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TV Presenter Jenny Powell to Host the Stockport Business Awards for the Second Year Running

Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants have enlisted TV Presenter Jenny Powell once again to host the Stockport Business Awards on Thursday 11th October. After the success of last year’s event Jenny, who lives in Cheshire, was invited back for a second time.

Jenny started her career in back in 1985 voicing the TV ads for the 6th and 7th volumes of the Now That’s What I Call Music! In 1989 Jenny was one of the presenter of Top of the Pops.

Her most memorable TV appearance was in 1995, when at just 26 – she became the hostess on ITV’s Wheel of Fortune.

She remained on the ITV show until 2000, starring alongside Nicky Campbell, Bradley Walsh and John Leslie during their presenting stints.

More recently, Jenny has fronted Soap Fever, Live Talk, Getaway and Our House for UKTV Style, and has been regular on ITV’s Loose Women.

She also presented BBC One’s To Buy or Not to Buy, and ITV’s s Bingo Night Live in June 2008.

She appeared as a contestant on Channel 4’s Celebrity Come Dine With Me back in 2010, and BBC One’s Celebrity Masterchef. In January 2018, she joined ITV’s Bigheads as a commentator. And participated in And They’re Off! in aid of Sport Relief.

Jenny is said to be “Looking forward to a glam and excessively fun night”

The Stockport Business Awards was set up to recognise and celebrate success of businesses in the Stockport region, there are 12 categories this year – The full shortlist can be found HERE. Winners will be announced at the black tie dinner on Thursday 11th October at the Stockport Town Hall.

For further information please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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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 laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Charity Partner, Signpost Stockport for Carers, Hope to Win Big at this Year’s Stockport Business Awards

This year the Stockport Business Awards, organised by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have partnered with charity, Signpost Stockport for Careers, to fund-raise on the evening of the awards. There were over 30 charity applications this year but Signpost Stockport for Carers blew the judges away with their entry.

One in six Stockport residents care, unpaid, for a loved one that could not manage without their support. That’s more than 32,000 people – colleagues, neighbours, friends and relatives – juggling a very physically demanding and emotional role alongside all of their other commitments.

Signpost Stockport for Carers believes that being a carer should not be a barrier to leading a fulfilling life, regardless of the carer’s age. Some are just six years old. They offer a range of services and events that are designed to give carers the support that they need to continue with their caring role.

This year the Stockport Business Awards is looking to raise £5000 to support the charity, which is equivalent to over 250 hours of respite for a carers. Signpost are asking everyone to be generous on the evening and donate just £20, there will be envelopes on the tables to make a donation. Everyone who donates will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of over 25 prizes up for grabs, these include hampers, champagne, vouchers, signed merchandise, nights away, dining experiences, and football packages.

The Stockport business community has been more than generous once again, and organisers Clarke Nicklin would like to say a huge thank you to those business that have donated a prize this year, they are Wheatley Plastics, Woodbank Office Solutions, Rowlinson Knitwear, Dawn Creative, Gorvins Solicitors, Essential Personnel, Allied Bakeries, Michelle Hay Health & Safety, SAS Daniels, NK Theatre, Holiday Inn Express, APEM, Tramp Hair Boutique, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Glossop Cartons, Spring and Company, Lime Lounge, Almond Family Pubs, Bombay to Mumbai, Life Leisure, Stockport County FC, Marketing Stockport, Agapanthus Interiors, SmartWorks, Minuteman Press, Stockport Homes, Creative Apparel, and F1rst Recruitment.

The awards dinner is on Thursday 11th October at the Stockport Town Hall, tickets are still available, please purchase them HERE or email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Stockport Borough Council & Stockport Economic Alliance Support Innovation at this Years Stockport Business Awards

The Stockport Business Awards, organised and founded by Chartered Accountants Clarke Nicklin will once again be sponsored by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Stockport Economic Alliance. SMBC have the supported the event since the first Awards dinner back in October 2012. Seven years on and SMBC are still supporting the event alongside SEA. This year SMBC and SEA will be joint sponsoring the Innovation Award.

Established in 1999 Stockport Economic Alliance brings together major employers that are committed to growing the local economy, connecting residents and businesses to more opportunities, and providing a supportive environment to start, grow and locate a business. The Alliance delivers a number of business networking events including Meet the Buyer and South Manchester Finance and Professional Network.

