The shortlist of finalists have been unveiled for the eleventh annual Oldham Business Awards 2019 at a reception hosted by Innovative Technology.
Category sponsors and finalists were invited to the reception at the Derker-based company, where they had the chance to meet other nominees and the volunteer organisers from the business awards steering group.
The winners for each category will be announced at the Oldham Business Awards 2019 gala ceremony, which takes place on the evening of Friday 26th April, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Innovative Technology has been an Oldham Business Awards sponsor for many years.
Speaking at the reception for shortlisted finalists, Dayna Patterson, the company’s marketing manager, thanked all sponsors for their valued support and congratulated the finalists for being shortlisted.
Judging panels, which include representatives of the category sponsors, reviewed all this year’s business award entries at the start of the year before shortlisting three finalists for each of the ten categories.
Their picks for each award can be found below.
The eleventh anniversary awards will be hosted by BBC news presenter Louise Minchin and ITV’s Caroline Whitmore.
Supporting Young People Award:
Business of the Year Award (turnover above £10 million):
Crane Payment Innovation
The Jordon Group
OMC Motor Group
Business of the Year (turnover £5-10 million):
George Hill Timber
Portculis Oldham Ltd.
Gemini UPVC Ltd.
Business of the Year (turnover £1-£5 million):
A-C Tyres Limited
Linda Lewis Kitchens
Precision Pallets and Case Ltd
Business of the Year (turnover below £1 million):
Cornerstone Design & Marketing
Business Person of the Year:
Andy Hirst – Sudlows Ltd
Maria Williams – Upturn Enterprise Ltd
Mark Fairley – The Old School BBQ
Employer of the Year:
OMC Motor Group
Reece Best – Watt Water Ltd
Connor Hall – Live and Now Group
Jenna Sherratt – Boundary House Practise
Start Up Business of the Year:
M Group Manchester
Kiss Fitness Centre
Young Business Award:
Defiance Spirits Ltd
Rose System Scaffolding
Theatre Dance Academy
Community Engagement Award:
Aim High Tuition
Oldham Hulme Grammar School