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Thursday, 10 November 2016
Bolton School was delighted to once again sponsor the Young Business of the Year Award at the 24th Manchester Evening News Business Awards Ceremony.
In a glittering evening at the Midland Hotel Manchester attended by 350 guests from the city's best businesses, Mrs Cathy Fox, Clerk and Treasurer at Bolton School, handed over the Young Business of the Year Award to online fashion business Want That Trend, who edged out Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs' Hotel Football and IntraQuest, a specialist training and counselling provider.
Other awards on the night went to Hello Soda, a big data and text analytics company who won the award for Best Business with a turnover of under £5m; creative agency Rhino Design who won the award for best company with a turnover between £5m-£10m; Beech Holdings who won the award in the £10m-£25m category; DOMU Design, a kitchen and homeware business, who won the £25m-50m category; F Duerr & Sons, producers of jam, peanut butter and condiments, who won the £50m-£100m category; and JD Sports Fashion who won the award for best company with a turnover of over £100m. A new category this year, celebrating a company who does significant business in Greater Manchester but is headquartered outside the region, went to Sodexo. The Judges' Choice prize went to fast-growing technology company, UK Fast. This year's Mitchell Henry Award, which commemorates the founder of the MEN and recognises a person or business who has made an outstanding contribution to the region, went to Howard Bernstein, veteran CEO of Manchester Council who is stepping down after serving for 45 years.
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