THE St Helens Borough Business Awards are to be held tonight, Friday.

Organisers St Helens Chamber and St Helens Borough Council revealed the those shortlisted for awards in August.

The winners in each category (see list below) will be unveiled at the awards ceremony, taking place this evening Friday, October 15, at Saints' Totally Wicked Stadium.

Rachel Collins, head of business services at St Helens Chamber, said: “We had a fantastic response to the awards and the judging panel was left with a very difficult task, but we have a very strong shortlist and all the businesses and students who entered should be proud of their achievements.

"We are now looking forward to announcing the winners at the award ceremony which promises to be a glamorous celebration of our wonderful businesses and our people.”

Cllr Kate Groucutt, cabinet member for Business, Education and Skills at St Helens Borough Council, said: “It is fantastic that so many businesses and students across St Helens borough have achieved so much despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

“By celebrating their successes and shining a spotlight on the entrepreneurship and innovation that is happening in our borough, we can inspire the next generation and encourage more businesses to set up or relocate here.

"Everyone who entered should be proud of the contribution they are making to our community.”

The winning businesses in the national awards categories will be entered into the British Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, which will take place in December.

The St Helens Brough Business Awards which are sponsored by Paramount Digital, and supported by Glass Futures and Torus are designed to recognise and celebrate the success and accomplishments of businesses from all sectors.

Small Business of the Year sponsored by Langtree Property Partners

TD Construction Testing Ltd

Vehcam Ltd

The Branded Items Group Ltd

Genesis Training Group Ltd

Social Business of the Year sponsored by Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action

The Mount

Mental & Emotional Wealth of our Children and Young People


My Outdoor Classroom CIC

Business Hero: Community Commitment Award sponsored by Knauf

Torus Foundation

Mikhail Hotel & Leisure Group (The Eccleston Arms)

The Hope Centre

St Helens The Best Me CIC

Business Start Up of the Year sponsored by Network Space

Resilient Recruitment


Ever Evolving Ltd

Employer of the Year sponsored by Wind in the Willows Childcare

Enspec Power Ltd

Communication Plus

E-Verve Energy Ltd

Education & Business Partnership sponsored by Lucam Consultancy

Genesis Training Group Ltd

Electric Futures

Rainford High School Partnership

St Cuthberts Catholic High School

Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Starbank Panel Products

Patrick Sorby at Sood Marketing Limited

Courtney Hodgkinson at TD Contruction Testing Ltd

Sean Allen at TD Construction Testing Ltd

Craig Hayes at HMS

Student of the Year sponsored by Genesis Jobs, Education & Training

Fraya Booth at Happy Bunnies

Abbie Ward at Metro Mayors Office

Dylan Coward at MD Creatives

Joseph Alker at St Helens Chamber

Business Diversification Award

Mikhail Hotel & Leisure Group (The Eccleston Arms)

The Branded Items Group Ltd

Torus Foundation

Riddling Rack

Export Business of the Year sponsored by Brendon International

E-Tech Components UK Ltd

Sandon Global Engraving Technology Ltd

Winch Solutions Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by kenable

Ryan Little at Little Estate Agents and Pimbletts

Elliot Street at Inovus Medical

Allie Baglow at Allisons Financial Planning Ltd

Mayo Osundeko at Joy and Joe Ltd

Green Business of the Year sponsored by PLP

E-Verve Energy Ltd

Glass Futures Ltd

Diversity & Inclusion Award sponsored by Galliford Try

Rainford High School Partnership

Ever Evolving Ltd