Merseyside Independent Business (MIB) Awards

The Merseyside Independent Business (MIB) Awards returns on Thursday 29th September 2016. 

The Awards were set up by Morecrofts Solicitors in 2013, to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the independent business. From one man operations to large employers the awards sees businesses from all over the county enter the prestigious awards with 13 categories. An overall winner is also picked to win a business package worth more than £10,000. 

It will once again take place at the Rum Warehouse at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel.The gala dinner and awards is open to any independent business to enter their suitable category.

The 2016 categories are: 

1. Best Place to Stay 

2. Independent Retailer of the Year     

3. Independent Culture and Tourism Business of the Year   

4. Best Place to Dine   

5. Beauty and Cosmetic Business of the Year      

6. Trade, Manufacturing and Engineering Business of the Year     

7. Best Creative Business   

8.  Community Award   

9. Best Start-Up   

10. Independent Business Person of the Year 

11. Professional Services Business of the Year   

12. Employer of the Year   

13. Digital and Technology business of the Year 

14. Merseyside Business of the Year  The winner of each category will make the shortlist of this award and will be awarded at the award ceremony on 29th September 2016 at Rum Warehouse, Stanley Dock. 

Nomination forms must be completed and sent to the MIB Team by Friday 22nd July  

You can nominate a number of businesses for awards through our MIB Awards survey.

We also have sponsorship opportunities available, if you are interested in getting involved please email Rebecca Keegan at Full details here.

All MIB 2015 winners can be found here

If you would like any further information on MIB Awards please contact Ami-lee Price on 0151 236 8871 or email    

See photographs here from last years MIB awards.