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Thursday 2nd October 2014, Rum Warehouse, Liverpool
Lights camera ACTION! It’s not the Oscars – it’s the MIB Awards The Merseyside Independent Business (MIB) Awards is the only ceremony in the region to be dedicated to celebrating the achievements of independent business. With more than 300 attendees, the inaugural event in 2013 was hailed a huge success and gained support from city region representatives and stakeholders, including Liverpool Vision, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, The BID Company, Social Enterprise Network as well as leading local businesses and entrepreneurs. The MIB Awards returns to the Liverpool City Region in October this year, and organisers are anticipating more entries from local business owners for their chance to win a professional support package worth over £10,000. With up to 400 delegates expected to attend the black tie dinner at The Titanic Hotel’s Rum Warehouse, Liverpool’s newest and most exclusive waterfront venue, the event looks set to be bigger, better and even more successful than its launch! With an iconic film theme all of our guests will be stars for the evening…it’s showtime!
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Testimonials Merseyside is home to so many thriving independent businesses and it’s certainly about time they were recognised. The MIB awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the businesses that otherwise might not receive recognition. We have won several awards and are very proud. To be named as Merseyside Restaurant of the Year is a real honour.
The MIB Awards is an exciting event and at PSL we were happy to be part of it! As an independent business based in Merseyside for 25 years now, it seems more than appropriate that we joined this great opportunity of networking with other local businesses looking to raise their profile in the community. Camille Flores Powder Systems Limited
The awards are a very welcome addition to the city region and I look forward to keeping an eye out for next year’s nominees! Candice Fonseca Proprietor Delifonseca
Thanks again for allowing us to be involved.
Winning the MIB Award for Investment into Communities and the Environment is an acknowledgment that community based organisations can achieve positive change at a grassroots level with significant impact on the strategic aims of the city. We are extremely proud of receiving this award as a Third Sector Business and demonstrates that we have come a long way in our aim: ‘To become a beacon for holistic learning and artistic expression, to champion community-led organisations as a source of strength for regeneration, enterprise and social cohesion, to be recognised both nationally and internationally as an innovator in the field of lifelong learning and community empowerment’.
Andy Webster Relationship Director RBS, Corporate Banking
Maxine Ennis Chief Executive Officer The Rotunda
The RBS considered the event to be a great success and it went down well with our guests. Sometimes success can be measured several months later, when an event is discussed. I would suggest all attendees can remember this one, whereas others have sometimes blended into each other as they don’t stand out!
Life is like a box of chocolates We have a 13 Awards categories to choose from
The Awards Independent Hospitality Business of the year This award is reserved for the warmest welcome in Merseyside. We’re looking for plenty of passion, personality, and commitment to exemplary service – all the things that will help to continue to drive the regions thriving visitor economy.
Businesses eligible for this category include: • Hotels • Bars and restaurants • Caterers and hospitality suppliers
Independent Retailer of the Year Candidates for this award will have shown a creative eye for products, along with a keen business sense coupled with a commitment to customer satisfaction.
Businesses eligible for this category include: • High street retailers • Online retailers • Ticketers
Culture, Leisure and Tourism Business of the Year The leisure and tourism sector is thriving in Merseyside. Businesses in this sector are integral to future, continued growth and this award seeks to mark those who are making a significant contribution.
Businesses eligible for this category include: • Bars, restaurants and hotels • Museums and theatres • Tour operators • Festival and events organisers
Digital and Technology Business of the Year Calling on the digi-heads and technophiles of Merseyside, this award commends businesses that embrace the present and anticipate the future. We are looking for those who are redesigning the future of business and commerce through digital and technological innovations.
Businesses eligible for this category include: • Web and app developers • Audio visual technicians • Gaming and software specialists • Internet and cloud computing specialists
Online Business of the Year The internet isn’t done transforming the way we do business, with independent businesses thriving through the shift. Online businesses that have demonstrated significant progress in their field stand to win this award.
