes this
year, combined sales revenue of all entrants represented over £30
billion. The same group employs almost a quarter million people
helping to generate £7 billion in profit.” said Adrian
Tripp, Chief Executive of the Awards
“In this, the 4th year of Orange’s
headline sponsorship, a record number of businesses have entered.
All participants in the regional programme have shown passion,
determination and originality - we wish them every success in
future,” said Neil Laidler, business customer development
director Orange UK.
Illustrated talk on archaeological dig
AN ARCHAEOLOGIST will be giving a
presentation on an excavation in the beautiful village of Lymm, in
the borough of Warrington, as part of a regeneration project. The
Lymm's Life Project, an initiative to boost access to the natural
history of the village, links Lymm Dam, Slitten Gorge, the Trans
Pennine Trail and the Bridgewater Canal.
As part of the project, an 18th century
iron-slitting mill in Slitten Gorge is undergoing an archaeological
dig. To raise awareness of the dig, the Lymm Environment and
Heritage Group will be hosting an illustrated talk by Ian Miller of
Oxford Archaeology North, who is leading the excavation.
The talk is free and will be held on Monday 25
July (at 7.30pm) in Lymm Village Hall.
Tim Baker, Area Ranger for Lymm and Thelwall,
said:- "The talk is for anyone who would like to know
more about this excavation and the Lymm's Life Project in general.
Ian will cover the mill's history, details of the excavation and the
proposals for its future preservation".
There will also be an opportunity to view some
of the historical documentation from the mill's operational life.