Stockport based musicMagpie were winners of the biggest gong at last night’s prestigious Manchester Evening News Business Awards.
The winner of the category for firms with a turnover over £100m, sponsored by PwC, went to the UK’s number one phone recycler, Stockport’s home-hatched musicMagpie.
The business is set to exceed £130m in Group revenue this year, seeing accelerated growth following the introduction of its consumer technology offering and also establishing its US business, Decluttr, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
In October, musicMagpie were the first business in the world to achieve 10 million reviews on ebay and were winners at the Stockport Business Awards for the business with a turnover over £5m, sponsored by Handelsbanken.
Now in its 27th year, more than 350 guests turned out for the event where the winners were revealed during a glittering ceremony hosted by news presenter Nicholas Owen at Manchester’s Principal Hotel.
M.E.N. business editor Shelina Begum said:
“Congratulations to all our winners.
“The evening marked our 27th awards ceremony recognising firms across a number of sectors such as retail, manufacturing, technology, finance, fashion and construction.
“Together they underpin a strong business community here in Manchester and the innovation taking place across a number of areas which are keeping these companies at the forefront of what they do.
“We had a fantastic number of entries this year and judges spent months visiting each company and agreeing the shortlist. We say this every year – but the quality of entrants this time around has been truly exceptional. Arriving at the final shortlist was no easy task let alone picking the winners.”
musicMagpie provide a quick and easy way to declutter and get cash for your unwanted stuff, which is why millions of people use them every year to sell their CDs, DVDs, Games, Books, Blu-Rays & Tech (you can now sell LEGO® with us too!). To date, musicMagpie have paid over £350 million to over 6 million happy customers!
A full list of winners can be found at MEN’s Business Live