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Two Merseyside organisations have been successful in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, announced today.

Knowsley Development Trust has won a second Sustainable Development Award, and Skelmersdale-based shoe maker Beaconsfield Footwear was successful in the International Trade category.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, given only to companies or individuals who are outstanding in their field - read more

Marketing students from Edge Hill University are helping an award-winning Knowsley social enterprise to plan its 25th anniversary celebrations later this year.

As part of the Ormskirk facility’s business-based learning programme, the undergraduates are working with Knowsley Development Trust on an events campaign to highlight the organisation’s key achievements over the past quarter of a century - read more

A Kirkby-based business that ploughs all its profits back into the local community will celebrate 25 years of successful operations tonight. Knowsley Development Trust will mark the occasion with an event at The Venue in Huyton to be attended by 200 guests, including its directors, staff, former employees, tenants and representatives of partner organisations.

The event will also celebrate the Development Trust’s success in winning the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development for a second time earlier in the year - read more

Former Minister for Merseyside Michael Heseltine is helping a Knowsley social enterprise celebrate a key business milestone.

Lord Heseltine has filmed a special video for Knowsley Development Trust’s 25th anniversary next month.

The former Deputy Prime Minister set up the Merseyside Task Force which helped the Development Trust set up its North Mersey Business Centre headquarters to support new and fledgling businesses in the area - read more
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