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Stockport Business Awards Raise Over £4000 for Signpost’ Stockport for Carers

The Stockport Business Awards, organised by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, raised over £4000 at this year’s event for charity partner, ‘Signpost’ Stockport for Carers’, with the help of businesses in and around the Stockport region.

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented “We are delighted to support another remarkable Stockport charity, who I know will benefit greatly not only from the funds raised, but also by relationships made on the night. Businesses in and around the region showed their generosity once again by donating an selection of raffle prizes such as iPads, restaurant vouchers, Hampers and more”.

Signpost Stockport for Carers supports anyone over the age of six years old, who is providing unpaid care for a friend, relative, partner or neighbour. This may be a parent with dementia, an adult with down’s syndrome, a partner with motor neurone disease or a sibling with autism.

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.

Julia Hewer, Deputy Director at Signpost Stockport for Carers adds “We were absolutely thrilled to be the charity partner of the 2018 Stockport Business Awards. The generous donations made on the night will enable more of our Borough’s unpaid carers to get a valuable break. The Awards have also given our charity an invaluable opportunity to connect with local businesses and we look forward to working with them over the coming months to support their customers and employees that also have a caring role”.

See the truly inspirational speech from Julia from the awards evening here 

 

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Watch the Highlights from this Year’s Stockport Business Awards

Three weeks Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants organised the seventh Stockport Business Awards held at the iconic Stockport Town Hall, where over 350 people attended to celebrate the success and achievements of the region’s best businesses.

TV presenter, Jenny Powell, hosted the awards for the second year running and SignPost Stockport for Carers raised over £4000 on the night, which will help support carers in the community.

The full highlights from the evening can now be seen here…

View the full list of winners HERE 

If you would like any more information about the awards, or if you would be interested in sponsoring or entering next year’s awards please email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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Meet the Winners of the 2018 Stockport Business Awards

Last night Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants organised the seventh Stockport Business Awards held at the iconic Stockport Town Hall. Over 350 people attended the black tie awards dinner to celebrate the success and achievements of the region’s finest.  

TV presenter, Jenny Powell, hosted the awards for the second year running and did a fantastic job of keeping the excited crowd engaged for those all-important moments. SignPost Stockport for Carers were this year’s Charity Partner and raised over £4000 in the charity raffle to help support carers in the community.

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants commented; “Yet again the night was a resounding success. The room was extremely vibrant and positive, with the Stockport business community celebrating some amazing winners and shortlisted companies. Each 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:

Best Food & Drink Business – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

Best Creative Agency – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

Excellence in CSR – Sponsored by CDL

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

Most Promising Young Business -Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Ashcroft Creative Design

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Life Leisure

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

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Handelsbanken

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

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.

If you would like any more information about the awards, or if you would be interested in sponsoring or entering next year’s awards please email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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Stockport Business Awards – What to Expect on the Evening…

With the Stockport Business Awards only a few days away we look at what to expect on the evening:

The Venue

The Stockport Business Awards will be held at the iconic Stockport Town Hall in Central Stockport. The full address is Stockport Town Hall, Edward St, Stockport SK1 3XE. You will need to enter at the front of the building at the main front entrance. The venue has parking but vehicles should not be left over night.

Dress Code 

The dress code for the evening is black tie 

Itinerary

18:30: Doors open, Champagne on Arrival 
19:30: Welcome Introduction by TV Presenter Jenny Powell
19.32: Clarke Nicklin Welcome by Ben Poland
19.35: Signpost Stockport for Carers – Julia Hewer
19.40: Dinner Service Begins
21.10: Dinner Service ends
21.15: Awards begin
22.15: Awards End and Closing Words by Jenny Powell
22.25: DJ Begins
12.15: Last Orders at the Bar
12.30: Bar shuts – DJ finishes – After Party at Casino 36 Starts
1.00: Event Closes – Carriages

The Awards

Best Food & Drink Retailer – Sponsored By Clarke Nicklin – Presented By Andrew Baggott
Best Creative Agency  – Sponsored By Marketing Stockport – Presented By Richard Higginson
Excellence in CSR – Sponsored By CDL – Presented By Frank Robinson
The Innovation Award – Sponsored By SMBC SEA – Councillor Presented By Kate Butler and Christian Mancier
Most Promising New Business – Sponsored By Clarke Nicklin – Presented By Graham Travis
Best Not for Profit Organisation – Sponsored By Ashcroft Creative Design – Presented By Darren Ashcroft
Employer of the Year – Sponsored By Life Leisure – Presented By Malcolm McPhail
International Business of the Year – Sponsored By Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning – Presented By Scott Herbert
Business Person of the Year – Sponsored By Handelsbanken – Presented By Oliver Jones
Business of the Year up to £1M – Sponsored By Orbit Developments – Presented By Rhys Owen
Business of the year £1-5M  – Sponsored By Gorvins  Solicitors – Presented By Andrew Curwen
Business of the year over £5M – Sponsored By Clarke Nicklin – Presented By Andrew Baggott

You can see the full shortlist HERE

The After Party 

Casino 36 will be hosting this years after party – they are based 36 St Petersgate, Stockport SK1 1HD – just around the corner form the Stockport Town Hall. They have organised a limited number of Taxi’s from the town hall to take guests to the Casino. they will be welcoming guests from 12.30am on wards and are offering a free drink and a free bet on arrival. The Venue is open 24/7 so perfect to carry on the celebrations until the early morning.

If you would like any more information about the evening please contact Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Meet this Year’s Stockport Business Awards Finalists

The Stockport Business Awards, organised and founded by Chartered Accountants Clarke Nicklin, is fast approaching with just one week to go to the big event. The evening will be held at the iconic  Stockport Town Hall and is supported once again by headline sponsors Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments. Category sponsors this year include Stockport Council, Stockport Economic Alliance, Ashcroft Creative Design, Marketing Stockport, CDL, Life Leisure and Handelsbanken.

The finalist for this Year’s Stockport Business Awards are:

Best Food & Drink Business – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

  • Almond Family Pubs
  • Bombay to Mumbai
  • Lime lounge

Best Creative Agency – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

  • Platform 81
  • Sammon Media
  • Tangent

Excellence in CSR – Sponsored by CDL

  • Almond Pubs
  • Stockport Homes
  • Vernon Building Society

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

  • Agile Automations
  • Sammon Media
  • Starkey Technologies

Most Promising Young Business -Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

  • Bristow & Hardy
  • Candy MC
  • Tramp Hair Boutique

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Ashcroft Creative Design

  • Creative Support
  • Seashell Trust
  • Stockport homes

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Life Leisure

  • Creative Support
  • DASA
  • Rowlinson Knitwear

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

  • APEM
  • Practical Publishing
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Handelsbanken

  • Chris Appleyard – Pioneer
  • Janet Bowden – Woodbank Office Solutions
  • Phil Millar – Creative Apparel

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

  • Agapanthus Interiors
  • Essential Personnel
  • Sammon Media

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

  • DASA
  • Grassroots Recruitment
  • Tangent

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

  • APEM
  • Glossop Cartons
  • Shepherds Friendly

The winners will be announced on the evening.

If you would like any more information about the awards, or if you would be interested in sponsoring or entering next year’s awards please email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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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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