1 Events Media, the host of the 2017 E3 Business Awards, has named the 71 finalists that will be competing for this year’s 17 award categories. The results will be announced at the E3 Business Awards Dinner, which will take place on Thursday 13th July at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.

Held annually since 2013, the E3 Awards are now in their fifth year. They celebrate diversity and achievement within the North West business community, and the nominees comprise a broad spread of companies, charities, social enterprises and individual entrepreneurs.

The E3 Business Awards have really taken root in the regional business community,” said 1EM managing director Mubarak Chati. “This year, the total number of nominations was 18% higher than last year, which was itself 25% up on the 2015 figure. In the run-up to the deadline, we received over a hundred entries in the last 48 hours alone. Importantly, too, we’re seeing lots of new entrants, so it’s not just the ‘usual faces.’ This year, 85% of the finalists will be new to the Awards.

“Every year, the E3 name seems to get more widely known, and each year’s entries produce some surprises. This time , it was the number of nominees we received for the Outstanding Woman in Business category – the calibre of which has been breathtaking. We normally tend to have a shortlist of just four but, in this case, we felt compelled to extend it in recognition of the popularity of the category, and the exceptionally high standard of entrants.”

Tickets for the awards dinner are now available. More details can be found at www.e3businessawards.co.uk.

The E3 Business Awards Finalists, 2017

New Business Start-Up of the Year:

  • Kettlebell Kitchen Ltd, Manchester
  • JG After Build Limited, Manchester
  • Embrace Marketing Ltd, Macclesfield
  • Monkey Banners, Blackpool

Corporate Social Responsibility Award:

  • net*, Kendal
  • Vision Support Services, Blackburn
  • VS Group, Manchester
  • Future Energy Solutions (NW) Ltd, Accrington

Charity of the Year

  • Birtenshaw, Bolton
  • Preston Vocational Centre Ltd, Preston
  • Lagan’s Foundation, Bolton
  • Mancunian Way, Manchester

Social Enterprise of the Year:

  • Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI), Stockport
  • SEED/Breathe Therapies, Blackpool
  • Nightstop Communities Northwest CIC (NCNW), Widnes
  • Burnley Campus Social Enterprise Ltd, Burnley

Skills, Education & Training Award:

  • Coaching Connexions Ltd, Liverpool
  • Embrace Marketing Ltd, Macclesfield
  • Exchange Utility, Bury
  • 3B Training Ltd, Bolton

Employer of the Year:

  • Bridgewater Home Care, Wigan
  • Jobwise Limited, Bolton
  • digital ltd, Lancaster
  • Packaging Automation Ltd, Knutsford

Online Business of the Year:

  • com, Chester
  • Gastronomy Plus Ltd t/a SousVideTools, Lancaster
  • SOS Creativity Ltd, Manchester
  • The Cake Nest, Stockport

Digital, Creative & Media Award:

  • SQ Digital, Lancaster
  • Seriun, Burnley
  • MiniMe Marketing & PR Consultancy, Warrington
  • Single Malt Design Ltd, Lancaster

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award:

  • Centu Consultancy Limited, Bury
  • Fortify Consultants, Stockport
  • digital ltd, Lancaster
  • Akom Creative Ltd, Wallasey

Outstanding Woman in Business:

  • Joanne Hunter, Grasmere Gingerbread, Grasmere
  • Dionne Holdsworth, Burnley Campus Social Enterprise Ltd
  • Terri Kearney, Nightstop Communities Northwest CIC, Widnes
  • Sharon Taylor, Paragon Print and Marketing Solutions, Stockport
  • Jenn Hulme, MID Communications Limited, Oldham
  • Cheryl Latham, Brighter World Energy, Manchester

Family Business of the Year:

  • Logs Direct Ltd, Lancaster
  • Hyway Logistics, Horwich
  • Laila’s Fine Foods Ltd, Bispham
  • Nanny Brow B&B, Ambleside
  • Hippo Motor Group Blackburn

Professional Firm of the Year:

  • Gorilla Accounting, Bolton
  • LegalforLandlords, Warrington
  • Rotherham Taylor Limited, Preston
  • Jones Harris Limited, Fleetwood

Customer Service Award:

  • Involvement Packaging Ltd, Hyde
  • SilverDoor & Citybase Apartments, Lancaster
  • Jones Harris Limited, Fleetwood
  • MID Communications Limited, Oldham

Manufacturing Business of the Year:

  • Packaging Automation Ltd, Knutsford
  • SPL International, Ellesmere Port
  • Riggs Autopack Ltd, Nelson
  • Pendle Engineering Limited, Nelson

High Growth Business of the Year:

  • Exchange Utility, Bury
  • Gorilla Accounting, Bolton
  • Medica Forte, Macclesfield
  • Riggs Autopack Ltd, Nelson

International Business of the Year:

  • DanTech UK, Burscough
  • SPL International, Ellesmere Port
  • Vision Support Services, Blackburn

Business of the Year:

  • Exchange Utility, Bury
  • Vision Support Services, Blackburn
  • Packaging Automation Ltd, Knutsford
  • Clear Law LLP, Manchester


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