Astmoor newcomer reaches BID Business of the Year finals

Halton Business Awards logoWe are delighted to announce that we have been Highly Commended for business excellence just nine months after moving into the Business Improvement District (BID) of Astmoor, Cheshire.

Our new distribution centre on the Astmoor Industrial Park opened last August in a strategic move designed to capitalise on the proximity of the Mersey Gateway.

We were one of only five finalists in the ‘BID Business of the Year’ category at the Halton Business Awards 2016, which was hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise on Friday 22 April.

“There were 100 public, private and third sector businesses vying for awards at the presentation night and we are so proud and privileged to be among them as total newcomers to the Business Improvement District of Astmoor,” says Mike Murray Jnr, our Managing Director.

“The decision to open a dedicated distribution centre at Astmoor was a strategic one that has put us in a fantastic position to realise efficiencies in our global delivery operation. It also resulted in the immediate employment of four more full-time staff members, which is a boost for the local jobs market. Being Highly Commended just nine months after we opened our premises in Astmoor is a fantastic indicator of just how far we have come already.”

The bespoke BID Award was designed to recognise nominees who had demonstrated a wide range of excellence in business operations. Winners Melo World, who have created an official visual management system for companies, went on to win the overall ‘Halton Business of the Year’ accolade.

Mike Murray Jnr and his father (and fellow Director) Mike Snr treated staff to a night out at the glittering gala dinner, which included Hannah Rushton-McGregor (one of two internal joint ‘Employee of the Year’ winners), distribution centre colleague Darren Thompson and E-Commerce Team Leader Sue Grady.

Steve Tilbrook, Managing Director of Quantum Event Management and organiser of the awards, said: “Being nominated for an award is now seen as a real benefit to businesses – not just in the kudos it brings and the increased profile, but also the positive messages it sends to existing and potential customers alike. To reach this stage is a marvellous recognition and all finalists should be congratulated.”

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