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2019 Winners

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Physio Matters

Celebrating the best return on an investment in people, this award recognises the employee strategy that best attracts, retains and develops talent – and how it contributes to sustainable growth...

Young Business of the Year

Defiance Spirits Ltd

A business that has been trading between 1 and 4 years, who has shown the desire to succeed, the, drive and the ambition to make it happen. Demonstrating a sound understanding of what it takes to...

Supporting Young People

Unity Partnership

A business able to demonstrate an on-going programme of providing young people (up to the age of 30) with career support. This can be through apprenticeships, or by providing work experience, to...

Start-up Business of the Year

BW Marketing

An award for a business showing progress from the initial seed of an idea they identified an opportunity in the marketplace; developed a service; took this to customers and successfully made sales...

Community Engagement

Oldham Hulme Grammar School

A company getting involved and supporting the local community, going above and beyond their ‘civic duty’ when it comes to charity, their staff, the local community and/or the...

Business of the Year more than £10m

The Jordon Group

A business with a turnover in excess of £10 million and demonstrating successful performance against its...

Business of the Year £5m – £10m

George Hill Timber

A business with a turnover between £5-10m million and able to demonstrate successful performance against its objectives. Presenting judges with evidence of financial and commercial success,...

Business of the Year £1m – £5m

Precision Pallets and Cases Ltd

A business with a turnover between £1-5m million and demonstrating successful performance against its objectives. Providing evidence of financial and commercial success, outstanding leadership...

Business of the Year Under £1m

Physio Matters

A business a turnover of less than £1million and demonstrating successful performance against its objectives. Providing evidence of financial and commercial success, outstanding leadership and...

Business Person of the Year

Andy Hirst Sudlows Ltd

An Oldham-based individual who has made a significant business contribution to the Borough. Contributing towards ways of improving financial performance, developing new products and developing...

Young Business of the Year

Defiance Spirits Ltd

A business that has been trading between 1 and 4 years, who has shown the desire to succeed, the, drive and the ambition to make it happen. Demonstrating a sound understanding of what it takes to...

Young Entrepreneur

Connor Hall – Live and Now Group

An individual who has shown the desire to succeed and who has the flair, drive and the ambition to make it happen. Highlighting the best young entrepreneur in Oldham with great potential to...

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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.