The shortlist has been announced for Stockport Business Awards 2017. The awards, now in their 6th year, were set up by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants back in 2012 to recognise and reward business excellence in the town.
Judging took place at headline sponsor Orbit Development’s Beckwith House property last week, and the panel was made up of 9 local business people including representatives from other headline sponsor Gorvins Solicitors.
Chelsea Maher, Marketing Manager at Clarke Nicklin, commented; “The quality in entries this year was the highest it’s ever been which was great to see. I think that’s a really positive reflection of the vibrancy of local businesses and the success they’re currently experiencing.
Judging day is always a tough one, and this year it was harder than ever, the panel really had their work cut out! We’d like to thank everybody who entered for taking the time to engage with the process, and congratulate the shortlisted companies on making it to this stage. Best of luck to everyone for the night!”
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 full shortlist is:
Business of the Year (over £5m)
Active Flooring Solutions
On the Beach
Business of the Year (£1-5m)
Leads 2 Trade
S I Sealy
Woodbank Office Solutions
Business of the Year (up to £1m)
Most Promising Young Business
Film My Match
Employer of the Year
Business Person of the Year
Carl Hampson, Allied Bakeries
James Atkinson, P&P Mailing and Distribution
Nicola Ryan, Rowlinson Knitwear
International Business of the Year
Best Not-for-Profit Organisation
St Anns Hospice
The Innovation Award
Life Leisure, ActiLife
Manchester Fertility Clinic
Best Creative/Design Agency
Excellence in CSR
Best Food & Drink Retailer
Rhode Island Coffee
Where The Light Gets In