MIB Awards 2016

The 2016 Merseyside Independent Business Awards took place at Rum Warehouse, TitanicHotel, Liverpool on Thursday September 29.

The overall award of independent business of the year on the night went to Constellations, who also walked away with the Culture and Tourism of business of the year award. 

The event, which was founded and presented by Morecrofts Solicitors, was headline sponsored by The Liverpool BID Company.

Plans for the 2017 MIB Awards are already underway, and categories will be announced early next year. 

For an explanation of how the MIB Award winners are chosen, see our blog by managing partner Alison Lobb here

The 2016 winners and finalists are: 

Beauty and Cosmetic Business of the year

WINNER: So Coco Rouge

Beauty and Holistic Lounge


Best Independent Place to Dine – Sponsored by Bolland & Lowe

WINNER: The Art School Restaurant

Hardy’s Kitchen


60 Hope Street

Best Independent Place to Stay – Sponsored by Elliot Fletcher

WINNER: Epic Apart-Hotel

The Richmond Hotel

Independent Start-up Business of the year – Sponsored by Butterworth Spengler


The Hippy Club

Independent Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Wesleyan Bank

WINNERGavin Sherratt – Studio Mashbo

HIGHLY COMMENDEDHelen Lord – Used Kitchen Exchange

Matthew Farrell, John Ennis and Nick Thomas – Graffiti Spirits

Mark Hensby – Liverpool Organic Brewery

Jon Kelly – Meet & Potato

Community Organisation of the Year

WINNER: The Whitechapel Centre

The Brink

Fritto Italian Street Food

Fusion 21


Best Independent Creative Business – Sponsored by Bruntwood

WINNER: Meet &Potato

Studio Mashbo

The Guide Liverpool

Culture and Tourism Business of the Year – Sponsored by Merseyrail

WINNER: Constellations


Darkstar Laser

Sefton Park Palm House

Best Independent Digital and Technology Business – Sponsored by Forresters

WINNER: Connect


Cyberfrog Design

Studio Mashbo

Independent Employer of the Year

WINNER: Daisy and Jake Day Nursery

Carringtons Catering

Fieldway Group

Health @ Work

Hi-impact Consultancy

Professional Services Business of the Year – Sponsored by RBS

WINNER: Mitchell Charlesworth Accountants


BWMacfarlane Chartered Accountants

Joanne Finnerty Recruitment

Independent Retailer of the Year

WINNER: Revolver Retail 

Delifonseca Dockside

Dutch Flower Shop

Liverpool Cheese Company

The Yog Bar

Trade, manufacturing or Engineering Business of the Year – Sponsored by DSG Accountants

WINNER: The Leather Satchel Company


Merseyside Business of the Year - Constellations

If you would like any further information on MIB Awards please contact Ami-lee Price on 0151 236 8871 or email alp@morecrofts.co.uk    

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