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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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Stockport Business Awards Launch Party Announced

Founders and organisers of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, will be holding an evening event to launch the this years Stockport Business Awards. The launch event will take place at Stockport Homes Cornerstone building on Thursday 21st March 6-8pm. 

On the evening, guest will have the opportunity to network with businesses from the borough over a drink and a nibble, and hear the latest updates from this years awards, including new sponsors, new categories and even a new look.

Marketing manager for Clarke Nicklin, Laura Frost, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to come and hear about the changes coming this year, how they can get involved, and get those key dates for the diary! It’s our Eighth year this year and we have some great new sponsors supporting this year’s event” 

For more information and tickets please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stockport-business-awards-launch-networking-event-tickets-55968101097

If you have any queries please contact laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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Stockport Business Awards Raise Over £4000 for Signpost’ Stockport for Carers

The Stockport Business Awards, organised by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, raised over £4000 at this year’s event for charity partner, ‘Signpost’ Stockport for Carers’, with the help of businesses in and around the Stockport region.

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented “We are delighted to support another remarkable Stockport charity, who I know will benefit greatly not only from the funds raised, but also by relationships made on the night. Businesses in and around the region showed their generosity once again by donating an selection of raffle prizes such as iPads, restaurant vouchers, Hampers and more”.

Signpost Stockport for Carers supports anyone over the age of six years old, who is providing unpaid care for a friend, relative, partner or neighbour. This may be a parent with dementia, an adult with down’s syndrome, a partner with motor neurone disease or a sibling with autism.

One in six Stockport residents care, unpaid, for a loved one that could not manage without their support. That’s more than 32,000 people – colleagues, neighbours, friends and relatives – juggling a very physically demanding and emotional role alongside all of their other commitments.

Julia Hewer, Deputy Director at Signpost Stockport for Carers adds “We were absolutely thrilled to be the charity partner of the 2018 Stockport Business Awards. The generous donations made on the night will enable 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 and we look forward to working with them over the coming months to support their customers and employees that also have a caring role”.

See the truly inspirational speech from Julia from the awards evening here 

 

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Watch the Highlights from this Year’s Stockport Business Awards

Three weeks Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants organised the seventh Stockport Business Awards held at the iconic Stockport Town Hall, where over 350 people attended to celebrate the success and achievements of the region’s best businesses.

TV presenter, Jenny Powell, hosted the awards for the second year running and SignPost Stockport for Carers raised over £4000 on the night, which will help support carers in the community.

The full highlights from the evening can now be seen here…

View the full list of winners 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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The Stockport Business Awards – The 2017 Highly Commended

The highly prestigious Stockport Business Awards took place last October and received hundreds of applications from businesses in the Stockport Borough. Chartered accountants, Clarke Nicklin, who are the organisers, founders, and main sponsors of the event, held the first award ceremony back in 2012 at the Hallmark Hotel. The event was huge success and soon moved to the iconic Stockport Town Hall.

The 2017 awards was a sell-out event with 400 guests in attendance from businesses within the Stockport community, all with an invested interest in supporting the Stockport business network. The awards not only welcome local business people, but in the past years have attracted local celebrities, such as actor Will Mellor, best known for his roles in Hollyoaks and Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps, and former key 103 presenter and now BBC Radio Manchester presenter, Chelsea Norris, who hosted the 2016 awards. The 2017 awards were hosted by TV presenter Jenny Powell. 

