Count­down as fi­nal­ists re­vealed

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

WITH just one day to go un­til the North East Cheshire Busi­ness Awards we can re­veal the fi­nal­ists for each of the 10 cat­e­gories.

The awards cel­e­brate the cream of the busi­ness com­mu­nity in Mac­cles­field and the sur­round­ing area.

The judg­ing panel has an­nounced the fi­nal­ists be­fore the win­ners are re­vealed at the glitzy cer­e­mony tomorrow, (Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19). They are: Busi­ness of the year turnover £5m (spon­sored by Natwest) – Ci­ta­tion, SAS Daniels, To­tus En­vi­ron­men­tal

Busi­ness of the year turnover £1-5m (spon­sored by Or­bit Devel­op­ments) – Col­lect a Case, Elec­troserve, Top­speed Couri­ers

Small Busi­ness of the year up to £1m (spon­sored by Mac­cles­field Cham­ber of Commerce) – Big Brand Ideas, Make Events, Zippy Baby Ltd

Ex­cel­lence in Cus­tomer Ser­vice (spon­sored by Thor­n­ey­crofts) – Col­lect A Case, Cran­fords, Dis­abil­ity In­for­ma­tion Bureau, Equi­lib­rium As­set Man­age­ment

In­no­va­tion and De­sign, (spon­sored by RA Smart) – For­est Gin, Med­chem­ica Ltd, Terry Lifts

Best use of So­cial Me­dia (spon­sored by the Mac- cles­field Ex­press) – Axon, Equi­lib­rium As­set Man­age­ment, One Minute Briefs

Best De­sign/cre­ative (spon­sored by Wil­liams and Crosby) – For­est Gin, The Av­enue, Ul­ti­mate Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ca­tions

Best Com­pany To Work For (spon­sored by Chess) – Ac­tors Lab, Dis­abil­ity In­for­ma­tion Bureau, Mac­cles­field Col­lege, Ven­turi

Start up Busi­ness of the Year (spon­sored by Plas­tic Card Ser­vices) – Ear­lams, Point Blank Dig­i­tal, Speedy Box

Team of the year (spon­sored by Harts) – Bolling­ton Brew­ing Com­pany, Pack­ing Au­to­ma­tion, Ven­turi.

Sue Bow­den, man­ager of Mac­cles­field Cham­ber of Commerce, said: “We would like to say good luck to the fi­nal­ists and thank the spon­sors and ev­ery­one tak­ing part. The stan­dard and level of en­tries has been out­stand­ing.”

The event is at The Mere, in Knutsford, with guest speaker James Timp­son OBE.

The night is also a chance to sup­port Sut­ton char­ity The Rossendale Trust, which will ben­e­fit from pro­ceeds on the night.

James Rus­sell

●● Last year’s award win­ners

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