Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has unveiled the finalists of this year’s Wigan Business Awards.
Run by the Chamber and sponsored by Handelsbanken, these annual awards are designed to celebrate and reward business excellence across the borough.
The Chamber received a huge number of high-quality entries across all nine categories, and after careful consideration, has selected the following finalists:
Business of the Year (turnover over £5m) – Sponsored by Handelsbanken Finalists: G&B North West Ltd; Lowri Beck; Syncro.
Family Business of the Year - Sponsored by HullJady Finalists: Aerial Platforms Ltd; Anrich Vets; DASCO Construction Limited.
Small or Medium Enterprise of the Year - Sponsored by Wigan Council Finalists: Active Case Management Ltd; Anrich Vets; Bridgewater Home Care; Sanderson Watts Associates Ltd.
We're Backing Wigan Award - Sponsored by Wigan Observer Finalists: Access Social; The Old Courts; Wigan Athletic Community Trust.
Exporter of the Year – Sponsored by Fairhurst Accountants Finalists: Hylomar LTD; Reach and Rescue Ltd; Upskill People.
Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by Wigan & Leigh College Finalists: Active Case Management Ltd; Keytech Managed Solutions Ltd; Upskill People; Wigan Athletic AFC Ltd.
Something to Shout About Award – Sponsored by Wigan Metropolitan Development Company (Investment) Limited Finalists: G&B North West Ltd; Ian Lucas Security Shutters Ltd; Keysec 24 Ltd; Syncro; Wigan ACE Group (Ambition Construction Employment)
Start-Up Enterprise of the Year - Sponsored by Focus Insolvency Group Finalists: gymcareer Ltd; Naturally Wicked; Rayner Rowen Construction Ltd.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Sponsored by ARC Window Films Ltd Finalists: Crafty Kiddies; Octopus Ink Creative.
Commenting on the finalists, Diane Elebert-Morgan, Wigan Membership Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said:
“We’d like to thank all of the businesses who took the time to submit an entry for this year’s Wigan Business Awards. Our panel of judges, who represent the diversity of Wigan’s business community, were delighted by the standard of entries this year across all nine categories – although that made their job far more difficult!
“These awards highlight the phenomenal work that takes place every day in the borough and it is fantastic that we get to showcase and celebrate those who are making the most difference within their sector. I’m really looking forward to celebrating with all of our finalists at the awards ceremony in November.”
The winners will be announced at the Wigan Business Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 16th November at the DW Stadium. This year’s host for the evening will be BBC presenter, Andy Crane.