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Deadline Extension – 11 June 2021

Founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants have extended the deadline for entries for this year’s 10th year anniversary event which is due to take place on Thursday 30th September at Stockport Ton Hall. Businesses can now submit entries up until the 11 June 2021. Businesses can enter online at www.stockportbusinessawards.co.uk. Entries are FREE and businesses can apply for as many awards as they like. This Year’s categories are:

  • Business of the Year (up to £1m) sponsored by Mayfield Floors
  • Business of the Year (£1-5m) sponsored by Gorvins Solictors
  • Business of the Year (over £5m) sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
  • Family Business of the Year sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning
  • Marketing Team of the Year sponsored by Marketing Stockport
  • Best Digital/Creative Agency sponsored by Ashcroft Creative
  • Best Not-for-Profit Organisation sponsored by Three Sixty
  • The Innovation Award sponsored by SMBC & Stockport Economic Alliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Music Magpie
  • Most Promising Young Business sponsored by Sage UK
  • Employer of the Year sponsored by The Business Growth Hub
  • Taste of Stockport sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
  • The Stockport Award sponsored by Edgeley Park

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin commented “We appreciate businesses are slowly starting to get back to a normal and want to make sure there’s enough time for everyone to get involved”.

For more information and regular updates follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For any other queries please contact: aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Entries Now Open

We are delighted to announce entries are now open for the 2021 awards. There are thirteen categories businesses can enter this year, it’s free to enter and multiple categories can be entered.

This year’s categories are:

  • Business of the Year (up to £1m) sponsored by Mayfield Floors
  • Business of the Year (£1-5m) sponsored by Gorvins Solictors
  • Business of the Year (over £5m) sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
  • Family Business of the Year sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning
  • Marketing Team of the Year sponsored by Marketing Stockport
  • Best Digital/Creative Agency sponsored by Ashcroft Creative
  • Best Not-for-Profit Organisation sponsored by Three Sixty
  • The Innovation Award sponsored by SMBS & Stockport Economic Alliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Music Magpie
  • Most Promising Young Business sponsored by Sage UK
  • Employer of the Year sponsored by Business Growth Hub
  • Taste of Stockport sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
  • The Stockport Award sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 28th May and judging will take place in June.

Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, Commented

“We’re thrilled once again to be opening entries and celebrating 10 years of the Stockport Business Awards, each year we discover new business talent within the borough, which is fantastic. A lot of time and effort goes into the organisation and it’s all worth it on the night, we are looking forward to another successful year celebrating with Stockport’s finest.

For more information and regular updates follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For any other queries please contact: laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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SBA 2021 Categories Announced

We are delighted to unveil this year’s award categories:

New to the line-up this year is ‘The Stockport Award’ this is for organisations that have really been flying the flag and are keen advocates for the borough.

This year’s entries will open on Monday 29th March through the Stockport Business Awards website.  For more information and regular updates follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For any other queries please contact: aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Smart Works and Stockport NHS Charity Confirmed As Charity Partners

Founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, are delighted to announce this year’s charity partners are Smart Works and Stockport NHS Charity. It’s a first for the awards supporting two charities this year and all part of making this year’s 10th year anniversary awards the best yet.

Smart Works were originally chosen to be the 2020 charity partner but due to the pandemic, the awards were cancelled.

Smart Works are a charity that provide high quality interview clothes and training to unemployed women in need, who have often been referred from organisations such as job centres, care homes, homeless shelters and mental health charities.

Not only do Smart Works offer invaluable training and styling advice, they also give women the confidence and self-belief to succeed at their interview and, ultimately, transform their life.

Jan Iceton, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Smart Works commented “Smart Works Greater Manchester is delighted to be Stockport Business Awards 2021 Charity Partner. We have been based in Stockport for almost 6 years, in that time delivering over 3,000 client appointments to unemployed women from local communities and being supported by over 12,000 volunteer hours. It will be simply joyful to celebrate the achievements and resilience of people and organisations across the Borough once again.”

Stockport NHS Charity exists to improve the health and wellbeing of patients by delivering services above and beyond ordinary standards. Their aim is to help patients get better quicker and stay well for longer. Fundraising helps them to achieve this through enhanced medical equipment, improved staff performance, development and wellbeing and advanced research programmes.

