Let’s Talk Apprenticeships Award, sponsored by Cheshire West and Chester Council, ERDF, Lets’s Talk Apprenticeships and Barlows:

Winner: T-T Pumps

Finalists: Technoprint Cheshire and 45 Gallon Drums

Business Start Up Award, sponsored by Cheshire West and Chester Council & Blue Orchid:

Winner: Grid Civils

Finalists: Chester Running Tours, Flowers by Jenny Penny and Highstream Solutions

Innovation and Enterprise Award, sponsored by Howard Worth:

Winner: KMS (Europe) Ltd

Finalists: Technoprint Cheshire Ltd, Joseph Heler Cheese and Arvia Technology

Employer of the Year, sponsored by SAS Daniels:

Winner: Barlows (UK) Ltd

Finalists: Chester Zoo and The Mere Golf Resort and Spa

Exporter of the Year:

Winner: Hydraulics Online Ltd

Finalists: T-T Pumps Lyd and Forest Gin

Corporate Social Responsibility Award:

Winner: Technoprint Cheshire Ltd

Finalists: Homeasy and Musical Moments

Creative Impact Award, sponsored by Cheshire Live:

Winner: RMS

Finalists: Entyce Creative Ltd and Caboodle Technology Ltd

Business of the Year (up to 10 employees), sponsored by ScottishPower:

Winner: Forest Gin Ltd

Finalists: Hydraulics Online Ltd and Alexandra Retail T/A Garden Street

Business of the Year (11 to 50 employees), sponsored by Natwest:

Winner: Plastic Card Services Ltd

Finalists: Global Adventure Challenges Ltd, Watts Commercial Finance Ltd and Wood Floor Warehouse

Business of the Year (over 50 employees), sponsored by Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership:

Winner: The Chester Grosvenor

Finalists: Travel Innovation Group and Sykes Holiday Cottages

Young Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Bentley Motors:

Winner: Nathan Pearson, 45 Gallon drums, Verdant Fuels & DRUM

Finalists: Kerry Watson – Entyce Creative and Matthew Ogden – Grid Civils Ltd

Judges’ Choice Award:

Winner: Storyhouse

Business Person of the Year, sponsored by SAS Daniels:

Winner: Jonathan Fell, Cheshire Farm Ice Cream

After the ceremony, Kaye Whitby, head of the SAS Daniels’ Chester office and the firm’s commercial team, said: “This year’s awards highlight once again those businesses and individuals who make a unique contribution to the regions flourishing business community.

“It is an absolute pleasure to see the positive impact not only winning but entering the awards has on the entrants.

“SAS Daniels sees first-hand the incredibly positive impact the awards bring. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who entered and, of course, the winners who we look forward to meeting at this year’s winners’ lunch.

“Likewise we look forward to welcoming clients to our new Chester office later this year.”