Monday, 3 October 2016

Merseyside Independent Business Awards

Thursday saw me at the Merseyside Independent Business Awards at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool.

Award ceremonies can be a tad self congratulatory but I thought this event served a very important purpose and was well done. The event was hosted by the Philips Family (Father and daughter) and the entertainment came from Danielle Louise Thomas -whose former school I visited on Saturday where they were singing her praises, but more of that later.....

Independent businesses employ a very large proportion of the workforce. The days are long gone when large corporate employers dominate. For our economy to thrive we need successful independent employers with an entrepreneurial outlook. Showcasing these enterprises is important. I venture to suggest that what we also need some of for them to develop into medium and large enterprises. We do lack that sector of the economy which is so successful our European partners especially Germany where it  what is known as the “Mittelstand”.

You can read of full list of the winners on the Moorcroft Solicitors website who sponsored the evening. Carole Brennan, a partner from their Crosby Office, was an extremely attentive host and it was a pleasure to meet so many of the nominated companies.

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