The Alliance is supported by Stockport Council’s Growth Team which provides a range of assistance to support businesses including property matching service, sector specific networking opportunities and skills, training & recruitment advice. The Team also provide flexible workspace accommodation with access to dedicated on-site business support at Stockport Business & Innovation Centre.

Councillor Alex Ganotis, Stockport Council, said ”Innovation is essential to achieving success, so it’s an honour to sponsor this year’s award. These are three well deserved candidates which reflect the extent of innovation taking place across Stockport’s businesses. Good luck to the winning business!”

The Shortlist for The Innovation Award is

Sammon Media

Starkey Technologies

Agile Automations                                  

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

Tickets for the Stockport Business Awards are now available, please purchase them HERE or email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

 

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Marketing Stockport Support Stockport Business Awards for Sixth Year Running!

The Stockport Business Awards, organised and founded by Chartered Accountants Clarke Nicklin will be joined for the sixth year by Marketing Stockport. Marketing Stockport have supported the Business Awards since 2013 and have since sponsored a variety of categories from Training, innovation, retail and for the second year running they will once again be sponsoring the Best Creative Agency Award, which is always one of the most popular categories amongst the awards.

Marketing Stockport is an independent, inclusive, non-political organisation, with one objective: to drive greater awareness of and encourage trade across Stockport and the SK postcode. The website provides a marketing platform and place to share information for businesses in Stockport.

Helen White, Director of Marketing Stockport commented; “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Best Creative Agency award. Stockport boasts an amazing amount of highly regarded and award-winning design and creative talent and it is great to see that it is being recognised at our annual business awards. I’m sure the judges had a hard task in selecting an overall winner, although we think Stockport is the real winner to have such a great pool of local talent.”

The Shortlist for Best Creative Agency 2018 is

Platform 81
Sammon Media
Tangent

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

Tickets for the Stockport Business Awards are now available, please purchase tickets HERE  or email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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Ashcroft’s Support Stockport Business Awards for the Seventh Year!

The Stockport Business Awards, organised and founded by Chartered Accountants Clarke Nicklin will be joined for the seventh year running by Ashcroft Creative Design. Ashcroft’s will be category sponsors for the Best Not for Profit Organisation . Not only do Ashcroft’s sponsor the awards they also supply all design work for the evening.

For more than 20 years Ashcroft Creative have been providing creative design and marketing solutions for companies of all sizes from starts ups to multinational enterprises. They have close and long – standing relationship with their clients. This proximity teamed with excellent creative is integral to their success.

Managing Director for Ashcroft’s, Darren Ashcroft, says “we take great pride working within the Stockport Community. Our offices, which have restored in the local area are a sure sign we’re here to stay. It’s a privilege to have sponsored the Stockport Business Awards for the past seven years and we look forward to being part of it for many years to come.”

The shortlist for Best Not for Profit Organisations 2018 is

Stockport Homes 
Seashell Trust
Creative Support 

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

Tickets for the Stockport Business Awards are now available, please purchase them HERE  or email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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Life Leisure New Sponsor at this Year’s Stockport Business Awards

The Stockport Business Awards, organised and founded by Chartered Accountants Clarke Nicklin, has the support of new sponsor Life Leisure this year. Life Leisure won the Employer of the Year award at the 2016 Stockport Business Awards, and will be sponsoring this category this year.

Life Leisure are Stockport’s leading leisure provider, managing 12 fitness centres and delivering a broad range of sports, physical activity and health programmes of the highest quality to local people.  A not for profit social enterprise company and registered charity, their aim is to provide a best value service in all areas in which they operate, by investing back into local communities, to make them a better place to live.

Head of Marketing at Life Leisure, Laura Mylotte, said “As previous winners, Life Leisure is delighted to sponsor this year’s Employer of the Year award, recognising organisations who have a focus on developing their people as well as ensuring a strong and vibrant business community in Stockport”.

The shortlist for Employer of the Year 2018 is: 

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

Tickets for the Stockport Business Awards are now available, please purchase them from  HERE or email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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CDL Sponsor Stockport Business Awards for the Second Time

The Stockport Business Awards, organised and founded by Chartered Accountants Clarke Nicklin, has the support for the second year running from CDL. CDL is the UK’s leading provider of technology solutions, providing platforms to a variety of sectors including insurers, banks, motor manufacturers, supermarkets and department stores. Some of our well known customer brands include Ageas Retail, Swinton Insurance, Tesco Bank and iGO4. CDL employs over 650 people at its campus in Stockport and has spearheaded developments in the FinTech/InsurTech space with solutions such as voice and web based chatbots,

Once again CDL will be category sponsors for The Excellence in CSR Award. Frank Robinson, Head of HR, comments: “The Excellence in CSR Award is one that is very close to our heart, and we’re delighted to be sponsoring it again this year. We’ve seen for ourselves the benefits of an active community programme in terms of creating opportunities for local people and promoting a strong culture of engagement within companies.”

