Shortlist for the 2024 Stockport Business Awards Announced!



Founders, main sponsors and organisers, CN Chartered Accountants, have announced the shortlist for the 2024 Stockport Business Awards. Over 100 entries across the 13 categories were received for this year’s awards and the judging took place on Thursday the 4th of July.

The judging panel consisted of representatives from founders & organisers CN Chartered Accountants, Headline sponsors Gorvins Solicitors and representatives from Stockport Borough Council, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and our design 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 businesses enter each year and it never gets easier choosing the winners.

“Reading through entries we received this year highlights all the good things that are going on in the borough and more amazing business success stories. 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

  • Borough Care
  • C&C Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Saphire


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

  • Cheadle Hulme Dental & Cosmetics
  • Faber Joinery & Installations Ltd
  • Odin Recruitment


Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Sponsorship Available

  • Mia James Construction & Interiors Ltd
  • Sylvan Financial Management Ltd
  • SpeechWise Ltd


Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by CN Strategic Advisors

  • Firstplay Dietary Foods
  • Maple Fleet
  • Norwood


Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by SMBC & Stockport Economic Alliance

  • Mia James Construction & Interiors Ltd
  • Penumbra Business Finance Ltd
  • Podlounge

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Stockport College

  • Borough Care
  • Firstplay Dietary Food
  • Vernon Buildings Society


Best Internal Marketing Team/Individual – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

  • Bee Motion Accounting
  • Home Marketing
  • Together Trust


Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsorship Available

  • EGG – Engage Go Grow
  • Signpost Stockport for Carers
  • Trafford & Stockport College Group


The Innovation Award – Sponsored by The Business Growth Hub

  • Local Gardens
  • Pump XP
  • Speechwise


Best Creative/Design Agency – Sponsored by Dawn

  • Hop&Co.
  • EH Virtual Administration Support
  • We Are IPOS Ltd


The Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by Robinsons Brewery 

  • Local Gardens
  • Skylight (Stockport Homes Group)
  • Merseyway Shopping Centre


Hospitality Business of the Year – Sponsored by CN Financial Planning

  • Coffee Block
  • Cherry Jam
  • Oddfellows On The Park


The Stockport Award – Sponsored by Edgeley Park

  • Borough Care
  • Merseyway Shopping Centre
  • Vernon Building Society 


The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday the 3rd of 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, Mentell. If any businesses would like to donate a raffle prize please contact