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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



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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 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  –

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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

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

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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