Charity Manager, Jenny Clarke, Commented “Stockport NHS Charity is over the moon to be chosen as a charity partner for the Stockport Business Awards. Over the past year we’ve seen how amazing the Stockport business community is, with so many organisations going above and beyond to support our vital work, so now we’re delighted to be able to support theirs.”

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 prize please email aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

This year’s entries will open in April.  For more information and regular updates follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For any other queries please contact: laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Music Magpie Confirmed as Headline Sponsors

Founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, are pleased to confirm former winners Music Magpie as Headline Sponsors at this year’s Stockport Business Awards.  Music Magpie will be joining long-term supporters Gorvins Solicitors as Headlines Sponsors this year, and presenting the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

Steve Oliver, Co-founder and Group CEO of Music Magpie, Commented

“We are delighted to be one of the Headline Sponsors of this year’s Stockport Business Awards, we were lucky enough to win Business of the Year over £5m at the last awards in 2019, it was a brilliant evening to celebrate all that’s great about Stockport business. It’s been a challenging time for many but we look forward to hearing the success stories that we’ve had within the borough. Good luck to everyone entering this year, and I look forward to seeing everyone on the night.”

Clarke Nicklin are also joined by Category sponsors; Ashcroft Creative, Three Sixty, Mayfield Floors, Sage UK, Marketing Stockport, Stockport Council and Stockport Economic Alliance.

After the 2020 awards were cancelled last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is an even more special and anticipated event than usual, with the awards celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. The event will once again take place at the iconic Stockport Town Hall on Thursday 30th September and Strawberry Radio will be championing the event as this year’s media partner.

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

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Three Sixty to Sponsor Best not for Profit Organisation at this Years Awards!

This week’s Sponsor spotlight is Three Sixty 

Three Sixty is a pioneering, multi-million-pound construction, property management and lettings company which donates a large chunk of its profits to social causes across Stockport and Greater Manchester.

Through a competitive online estate agency and a leading approach to construction via; refurbishment, alteration, improvements, maintenance and upgrade works – Three Sixty are a unique organisation led by a mission to achieve social, community and environmental benefits through their work.

Three Sixty will be sponsoring this year’s Best Not For Profit Award. Jason Tighe, Three Sixtys Head of Maintenance and Commercial Services commented:

“we are really excited to see the awards back this year, bigger and better than ever before, we’re proud to have been involved in previous awards and recognised for our social value and responsibility. We would like to wish everyone entering this year, the best of luck and we really hope you enjoy the experience.”

 

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2021 Marks 10 Years of the Stockport Business Awards

Founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, are thrilled to be getting preparations ready for the 2021 Stockport Business Awards. Not only is it the 10 year anniversary of the event, new category sponsors have come on board to support the event this year, these include last year’s winners Mayfield floors who will be sponsoring Business of the Year up to £1m, the Business Growth hub, who are sponsoring Employer of the Year, Sage UK, who will be sponsoring Most promising Young Business, and Three Sixty who are sponsoring Best Not-for-Profit Organisation.

Mayfield Floors managing Director, Anthony Francis, commented “last time we attended the Stockport Business Awards we were fortunate to win Business of the Year £1-5M, we had an amazing time at the event and it had such a great impact on our business that this year we are proud to be sponsoring and supporting this year’s event, we can’t wait for a truly amazing evening.”

Liam Connors, Stockport Account Manager for the Business Growth Hub, Said “We’re incredibly proud that we are taking the opportunity to celebrate the success of Stockport Businesses and sponsoring the Employer of the Year Award, we are looking forward to celebrating on the night.”

Chris Downing, Director of Product Marketing at Sage UK commented “We are delighted to be a part of the 10th Stockport Business Awards and sponsoring the Most Promising Young Business Award, the entrepreneurial spirit and vision to grow, build and nurture a business has never been tested as much as it has been over the past year, however, is great to see new businesses flourish despite exceptional challenges and recognising their success in these awards.”

Jason Tighe, Head of Maintenance and Commercial Services at Three Sixty commented “we are really excited to see the awards back this year, bigger and better than ever before, we’re proud to have been involved in previous awards and recognised for our social value and responsibility. We would like to wish everyone entering this year, the best of luck and we really hope you enjoy the experience.”