The quality of applications to the 12 categories was outstanding, and the judging panel really had their work cut out, and whilst the winners were truly deserved and celebrated on the evening, lest we forget the highly commended. See below a full run down of those highly commended:

Business of the Year (Over 5m)

  • Active Flooring – www.active-flooring.com
  • IMS (Euro) – www.imseuro.co.uk

Business of the Year (1-5m)

  • Leads 2 Trade – www.leads2trade.co.uk
  • S I Sealy – www.sisealy.co.uk

Business of the Year (up to £1m)

  • ECS Consultants – www.ecs-ecs.co.uk
  • Hatters Promotions – www.hatterspromotions.com

Most Promising Business

  • Agile Automations – www.agileautomations.co.uk
  • Film My Match – www.filmmymatch.com

Employer of the Year

  • Julian Wadden – www.julianwadden.co.uk
  • IMS (Euro) – imseuro.co.uk

Business Person of the year

  • James Atkinson – P&P Mailing – www.pandpmailing.co.uk
  • Carl Hampson – Allied Bakeries – www.alliedbakeries.co.uk

International Business of the Year

  • Laser Quantum – www.laserquantum.com
  • Nexperia – www.nexperia.com

Best Non- for-Profit Organisation

  • Pure Insight – www.pure-insight.org.uk
  • St Ann’s Hospice – www.sah.org.uk

The Innovation Award

  • Glossop Cartons – www.glossopcartons.co.uk
  • Life Leisure – ActiLife – www.lifeleisure.net

Best Creative/Design Agency  

  • Bellyflop TV – www.bellyflop.tv.co.uk
  • Trust – www.madewithtrust.co.uk

Excellence in CSR

  • SAS Daniels – www.sasdaniels.co.uk
  • Stockport Homes – www.stockporthomes.org

Best Food & Drink Retailer

  • Rhode Island Coffee – www.rhodeislandcoffee.co.uk/locations/stockport
  • Where The Light Gets In – wtlgi.co.uk

Marketing manager for Clarke Nicklin, Laura Frost, has been out and about visiting each business and delivery their highly commended awards, Laura commented: “It’s great to meet so many businesses getting involved in the Stockport Business Awards and celebrating success within the community”

Jacky Sidebottom, Sales Director at Glossop Cartons said: “Entering the Stockport Business Awards was great fun, to be short listed was a great surprise and an honour. Myself and some colleagues had a fantastic night at the award ceremony, great venue, entertaining guest host, tasty meal, and the excitement of the awards made it a night to remember. To find out later we were Highly Commended was brilliant, a great moral booster for the team at Glossop Cartons. Thank you to all involved.”

 

The 2018 Stockport Business Awards will take place on Thursday 11th October and entries will open in April.

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

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Sparkling Night at The 2017 Stockport Business Awards

Stockport Business Awards 2017 took place at Stockport Town Hall last night and 400 people turned out to celebrate the achievements of the town’s best businesses.

The awards were set up by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants back in 2012 and have grown year on year. 12 awards were given out in total including two new ones for this year; Best Creative Agency which went to Platform 81, and Best Food Business which went to Angkor Soul, a Cambodian restaurant based in Marple, which is 1 of only 2 Cambodian restaurants in the UK. The awards are supported by headline sponsors Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments.

This year’s host was Jenny Powell who did a fantastic job of keeping the excited crowd quiet for those all-important moments. NSPCC were the chosen charity and £4,600 was raised for their “Speak out, Stay safe” service which visits primary school children in Stockport to educate them on abuse.

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants commented; “This year’s awards ceremony was fantastic, there was a real buzz in the room and I am so pleased to see how the awards have grown since we started them. Congratulations to all of the well-deserving winners!”

The full list of winners is:

Business of the Year £5m+ – sponsored by Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants

On The Beach

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

Woodbank Office Solutions

Business of the Year up to £1m – sponsored by Orbit Developments

Platform 81

Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Leemic

Nicola Ryan, Rowlinson Knitwear

Most Promising Young Business – sponsored by NatWest

AAI Global

Best Food and Drink Business – sponsored by Michelle Hay Training

Angkor Soul

Best Creative Agency – sponsored by Marketing Stockport

Platform 81

Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by SMBC and Stockport Economic Alliance

SAS Daniels

The Innovation Award – sponsored by MAN Diesel and Turbo UK

Manchester Fertility Clinic

Best International Business – sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

APEM

Excellence in CSR – sponsored by CDL

Together

Best Not for Profit Organisation – sponsored by Ashcroft Creative

Millie’s Trust

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