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GC Business Growth Hub Confirmed as Category Sponsors

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.”

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Headline Sponsors & Date for 2022 Confirmed

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 aliceatkinson@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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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 Business Awards’ 10-year anniversary a sell-out success

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.

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Sponsor Spotlight – Organisers and Main Sponsors – Clarke Nicklin

This week’s #SponsorSpotlight features founders, organisers and main sponsors of the awards, Clarke Nicklin. Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, explains in this video just how far the Stockport Business Awards have came within the past 10-12 years in the making. And it’s only getting stronger, bigger and better than ever!

Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants are based in Cheadle, Stockport. Servicing clients all over the UK and internationally, the team offer a range of services to help businesses reach their goals.

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The Stockport Award Sponsored by Edgeley Park

This week’s Sponsor Spotlight belongs to Edgeley Park – Stockport’s premier conference & events venue. Edgeley Park is one of the most historic sports stadiums in the country, holding many memorable moments for generations of County fans, as well as the Stockport community.

Therefore, it is very apt that Edgeley Park are sponsoring our Stockport Award – championing all things Stockport.

 

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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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