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Winners Revealed at the 2019 Stockport Business Awards

Last night Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants organised the eighth Stockport Business Awards held at the prestigious Stockport Town Hall. Over 380 people were in attendance at 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 third year running and did a fantastic job of keeping the excited crowd engaged for those all-important moments. Supportability were this year’s Charity Partner and raised just under £5000 on the evening.

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 Retailer – Sponsored by Ashcroft Creative Design

Silver Apples Bakery

Best Creative/Digital Agency – Sponsored by Platform 81

Sammon Media

The Marketing Award Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

Leasing.com Group

 Most Responsible Business – Sponsored by CDL

The Vernon Building Society

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

Vodat International

Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Grassroots Recruitment

Hot Lotus Yoga

Employer of the Year – Rowlinson Knitwear

Almond Family Pubs

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

Smartworks

Rising Star of the Year Award Sponsored by Damar Training

Scott Swaby – Three Sixty

Family Business of the Year – Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

HG Stephensons

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

Realty Management

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

Mayfield Flooring

Business of the Year (over £5m) – sponsored by Handelsbanken

Music Magpie

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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Jenny Powell To Host the 2019 Stockport Business Awards

Stockport Business Awards organisers Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants are thrilled to announce TV Presenter Jenny Powell will once again host the awards dinner on Thursday 10th October for the third year running.

Jenny started her career back in 1985 and was one of the presenters of Top of the Pops, hostess on ITV’s Wheel of Fortune, and fronted Soap Fever, Live Talk, Getaway and Our House for UKTV Style, and has been regular on ITV’s Loose Women.

She appeared as a contestant on Channel 4’s Celebrity Come Dine With Me, and BBC One’s Celebrity MasterChef. Jenny recently hosted a dining experience with Hollywood Heavyweight Sylvester Stallone at Manchester Central for the promotion of his latest film Rambo: Last Blood, where she interviewed Stallone with an audience of over 900 people.

Andrew Baggott, Managing partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented “Jenny does an absolutely fantastic job of hosting our event, she always delivers and we’re delighted to be welcoming her back for the third year running”.

The full shortlist can be found HERE Winners will be announced at the black tie dinner on Thursday 10th October at the Stockport Town Hall. This event is now sold out, for further information please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

 

 

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Tickets Now on Sale!

Last week main sponsors and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, announced the shortlist for the 2019 Stockport Business Awards. Tickets are now on sale for the event which will take place once again at Stockport’s Prestigious Town Hall on Thursday 10th October, where the winners will be announced. Tickets can be purchased by emailing laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk or click HERE. Individual tickets are £95 and a table of ten is £950, tickets include entry to the event, champagne on arrival, and a three course dinner with wine.

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented “Stockport is home to many vibrant and successful businesses and we anticipate another great turn out on the night to celebrate the achievements of the businesses that have made it onto the shortlist. The event is set to be bigger and better than ever this year and we already can’t wait!”.

Click HERE to view this year’s shortlist.

Any queries about the awards please contact Laura Frost  – laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Shortlist Announced!

Main sponsors and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have announced the shortlist for the 2019 Stockport Business Awards which saw over 80 Businesses from the borough entering the 13 categories this year.

This year’s judging panel consisted of headline sponsor representatives from Clarke Nicklin, Gorvins Solicitors, and Handelsbanken. They were joined by representatives from Stockport Borough Council, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and category sponsor and key contributor, Ashcroft Creative.

The 2019 Stockport Business Awards Shortlisted businesses are:

Business of the Year (over £5m) Sponsored by Handelsbanken

  • Mini Gears
  • Music Magpie
  • Pioneer Group

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

  • Jobwise
  • Mayfield Flooring
  • Nayyars Solicitors

 Business of the Year (up to £1m) Sponsored by Kast

  • Realty Management
  • Sammon Media
  • Tramp Hair Boutique

 Most Promising Young Business – Grassroots Recruitment

  • Hot Lotus Yoga
  • Right at Home
  • Stockport Gin             

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Rowlinson Knitwear

  • Almond Family Pubs
  • Jobwise
  • Stockport Homes

Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin

  • Glossop Cartons
  • H G Stephensons
  • William Turner & Sons

The Innovation & Enterprise Award – SMBC and Stockport Economic Alliance

  • Pioneer Group
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Vodat International

 Best Creative/Design Agency Sponsored by Platform 81

  • Create 8
  • Sammon Media
  • Smith Goodfellow             

The Marketing Award – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

  • Leasing.com Group
  • Stockport County FC
  • Vodat International

The Food & Drink Award – Sponsored by Ashcroft Creative

  • Almond Family Pubs
  • I Knead Pizza
  • Silver Apples Bakery

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

  • Citizens Advice – Stockport
  • Smartworks
  • Talk Listen Change

Responsible Business Award – Sponsored by CDL

  • Dodd Group
  • Stockport Homes
  • Vernon Building Society

Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Damar Training

  • Aimee Southgate – Tramp Hair Boutique
  • Scott Swaby – Three Sixty
  • Seb Rowe – Life Leisure
  • Verity Calderbank – Stockport Home    

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday 10th October at Stockport Town Hall. The awards evening will also focus on raising money for this year’s charity partner, Stockport CP Society .

