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WIGAN AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

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WIGAN AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has unveiled the finalists of this year’s Wigan Business Awards.

These annual awards, run by the Chamber, have been sponsored by NatWest and are now in their eleventh year. The awards celebrate business excellence across the borough, highlighting the achievements and hard work of a diverse range of Wigan businesses. There are eight award categories for 2017 including a brand new category.

As always, the quality and number of entries was extremely high, however after careful consideration, the Chamber has selected the following finalists:

Business of the Year (turnover over £5m) – Sponsored by NatWest

Finalists:

  • A Connolly Ltd
  • Amspec Ltd
  • ArrowXL
  • European Diesel Services Ltd
  • Nice-Pak International
  • Northern Diver INT LTD
  • Wigan Beer Company Limited

Exporter of the Year

Finalists:

  • CPL Carbon Link
  • European Diesel Services Ltd
  • Northern Diver INT LTD

Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by HullJady

Finalists:

  • Anrich Vets
  • Carlease UK Ltd

Small or Medium Enterprise of the Year – Sponsored by Wigan Council

Finalists:

  • Ashfield House
  • Bridgewater Home Care
  • Carlease UK Ltd
  • EPIC Risk Management
  • Joining Communities Limited
  • Just Internet Solutions Ltd
  • Keytech Managed Solutions Ltd
  • Sanderson Watts Associates Ltd
  • SN Estimating Services Ltd
  • The Allied Group
  • The School of Military

Something to Shout About Award – Sponsored by Focus Insolvency Group

Finalists:

  • Ashfield House
  • Carlease UK Ltd
  • Joining Communities Limited
  • Joseph’s Goal Charitable Trust
  • KDM Electrical

We’re backing Wigan – Sponsored by Wigan Observer

Finalists:

  • Abram Ward Community Co-operative
  • Joining Communities Limited
  • Joseph’s Goal Charitable Trust
  • Sensoriel CIC

Start-up Enterprise of the Year – Sponsored by Fairhurst Accountants

Finalists:

  • Caffe Rosso Ltd.
  • Professional Surveillance Management (PSM) Ltd
  • The School of Military

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by Arc Window Films Ltd

Finalists:

  • Taylor Thermal Solutions Limited
  • The Blair Project Ltd
  • The School of Military

Commenting on the finalists, George Langford, Wigan Membership Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said:

“The judges were overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of entries for this year’s Wigan Business Awards across all the categories and we’d like to thank all of the businesses who took the time to submit an entry.

“Throughout the judging process, we’ve seen businesses in the borough highlight their many achievements and how they’re succeeding and competing on a local, national and sometimes global scale.

“This year’s awards may be one of the best yet and I’m really looking forward to celebrating with all of our finalists in November.”

The winners will be announced at the Wigan Business Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 17th November at the DW Stadium