Shortlist Revealed!


We are delighted to announce our shortlist for the 2021 Stockport Business Awards. Many Stockport businesses entered the 13 categories this year, and the judging took place on Thursday 1st July. The judging consisted of headline sponsors representatives from Clarke Nicklin, Gorvins Solicitors and Music Magpie. Representatives from Stockport Borough Council, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Stockport Homes. After many hours of discussion and debate the shortlist was decided. This year’s shortlist is:

Business of the Year (over £5m) – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

  • Allied Bakeries
  • Digital ID
  • Pioneer Digital Solutions

 Business of the Year (£1-5m) – Sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors

  • Jobwise
  • Odin recruitment
  • Paper Salad

 Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Sponsored by Mayfield Floors  

  • Right at Home
  • Silver Apples Bakery
  • Westpoint Cyber Talent

Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

  • Almond Family Pubs
  • John Delany Motors
  • Snobby dogs Grooming Parlour

Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Sage UK

  • Good Rebel
  • Kate O’Brien Art
  • Stockport Gin

 Employer of the Year – Sponsored by The Business Growth Hub  

  • Allied Bakeries
  • Creative Support
  • Westpoint Cyber Talent

 The Marketing Award – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

  • Home
  • Westpoint Cyber Talent

 Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Three Sixty

  • Beacon Counselling
  • Pure Innovations
  • Sign Post Stockport for Carers

 The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Stockport Borough Council & Economic Alliance

  • Heard Network
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Westpoint Cyber Talent

 Best Creative/Design Agency – Sponsored by Ashcroft Creative

  • Create 8
  • Dawn Creative
  • E2E

 The Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by Music Magpie

  • Allied Bakeries
  • Digital ID
  • One + All

 The Taste of Stockport Award – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin

  • Silver Apples Bakery
  • Stockport Gin
  • The Italian

The Stockport Award – Sponsored by Edgeley Park

  • Sector 3
  • Stockport Gin
  • Totally Stockport

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday 30th September at Stockport Town Hall. This year’s much-anticipated event marks the ten-year anniversary of the awards so is set to be an extra special night celebrating achievements from the borough after what has been a challenging year.

The awards evening will also focus on raising money for this year’s charity partners, Smart Works and Stockport NHS.

Andrew Baggott, Managing partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented

“Making the decision to set up the Awards all that time ago, I fully expected it to identify the excellent businesses we have here in Stockport, and even ten years on I am still surprised and delighted at the vibrancy, variety and success we have in our borough. This means us judges are faced with difficult decisions every year; but that is part of what makes the Awards so interesting and exciting. This also goes for us when we are organising the event, and also on the night for all those who have entered and the other guests who get the buzz of finding out which great businesses have been recognised this year.”

Tickets will be on sale from Monday 12th July. To purchase tickets please email