About the awards

The Liverpool ECHO is on the lookout for the best businesses in Liverpool to enter the Regional Business Awards for 2022.

The awards evening takes place on Thursday 26th May and brings together business people to celebrate and recognise the local talent that makes Liverpool such a great place to live, work and do business. The evening will start with a sparkling drinks reception, followed by dinner and then the reveal of this year’s winners. Following the awards it is time to network, celebrate and party the night away!

Due to the long running heritage of the ECHO Regional Business Awards, these prestigious awards offer a number of complimentary benefits to you and your business including:

  • Free to enter
  • Opportunity to network and be celebrated amongst our guests at the annual black tie gala awards ceremony in May at the beautiful Rum Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel
  • Complimentary coverage of you and your business on BusinessLive and in print in the Liverpool Echo with finalists and winners articles showcasing your business and entry

These awards remind us that Liverpool is a great place to live, work and do business. They toast success, celebrate achievement and highlight successful and innovative businesses doing great things right here in the region.

The Host

JJ Chalmers is a TV Presenter with a remarkable story. The career of the former Royal Marine Commando was cut short after he suffered life-changing injuries following an IED explosion in Afghanistan. After years of rehabilitation, JJ went on to compete in the 2014 Invictus Games where he captained the Trike Cycling team and took home three medals. As a spokesperson for this inaugural Invictus Games JJ got an insight into TV during the publicity rounds and seeking a new and thrilling adventure led JJ to embark on a broadcasting career.

He hit the ground running in 2016 with a Studio Presenter role for the Rio Paralympics and since 2017 has anchored BBC1's coverage of the Invictus Games. JJ has become a key part of the BBC's sports team with highlights including The Commonwealth Games and The London Marathon. As part of the BBC's Ceremonial coverage JJ commentates on The Lord Mayor's Show and considers himself privileged to have been involved in the D Day Memorial programming.

Other BBC credits include The One Show, BBC Breakfast, Getaways, Wild Escapes, Pilgrimage, The People Remember and the acclaimed documentary for Radio 5 Live From Helmand and Back.

JJ is an Ambassador for both Help For Heroes and The Invictus Games.