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We previously revealed our GC Business Growth Hub will be sponsoring the Stockport Business Awards for the second-year running! GC Business Growth Hub are aptly sponsoring the Most Promising Young Business category, which was won by Stockport Gin last year.
Stockport Account Manager, Liam Connors, takes a moment to say a few words about the upcoming awards…
Organisers and main sponsors, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, are ecstatic to be welcoming back GC Business Growth Hub as a category sponsor again for the second time running at the 2022 Stockport Business Awards.
GC Business Growth Hub are a community of specialists with a passion to help a wide range of businesses from all different sectors by providing professional advice including one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, specialist programmes, funding and more, usually provided at no direct cost to those businesses who seek help.
Account Manager at GC Business Growth Hub, Liam Connors, added: “After sponsoring Employer of the Year at the Stockport Business Awards in 2021, GC Business Growth Hub are incredibly proud to be a part of the event in 2022. We had a great night at the last awards ceremony and can’t wait to continue to show our support to Stockport businesses!”
This year, GC Business Growth Hub will be sponsoring the ‘Most Promising Young Business Award’ which aims to uncover new talent that has been trading for less than three years but are up-and-coming within the Stockport borough.
Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, said: “It has been a delight to welcome back the GC Business Growth Hub as our sponsor for the Most Promising Young Business award this year. There is a lot of talent in Stockport, with many new businesses prevailing, which we enjoy uncovering and celebrating and will continue to do so this year.”
We are once again on the hunt for a charity partner for the 2022 event. Entries are now open for charities to apply for the opportunity to partner up with the awards and benefit from all fundraising activities and proceeds from the evening. The chosen charity will get links and branding on the Stockport Business Awards website, PR coverage before and after the awards, promotion in the awards brochure, the opportunity to make a short speech on the night, and to form new relationships with local businesses in the area.
The Stockport Business Awards has been an iconic event within the business community of Stockport for the past 10 years. Last year’s chosen charity partners Smart Works and Stockport NHS Charity, raised nearly £4000 on the evening. Alison Lever, Trustee at Smart Works commented: “It was a huge honour to be a Charity Partner at the 10th Stockport Business Awards and to have an opportunity to update the local business community on the Smart Works’ support for unemployed women looking for work. We are very grateful for the generosity of everyone attending the awards. We rely on donations and grants to keep the doors of our Stockport Centre open and will be using the funds raised to continue to help more job seekers to “Get the Clothes, Get the Confidence, Get the Job”
Managing Partner, Andrew Baggott of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, said: “We are delighted to have supported so many amazing charities over the past 10 years and see the benefits of the events fundraising. It’s a fantastic chance for charity organisations to raise their profile in Stockport and benefit from such a generous community”
Less than two months ago, founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, hosted a night to remember at the Stockport Business Awards for their 10-year anniversary, held at the newly refurbished 1883 conference suite at Edgeley Park.
The evening celebrated many successes, from raising over £3000 between the charity partners, Smart Works and Stockport NHS Charity, to a special mention to Stockport Council for supporting local businesses during the pandemic, and to the businesses who won on the evening.
Steve Oliver, CEO and Co-Founder of musicMagpie who were one of the main sponsors and presented the Corporate Social Responsibility award this year, commented:
‘It was fantastic to be back at the Stockport Business Awards this year and celebrating the best achievements and successes for businesses of all size in the town, having experienced such a challenging period during the pandemic. The awards are always a brilliant night and have become an absolute highlight of the social and business calendar over recent years – see you there next year!’
Liam Connors from GC Business Growth Hub who sponsored the Employer of the Year Award added:
‘GC Business Growth Hub are immensely proud to have been a category sponsor and to celebrate the successes of Stockport businesses at the 10th Stockport Business Awards. A huge congratulations to all of the winners and those who were nominated, as well as a big thank you to Alice and the team at Clarke Nicklin for hosting a fantastic event.’
Stockport Business Awards 2022 Launch Party date will be announced early next year – if you’d like to attend and find out more information about how to apply for next year’s business awards or to sponsor the event, please contact Clarke Nicklin Marketing Executive, Alice Atkinson.
Generous donations from attendees at the 10th Stockport Business Awards on 30th September 2020 have helped raise over £3000 for charity partners, Smart Works and Stockport NHS Charity.
Founders and organisers of the awards, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have confirmed the amount be split between the two organisations, which includes the £1050 raised in the auction of a Mulberry bag, kindly donated by Smart Works for the event.
Smart Works were originally chosen to be the 2020 charity partner but due to the pandemic, the awards were cancelled until 2021 for Stockport Business Awards’ 10th anniversary. Not only do Smart Works provide high quality interview clothes to women in need, but they also offer invaluable training and styling advice which give women the confidence and self-belief to succeed at their interview and, ultimately, transform their life.
Alison Lever, Trustee at Smart Works, commented:
“It was a huge honour to be a Charity Partner at the 10th Stockport Business Awards and to have an opportunity to update the local business community on the Smart Works’ support for unemployed women looking for work. We are very grateful for the generosity of everyone attending the awards. We rely on donations and grants to keep the doors of our Stockport Centre open and will be using the funds raised to continue to help more job seekers to ‘Get the Clothes, Get the Confidence, Get the Job’.”
Stockport NHS Charity exists to improve the health and wellbeing of patients by delivering services above and beyond ordinary standards. Fundraising helps them to achieve this through enhanced medical equipment, improved staff performance, development and wellbeing and advanced research programmes.
John Graham, Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust added:
“We are very grateful for the generous donation which our Stockport NHS Charity has received from Stockport Business Awards. This money will go towards various wellbeing projects for our staff to support their own health as they care for others. A huge thank you to all who donated.”
Charity partner applications for Stockport Business Awards 2022 will open at the start of next year, and organisations can register their interest and receive updates by contacting Clarke Nicklin Marketing Executive, Alice Atkinson.
Last night Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants organised the 10th anniversary of Stockport Business Awards held at the newly refurbished Edgeley Park. Over 380 people were in attendance at the black-tie awards dinner to celebrate the success and achievements of the regions finest.
After the awards were postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TV presenter, Jenny Powell, was back for another year after 23 months to host the awards for the fourth year and did a fantastic job of keeping the excited crowd engaged for those all-important moments. The two charity partners this year, Smart Works and NHS Stockport Charity raised over £3000 on the evening.
Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants commented; “Our 10th anniversary did not disappoint – after last year was postponed, it was clear everyone was ready to celebrate with each other, and the room was an extremely vibrant and positive chance for Stockport businesses to reflect on how far they have come the past two years. We are grateful that every year we continue to find and are able to highlight the great businesses that Stockport has to offer.”
The winners of this Year’s Stockport Business Awards are:
Taste of Stockport – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
Best Creative/Digital Agency – Sponsored by Ashcrofts
Marketing Team of the Year – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport
The Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by musicMagpie
The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Stockport Council & Stockport Economic Alliance
Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Sage
Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Business Growth Hub
Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Three Sixty
Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
John Delany Motors
The Stockport Award – Sponsored by Edgeley Park
Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Sponsored by Mayfield Floors
Silver Apples Bakery
Business of the Year (£1-5m) – Sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors
Business of the Year (over £5m) – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
Congratulations to all the winners!
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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.”
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.
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:
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”.
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