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Entries Now Open! SBA 2022

We are so excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2022 Stockport Business Awards!

There are fourteen categories businesses can enter this year, its free to enter and multiple categories can be entered.

This year’s categories are:

Business of the Year (up to £1m) sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
Business of the Year (£1-5m) sponsored by Gorvins Solictors
Business of the Year (over £5m) sponsored by Pioneer Group
Family Business of the Year sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning
Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Marketing Stockport
Best Digital/Creative Agency sponsored by Dawn Creative
Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – sponsorship still available
The Innovation Award sponsored by SMBS & Stockport Economic Alliance
Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by musicMagpie
Most Promising Young Business sponsored by GC Business Growth Hub
Employer of the Year – sponsorship still available
Taste of Stockport – sponsorship still available
Best Bar/Restaurant – sponsorship still available
The Stockport Award sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

Submit your entries here.

Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 27th May with judging set to take place in June.

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Seashell Trust Announced As Official 2022 Charity Partner

We are delighted to announce this year’s charity partner is Seashell Trust, a leading learning disability and autism charity in Stockport.

Seashell Trust operate a special school, specialist college, 17 four-bedroom residential homes and a host of sport camps and training programs for families all from their 30-acre campus in Cheadle Hulme.

Over 500 Stockport residents benefit directly from Seashell’s services, including 150 children and young people who are educated and live at Seashell Trust, which has been based in Stockport since the 1950’s.

Relationships Director of Seashell Trust, Dominic Tinner, commented: “As a charity that has had its home in Stockport for over 60 years, Seashell is thrilled to have been chosen as the charity partner for this year’s Stockport Business Awards.  As we look forward to our Bicentenary in 2023, our association with the awards will help to raise local businesses’ knowledge of our valuable work with children and young people with the most complex needs and their families not only in Stockport but across the country.”

The Stockport Business Awards team is now appealing to businesses within the borough to once again donate a prize for the charity raffle on the evening. If you would like to donate a prize, please email aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

Check out more about Seashell Trust here.

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Headline Sponsors & Date for 2022 Confirmed

Organisers and main sponsors, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, can now reveal the Stockport Business Awards 2022 headline sponsors. Gorvins Solicitors and musicMagpie will once again join Clarke Nicklin in headlining the event which will take place on the 6th October at Edgeley Park, aimed to celebrate businesses of all sectors and sizes in the Stockport community.

Christian Mancier, Corporate/Commercial Partner at Gorvins Solicitors, said: “The Stockport Business Awards are a staple event in the local business calendar. We are proud to have sponsored these awards from the start and look forward to sponsoring the 2022 awards alongside Clarke Nicklin and Music Magpie. There are so many fantastic businesses in Stockport who, despite a challenging environment for business during 2021, have done, and continue to do, amazing things. I can’t wait to hear all the stories from the nominees over the coming weeks and months and then come together in October to celebrate the best of what Stockport business has to offer.”

Steve Oliver, co-Founder and Group CEO at musicMagpie, adds: “We are thrilled to once again be sponsoring the 2022 Stockport Business Awards, alongside Gorvins Solicitors. 2021 continued to present challenges throughout the Stockport business community, but once again businesses demonstrated their resilience! I’m looking forward to hearing more on the recent successes of our local businesses and celebrating together in October with all of the winners and worthy nominees.”

Clarke Nicklin are still on the lookout for businesses who would also like to be involved in category sponsorship this year and encourage anyone who is interested, to get in touch.

Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, 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 having musicMapgie and Gorvins Solicitors joining headline sponsors Clarke Nicklin again this year.”

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s awards and would like more info, please email aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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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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Stockport Business Awards 2021 Date Revealed

2021 DATE REVEALED FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF STOCKPORT BUSINESS AWARDS!
As the Stockport Business Awards was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, are thrilled to announce the awards will be back for their 10th anniversary at Stockport Town Hall on the 30th September 2021.
The 2020 awards, due to take place in October this year, were cancelled back in May, due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding social distancing measures. However, Stockport Town Hall have confirmed that the awards can take place next year, to celebrate and champion local businesses once more.
The team are already in the process of planning and organising the awards for next year, the 2021 event is set to be an exciting and monumental year – marking ten years since Stockport Business Awards began.
Laura Frost, Marketing Manager at Clarke Nicklin, commented “It has been disappointing not being able to host this year’s event but under current circumstances we feel it was the right thing to do, the support from the business community has been incredible and we are thrilled to be planning next year’s event and making it the best yet, especially marking ten years since the first Stockport Business Awards took place. We are very much looking forward to celebrating those hardworking businesses within the borough in 2021.”
For more information regarding the awards and how your business can get involved, please email laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk
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Strawberry Radio Announced as this year’s Media Partner

Organisers and founders of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, have teamed up with Strawberry Radio as this year’s media partner to help promote this year’s event.

Strawberry Radio is Stockport’s newest radio station, playing music online, on smart devices, and through DAB, not only do Strawberry play a wide range of music, they report on local news and weather for Stockport including sport and what’s on in the borough.

The business awards, which is now in it its ninth year, will take place on Thursday 8th October at the iconic Stockport Town Hall. By partnering up with Strawberry Radio for the 2020 Awards, listeners will have the opportunity to hear the latest news and announcements whilst hearing interviews from the organisers, sponsors, and this charity partner.