Clarke Nicklin will be joined once again by Headline Sponsors Gorvins Solicitors and receive ongoing support from Category sponsors; Ashcroft Creative, Marketing Stockport, Stockport Council and Stockport Economic Alliance.

After the 2020 awards were cancelled last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is an, even more, special and anticipated event than usual, with the awards celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. The event will once again take place at the iconic Stockport Town Hall on Thursday 30th September and Strawberry Radio will be championing the event as this year’s media partner.

Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, commented “We’re really looking forward to celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year. We are always grateful to those businesses who support the event by sponsoring. This will be an important year for businesses to come together and celebrate as a community all that they have achieved through the difficulties of the past year.”

This year’s entries will open in April.  For more information and regular updates follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For any other queries please contact: laurafrost@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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2020 Stockport Business Awards Cancelled

Founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Stockport Business awards due to the current situation regarding Covid-19. Entries opened early April with the hope this year’s event could take place at Stockport Town Hall on the 08 October. However as the situation has developed and the uncertainty around venues being open, social distancing requirements if venues do open, and the variability of the situation for businesses, the event will now be postponed until 2021.

 Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, commented “After ongoing discussions regarding the key factors and practicalities of hosting the 2020 Stockport Business Awards in October, and in light of the current issues being faced by all businesses with the uncertainty surrounding when things will return to some form of ‘normal’, we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the awards until 2021. We will return stronger in 2021, as we know the wonderful Stockport business community will do, and we hope you will be there to be part of what will be an amazing event, which will also be our 10 year celebration. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for their continued support during this time.”

To support businesses in the area the Stockport Business Awards are showcasing local businesses on Instagram, urging businesses to reach out about how they’ve adapted during this time, and giving them a platform to tell their story and promote themselves. This has already proved successful as the comments and shares have created connections by putting businesses in touch with each other to generate new business, and also to support one another. Follow @stockportbusinessawards to see more.

Laura Frost, Marketing Manager at Clarke Nicklin, commented “whilst the awards may not be taking place this year, our ethos stays the same, supporting and championing businesses in the Borough, celebrating and promoting success and achievements, and connecting businesses towards working together.” 

Watch our video HERE to see how you can get involved in supporting local.

For more information regarding the 2021 awards please contact Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Smart Works 2020 Charity Partner

We are delighted to reveal we have chosen Smart Works Greater Manchester (GM) as our Charity Partner for the 2020 awards.

Smart Works are a charity that provide high quality interview clothes and training to unemployed women in need, who have often been referred from organisations such as job centres, care homes, homeless shelters and mental health charities.

Not only do Smart Works offer invaluable training and styling advice, they also give women the confidence and self-belief to succeed at their interview and, ultimately, transform their life.

Jan Iceton, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Smart Works GM commented “We found out today that Smart Works Greater Manchester has been selected as Charity Partner at the Stockport Business Awards, on the same day as we analysed that 88% of the women we supported during 2019/20 got a job within a month of visiting our centre. It has been a wonderful day to remember during these challenging days. We are committed to being front and centre in the Stockport community and can’t wait to celebrate soon with all of the amazing people and organisations who exist in our local area, we thank you for thinking of us.”

Since opening their doors in Stockport in 2015, Smart Works GM have supported over 1800 women from every borough of Greater Manchester. They have just secured another five years’ in Stockport and will be celebrating their fifth birthday this year.

Laura Frost, Marketing Manager for Clarke Nicklin, commented “We’re delighted that Smart Works are our charity partner this year and are looking forward to working with them and supporting them going forward. It’s also a very exciting year for them celebrating their fifth year established in Stockport, so we’re glad to be a part of it.”

All of the Smart Works service delivery is provided by fully trained volunteers and all stock is kindly donated through other working women, or directly from Smart Works’ retail partners such as Hobbs, Next, Whistles, Evans, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis & Partners.

Smart Works GM will be attending the business awards in October and will also be fundraising on the evening. If you’re a business in Stockport and thinking about entering the awards this year, our categories are open for entry now https://stockportbusinessawards.co.uk/award-categories-2020/

 For more information regarding the awards please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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