The Stockport Business Awards 2019 have been officially launched by organisers and main sponsors Clarke Nicklin where over 80 guests descended upon Stockport Homes impressive Cornerstone Building.
Guests had the opportunity to network with Stockport’s business community and hear all about the changes that are coming this year.
Business Development Director, Ben Poland, and Marketing Manager, Laura Frost, from Clarke Nicklin, presented updates of what to expect this year. The key announcements were as follows:
New Logo and website – The branding has had a refresh and the website has been engineered so applications can be completed and submitted online along with an added ‘save’ feature enabling submissions to be continued at a later date on another device. Entrants will also have the ability to upload documents and send videos.
New Categories – Three new categories have been added to the mix this year: Family Business of the Year, The Marketing Award, and the Rising Star Award. A full list of the awards is available to view on Stockport Business Awards website . Entries will open on the 1st April.
New Sponsors – The awards continue to receive ongoing support from Headline sponsors, Gorvins Solicitors, and are joined this year by new headline sponsor, Handelsbanken. New category sponsors for 2019 include Kast Energy Technologies, Damar Training, Rowlinson Knitwear, Platform 81, and Grassroots Recruitment, who will be joining ongoing sponsors CDL, Marketing Stockport, Ashcroft Creative, SMBC and Stockport Economic Alliance.
Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, Andrew Baggott, commented
“A fantastic turn out to this year’s launch evening, it was great to see some familiar faces, but also to see new businesses coming along. The event is growing year on year and the support from the Stockport community is stronger than ever eight years on”.