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Entries Now Open! SBA 2022

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

Submit your entries here.

Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 27th May with judging set to take place in June.

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Seashell Trust Announced As Official 2022 Charity Partner

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

Check out more about Seashell Trust here.

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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