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Stockport Business Awards Now Open for Entry!

The 2019 Stockport Business Awards, organised and founded by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, are now officially open for entry. This year there are 13 categories for businesses in the borough to apply for, businesses can apply for as many as they like and its free to enter. See below the full list of categories.

 To apply for any of this year’s awards click HERE where you can apply online. Entries will close on Friday 21st June 2019.

The Stockport Business Awards will take place on Thursday 10th October 2019 at Stockport Town Hall. For more information about this year’s Stockport Business Awards  contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Stockport Business Awards Officially Launched!

On Thursday evening, organisers and main sponsors Clarke Nicklin, held an event to officially launch the 2019 Stockport Business Awards. The event was held at Stockport Homes Cornerstone Building and over 80 people attended. Guests had the opportunity to network with people within Stockport’s business community and hear all about the changes that are coming this year.

Business Development Director, Ben Poland, and Marketing Manager, Laura Frost, from Clarke Nicklin, presented updates of what to expect this year. The key announcements were as follows:

New Logo and website – The branding has had a refresh and the website has been engineered so applications can be filled out online, saved and continued at a later date on another device, and submitted through the website once completed. Entrants will also have the ability to upload documents and send videos.

New Categories – Three new categories have been added to the mix this year; Family Business of the Year, The Marketing Award, and the Rising Star Award. Click HERE Entries will open on the 1st April.

New Sponsors – The awards continue to receive ongoing support from Headline sponsors, Gorvins Solicitors, and are joined this year by new headline sponsor, Handelsbanken. New category sponsors for 2019 include Kast Energy Technologies, Damar Training, Rowlinson Knitwear, Platform 81, and Grassroots Recruitment, who will joining ongoing sponsors CDL, Marketing Stockport, Ashcroft Creative, SMBC and Stockport Economic Alliance.

Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, commented “A fantastic turn out to this year’s launch evening, it was great to see some familiar faces, but also to see new businesses coming along. The event is growing year on year and the support from the Stockport community is stronger than ever eight years on”.

The Stockport Business Awards will take place on Thursday 10th October 2019 at Stockport Town Hall. For more information contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Stockport Business Awards on the Hunt for New Charity Partner

Founders and organisers of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, are once again on the hunt for a charity partner for the 2019 event. Entries are now open for charities to apply for the opportunity to partner up with event and benefit from all fundraising activities and proceeds from the awards. 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 business people.

The Stockport Business Awards has been an iconic event within the business community of Stockport since 2012. Last Year’s chosen charity partner, Signpost Stockport for Carers, raised over £4000 on the awards evening, Julia Hewer, Deputy Director at Signpost Stockport for Carers commented “We were absolutely thrilled to be the charity partner of the 2018 Stockport Business Awards. The generous donations made on the night have enabled 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”.

Managing Partner, Andrew Baggott of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, said: “We are delighted to have supported so many amazing charities over the past seven 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”

For any queries please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Stockport Business Awards Launch Party Announced

Founders and organisers of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, will be holding an evening event to launch the this years Stockport Business Awards. The launch event will take place at Stockport Homes Cornerstone building on Thursday 21st March 6-8pm. 

On the evening, guest will have the opportunity to network with businesses from the borough over a drink and a nibble, and hear the latest updates from this years awards, including new sponsors, new categories and even a new look.

Marketing manager for Clarke Nicklin, Laura Frost, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to come and hear about the changes coming this year, how they can get involved, and get those key dates for the diary! It’s our Eighth year this year and we have some great new sponsors supporting this year’s event” 

For more information and tickets please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stockport-business-awards-launch-networking-event-tickets-55968101097

If you have any queries please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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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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