Main sponsors and organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have reveled the 2018 Stockport Business Awards shortlist.
Over 80 Businesses entered the 12 categories this year and judging took place at Orbit Development’s Highbank House on Thursday 27th June. The judging consisted of headline sponsors representatives from Clarke Nicklin, Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments.
Representatives from Stockport Borough Council and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce also joined the judging panel and after many hours of discussion and debate the shortlist was decided. This year’s shortlist is:
Business of the Year (over £5m) – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin
Business of the Year (£1-5m) – Sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors
Business of the Year (up to £1m) – Sponsored by Orbit Developments
Most Promising Young Business – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin
Bristow & Hardy
Tramp Hair Boutique
Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Life Leisure
Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Handelsbanken
Woodbank Office Solutions – Janet Bowden
Pioneer – Chris Appleyard
Creative Apparel – Phil Miller
International Business of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning
Starkey Hearing Technologies
Best Not-for-Profit Organisation – Sponsored by Ashcroft Associates
The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Stockport Borough Council & Economic Alliance
Best Creative/Design Agency – Sponsored by Marketing Stockport
Excellence in CSR – Sponsored by CDL
Vernon Building Society
Best Food & Drink Retailer- Sponsored by Clarke Nicklin
Bombay to Mumbai
https://stockportbusinessawards.co.uk/ for more information and updates.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday 11th October at Stockport Town Hall, which is one of the many venues provided by Stockport Events.
The awards evening will also focus on raising money for this year’s charity partner Stockport for carers.
Andrew Baggott, Managing partner of Clarke Nicklin, commented
“It’s been six years that I have been reviewing entries into the Awards. When making the decision to set up the Awards all that time ago, I fully expected it to identify the excellent businesses we have here in Stockport, and even six years on I am still surprised and delighted at the vibrancy, variety and success we have in our borough.
“This means us judges are faced with difficult decisions every year; but that is part of what makes the Awards so interesting and exciting. This also goes for us when we are organising the event, and also on the night for all those who have entered and the other guests who get the buzz of finding out which great businesses have been recognised this year.”
Tickets will be on sale from Monday 2nd July to all shortlisted businesses and will be on sale to the general public on Monday 16th July. You can purchase tickets from the Stockport Business Awards website www.stockportbusinessawards.co.uk or email Laura Frost firstname.lastname@example.org to be invoiced