Stockport Business Awards shortlist revealed

Julian Stafford and Andrew Baggott
Julian Stafford and Andrew Baggott

The shortlist for the Stockport Business Awards have been revealed.

Now celebrating their fifth year, the organisers and sponsors were once again delighted with the quantity and quality of entrants.

Andrew Baggott, managing partner at Clarke Nicklin, said: “We were very impressed with the quality of entries this year, and I think the shortlist is a fantastic representation of the cross-section of great businesses we have in the area.

“Judging wasn’t easy, the competition was really tough, but it was also really enjoyable and we thank the other judges for giving up their valuable time to take part.”

The Stockport Business Awards is organised by accountancy practice Clarke Nicklin, and headline sponsors are high-profile businesses from the region – Gorvins Solicitors, Orbit Developments and NatWest.

The ceremony takes place on October 13 at Stockport Town Hall and tickets go on sale soon.

The full shortlist

Business of the Year (Turnover £5m+) – sponsored by NatWest

  • Edward Mellor
  • George Cox and Sons
  • Together Money

Business of the Year (Turnover £1m to £5m) – sponsored by Gorvins Solicitors

  • C&C insurance
  • Cullen Wealth
  • Madison Medical Professionals

Business of the Year (up to £1m) – sponsored by Orbit Developments

  • Distology
  • Platform 81
  • Trust

Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants

  • Carl Hampson, Allied Bakeries
  • Chris Appleyard, Pioneer Group
  • Hayley Roberts, Distology

Most Promising Young Business Award – sponsored by Clarke Nicklin Financial Planning

  • AAI Global
  • Analysis Legal
  • Distology

The Innovation Award – sponsored by Leemic

  • Advanced Mechanical Systems
  • Great Grounds
  • UK Biobank

Best Not for Profit Organisation – sponsored by Ashcroft Creative Design

  • Seashell Trust
  • The Mill Youth Centre
  • Together Trust

Excellence in CSR – sponsored by Midshire Business Systems

  • SAS Daniels
  • Valour Finance Group
  • Vernon Building Society

Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by Rowlinson Knitwear

  • Life Leisure
  • SAS Daniels
  • Together Money

Retail Business of the Year – sponsored by Marketing Stockport

  • Chambers Skateshop
  • Heaton Hops
  • Rhode Island Coffee

International Business of the Year – sponsored by MAN Diesel & Turbo UK

  • APEM
  • ParkCloud
  • Premier Textiles