Merseyside Innovation Awards 2013: Judging Panel Announced


Merseyside Innovation Awards 2013

The full judging panel for the Merseyside Innovation Awards 2013 has been finalised.  The judges are:

  • Roger Johnson - Presenter, BBC North West Tonight
  • Dr Jonathan Hague - Vice President, Open Innovation, Unilever Research & Development
  • David Furlong, Managing Director Mole Group Limited and 2012 Merseyside Innovation Award winner.

2013 marks the 18th year of the Merseyside Innovation Awards (MIAs), which were founded by Brian McCann, Partner and Director of MC Vanguard Corporate Finance, and strive to find the finest innovations being produced by companies across Merseyside.

The MIAs recognise and reward pioneering companies that are developing clever products or services.

The awards are open to individuals or companies with fewer than 50 employees and prizes worth more than £14,000 are on offer, including; £10,000 in cash and £4,000 worth of legal, business, PR, accounting or design consultancy, with support from some of the region's leading business advisors as well as publicity for the idea.

Brian McCann, Partner and Director of MC Vanguard Corporate Finance said: "As the UK begins to come out of the toughest recession most of us can remember, the success of the Merseyside economy will depend upon our businesses turning their great ideas into sales, profits and jobs."

"This is exactly what the Merseyside Innovation Awards sets out to encourage and reward each year. We look forward to another round of world class applications this year."

Previous winners include Nurock, which has developed a greener and more cost effective way of mixing concrete, and Mole Group whose 'CombiSave' system makes combination boilers work more efficiently.

If you think you or your business are eligible, please visit the Merseyside Innovation Awards website: http://www.merseysideinnovationawards.co.uk or contact Jean Hughes by email:  jean.hughes@mcvanguard.co.uk or call 0151 255 2300.

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