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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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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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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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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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2016 awards celebrate the best of Stockport

400 of Stockport’s finest packed out the Town Hall last night for the annual Stockport Business Awards ceremony.

Stockport Business Awards, an event organised by local accountancy practice Clarke Nicklin, was celebrating its 5th year having initially been set up by the firm in 2012.

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Win a holiday at Stockport Business Awards!

Stockport Business Awards is now celebrating its 5th year having initially been set up by Clarke Nicklin in 2012. Each year organisers choose a different local cause to support and this year’s fundraising efforts will see money raised go to Francis House Children’s Hospice.

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