Award Winners at Stanley Grange

We are delighted and very proud to say that FOUR businesses from Stanley Grange Business Village were finalists in the Knowsley Business Awards last week, three were awarded “Highly Commended” in their category at a glittering ceremony at Knowsley Safari Park on Thursday, 23rd November.

  • ACR – Small Business Of The Year
  • Seacon – Transport and Logistics Business Of The Year
  • Needlesmart – Newcomer of the Year

The fourth finalist to beat off the high volume of quality competitors was CAL International – Small Business of the Year

Pictured, the ACR Team phone: 01744 621669

“It was an honour to win a Highly Commended award at the Knowsley Business Awards. Since moving to Knowsley 18 months ago, the business has grown and even won Best Facilities Management Provider award earlier in the year. We are looking forward to many years of business and growth here in Knowsley, designing, engineering, and maintaining buildings.” Simon Robinson, Managing Director, ACR 

“Seacon were happy to receive the Highly Commended award for Transport and Logistics Business of the Year.  We have been in Knowsley for 11 years and bringing overseas Government contracts to the region along with some of the world’s largest blue chip companies.  We continually invest in the business and have gained an excellent reputation. ” Tony Simpson, Director, Seacon 

“As CEO of both NeedleSmart and CAL International it is with a sense of tremendous pride that we can reflect on the year that both Businesses have had in 2017.  

Speaking firstly of CAL International we were obviously disappointed to not figure in the final two, however we take enormous pride in being one of the final five in the Small Business of the Year category 2017.  Since first moving to Stanley Grange the Business has evolved and grown so significantly it is almost unrecognisable from the initial team of 2 in 2015.  We are absolutely blessed with our team and the location from which we do business.

With reference to NeedleSmart we are very happy to have received Highly Commended Newcomer of the Year in the 2017 awards. Stanley Grange is the first true Office space NeedleSmart has had.  The location and setting have proved not only to be a fantastic environment for the development team to engineer the product range, but also a fantastic setting to host various groups of Investors and Healthcare professionals alike.  NeedleSmart will launch products to the market in 2018.. Of course the Launch Party will be held at Stanley Grange!

Speaking on behalf of the Board of CAL International and NeedleSmart Stanley Grange offers a unique environment that allows for the right setting for Business to thrive.  We regularly host Visitors from all over the UK and Europe and the setting is the first comment made.  It is great to be surrounded by like minded Companies  who all share the same view”. Cliff Kirby, CEO, CAL International and NeedleSmart

2017 saw more entries and a higher quality of entries than ever before and even being shortlisted as a finalist was an achievement in itself!  The Judges had a very difficult task.  They considered:

  • Growth and financial performance to date
  • Key achievements
  • Niche markets
  • Customer and staff engagement
  • Workforce development
  • Evidence of innovation, effective leadership and management
  • Future growth plans and contribution to Knowsley

The management team at Stanley Grange offer huge congratulations to all our tenant’s for their fantastic achievements.