Tickets will be on sale from Friday 26th July.  Email Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk for tickets.

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Entries Now Closed!

Entries for this year’s Stockport Business Awards are now closed. It’s now time for the judging panel to come together and decide who they believe should be the winners at this year’s awards. The shortlist will be released at the end of July and winners announced at the awards dinner on Thursday 10th October at Stockport Town Hall.

This year’s awards categories are:

Andrew Baggott, Managing partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented “It’s been eight 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 eight 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.”

Once the shortlist has been announced tickets will be available to purchase from organisers Clarke Nicklin.

The Stockport Business Awards will be supporting Stockport CP Society as charity partner at this year’s event. If you would like to donate a prize for the evenings raffle please contact julietunstall@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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

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Entries close in four weeks time!

Organisers of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, are reminding businesses in the borough to get there entries in before the deadline on Friday 21st June.

Three new categories have been added this year; Family Business of the Year, The Marketing Award and The Rising Star Award, which will hopefully ensure this year’s awards has something for everyone. Businesses in Stockport can enter as many categories as they like and it’s free to enter.

For the first time since the awards began entrants can apply online HERE Businesses also have the ability to upload supporting documents and even video. The full list of categories are as follows:

Business of the Year (over 5m) Sponsored by Handelsbanken
Business of the Year (£1-5m) Sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors
Business of the Year (up to £1m) Sponsored by Kast Energy
Most Promising Young Business – Grassroots Recruitment
Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Damar Training
Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Rowlinson Knitwear
Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin
The Innovation & Enterprise Award – SMBC and Stockport Economic Alliance
Best Creative/Design Agency Sponsored by Platform 81
The Marketing Award – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport
The Food & Drink Award
Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Ashcroft Creative Design
Responsible Business Award – Sponsored by CDL

Marketing Manager, Laura Frost of Clarke Nicklin said: “We hope the changes to this year’s entry process will make it quicker and easier to apply, we are constantly blown away by entries from fantastic businesses in the area, and hope we continue discovering and celebrating new talent within Stockport”.

The Stockport Business Awards will be supporting Stockport CP Society as charity partner at this year’s event. If you would like to donate a prize for the evenings raffle please contact julietunstall@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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 CP Society announced as this years Charity Partner

Representatives from organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, and headline sponsors, Handelsbanken and Gorvins Solicitors, were tasked with the judging of this year’s charity partner.

Over 30 Charities across Stockport and Greater Manchester applied for the opportunity to become charity partner for the 2019 Stockport Business Awards, and Stockport CP Society were chosen.

Stockport CP Society is an independent charity and was set up in Heaton Moor in 1953. They provide a wide range of activities and support for adults and children with physical and/or learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum conditions. They particularly focus on individuals with the most complex needs. They support over 500 people with the most complex needs to live as independent a life as possible

CEO of Stockport CP Society, Sarah Thomas, commented “As a local charity, we are always delighted to receive the backing and support of events such as the Stockport Business Awards. Being the official Charity Partner will really help us to raise awareness of both ourselves and the work we do whilst raising valuable funds to support the delivery of our services. I’d like to say a heart-felt ‘thank you’ for choosing us to be involved in the awards for 2019”.

The Stockport Business Awards has been an iconic event within the business community of Stockport since 2012. Each year the event raises over £4,000 for a local cause. Last year’s charity partner was Signpost Stockport for Careers who benefited from the support and donations.

Marketing Manager, Laura Frost of Clarke Nicklin said: “We are delighted to be supporting Stockport CP Society this year, these decisions are always the hardest as all the organisations were worthy and do such amazing work, however there can only be one charity partner. We hope we can raise as much as possible and help raise the profile of this incredible charity”.

As usual organisers Clarke Nicklin will be on the hunt for raffle prizes for the awards dinner on Thursday 10th October. If you would like to support Stockport CP Society by donating a prize please contact Julie Tunstall julie@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

Entries are now open for this year’s Stockport Business Awards. To apply for any of this year’s awards visit https://stockportbusinessawards.co.uk/award-categories/ 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 visit https://stockportbusinessawards.co.uk/ or contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

 

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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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