CPL Training Group (CPL) scooped the award at the City of Liverpool Business Awards 2017 (COLBA).
Birkenhead-based CPL won the Chief Executive’s Award, given by Frank McKenna, the chief executive of Downtown, a private sector lobby group that organises COLBA.
CPL chief executive Daniel Davies said: “Whether it’s investing in local talent or establishing regional links, this award serves as recognition of our contribution to Liverpool’s diverse business sector.”
More than 220 business leaders attended the awards ceremony at Sefton Park’s Palm House.
CPL provides licensed retail and hospitality training throughout the UK. It runs personal licence courses for 30,000 people a year and a wide range of other qualification courses such as pub management, customer care, marketing, and cellar management. Other training covers health and safety, first aid, and fire safety. CPL data shows that its online division has 1m users.