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School Makes MEN Young Business of the Year Award

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  • MEN Business Awards Bolton School
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Staff from Bolton School’s Central Services joined over 400 of Manchester’s business elite at the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Business of the Year Awards, held at The Principal Hotel. 

Head of Marketing, John Newbould, was first onto stage to hand over the Young Business of the Year Award to Noir Agency, an Ancoats-based branding company, who fought off close competition from Expert Packaging Ltd and Agile Automations. 

The prestigious black tie event, in its 26th year, was again hosted by BBC and ITV Newsreader Nicholas Owen and saw David Fishwick of ‘Bank of Dave’ fame deliver an engrossing keynote address in which he impressed upon the audience the importance of not losing money and never, ever giving up! 

There were several other awards made throughout the evening. The Mitchell Henry Prize, sponsored by LDC, celebrates the most ambitious and growing business in Greater Manchester and this year went to online car finance specialist CarFinance 247. The Barclays Judges’ Choice Award went to Altrincham trailer manufacturer Cartwright Group. This award aims to reward a business that has made a wider contribution to the region, as well as having a strong 12 months. The winner for the firm with a head office outside Greater Manchester - but with significant operations within the MEN circulation area - went to telecommunications services provider Vodafone UK.

The winner in the category for firms with a turnover over £100m went to Auto Trader, which operates the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace from its headquarters at First Street, Manchester. In the category for firms with a turnover of £50m-£100m, the winner was Sharston-based logistics firm, Cardinal Maritime. The triumphant business in the turnover of £25m-£50m was Irlam-headquartered demolition and civil engineering contractor, P P O’Connor. Stockport-based family run catering supplies business, H G Stephenson, won in the £10m-£25m category. In the £5m-10m turnover category, the winner was Utilities Design & Planning, the Salford company which provides civil engineering and traffic management services to a wide range of organisations. The winner in the turnover under £5m category went to Matillion, an Altrincham-based software company.

MEN Business Editor Shelina Begum said: “Thanks, as always, go to our sponsors and all those who entered the awards and played a part in organising another fantastic event.”

You can watch a video recapping the night here.

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