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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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Entries Now Open for the 2020 Stockport Business Awards

Entries for the 2020 Stockport Business Awards are now open, businesses can now view this year’s categories and enter HERE by submitting a short entry form and uploading supporting documents, it’s free to enter and you can enter as many awards as you like.. There will also be an opportunity to send a short video. Entries will close on Friday 3rd July.

Organisers and main sponsors Clarke Nicklin are joined by Headline sponsors Gorvins Solicitors and Handelsbanken, this year’s category sponsors include Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning, Marketing Stockport, Ashcroft Creative, Stockport Economic Alliance, Stockport Council and new this year is Mayfield floors.

Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, commented “The awards is now in it’s ninth year and we are delighted to be able to organise this event once again and see businesses come together to celebrate achievements within the borough”.

For video updates click HERE Any queries please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

 

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Stockport Business Awards 2020 Launched!

We have now virtually launched this year’s Awards. Unfortunately the launch evening and networking event which was set to take place this evening (26.03.20) was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We will now be releasing a series of videos to keep everyone updated and informed of how they can get involved – you can watch now HERE 

This will be the ninth year for the awards and will once again take place at the iconic Stockport Town Hall on Thursday 8th October. This year’s categories are:

• Business of the Year (up to £1m)
• Business of the Year (£1-5m)
• Business of the Year (over £5m)
• Family Business of the year
• Marketing Team of the Year
• Best Digital/Creative Agency
• Best Not-for-Profit Organisation
• The Innovation Award
• Corporate Social Responsibility Award
• Most Promising Young Business
• Employer of the Year
• Taste of Stockport

Entries will be opening on the 6th April and businesses can enter through the Stockport Business Awards website, there will be a short form to complete and entrants will be asked to submit a short video talking about their business, it’s free to enter and multiple awards can be entered.

We are joined by Headline sponsors Gorvins Solicitors and Handelsbanken, this year’s category sponsors include Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning, Marketing Stockport, Ashcroft Creative, Stockport Economic Alliance, Stockport Council and new this year is Mayfield Floors. Strawberry Radio are this years media partner keeping listeners up to date with the latest news.

Laura Frost, Marketing Manager for Clarke Nicklin, commented “We are doing our very best to carry on organising the awards as usual, Stockport is such a thriving business community and I know we will get through these uncertain times even stronger and there will certainly be achievements to be recognised and celebrated which is the what the awards is all about”.

For more information regarding the awards please contact 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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New Charity Partner Wanted for 2020 Awards

Founders and organisers of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, are once again on the hunt for a charity partner for the 2020 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 since 2012. Last Year’s chosen charity partner, Supportability, raised nearly £5000 on the evening. Becky Shorrock, Head of Fundraising at Supportability gave a compelling speech about the important work they do to improve the lives of those with complex disabilities in and around Stockport. Becky said “We’re delighted to announce that we raised £4,700 on the night! We’re absolutely overwhelmed by the support from the guests.”

Managing Partner, Andrew Baggott of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, said: “We are delighted to have supported so many amazing charities over the past eight 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 contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk 

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2020 Stockport Business Awards Launch and Networking Event

Organisers and founders of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, will be once again hosting a launch evening for the 2020 awards. The launch evening will take place on Thursday 26th of March at Clarke Nicklin House at Cheadle Royal Business Park 6pm to 8pm where local businesses will have the chance to find out what’s in store this year, how they can get involved, and get those key dates for the diary over drinks and nibbles.

To get your tickets for the awards launch and networking evening click HERE 

The business awards, which is now in it its ninth year, will take place on Thursday 8th October at the iconic Stockport Town Hall. 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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Date announced for the 2020 Stockport Business Awards

Organisers and founders of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, have released this year’s date for the annual awards dinner. The business awards, which is now in it its ninth year, will take place on Thursday 8th October at the iconic Stockport Town Hall.

Over the last nine years over a hundred businesses within the Stockport borough have been recognised and celebrated for their business achievements. The Awards have attracted support and sponsorship from some high profile businesses within the region such as Gorvins Solicitors, Handelsbanken, NatWest and Orbit Developments.  

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants commented; “Last year’s event was one of the best yet and each year we discover new business talent within the borough, 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.”

More details for this year’s awards dinner will be released over the coming months.

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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Watch the Highlights from the 2019 Stockport Business Awards

Stockport Business Awards organisers Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants are delighted to showcase highlights from the 2019 Stockport Business Awards which took place in October. TV presenter, Jenny Powell, hosted the event and presented 13 awards to the winners among the Stockport Business community.

Highlights from the evening can be viewed here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gstilpRDcg8.

 

 

You can also view footage of the speech delivered by this year’s Charity Partner, Supportability’s, Becky Shorrock, along with some words from host Jenny Powell, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott and also winners Mayfield Flooring.  

If you would like to be involved in next year’s event, please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk.

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Supportability Raise Just under £5K at the 2019 Stockport Business Awards

This year’s Stockport Business Awards, organised by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, partnered with Stockport Based charity Supportability to raise funds on the evening. Recently re branded from Stockport CP Society, Supportability’s ethos, core values and offerings remained the same – making life better for people with disabilities.

Since 1953, they have been supporting children, young people and adults with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities, with aim to enable those children, young people and adults live as fulfilled and independent life as possible.

The Stockport Business Community donated some fantastic prizes for this year’s charity raffle, including a star prize which was a 4 star holiday to Budapest donated by Paradise Isle Holidays resulting in the charity raising just over £4700 on the night.

Becky Shorrock, Head of Fundraising gave a compelling speech about Supportability and the important work they do to improve the lives of those with complex disabilities in and around Stockport. Becky said “We’re delighted to announce that we raised £4,700 on the night! We’re absolutely overwhelmed by the support from the guests.”

All pictures from this year’s Stockport Business Awards can be seen HERE

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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