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Oldham Business Awards 2022

The borough´s celebration of all that is positive about the business community will return in September 2022 after a pandemic hampered two-year absence.

Covid regulations and government-led lockdowns meant the awards have not been held since 2019. Headed by former BAE Systems executive Steve Kilroy, from Chadderton the steering group have worked behind the scenes and have been meeting on a regular basis.

Plans are now set in motion for the awards to return next year.  The September date is firm in the QEH diary and group members – all volunteers from all sectors of the Oldham economy – are busy liaising with sponsors and previous winners to ensure a smooth return of this much-loved event.

Mr Kilroy said  “We had built a momentum and a mountain of goodwill for ten years and this almost feels like we are starting again.

“We have tried to maintain contact with our loyal sponsors, without whom there wouldn’t be an Oldham Business Awards, but they have understandably had other priorities during the pandemic.

“We are all going flat out now make sure that when the pandemic ends and we can return to something like normal, then the Oldham Business Awards can once again be at the forefront of our resurgence as a borough.”

Nominations for the 2022 awards will go live in January with the closing date set for the end of March.

2020 Finalists

Award Categories

Micro Business Of The Year

The judges will consider businesses operating in any commercial or industrial sector but are...

Employer of the Year

Celebrating organisations seeing the best return on an investment in people, this award...

Young Entrepreneur

The judges are looking for an individual who has shown the desire to succeed and who has the...

Young Business of the Year

The judges are looking for a business that has been trading between 1 and 4 years, who has shown...

Supporting Young People

The winning business will be able to demonstrate an on-going programme of providing young people...

Start-Up Business of the Year

The winner will be able to demonstrate that from the initial seed of an idea they identified an...

Community Engagement Award

There are so many ways in which companies can provide support to their local community, and this...

Business of the year

[Under £1m]

The winning business will have a turnover of less than £1million and must be able to...

Business of the year

[£1-5m]

The winning business will have a turnover between £1-5m million and must be able to demonstrate...

Business of the year

[over £5m]

The winning business will have a turnover in excess of £5 million and must be able to...

Business Person of the Year

The winner of this category will be an Oldham-based individual who has made a significant...

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Any company within the Oldham Area, whether public, private or third sector can enter the Oldham Business Awards, regardless of size or industry. The OBA has a range of categories suited to a wide variety of successful organisations; from large private and public companies through to thriving entrepreneurial businesses, promising start-ups and individuals.

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