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We previously revealed our GC Business Growth Hub will be sponsoring the Stockport Business Awards for the second-year running! GC Business Growth Hub are aptly sponsoring the Most Promising Young Business category, which was won by Stockport Gin last year.
Stockport Account Manager, Liam Connors, takes a moment to say a few words about the upcoming awards…
We are so excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2022 Stockport Business Awards!
There are fourteen categories businesses can enter this year, its free to enter and multiple categories can be entered.
This year’s categories are:
Business of the Year (up to £1m) sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
Business of the Year (£1-5m) sponsored by Gorvins Solictors
Business of the Year (over £5m) sponsored by Pioneer Group
Family Business of the Year sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning
Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Marketing Stockport
Best Digital/Creative Agency sponsored by Dawn Creative
Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – sponsorship still available
The Innovation Award sponsored by SMBS & Stockport Economic Alliance
Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by musicMagpie
Most Promising Young Business sponsored by GC Business Growth Hub
Employer of the Year – sponsorship still available
Taste of Stockport – sponsorship still available
Best Bar/Restaurant – sponsorship still available
The Stockport Award sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 27th May with judging set to take place in June.
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 email@example.com.
Organisers and main sponsors, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, are ecstatic to be welcoming back GC Business Growth Hub as a category sponsor again for the second time running at the 2022 Stockport Business Awards.
GC Business Growth Hub are a community of specialists with a passion to help a wide range of businesses from all different sectors by providing professional advice including one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, specialist programmes, funding and more, usually provided at no direct cost to those businesses who seek help.
Account Manager at GC Business Growth Hub, Liam Connors, added: “After sponsoring Employer of the Year at the Stockport Business Awards in 2021, GC Business Growth Hub are incredibly proud to be a part of the event in 2022. We had a great night at the last awards ceremony and can’t wait to continue to show our support to Stockport businesses!”
This year, GC Business Growth Hub will be sponsoring the ‘Most Promising Young Business Award’ which aims to uncover new talent that has been trading for less than three years but are up-and-coming within the Stockport borough.
Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, said: “It has been a delight to welcome back the GC Business Growth Hub as our sponsor for the Most Promising Young Business award this year. There is a lot of talent in Stockport, with many new businesses prevailing, which we enjoy uncovering and celebrating and will continue to do so this year.”
Organisers and main sponsors, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, can now reveal the Stockport Business Awards 2022 headline sponsors. Gorvins Solicitors and musicMagpie will once again join Clarke Nicklin in headlining the event which will take place on the 6th October at Edgeley Park, aimed to celebrate businesses of all sectors and sizes in the Stockport community.
Christian Mancier, Corporate/Commercial Partner at Gorvins Solicitors, said: “The Stockport Business Awards are a staple event in the local business calendar. We are proud to have sponsored these awards from the start and look forward to sponsoring the 2022 awards alongside Clarke Nicklin and Music Magpie. There are so many fantastic businesses in Stockport who, despite a challenging environment for business during 2021, have done, and continue to do, amazing things. I can’t wait to hear all the stories from the nominees over the coming weeks and months and then come together in October to celebrate the best of what Stockport business has to offer.”
Steve Oliver, co-Founder and Group CEO at musicMagpie, adds: “We are thrilled to once again be sponsoring the 2022 Stockport Business Awards, alongside Gorvins Solicitors. 2021 continued to present challenges throughout the Stockport business community, but once again businesses demonstrated their resilience! I’m looking forward to hearing more on the recent successes of our local businesses and celebrating together in October with all of the winners and worthy nominees.”
Clarke Nicklin are still on the lookout for businesses who would also like to be involved in category sponsorship this year and encourage anyone who is interested, to get in touch.
Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, said: “We are very thankful for the continued support businesses show in sponsoring our awards each year, and we’re looking forward to having musicMapgie and Gorvins Solicitors joining headline sponsors Clarke Nicklin again this year.”
If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s awards and would like more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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”
Less than two months ago, founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, hosted a night to remember at the Stockport Business Awards for their 10-year anniversary, held at the newly refurbished 1883 conference suite at Edgeley Park.
