Stockport is reinventing itself as the £1bn investment & transformation programme continues to take shape, attracting more businesses into the town and inspiring confidence as we see start-ups thriving in Stockport.
This year’s Stockport Business Awards, now in its 6th year, has attracted a record number of entrants. The awards were set up by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants back in 2012 to recognise and reward business excellence in the town.
The Most Promising Young Business category is always a popular one, indicative of the start-ups thriving in Stockport, and this year is no different. It’s sponsored by NatWest bank, who have been backers of the awards since their inception. The shortlisted companies are AAI Global, Agile Automations and FilmMyMatch.
AAI Global was formed in 2015 by 3 individuals wanting to make a difference in the International Logistics and Freight Forwarding sectors. As a business, AAI specialise in providing logistical services including Oceanfreight, Airfreight, European Road and Courier along with 3rd party and 4th party logistics. AAI work with local, national and international business’s offering support, guidance and expert advice to companies that are both new to importing and exporting along with established business’s looking to create a more efficient and effective supply chain.
Agile Automations are a market-forging technology company proving bespoke Robotics Process Automations (RPA) services to businesses in the UK and internationally. RPA involves the use of software applications as “robots” which can replicate the actions of a human being interacting with a computer system to efficiently and accurately complete tasks such as processing transactions, manipulating data and communicating with other systems or applications. The business was founded in September 2015 and has seen significant development since incorporation, both in business growth and in its proposition.
FilmMyMatch provides the opportunity for sports coaches and teams at all levels to improve performance through professional filming and analysis of games. They use the latest technology to capture the excitement and passion of live sporting events and showcase the talent that exists from grassroots to elite level. This footage can then be analysed and used for improvement. FilmMyMatch were recent winners of the Pioneer10 competition, hosted by Stockport Business & Innovation Centre, beating 9 other businesses on the shortlist to win a package of support that will be the catalyst for future growth.
Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie dinner at Stockport Town Hall on 12th October which 400 of Stockport’s finest will attend.
Stockport Business Awards are organised by businesses for businesses. The organisers and main sponsors are Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, and headline sponsors are Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments.