Main sponsors and organisers, CN Chartered Accountants, have announced the shortlist for the 2023 Stockport Business Awards. Over 100 entries across the 13 categories were received for this year’s

awards, and the judging took place on Wednesday 5th July. The judging panel consisted of representatives from  organisers CN Chartered Accountants, Headline sponsors Gorvins Solicitors, Stockport Borough Council, CEO, Caroline Simpson, representatives from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Key partner, Dawn, were also on the panel. After many hours of discussion and debate the shortlist was agreed.


Andrew Baggott, Managing partner of CN Chartered Accountants, commented “Judging day is always challenging, so many admirable business enter each year and it never gets easier choosing the winners. Reading through entries really highlights all the good things that are going on in the borough. We’re looking forward to another fantastic evening celebrating the success of the Stockport business community”.


This year’s shortlist is:


Business of the Year (over £5m) – CN Chartered Accountants

  • C&C Insurance Brokers
  • Sapphire Accounting
  • Starkey UK


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

  • ODIN Recruitment
  • Right at Home
  • Tailored


Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Sponsored by Together Money   

  • Bright & Beautiful Stockport
  • Envance
  • SpeechWise


Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by CN Strategic Advisors

  • Firstplay Dietary Foods
  • JCM Business Solutions
  • Silver Apples Bakery


Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Grassroots Recruitment

  • Cheadle Hulme Dental Practice
  • Dos Dedos
  • Sylvan Financial Management


Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Stockport College

  • Almond Family Pubs
  • Borough Care
  • Vernon Building Society


Best Internal Marketing Team/Individual – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

  • Borough Care
  • HOME Marketing
  • SciMed


Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Sage UK  

  • Borough Care
  • EGG – Engage Grow Go
  • St Ann’s Hospice


The Innovation Award – Sponsored by The Business Growth Hub

  • Automedi
  • Enviroheat HET
  • Local Gardens


Best Creative/Design Agency – Sponsored by Dawn

  • Chante Tiara Design
  • Create8
  • Tailored


The Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by SMBC & Stockport Economic Alliance

  • Datesand
  • cars
  • One+All


The Taste of Stockport Award

  • The Coffee Block
  • Stockport Gin
  • The Italian


The Stockport Award – Sponsored by Edgeley Park

  • Stockport Gin
  • The Vernon Building Society
  • Totally Stockport


The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday 5th October at Edgeley Park. Tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks.


The awards evening will also focus on raising money for this year’s charity partner, EGG Engage, Grow Go. If any businesses would like to donate a prize please contact