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Date Confirmed for the Launch Event

 

On Tuesday the 26th of March, founders, organisers and main sponsors CN Chartered Accountants will be hosting a launch event for the 2024 Stockport Business Awards!

Guests will have the opportunity to network with people within Stockport’s business community and hear all about what to expect for this year’s event. It’s great for those who haven’t entered the awards before to understand the categories they can enter and find out more about the process of entering.

The launch event will take place at CN Chartered Accountants head office in Cheadle on Tuesday the 26th of March with things getting underway at 6PM. Attendees will get the chance to ask us any questions and we will also reveal this year’s Charity partner!

When?

Tuesday the 26th of March 18:00 – 20:00

Where?

CN House, Brooks Drive
Cheadle Royal Business Park
Cheadle
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Founding Partner of CN Chartered Accountants, Andrew Baggott, commented “We can’t wait to see everyone at this year’s launch event and hopefully there are lots of new faces. The event is growing year on year and the support from the Stockport community is stronger than ever thirteen years on”.

The Stockport Business Awards will take place on Thursday 3rd of October 2024 at Edgeley Park with entries for the awards opening up on the 10th of April.

For more information about this year’s Stockport Business Awards contact georgiahilton@cngrp.co.uk

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The Search for the 2024 Charity Partner Begins

Founders, organisers and headline sponsors of the Stockport Business Awards, CN Chartered Accountants, are once again on the hunt for a charity partner for the 2024 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, and the opportunity 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 over 10 years. Last Year’s chosen charity was EGG, Engage. Grow. Go.  who raised over £3,400 on the evening.

Founder of EGG, Jonathan Billings commented, “EGG is a relatively new Charity focusing on supporting people with experience of homelessness into housing and employment. It was an honour to have been the chosen Charity for The Stockport Business Awards in 2023 and the promotion of our charity on the night and the money raised has helped us so much, I’d recommend using the awards to raise money and boost your charity’s visibility. We would like to express our thanks to everyone involved in the awards. Congratulations to all the award winners. Thank you all so much for your support of EGG Engage Grow Go.”

Founding Partner, Andrew Baggott of CN Chartered Accountants, said: “We are delighted to have supported so many amazing charities over the years and to see the benefits of the event’s fundraising. It’s a fantastic chance for charity organisations to raise their profile in Stockport, benefit from such a generous community and of course enjoy the evening’s awards”.

To apply to be this year’s charity partner please contact georgiahilton@cngrp.co.uk for a charity application pack.

 

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Sponsorship Packages Now Available For 2024

Founders, organisers and main sponsors, CN Chartered Accountants, can now reveal the Stockport Business Awards 2024 will take place on Thursday 3rd October. Sponsorship packages are now available for the yearly event will once again take place at the 1883 suite at Edgeley Park.  

If you’d like to get more information about the sponsorship opportunities available, please get in touch and we can send you a deeper dive into what’s included with your sponsorship package. 

The Stockport Business Awards, which is now in its 13th year was set up by CN Chartered Accountants back in 2012 to recognize and reward businesses within the borough. Not only has the event seen introductions and strong alliances being built, but the awards have also supported over 10 charities and raised over £40K. 

Founding Partner of CN Chartered Accountants, Andrew Baggott, said: “We are very thankful for the continued support businesses show in sponsoring our awards each year, and we’re looking forward to yet another successful event in 2024 and can’t wait to see all the success businesses across Stockport have had in the past year.” 

Entries for this year’s awards will be opening in early April and businesses will be able to enter through the Stockport Business Awards website. Entries are free and businesses can enter as many categories as they would like. 

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s awards and would like more info, please email robbone@cngrp.co.uk or georgiahilton@cngrp.co.uk.

 

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GC Business Growth Hub Confirmed as Category Sponsors

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.”

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2022 Charity Applications Now Open

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”

To apply to be this year’s charity partner please click here to download the application pack.

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Stockport Business Awards’ 10-year anniversary a sell-out success

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.

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10th Stockport Business Awards raise over £3000 for charity partners

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.

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Our 2021 Winners Revealed!

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
Stockport Gin

Best Creative/Digital Agency – Sponsored by Ashcrofts
Dawn Creative

Marketing Team of the Year – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport
HOME

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by musicMagpie
One+All

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

Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Sage
Stockport Gin

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Business Growth Hub
Allied Bakeries

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Three Sixty
Beacon Counselling

Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
John Delany Motors

The Stockport Award – Sponsored by Edgeley Park
Totally Stockport

Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Sponsored by Mayfield Floors
Silver Apples Bakery

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

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

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, please email aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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