About The Awards

The Merseyside Independent Business Awards were founded by Morecrofts Solicitors in 2013, to celebrate the firm being 200 years old and remaining independent.

The Awards were designed to platform and celebrate independent businesses, their owners and those who support them.

In planning of the event, Morecrofts decided, rather than to profit, to make the event as affordable as possible, so businesses of all sizes would be able to attend.

We have stood by this, and vowed to ensure the MIB Awards remains non-profit making.

Each year, there are categories for all sectors, and of the winners of each category, an overall Independent Business of the Year is chosen.

How are winners chosen?

To us, integrity is everything. The process for choosing winners for MIB is transparent and fair.

There is no popularity voting completion. Every entry is judged on the information they give in their entry form.

The judging for the Awards takes place over several weeks with two different judging panels.

The panels change slightly each year and are made up of respected and experienced professionals from different parts of the Liverpool City Region. They are also from different backgrounds including PR, professional businesses, creative businesses, trade businesses, community foundations and more.

We do not allow sponsors or service suppliers to enter the Awards, so there can be no question around the integrity of the Merseyside Independent Business Awards.

How can I enter my business?

Nominations for the MIB Awards are opened around June each year.

Forms can be downloaded directly from this website, or they can be obtained via email by emailing info@mibawards.co.uk

When are the Awards taking place?

This year’s awards will take place on Thursday 20th October, at the stunning Rum Warehouse, Titanic Hotel, Liverpool.

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