IT’S time to get down to business!
Today The Liverpool Echo revealed the finalists in the Echo Regional Business Awards, recognising outstanding performance and achievement over the past year by companies across the Liverpool City Region. And from the people who run or drive them.
Our very own, Jack Foster has been shortlisted for the Liverpool BID Company Young Business Person of the Year.
The awards, now in their 23rd year, are staged by the Liverpool ECHO in conjunction with Business Post magazine and are sponsored by DLA Piper and KPMG.
They recognise individuals and businesses big and small, new and established who have driven production and innovation and contributed so much to the economic and employment landscape throughout the region.
The awards will be presented to the winners at a black tie dinner at the magnificent St George’s Hall on the night of Thursday, June 22, hosted by television presenter Ranvir Singh and attended by more than 500 people including many key movers and shakers.
Judges who met last week to decide upon the nominations have praised the especially high volume and standard of entries this year.
Professor Tom Cannon of Liverpool University’s Management School said: “It is crystal clear that there are so many wonderful businesses across the city region, not only new, young companies but also more established names and others who are making key contributions to the economy here across a variety of sectors - providing jobs, services and products and driving innovation and development.
Jack, who founded Crosby Coffee in his mum’s living room in 2013 has built his brand and business from scratch showing passion and enthusiasm in abundance. He and his team have won Producer of the Year 2016 and have been featured in both editions of The Northern Indy Coffee Guide as well as featuring in The Liverpool Cookbook.
The final shortlist for the Liverpool BID Company Young Business Person of the Year award is:
- Jack Foster - Crosby Coffee
- Natalie Haywood - Leaf Tea Shop and Bar
- Paul Nicholson - Luxor Estates
Jack was pleasantly surprised to hear the news and said he was looking forward to the awards ceremony – if only for the booze!