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Hibberts sponsor Business of the Year Award at the South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards

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Hibberts were pleased to attend the South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards held at Crewe Hall recently.

For the first time Hibberts sponsored the award for the Business Of The Year, Under 25 Employees category and presented the trophy to winner Sam McGarrigle, aged 27, owner of Beer Dock. Sam had big plans for Beer Dock as he starts work on converting a former bed shop on High Street, Crewe, into a new venue opening in early 2018.


Hibberts managing partner, Stewart Bailey, had the tricky job of judging this category having whittled down seven entries to just three finalists following a painstaking point scoring system.

He said: “It was a great evening with around 220 people from businesses across the region attending.

“Our category attracted a really diverse range of businesses, many of whom had done a lot of charity and community work which was really impressive.

“In the end we narrowed the finalists down to Beer Dock, Enzo restaurant and coffee shop which has outlets in Nantwich and Manchester, and Rhino Safety based in Sandbach which is a husband and wife team who offer health and safety advice to companies all over the country.

“It was a very close decision between the three finalists and there was only one point in it based on our scoring system. We selected Sam because of his plans for Crewe which also made good commercial sense.

“Beer Dock has a franchise in Leek, a premises in Nantwich and Sam has just bought a big premises in Crewe with a view to kickstarting the regeneration of that area. It’s a business which keeps on growing because Sam has a real passion for what he does.

“He sources beers from all over the country and there are big plans afoot for the business including further outlets which will double the current number of employees and make Beer Dock one of the largest retailers of craft beer in the UK.

“One of the most inspiring things I took away from the evening was that all of the entrants have a real passion for their business and all focus on great customer service.

“We will certainly be sponsoring the Awards again next year, and I hope we will see many of the businesses again to support them with all their legal needs as they build and grow.”

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