Marketing Manager for Clarke Nicklin, Laura Frost, said: “It’s fantastic to get support and involvement from such high profile business such as CDL, we’re so pleased they are sponsoring the Excellence in CSR Award”.

The shortlist for Excellence in CSR 2018 is

Almond Family Pubs 
Stockport Homes 
Vernon Building Society 

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

Tickets for the Stockport Business Awards are now available, you can purchase them HERE or email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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Headline Sponsors Geared Up Once Again For This Years Stockport Business Awards

The Stockport Business Awards, organised by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, is once again joined by headline sponsors Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments. Both businesses have been headline sponsors since Clarke Nicklin founded the event back in 2012. The event has gone from strength to strength year on year, resulting in moving the event to larger premises in the last few years to accommodate over 400 guests wanting to attend. The iconic Stockport Town Hall will once again host the awards evening with TV presenter Jenny Powell presenting for the second year running.

Gorvins Solicitors is one the North West’s largest, full service law firms, providing a wide range of legal services to both commercial and personal clients, from commercial property, litigation, employment and corporate-commercial matters to residential conveyancing, family & matrimonial, wills, trusts and probate and personal injury.

“Martin Hoare, Managing Partner at Gorvins Solicitors, said: “The Stockport Business Awards are a staple event in the local business calendar. We are proud to have sponsored these awards from the start and each year I am thrilled to see so many talented, successful and inspiring business from within the Borough.”

Established in 1971 by Mr Peter Jones OBE, Orbit Developments has grown to become a leading provider of office space across the UK. Orbit boast a portfolio consisting of more than 6.5 million sq ft of space, over 200 office buildings, 38 retail schemes and 40 industrial properties.

Tony Jones, managing director of Orbit Developments, said: “As the biggest commercial landlord in Stockport, we get to see many interesting and successful businesses that call the Borough home, from start-ups to international companies.”  

Orbit Developments has been in the heart of Stockport for 40 years and believe that it is a great place to do business. The business community is second to none and the awards celebrate this fact and recognise the successful and talented businesses and individuals based here.”

The Shortlist for Business of the Year (£1-5 million Turnover) Sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors is 

The Shortlist for Business of the Year (under £1 million Turnover) Sponsored by Orbit Developments is: 

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

Tickets for the Stockport Business Awards are now available, Click HERE to get yours now! 

For more information please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

 

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Handelsbanken New Sponsor at this Year’s Stockport Business Awards

The Stockport Business Awards, which is organised by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, has acquired a new category sponsor. Handelsbanken will be sponsoring the Business Person of the Year Award at this year’s event.

Handelsbanken offers local relationship banking with products and services tailored to the needs of their personal and business banking customers. The bank’s decentralised model is core to its success. Each branch operates as a small business, enabling the team in Stockport to make decisions locally and to provide a service that is bespoke.

As a relationship bank, they are driven only by what their customers need, designing tailored solutions to suit their demands. Handelsbanken are not target driven, they take a long-term view, investing time to get to know their customers’ needs and ambitions. This approach is summed up in a quote from their book of corporate values: “Our advice must always be what is best for the customer, not what is most profitable for the bank at that time”. For more information about Handelsbanken please visit their website www.handelsbanken.co.uk

Marketing Manager, Laura Frost of Clarke Nicklin, who are organisers and main sponsors of the awards, said: “It’s fantastic to get support and involvement from such high profile businesses such as Handelsbanken, we’re so pleased they are sponsoring the very prestigious Business Person of the Year Award at this year’s event”

The shortlist for Business Person of the Year 2018 is

 Phil Miller – Creative Apparel – http://www.creativeapparel.co.uk/

Chris Appleyard – Pioneer Group – https://pioneergroup.co.uk/

Janet Bowden – Woodbank Office Solutions – https://www.woodbankoffice.co.uk/

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

Tickets for the Stockport Business Awards are now available, Click HERE to buy yours now or email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

 

 

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