Organisers and main sponsors Clarke Nicklin, held an event to officially launch the 2019 Stockport Business Awards last week.
The event was held at Stockport Homes Cornerstone Building and over 80 people attended. Guests had the opportunity to network with people within 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 filled out online, saved and continued at a later date on another device, and submitted through the website once completed. 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. Visit the Stockport Business Awards website for the full list of the awards - https://stockportbusinessawards.co.uk/. 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 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”.
The Stockport Business Awards will take place on Thursday 10th October 2019 at Stockport Town Hall. For more information about this year’s Stockport Business Awards visit https://stockportbusinessawards.co.uk/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org