With just 2 weeks to go until the winners of this year’s Stockport Business Awards are revealed, Stockport’s finest in food and drink is being celebrated too.
Stockport Business Awards 2017 is now in its 6th year were set up by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants in 2012 to recognise and reward business excellence in the town.
The Best Food or Drink Business award is new for this year’s ceremony and comes about because of the recent flurry of thriving food and drink businesses making their home in the area.
The category is sponsored by Michelle Hay Health & Safety Training and the shortlisted businesses are: Angkor Soul, Rhode Island Coffee and Where The Light Gets In.
Angkor Soul first opened its doors in October 2015 in Marple. It remains the only Cambodian restaurant in Northern Britain, and the 2nd in the whole country. They serve traditional and modern Cambodian cuisine, with everything made fresh to order. Cambodian cuisine, whilst distinct in itself, bears the influence of its Thai and Vietnamese neighbours, as well as a French colonial influence. Angkor Soul offers the unique opportunity to experience one of the least well-known cuisines in Britain.
Rhode Island Coffee in Stockport prides itself on being much more than just a Coffee Shop. With the standards of a professional coffee chain and the spirit of an independent coffee shop, they have created a warm, friendly, safe and modern ‘home from home’, in the heart of the community. The operation is focussed on customer service and four principles – Community, Quality, Innovation and Fun.
Where The Light Gets In is a new restaurant in Stockport with “the most open kitchen in Europe”. There’s no menu, instead they create a dining experience from the days catch, harvest and slaughter as they endeavour to tell a story through a selection of plates. It’s a restaurant you’d except to pop up somewhere in Manchester’s burgeoning food scene, but head chef Samuel Buckley chose Stockport as a quieter place where he could work on his craft. WTLGI has received rave reviews from critics all over the world, and multiple award nominations.
Michelle Hay commented:
“I’m thrilled to be sponsoring the very first Stockport Business Award for Food and Drink Retailer. The food and drink industry has been, and still is, a passion of mine. To be able to sponsor likeminded retailers makes sense. Good luck to all the entrants.”
Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie dinner at Stockport Town Hall on 12th October which 400 of Stockport’s finest will attend.
The organisers and main sponsors of Stockport Business Awards are Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, and it’s headline sponsors are Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments.