Sparkling Night at The 2017 Stockport Business Awards


Stockport Business Awards 2017 took place at Stockport Town Hall last night and 400 people turned out to celebrate the achievements of the town’s best businesses.

The awards were set up by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants back in 2012 and have grown year on year. 12 awards were given out in total including two new ones for this year; Best Creative Agency which went to Platform 81, and Best Food Business which went to Angkor Soul, a Cambodian restaurant based in Marple, which is 1 of only 2 Cambodian restaurants in the UK. The awards are supported by headline sponsors Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments.

This year’s host was Jenny Powell who did a fantastic job of keeping the excited crowd quiet for those all-important moments. NSPCC were the chosen charity and £4,600 was raised for their “Speak out, Stay safe” service which visits primary school children in Stockport to educate them on abuse.

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants commented; “This year’s awards ceremony was fantastic, there was a real buzz in the room and I am so pleased to see how the awards have grown since we started them. Congratulations to all of the well-deserving winners!”

The full list of winners is:

Business of the Year £5m+ – sponsored by Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants

On The Beach

Business of the Year £1-5m – sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors

Woodbank Office Solutions

Business of the Year up to £1m – sponsored by Orbit Developments

Platform 81

Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Leemic

Nicola Ryan, Rowlinson Knitwear

Most Promising Young Business – sponsored by NatWest

AAI Global

Best Food and Drink Business – sponsored by Michelle Hay Training

Angkor Soul

Best Creative Agency – sponsored by Marketing Stockport

Platform 81

Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by SMBC and Stockport Economic Alliance

SAS Daniels

The Innovation Award – sponsored by MAN Diesel and Turbo UK

Manchester Fertility Clinic

Best International Business – sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning


Excellence in CSR – sponsored by CDL


Best Not for Profit Organisation – sponsored by Ashcroft Creative

Millie’s Trust