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2020 Stockport Business Awards Cancelled

Founders and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Stockport Business awards due to the current situation regarding Covid-19. Entries opened early April with the hope this year’s event could take place at Stockport Town Hall on the 08 October. However as the situation has developed and the uncertainty around venues being open, social distancing requirements if venues do open, and the variability of the situation for businesses, the event will now be postponed until 2021.

 Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, commented “After ongoing discussions regarding the key factors and practicalities of hosting the 2020 Stockport Business Awards in October, and in light of the current issues being faced by all businesses with the uncertainty surrounding when things will return to some form of ‘normal’, we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the awards until 2021. We will return stronger in 2021, as we know the wonderful Stockport business community will do, and we hope you will be there to be part of what will be an amazing event, which will also be our 10 year celebration. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for their continued support during this time.”

To support businesses in the area the Stockport Business Awards are showcasing local businesses on Instagram, urging businesses to reach out about how they’ve adapted during this time, and giving them a platform to tell their story and promote themselves. This has already proved successful as the comments and shares have created connections by putting businesses in touch with each other to generate new business, and also to support one another. Follow @stockportbusinessawards to see more.

Laura Frost, Marketing Manager at Clarke Nicklin, commented “whilst the awards may not be taking place this year, our ethos stays the same, supporting and championing businesses in the Borough, celebrating and promoting success and achievements, and connecting businesses towards working together.” 

Watch our video HERE to see how you can get involved in supporting local.

For more information regarding the 2021 awards please contact Laura Frost laurafrost@clarkenicklin.co.uk

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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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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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Date announced for the 2020 Stockport Business Awards

Organisers and founders of the Stockport Business Awards, Clarke Nicklin, have released this year’s date for the annual awards dinner. The business awards, which is now in it its ninth year, will take place on Thursday 8th October at the iconic Stockport Town Hall.

Over the last nine years over a hundred businesses within the Stockport borough have been recognised and celebrated for their business achievements. The Awards have attracted support and sponsorship from some high profile businesses within the region such as Gorvins Solicitors, Handelsbanken, NatWest and Orbit Developments.  

Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants commented; “Last year’s event was one of the best yet and each year we discover new business talent within the borough, a lot of time and effort goes into the organisation and it’s all worth it on the night, we are looking forward to another successful year celebrating with Stockport’s finest.”

More details for this year’s awards dinner will be released over the coming months.

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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