THE winners of this year's Warrington Business Awards have been honoured at a special event at San Lorenzo.

They were joined by award sponsors and event committee members for an evening of celebration, food, drinks and music at the popular Italian venue in Palmyra Square.

Danny Hudson, from Watsons Solicitors, congratulated the winners and thanked sponsors for their support in helping to make the awards a success.

Proceeds from this year's ceremony, which took place at Lymm Rugby Club in June and raised £11,000, were presented to Wendy and Colin Parry on behalf of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace.

This year's winners were:

  • Business of the Year, sponsored by FDR Law: Dunky’s Day Nurseries
  • Business Woman of the Year, sponsored by Watsons Solicitors: Siobhan McCarroll, Dunky’s Day Nurseries
  • Business Man of the Year, sponsored by Styles & Co Chartered Accountants: Gary Jenkins, No Brainer
  • Employer of the Year, sponsored by Primas Law: Pennington Choices
  • Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Optionis: Ryan Kenny, Stanley Engineering Fastening
  • Community Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Warrington Worldwide: Offload, Warrington Wolves Foundation
  • Innovation of the Year, sponsored by Sci-Tech Daresbury: 8KFlexWarm
  • New Business of the Year (Start-up), sponsored by Natwest: iSupply Industrial
  • Green Award, sponsored by Winwick Road Skip Hire: Golden Square
  • Hospitality Provider of the Year, sponsored by Inspire Management Services: Room Forty
  • Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Golden Square: Pets Pantry
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Consilium Accountant: Dave Thompson MBE