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About the Oldham Business Awards

We are pleased to be entering our 11th year of the Oldham Business Awards.

The aim of the OBA is to celebrate business success whilst also recognising the contribution that businesses make in helping to shape the fabric of our society. The Awards reward businesses excellence amongst companies located within Oldham, whether it be for wealth creation, innovation, inspirational leadership or good practice in people management, skills development or environmental issues.

The Awards not only provide exceptional marketing and profile raising opportunities for the finalists but also provide a unique platform for business networking between companies of all forms and sizes, introducing them to new customers, partners, suppliers and further growth support. Each award is judged against criteria based on the award category description with the event designed to enable any business, regardless of size, form or sector to enter and be judged fairly.

Our sponsors and partners are united in acknowledging the value of the Oldham Business Awards in motivating both existing businesses and our next generation of entrepreneurs to continue to develop, grow and achieve new goals.

If you are proud of your business achievements or recognise excellence in others, enter the OBA to be recognised, and to instil confidence and inspire others. 

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Entry Process & Information

The Oldham Business Awards are open to all business in the Borough of Oldham with 11 different categories available to enter including, Start Up, Business of the Year > £5M and Community Engagement. The entry process is simple and it is ok to enter multiple categories so long as an individual entry form is submitted for each category. All applications are judged by an independent panel made up of an Oldham Business Awards Steering Group Member and the individual Category Sponsor and the deadline for application this year is Friday 13th December 2019.

Please direct any queries to louise.slater@oldham.gov.uk

Following an application submission you should receive an acknowledgement to confirm that we have received your entry. The key dates are:

Nominations: If you know a business or individual that could win an award, nominate them now by clicking here – open from 5th August 2019

Applications:  Process open – from 19th September 2019 at the launch event – The Victoria Hotel, Chadderton.

Applications close – 13th December 2019

Award Judging  – February 2020

Finalists Announcement  –  March 2020.

The Event – The 12th Oldham Business Awards Gala Dinner and Award Celebration will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham on Friday 15th May 2020.