The winners of the Oldham Business Awards 2019 have been unveiled during a completely sold-out gala awards ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham on Friday night.
The great and the good of the business community were in attendance at the event, hosted by BBC News Presenter Louise Minchin and ITV’s Caroline Whitmore, which saw a whole host of companies nominated across a wide range of categories.
All 560 tickets had been snapped up well in advance as the local business community came together to salute the very best of Oldham enterprise.
Steve Kilroy, OBA steering committee chair, said: “You don’t realise just how diverse the Oldham business community is until nights like this. It’s fantastic.
“Businesses in Oldham continue to go from strength to strength, and that’s not just throughout the UK, it’s worldwide too.
“And I must take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our sponsors, some of which have been with us since out first year and to those new ones with us this year for the first time, without them and their support, this event wouldn’t happen”
A brilliant spectacle was rounded off with a special recognition award, which this year went to Laura Smart of KPMG who is very familiar face on the Oldham business scene. The award recognised her work and dedication in supporting business growth in the Oldham area. But it was those who came out on top who were celebrating deep into the night.
Now in it’s eleventh year, the Oldham Business Awards attracted a full house of nominees and their guests on Friday night who were also treated to an after party featuring Revolution 96.2’s Breakfast presenters Elliot and Di providing the music.
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 11 categories.
Below is a full list of those who the judging panel gave the awards to.
WINNERS Unity Partnership
Business of the Year more than £10m
WINNERS The Jordon Group
Business of the Year £5m – £10m
WINNERS George Hill Timber
Business of the Year £1m – £5m
WINNERS Precision Pallets and Cases Ltd
Business of the Year Under £1m
WINNERS Physio Matters
Business Person of the Year
WINNER Andy Hirst Sudlows Ltd
Employer of the Year
WINNERS Physio Matters
Start-up Business of the Year
WINNERS BW Marketing
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
WINNER Connor Hall – Live and Now Group
Young Business of the Year
WINNERS Defiance Spirits Ltd
WINNERS Oldham Hulme Grammar School