The evening celebrated many successes, from raising over £3000 between the charity partners, Smart Works and Stockport NHS Charity, to a special mention to Stockport Council for supporting local businesses during the pandemic, and to the businesses who won on the evening.
Steve Oliver, CEO and Co-Founder of musicMagpie who were one of the main sponsors and presented the Corporate Social Responsibility award this year, commented:
‘It was fantastic to be back at the Stockport Business Awards this year and celebrating the best achievements and successes for businesses of all size in the town, having experienced such a challenging period during the pandemic. The awards are always a brilliant night and have become an absolute highlight of the social and business calendar over recent years – see you there next year!’
Liam Connors from GC Business Growth Hub who sponsored the Employer of the Year Award added:
‘GC Business Growth Hub are immensely proud to have been a category sponsor and to celebrate the successes of Stockport businesses at the 10th Stockport Business Awards. A huge congratulations to all of the winners and those who were nominated, as well as a big thank you to Alice and the team at Clarke Nicklin for hosting a fantastic event.’
Stockport Business Awards 2022 Launch Party date will be announced early next year – if you’d like to attend and find out more information about how to apply for next year’s business awards or to sponsor the event, please contact Clarke Nicklin Marketing Executive, Alice Atkinson.
Generous donations from attendees at the 10th Stockport Business Awards on 30th September 2020 have helped raise over £3000 for charity partners, Smart Works and Stockport NHS Charity.
Founders and organisers of the awards, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have confirmed the amount be split between the two organisations, which includes the £1050 raised in the auction of a Mulberry bag, kindly donated by Smart Works for the event.
Smart Works were originally chosen to be the 2020 charity partner but due to the pandemic, the awards were cancelled until 2021 for Stockport Business Awards’ 10th anniversary. Not only do Smart Works provide high quality interview clothes to women in need, but they also offer invaluable training and styling advice which give women the confidence and self-belief to succeed at their interview and, ultimately, transform their life.
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’.”
Stockport NHS Charity exists to improve the health and wellbeing of patients by delivering services above and beyond ordinary standards. Fundraising helps them to achieve this through enhanced medical equipment, improved staff performance, development and wellbeing and advanced research programmes.
John Graham, Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust added:
“We are very grateful for the generous donation which our Stockport NHS Charity has received from Stockport Business Awards. This money will go towards various wellbeing projects for our staff to support their own health as they care for others. A huge thank you to all who donated.”
Charity partner applications for Stockport Business Awards 2022 will open at the start of next year, and organisations can register their interest and receive updates by contacting Clarke Nicklin Marketing Executive, Alice Atkinson.
Last night Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants organised the 10th anniversary of Stockport Business Awards held at the newly refurbished Edgeley Park. Over 380 people were in attendance at the black-tie awards dinner to celebrate the success and achievements of the regions finest.
After the awards were postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TV presenter, Jenny Powell, was back for another year after 23 months to host the awards for the fourth year and did a fantastic job of keeping the excited crowd engaged for those all-important moments. The two charity partners this year, Smart Works and NHS Stockport Charity raised over £3000 on the evening.
Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants commented; “Our 10th anniversary did not disappoint – after last year was postponed, it was clear everyone was ready to celebrate with each other, and the room was an extremely vibrant and positive chance for Stockport businesses to reflect on how far they have come the past two years. We are grateful that every year we continue to find and are able to highlight the great businesses that Stockport has to offer.”
The winners of this Year’s Stockport Business Awards are:
Taste of Stockport – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
Best Creative/Digital Agency – Sponsored by Ashcrofts
Marketing Team of the Year – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport
The Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by musicMagpie
The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Stockport Council & Stockport Economic Alliance
Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Sage
Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Business Growth Hub
Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Three Sixty
Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
John Delany Motors
The Stockport Award – Sponsored by Edgeley Park
Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Sponsored by Mayfield Floors
Silver Apples Bakery
Business of the Year (£1-5m) – Sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors
Business of the Year (over £5m) – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants
Congratulations to all the winners!
If you would like any more information about the awards, or if you would be interested in sponsoring or entering next year, please email email@example.com