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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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2022 Charity Applications Now Open

We are once again on the hunt for a charity partner for the 2022 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 for the past 10 years. Last year’s chosen charity partners Smart Works and Stockport NHS Charity, raised nearly £4000 on the evening. Alison Lever, Trustee at Smart Works commented: “It was a huge honour to be a Charity Partner at the 10th Stockport Business Awards and to have an opportunity to update the local business community on the Smart Works’ support for unemployed women looking for work. We are very grateful for the generosity of everyone attending the awards. We rely on donations and grants to keep the doors of our Stockport Centre open and will be using the funds raised to continue to help more job seekers to “Get the Clothes, Get the Confidence, Get the Job”

Managing Partner, Andrew Baggott of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, said: “We are delighted to have supported so many amazing charities over the past 10 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 click here to download the application pack.

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Stockport NHS Charity Elated to Be A 2021 Charity Partner

The second of our 2021 Charity Partner’s this year is Stockport NHS Charity. Stockport NHS Charity work to help patients get better quicker and experience the best possible care through well-trained staff and advanced equipment. Here’s what charity manager, Jenny, had to say:

Charity raffle prize donations can be sent to aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Smart Works Discuss Their Delight At Being A Charity Partner 2021

Introducing the first of our two charity partners for #SBA2021, it’s Smart Works Greater Manchester. (SWGM)

Since opening their doors in June 2015, SWGM have successfully supported over 1800 women in and around the Stockport borough and Greater Manchester, to help with the clothes and confidence they need for job opportunity and success. 

Winning the ‘Best Not-for-Profit’ award at the Stockport Business Awards in 2019, Chair of SWGM, Jan Iceton, shares her delight at being chosen to be one of this year’s Charity Partners:
Charity raffle prize donations can be sent to aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk
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