2015 Salford Business Awards finalists announced

Posted on Thursday, May 14th 2015 at 8:18 am

The shortlist of 32 businesses chosen from a record number of entries, split across eight categories, will compete to be crowned winners at the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday 21 May.

Business finalists range from companies in digital technology, manufacturing and construction to specialist services, social enterprises and charities.

Sponsored by TalkTalk Technology and jointly organised by the University of Salford, The Business Group Salford and Salford City Council. The Awards will be hosted by Bafta award-winning journalist Elaine Wilcox and the after dinner speech delivered by Paul Mason, economics editor for Channel 4 News.

Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart said: “Salford is booming with over 8,700 businesses employing more than 140,000 people.

People from this city were the pioneers of the industrial revolution and this shortlist shows that Salford has not lost that cutting edge in all sectors including many creative, digital and new media companies demonstrating the breadth of talent we have.

This year’s Awards will take place the day after Salford officially becomes a Social Enterprise City and it is particularly pleasing to see so many social enterprises amongst the finalists.”

The finalists are:

Online Business Award supported by the Business Growth Hub

  • Keep It Usable
  • My Parcel Delivery
  • Public Desire
  • Training Qualifications UK

Innovation Award sponsored by the University of Salford

  • 4D Creative
  • Metalube
  • T & K Gallagher
  • Unlimited Potential

Green Award sponsored by ENER-G

  • Baba+Boo
  • Bunzl Retail Supplies
  • Start Creative
  • Uni-Cycle

Excellence Award sponsored by Cuckoo Design

  • Imperative Training
  • The Lowry
  • Manchester and Cheshire Construction
  • Return on Digital

Community Award sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Footlights Theatre
  • Hamilton Davies Trust
  • New Roots
  • Places for People

Entrepreneur Award sponsored by Salford Innovation Park

  • Howdah
  • My Parcel Delivery
  • Return on Digital
  • Swifty Scooters

Best Employer Award sponsored by JMC IT

  • Dean Group
  • ENER-G Combined Power
  • Manchester and Cheshire Construction
  • Social AdVentures

Rising Star Award sponsored by alldayPA

  • Ladybird Private Day Nursery
  • Pro-Money
  • Seven Bro7hers Brewery
  • Training Qualifications UK


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