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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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Shortlist Announced!

Main sponsors and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have announced the shortlist for the 2019 Stockport Business Awards which saw over 80 Businesses from the borough entering the 13 categories this year.

This year’s judging panel consisted of headline sponsor representatives from Clarke Nicklin, Gorvins Solicitors, and Handelsbanken. They were joined by representatives from Stockport Borough Council, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and category sponsor and key contributor, Ashcroft Creative.

The 2019 Stockport Business Awards Shortlisted businesses are:

Business of the Year (over £5m) Sponsored by Handelsbanken

  • Mini Gears
  • Music Magpie
  • Pioneer Group

 Business of the Year (£1-5m) Sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors

  • Jobwise
  • Mayfield Flooring
  • Nayyars Solicitors

 Business of the Year (up to £1m) Sponsored by Kast

  • Realty Management
  • Sammon Media
  • Tramp Hair Boutique

 Most Promising Young Business – Grassroots Recruitment

  • Hot Lotus Yoga
  • Right at Home
  • Stockport Gin             

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Rowlinson Knitwear

  • Almond Family Pubs
  • Jobwise
  • Stockport Homes

Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin

  • Glossop Cartons
  • H G Stephensons
  • William Turner & Sons

The Innovation & Enterprise Award – SMBC and Stockport Economic Alliance

  • Pioneer Group
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Vodat International

 Best Creative/Design Agency Sponsored by Platform 81

  • Create 8
  • Sammon Media
  • Smith Goodfellow             

The Marketing Award – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport

  • Group
  • Stockport County FC
  • Vodat International

The Food & Drink Award – Sponsored by Ashcroft Creative

  • Almond Family Pubs
  • I Knead Pizza
  • Silver Apples Bakery

Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

  • Citizens Advice – Stockport
  • Smartworks
  • Talk Listen Change

Responsible Business Award – Sponsored by CDL

  • Dodd Group
  • Stockport Homes
  • Vernon Building Society

Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Damar Training

  • Aimee Southgate – Tramp Hair Boutique
  • Scott Swaby – Three Sixty
  • Seb Rowe – Life Leisure
  • Verity Calderbank – Stockport Home    

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday 10th October at Stockport Town Hall. The awards evening will also focus on raising money for this year’s charity partner, Stockport CP Society .

Tickets will be on sale from Friday 26th July.  Email Laura Frost for tickets.

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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” 

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