And stars of the night were Beswicks Solicitors who won two highly prized awards at the third annual ‘Recognising our finest’ awards last week.
The glittering awards ceremony held at premiership venue Britannia Stadium on Friday May 11th showcased the outstanding achievements of the region’s business and professional services community.
The event saw more than 200 professional services bosses and employees gather to honour the award winners. Guest speaker for the evening was the inspirational entrepreneur Deb Leary OBE, chief executive of Forensic Pathways, who presented specially commissioned Moorland Pottery vases to finest member firms which demonstrated outstanding achievements in several categories.
The winners were:
• finest Customer Focus Award: Hanley Economic Building Society
• finest Leading Innovation Award: Beswicks
• finest Employee Development Award: JSW Insurance Services
• futurefinest Young Professional of the Year Award: Liam Norcup of Grindeys
• finest Ambassador for North Staffordshire Award: Beswicks
Chair of finest, and Partner at Dean Statham, Phill Dann said: “The quality and expertise of finest member firms is evident in the increased number of award entries in 2012. Despite continuing economic pressures, our members continue to innovate and adapt to market conditions, working collaboratively with a range of partners to win new business.
“finest member firms have achieved national and international recognition, demonstrating sector excellence and clearly putting North Staffordshire on the map, and we are delighted to celebrate their successes through the ‘Recognising Our finest’ awards”