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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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Tickets Now on Sale for the Stockport Business Awards 2018

Main sponsors and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have announced tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Stockport Business Awards, where over 80 Stockport Businesses entered the 12 categories.

There is a fantastic line up of sponsors this year including headline Sponsors Orbit Developments and Gorvins Solicitors who have supported the event for the past few years. Category sponsors this year include Handelsbanken, Marketing Stockport, Life Leisure, Stockport Council, Economic Alliance, Ashcrofts Creative Design, who will present winners with their award on the night.

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday 11th October at Stockport Town Hall, which is one of the many venues provided by Stockport Events. TV presenter Jenny Powell will host the evening for the second year and the evening will also focus on raising money for this year’s charity partner, Signpost Stockport for Carers, who are an independent local charity which provides free, confidential information and support to unwaged carers of all ages in the Stockport area.

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented “Stockport is home to many vibrant and successful businesses and we anticipate another great turn out on the night to celebrate the achievements of the businesses that have made it onto the shortlist. The event is set to be bigger and better than ever this year and we already can’t wait!”.

You can purchase tickets by emailing Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk or Click HERE 

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The Stockport Business Awards Shortlist Revealed

Main sponsors and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have announced the shortlist for the 2018 Stockport Business Awards. Over 80 Businesses entered the 12 categories this year and  judging took place at Orbit Development’s Highbank House on Thursday 28th June. The judging consisted of headline sponsors representatives from Clarke Nicklin, Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments. Representatives from Stockport Borough Council and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce also joined the judging panel and 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

Shepherds Friendly

Glossop Cartons

APEM

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

DASA

Tangent

Grassroots Recruitment

Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Sponsored by Orbit Developments 

Agapanthus Interiors

Essential Personnel

Sammon Media

Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin

Bristow & Hardy

Candy MC

Tramp Hair Boutique

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Life Leisure

Creative Support

Rowlinson

DASA

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Handelsbanken

Woodbank Office Solutions – Janet Bowden

Pioneer – Chris Appleyard

Creative Apparel – Phil Miller

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

APEM

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Practical Publishing 

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Ashcroft Associates

Creative Support

Seashell Trust

Stockport homes

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

Agile Automations

Starkey Technologies

Sammon Media

Best Creative/Design Agency – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

Platform 81

Sammon Media

Tangent

Excellence in CSR – Sponsored by CDL

Almond Pubs

Vernon Building Society

Stockport Homes

Best Food & Drink Retailer- Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin

Lime lounge

Almond pubs

Bombay to Mumbai

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday 11th October at Stockport Town Hall, which is one of the many venues provided by Stockport Events. The awards evening will also focus on raising money for this year’s charity partner Stockport for carers.

Andrew Baggott, Managing partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented “It’s been six years that I have been reviewing entries into the Awards. When 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 six 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 2nd July to all shortlisted businesses and will be on sale to the general public on Monday 16th July. You can purchase tickets from the Stockport Business Awards website www.stockportbusinessawards.co.uk or email Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk to be invoiced

 

 

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Stockport Business Awards Extend Entry Deadline!

Organisers and main sponsors of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, urge business to get their entry forms in for the deadline which is this Friday the 8th June.

Clarke Nicklin extended the deadline last week from the 1st June to 8th June, giving business an extra week to get their entries together.

Marketing Manager, Laura Frost of Clarke Nicklin said: “With half term on the horizon and GDPR coming in to play, we appreciate that businesses had a lot on their plate, we hope by extended the deadline to this Friday will enable businesses enough time to enter, and won’t exclude those who wouldn’t be able to get their entries in on time”.

If you haven’t entered your business in to the 2018 Stockport Business Awards, then you can download entry forms HERE all completed entry forms must be emailed over to laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 8th June.

For any other information regarding the Stockport Businesses Awards please contact Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk or 0161 495 4700 

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Clarke Nicklin Supports New Food & Drink Awards in Stockport this June

Clarke Nicklin and the Stockport Business Awards have teamed up with food-focused multi-disciplinary business Foodsync to host the first Stockport Food and Drink Awards on the 20th June. Clarke Nicklin who are organisers and main sponsors of the Stockport Business Awards have been working with Foodsync to support the first Stockport Food and Drink Trade show giving food and drink businesses and suppliers the opportunity to connect to people producing great stuff with passion and purpose; the aim is to bring those business closer to local suppliers within a 60 mile radius of Stockport.

Throughout the day St Mary’s Church will host various speakers such as Sam Buckley (Where the Light Gets In) Paul Jones (Cloud Water Brewery) Matt Nutter (Allotment Vegan Restaurant) Chris Dee (Gunner Cooke) as well as around 100 exhibitors.

The Trade show will be opening at 10am within the Stockport market area and will wrap up at 4pm, where attendees are then invited to the after show party at Robinsons BreweryThe Bakers Vault will be welcoming guests of the after show party for a free drink between 4-5 and then Robinsons will open their doors at 5pm. The after show party will give guests the opportunity to carry on those conversations with new contacts, there will be drinks on arrival, and various tasters from food and drink retailers from Stockport, including Where the Light Gets InLa Cantina, and Angkor Soul. The evening will feature some informal awards to celebrate the successes of food and drink retailers within and around the Stockport area. The categories are:

  • Best Ethical food project
  • Best Supplier (Non-Food)
  • Best Producer (Food/Drink)
  • Best Restaurant/Place to eat
  • Sustainability in action award/Best supply chain
  • Best casual eats/Best cheap eats
  • Best drinking establishment
  • Best food and drink newcomer
  • Best Street food
  • Best digital feed/Instagram Feed/social media presence

Each category will be judged by a diverse panel of judges within the Stockport community. Shortlisted businesses will be contacted before the event and winners announced on the evening.

For more information and to get tickets for the after show party and awards please visit – https://www.fdawardssk.com/

For more information and to get tickets for the trade show visit – http://www.foodsync.co.uk/events/food-drink-tradeshow-2018/

Please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Meet the 2018 Stockport Business Awards Sponsors

We have some new sponsors supporting the event this year. Life Leisure and Handelsbanken has joined the line-up of ongoing support from business that have sponsored the awards for the last few years.

Organisers and main sponsors of the awards, Clarke Nicklin, are sponsoring Business of the Year (Over £5m) and Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments are once again headline sponsors. See full list of sponsors below:

Headline Sponsors

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

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

Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Orbit Developments

Category Sponsors         

Business Person of the Year – Handelsbanken

Employer of the Year – Life Leisure

International Business of the Year – Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

The Innovation Award – Stockport Council and Stockport Economic Alliance 

Best Creative/Design Agency – Marketing Stockport

Excellence in CSR – CDL

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Ashcroft Associates

Marketing Manager, Laura Frost of Clarke Nicklin said: “It’s fantastic so many Stockport businesses and organisations want to be part of our event and celebrating the success of businesses in the area, we have some previous sponsors getting involved this year once again and some new sponsors, which is great”.

The Stockport Business Awards are now open for entry and entries will close on Friday 1st June.

For any more information and any other queries please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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