‘Suite’ success at the Merseyside Independent Business Awards

Last night, Pink Media, along with some top names from the region’s independent business community, attended the Titanic Hotel for the this year’s Merseyside Independent Business Awards. As one of the highlights of the Liverpool calendar, the MIB Awards shine a spotlight on the best of independent businesses throughout Merseyside and the integral role they play within the local economy.

With categories ranging from ‘Best Place to Stay’ to ‘Culture & Tourism Business of the Year’ and everything in between, there was lots of variety throughout the evening and it was great to mingle with some our favourite businesses and new faces alike.

This year, the MIB Awards welcomed more entries than ever before so we were pretty excited that a number of our clients were up for awards themselves including Leasowe Castle, Suites Hotel & Spa, Delifonseca, Otterspool Adventure Centre, The Brink, Silk Rd, Carringtons Catering and Maxweb – we’re so proud of them all!

When it came down to announcing the winners, it was clear our very own Suites Hotel & Spa were in for a successful evening. The venue, headed by Managing Director Lyndsay Stanistreet-Tyer, scooped up not one…, not two… but THREE awards and we could not be more delighted for them. The hotel’s first win came in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category, where the family-ran business was praised for its ethos, approach to employee development and commitment to gender equality.

Later in the night, Suites Hotel & Spa was also named ‘Best Place to Stay’ with judges commenting on how close a call the category was, thanks to the plethora of amazing accommodation options throughout the Merseyside region.

And then, just when you thought the night couldn’t get any better for our favourite Knowsley hotel, the judges announced the biggest award of the night – ‘Merseyside Independent Business of the Year’ 2018, and guess who took to the stage?! In their comments, the judges highlighted Suites Hotel & Spa’s embracing of its rich history whilst still looking to the future, the innovation displayed by the owners, and the fact that the hotel doesn’t rest on its laurels – we couldn’t agree more! A huge congratulations to the whole team on the trio of wins.

Other highlights of the night included a fantastic performance by local Merseyside band Ukebox, who had guests up on the dance floor before the awards had even begun and a rather delicious apple crumble cheesecake dessert, which went down a treat with our sweet-toothed team!

It truly was a fantastic evening and we want to offer a huge congratulations to all the amazing winners and shortlists, and a thank you to the MIB organisers Morecrofts Solicitors and the Titanic Hotel for putting on yet another great night.

From the four of us, one of our biggest ‘thank yous’ goes to Steven and Cheryl Cosgrove of Otterspool Adventure Centre, who very kindly invited us along to the awards – we had a fabulous night of catching up over a glass of fizz (or two!)

We can’t wait to do it all again next year!

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