Meet the Organisers of the Stockport Business Awards


Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, based in Cheadle, are the founders and organisers of the Stockport Business Awards, they held the first awards dinner back in 2012 and event has grown year on year. The annual awards dinner was set out to celebrate, recognise, reward and showcase the very best that Stockport has to offer.

Seven years ago when Clarke Nicklin first founded the event, the evening was held at the Hallmark Hotel, but with year on year growth and more businesses entering, the event was moved to larger premises – Stockport Town Hall. The Town Hall can accommodate up to 400 guests and is an iconic venue in the Stockport community, so the perfect venue for celebrating businesses from the local area.

From the beginning high profile entities from the region, Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments, have been headline sponsors of the awards. This year they are joined by category sponsors, Handelsbanken, Marketing Stockport, Life Leisure, Ashcroft Creative Design, Stockport Council and Stockport Economic Alliance.

As well as founders and organisers of the awards, Clarke Nicklin are main sponsors and will be sponsoring The Best Food & Drink Business, Most Promising Young Business and Business of the Year over £5m.

Managing Partner for Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, commented “As always, the quality of entries received was incredibly high, and we once again had record breaking numbers of applications. Those that made it to the shortlist should be delighted! Year on year we uncover more businesses doing great work here in Stockport and it is our absolute pleasure to recognise and celebrate their success – We wish all of the shortlisted companies the very best of luck!”

The Shortlist for The Best Food & Drink Business is: 

The Shortlist for The Most Promising Young Business is: 

The Shortlist for Business of the Year (over £5m) is: 

Winners will be announced at a black tie dinner on Thursday 11th October at the Stockport Town Hall.

for any more information about the awards, please contact marketing manager Laura Frost