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Edgeley Park to Host This Year’s SBA

Founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, are delighted to announce this year’s business awards will be held at the newly refurbished Edgeley Park at Stockport County for the awards’ 10th anniversary on the 30th of September.

Edgeley Park, also sponsoring The Stockport Award this year, is one of the most historic sports stadiums in the country and has been the place of many memorable moments for generations of County fans and the local community. The Stockport Award is for businesses who demonstrate a real passion for the borough.

Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary in the newly-refurbished 1883 suite at Edgeley Park. It’ll be a great chance for the people of Stockport to see the impressive outcome of the recent investment that has been made there, whilst also giving businesses the chance to reconnect and network again.”

Richard Simkin, Director of Operations at Stockport County and Edgeley Park commented “We are extremely proud to be sponsoring The Stockport Award and even more excited to be hosting this year’s Stockport Business Awards, celebrating business excellence across region. These awards are a chance to forget the challenges of the pandemic, celebrate success, and look forward to brighter times ahead.”

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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 aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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Sponsor Spotlight – Headline Sponsors – Gorvins

This week’s Sponsor Spotlight is our headline sponsors sponsoring the Business of the Year (Turnover £1-£5million) Gorvins Solicitors. We are proud to say Gorvins have supported and sponsored Stockport Business Awards since we first begun, making this year their 10th year of being sponsors. Check out what they had to say about sponsoring our 10th anniversary below.

Check out Gorvins Solicitors here.

Check out our other Sponsor Spotlights here.

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Deadline Extension – 11 June 2021

Founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants have extended the deadline for entries for this year’s 10th year anniversary event which is due to take place on Thursday 30th September at Stockport Ton Hall. Businesses can now submit entries up until the 11 June 2021. Businesses can enter online at www.stockportbusinessawards.co.uk. Entries are FREE and businesses can apply for as many awards as they like. This Year’s categories are:

  • Business of the Year (up to £1m) sponsored by Mayfield Floors
  • Business of the Year (£1-5m) sponsored by Gorvins Solictors
  • Business of the Year (over £5m) sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
  • Family Business of the Year sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning
  • Marketing Team of the Year sponsored by Marketing Stockport
  • Best Digital/Creative Agency sponsored by Ashcroft Creative
  • Best Not-for-Profit Organisation sponsored by Three Sixty
  • The Innovation Award sponsored by SMBC & Stockport Economic Alliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Music Magpie
  • Most Promising Young Business sponsored by Sage UK
  • Employer of the Year sponsored by The Business Growth Hub
  • Taste of Stockport sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
  • The Stockport Award sponsored by Edgeley Park

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin commented “We appreciate businesses are slowly starting to get back to a normal and want to make sure there’s enough time for everyone to get involved”.

For more information and regular updates follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For any other queries please contact: aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Sponsor Spotlight – Organisers and Main Sponsors – Clarke Nicklin

This week’s #SponsorSpotlight features founders, organisers and main sponsors of the awards, Clarke Nicklin. Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, explains in this video just how far the Stockport Business Awards have came within the past 10-12 years in the making. And it’s only getting stronger, bigger and better than ever!

Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants are based in Cheadle, Stockport. Servicing clients all over the UK and internationally, the team offer a range of services to help businesses reach their goals.

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The Stockport Award Sponsored by Edgeley Park

This week’s Sponsor Spotlight belongs to Edgeley Park – Stockport’s premier conference & events venue. Edgeley Park is one of the most historic sports stadiums in the country, holding many memorable moments for generations of County fans, as well as the Stockport community.

Therefore, it is very apt that Edgeley Park are sponsoring our Stockport Award – championing all things Stockport.

 

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Stockport NHS Charity Elated to Be A 2021 Charity Partner

The second of our 2021 Charity Partner’s this year is Stockport NHS Charity. Stockport NHS Charity work to help patients get better quicker and experience the best possible care through well-trained staff and advanced equipment. Here’s what charity manager, Jenny, had to say:

Charity raffle prize donations can be sent to aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Smart Works Discuss Their Delight At Being A Charity Partner 2021

Introducing the first of our two charity partners for #SBA2021, it’s Smart Works Greater Manchester. (SWGM)

Since opening their doors in June 2015, SWGM have successfully supported over 1800 women in and around the Stockport borough and Greater Manchester, to help with the clothes and confidence they need for job opportunity and success. 

Winning the ‘Best Not-for-Profit’ award at the Stockport Business Awards in 2019, Chair of SWGM, Jan Iceton, shares her delight at being chosen to be one of this year’s Charity Partners:
Charity raffle prize donations can be sent to aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk
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Entries Now Open

We are delighted to announce entries are now open for the 2021 awards. There are thirteen categories businesses can enter this year, it’s free to enter and multiple categories can be entered.

This year’s categories are:

  • Business of the Year (up to £1m) sponsored by Mayfield Floors
  • Business of the Year (£1-5m) sponsored by Gorvins Solictors
  • Business of the Year (over £5m) sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
  • Family Business of the Year sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning
  • Marketing Team of the Year sponsored by Marketing Stockport
  • Best Digital/Creative Agency sponsored by Ashcroft Creative
  • Best Not-for-Profit Organisation sponsored by Three Sixty
  • The Innovation Award sponsored by SMBS & Stockport Economic Alliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Music Magpie
  • Most Promising Young Business sponsored by Sage UK
  • Employer of the Year sponsored by Business Growth Hub
  • Taste of Stockport sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
  • The Stockport Award sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 28th May and judging will take place in June.

Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, Commented

“We’re thrilled once again to be opening entries and celebrating 10 years of the Stockport Business Awards, each year we discover new business talent within the borough, which is fantastic. A lot of time and effort goes into the organisation and it’s all worth it on the night, we are looking forward to another successful year celebrating with Stockport’s finest.

For more information and regular updates follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For any other queries please contact: laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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