Co-owner and presenter of Strawberry Radio, Chellce AJ ,commented As an independent business in Stockport, Strawberry Radio is delighted to be official media partner for the Stockport Business Awards 2020 and continues to champion local business and celebrate all that’s great in Stockport. The Stockport Business Awards is an established and truly great event that celebrates the growth of our remarkable and diverse business community in Stockport.”

For more information about this year’s event please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Stockport Business Awards 2019 Highly Commended

 

The highly respected Stockport Business Awards took place in October and received over a hundred applications from businesses in the Stockport Borough. Chartered accountants, Clarke Nicklin, who are the organisers, founders, and main sponsors of the event, held the first award ceremony back in 2012 at the Hallmark Hotel. The event was huge success and soon moved to larger premises, the iconic Stockport Town Hall.

The 2019 awards was a sell-out event with almost 400 guests in attendance from businesses within the Stockport community, all with an invested interest in supporting the Stockport business network. The awards not only welcome local business people, but in the past years have attracted local celebrities, such as actor Will Mellor, Chelsea Norris, and this year’s host Jenny Powell. 

The quality of applications was outstanding, and the judging panel really had their work cut out, and whilst the winners were truly deserved and celebrated on the evening, lest we forget the highly commended businesses. See below a full run down of those highly commended:

Business of the Year (Over 5m)

Business of the Year (1-5m)

Business of the Year (up to £1m)

Most Promising Business

Employer of the Year

Family Business of the Year

Best Non- for-Profit Organisation

The Innovation Award

Best Creative/Design Agency  

Most Responsible Business

Best Food & Drink Retailer

The Marketing Award

The 2020 Stockport Business Awards will take place on Thursday 8th October and entries will open in April. For any queries please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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The Stockport Business Awards Shortlist Revealed

Main sponsors and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have announced the shortlist for the 2018 Stockport Business Awards. Over 80 Businesses entered the 12 categories this year and  judging took place at Orbit Development’s Highbank House on Thursday 28th June. The judging consisted of headline sponsors representatives from Clarke Nicklin, Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments. Representatives from Stockport Borough Council and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce also joined the judging panel and 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

Shepherds Friendly

Glossop Cartons

APEM

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

DASA

Tangent

Grassroots Recruitment

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

Agapanthus Interiors

Essential Personnel

Sammon Media

Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin

Bristow & Hardy

Candy MC

Tramp Hair Boutique

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Life Leisure

Creative Support

Rowlinson

DASA

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Handelsbanken

Woodbank Office Solutions – Janet Bowden

Pioneer – Chris Appleyard

Creative Apparel – Phil Miller

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

APEM

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Practical Publishing 

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Ashcroft Associates

Creative Support

Seashell Trust

Stockport homes

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

Agile Automations

Starkey Technologies

Sammon Media

Best Creative/Design Agency – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

Platform 81

Sammon Media

Tangent

Excellence in CSR – Sponsored by CDL

Almond Pubs

Vernon Building Society

Stockport Homes

Best Food & Drink Retailer- Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin

Lime lounge

Almond pubs

Bombay to Mumbai

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday 11th October at Stockport Town Hall, which is one of the many venues provided by Stockport Events. The awards evening will also focus on raising money for this year’s charity partner Stockport for carers.

Andrew Baggott, Managing partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented “It’s been six years that I have been reviewing entries into the Awards. When 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 six 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 2nd July to all shortlisted businesses and will be on sale to the general public on Monday 16th July. You can purchase tickets from the Stockport Business Awards website www.stockportbusinessawards.co.uk or email Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk to be invoiced

 

 

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Stockport Business Awards Extend Entry Deadline!

Organisers and main sponsors of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, urge business to get their entry forms in for the deadline which is this Friday the 8th June.

Clarke Nicklin extended the deadline last week from the 1st June to 8th June, giving business an extra week to get their entries together.

Marketing Manager, Laura Frost of Clarke Nicklin said: “With half term on the horizon and GDPR coming in to play, we appreciate that businesses had a lot on their plate, we hope by extended the deadline to this Friday will enable businesses enough time to enter, and won’t exclude those who wouldn’t be able to get their entries in on time”.

If you haven’t entered your business in to the 2018 Stockport Business Awards, then you can download entry forms HERE all completed entry forms must be emailed over to laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 8th June.

For any other information regarding the Stockport Businesses Awards please contact Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk or 0161 495 4700 

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Meet the 2018 Stockport Business Awards Sponsors

We have some new sponsors supporting the event this year. Life Leisure and Handelsbanken has joined the line-up of ongoing support from business that have sponsored the awards for the last few years.

Organisers and main sponsors of the awards, Clarke Nicklin, are sponsoring Business of the Year (Over £5m) and Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments are once again headline sponsors. See full list of sponsors below:

Headline Sponsors

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

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

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

Category Sponsors         

Business Person of the Year – Handelsbanken

Employer of the Year – Life Leisure

International Business of the Year – Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

The Innovation Award – Stockport Council and Stockport Economic Alliance 

Best Creative/Design Agency – Marketing Stockport

Excellence in CSR – CDL

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Ashcroft Associates

Marketing Manager, Laura Frost of Clarke Nicklin said: “It’s fantastic so many Stockport businesses and organisations want to be part of our event and celebrating the success of businesses in the area, we have some previous sponsors getting involved this year once again and some new sponsors, which is great”.

The Stockport Business Awards are now open for entry and entries will close on Friday 1st June.

For any more information and any other queries please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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