Businesses eligible for this category include: • Online retailers • Online magazines and blogsites • Developers of cloud-based solutions software
The Awards Beauty and Cosmetic Business of the Year In a region renowned for taking pride in our appearance, this category aims to establish who is scrubbing up the best in the hair and beauty sector. With the industry growing at a rapid pace, let’s find out who are your preferred pamper professionals.
Businesses eligible for this category include: • Ladies and gents hairdressing • Specialist cosmetic surgeries • Non-invasive cosmetic salons and spas • Mobile hairdressers, beauticians, masseurs
Manufacturing Business of the Year Producing a broad range of parts and materials, the Liverpool City Region is leading the field in manufacturing, supplying everything from household supplies to carbon fabric, military vehicle parts and even spaceship parts. With significant growth predicted until 2020, it has been suggested that Liverpool could be the next ‘global hotspot’ for manufacturing, but who will be the rising stars?
Businesses eligible for this category include: • Specialist technological, mechanical and robotics parts manufacturers • Fine foods, textiles or other artisan product manufacturers • Gifts, glassware or promotional items manufacturers
Creative Business of the Year Areas like the Baltic Triangle are quickly becoming something of a hotbed for creative people, entrepreneurs and their combined businesses and are providing a launch pad for creative businesses in the region. Publishers, photographers, film-makers, architects, recording studios and many others are all building on the region’s creative and enterprising roots.
Businesses eligible for this category include: • Arts, crafts, textiles, fashion and fine art • Product designers, set developers, architects, illustrators • Creative marketing and design agencies • Photographers, cinematography and film making, record producers
Award for Social Change or Intervention This award is to recognise transformation through intervention, whether this be through effective fundraising or thoughtful investment of resources. It aims to mark the efforts of individuals, charities or consortiums who are redefining relationships and creating a positive change in society.
We welcome nominations from any business with a sound and practised strategy for social change, as well as from social enterprises, non-for-profit organisations or charities.
The Awards Award for Thinking Outside the Box
This award is for the risk takers - those who aren’t afraid to look at new ways of doing things. It is about pioneering innovation in process and productivity, creating new concepts and identifying creative solutions that improve upon or even extend beyond current best practise. Success can be measured in a number of ways, through rapid financial development, significant cost saving or reputational growth.
We welcome nominations from any business who feels they can demonstrate the above.
Award for Best Original Start-up This award is for the inventors among us. It aims to observe the entrepreneurial spirit for which the Liverpool City Region is so recognised and celebrates the plethora of emerging businesses who are contributing to the region’s economic recovery. From specialist retailers to market traders, creative arts to performing arts, so many new businesses are creating a lasting impression on the business landscape.
We welcome nominations from businesses who have been trading for up to three years.
Independent Business Champions Award This is an individual award for the person most recognised as a leading ambassador for independent businesses, whether this be philanthropically or financially. Liverpool City Region is recognised globally as being enterprising and entrepreneurial and there are a host of people who have helped to drive this and engender new generations of business start-ups.
Nominations are open for someone who is profoundly flying the flag for the independent business community, whose efforts deserve to be recognised and celebrated.
Merseyside Independent Business of the Year The coveted Merseyside Independent Business of the Year award will go to a candidate who has demonstrated a combination of the above. This will be someone who is breaking new ground and changing the face of independent business in Liverpool, through stimulating growth and creating both professional and philanthropic change.
I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse We offer great sponsorship packages That You won’t want to say no to
Sponsorship Packages Package ONE - Main sponsor
£6,000 Company branding on all pre-event marketing material in print and online Company profile on MIB Awards website Company branding on event material as well as post event press releases Full VIP table of 10 at the awards Presentation of main award on the evening (Merseyside Independent Business of the Year) Opportunity for short speech on the night about why you support the MIB Awards Back page advert on event programme Brand logo screen shots on screens at intervals throughout awards Double page company profile editorial in event programme Banner of sponsor at entrance to event Place on final award judging panel MIB Awards social media interaction Advertising package worth £500 with the event print media partner
Sponsorship Packages Package TWO
£2,000 Company profile on MIB Awards website Sponsorship and presentation of award on the evening Full page advert in event programme Five VIP seats to the awards MIB Awards social media interaction Company logo on all marketing material (secondary to main sponsor)
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