Top team praised for 'inspiring effort'


GRATEFUL FOR RECOGNITION: The Tomkat Roofing team collect their Business of the Year award.

GRATEFUL FOR RECOGNITION: The Tomkat Roofing team collect their Business of the Year award.

Hard work and dedication has paid off for the team at Tomkat Roofing, who were named Business of the Year at the recent Liverpool City Local Business Awards.

Director Tom Stephens paid tribute to his staff who had been through a year "filled with both challenges and victories".

"The success of our company is built on the efforts of our employees and in the last financial year we have enjoyed many successes," Mr Stephens said.

"Our employees are truly what make Tomkat Roofing a diverse and unique company.

"We have some pretty amazing people with many talents, backgrounds and different personalities who have a real passion for what they do.

"Without the hard work and dedication of my amazing team none of this would be possible and I am very lucky to be surrounded by these truly inspiring people."

Mr Stephens said he was grateful for the recognition which came with the award.

"Being selected as a finalist - let alone a winner - in this prestigious category was a commendable achievement and an affirmation of all Tomkat Roofing has achieved," he said.

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"We really didn't think we had a chance, considering all the amazing businesses in the area and we knew that every other nominee was very deserving of this award.

"Winning business of the year is a really big honour and one of the most significant events of my professional career."

Mr Stephens encouraged anyone thinking about taking part in next year's awards to go for it.

"Be yourself," he said. "Judges are looking for great businesses, but they're also looking for the human stories behind them.

"Be open about your failures, as well as your successes, and show how you've learned from the challenges you've faced."

He described the awards night as "spectacular" and said his team enjoyed the "evening of great food and entertainment as well as the excitement and suspense as the winners of each category were announced".

"It was great to see the showcase of business excellence that companies provide throughout the Liverpool region and see how hard they work."