Shortlist Announced in the Trafford Business and Community Awards 2021!

Wow – after around 150 entries (and hundreds of different businesses, individuals and groups nominated) we’re excited to announce our Trafford Business and Community Awards 2021 SHORTLIST!


It has been so tricky to get to this stage, as everyone is worthy of a mention. It just shows how great the Trafford community is in helping and supporting each other – whether that’s in business, charities, community groups or individuals going above and beyond.



So, after much deliberation and consideration between myself and sponsors SUBS Business Events and FSB-Greater Manchester, we have come up with our category shortlist below. Promoting Trafford was nominated, but as its my awards I haven’t included myself in the shortlist, but thank you for those that nominated me!


How does the voting work?

Simply click on the link at the bottom of this page to vote. Its one vote per category. If you don’t want to vote in a particular category, please select the N/A button and move on. Please put your email address in, so that we can update you with the awards. You can vote once – any duplications will be removed.


Place your vote before midnight on the 16th February 2021 for it to be included. VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED!


How will the winners be decided?

Well,its not a ‘highest numbers of votes wins’ type of awards.  Myself,and my sponsors will use the votes as a starting point. However, we will also be looking at the reasons why that business, organisation or individual was nominated; any social media or other ways to determine the positive reasons for the nomination. Our decision will be final.


And the shortlist nominees are…


IT, Digital and Creative

  • Amy Newton Interiors
  • Alison Groves Photography
  • Altrincham HQ
  • Emma Boyle Personal brand and Commercial Photography
  • Kiddy Cook
  • HW Digital
  • The Smart Bear Websites and Content
  • VCM Graphic Design


Health and Wellbeing Business or Initiative

  • Blend by Carol Nesbitt
  • Everyone Can
  • Gardening Club at Victoria Park, Stretford
  • KB Fitness
  • Superheroes of Sale
  • Susan Leigh
  • These Mums Do Fitness
  • Trafford Veterans


Family-Friendly Business or Initiative

  • Bean and Brush Family Art Cafe
  • Cheeky Cherubs Community Learning and Play Centre
  • Everyone Can
  • Grip Adventure
  • Learn North West Tutors
  • Little Groovers
  • Minikin Paint a Pot Art Cafe
  • Trafford Young Carers


Charity or Community Group

  • Bread and Butter Thing
  • CFC- Counselling and Family Centre
  • Everyone Can
  • Pegasus Riding for The Disabled
  • The Hideaway/ Hope Centre
  • The Lifecentre
  • Trafford Veterans
  • The Alex Hulme Foundation


Night Time Economy Business

  • Essence
  • Groceries and Beer
  • Mustard
  • Num6er
  • Sugo Pasta Kitchen
  • The Barking Dog
  • The Con Club
  • The Longford Tap


Professional Services Business

  • Caroline Boardman Consulting
  • COS Bookkeeping
  • Helpful Home
  • HR Dept (Trafford and Warrington)
  • Birtles Mortgage and Financial Solutions
  • Myerson Solicitors LLP
  • PMQ Brand Identity
  • Smart Divorce


Retail Business

  • B and V Trading
  • Emporium M33
  • Eskimo Kiss Designs
  • Freds, Urmston
  • Goodness Zero Waste
  • Les Petites Fleurs
  • Rose and Bumble
  • VH Interiors


Franchised or Licensed Business

  • Catherine Mackey, Travel Counsellors
  • Dogs and Divas Limited
  • Laura’s Travel Village
  • Lots of Walks, dog walking
  • Minuteman Press, Altrincham
  • Refresh Oven Clean, John


Community Initiative

  • Altrincham in Bloom
  • 318 (Sale) Squadron Air Cadets
  • Friends of Victoria Park, Stretford
  • Friends of Turn Moss
  • Sale West Community Centre
  • Superheroes of Sale
  • The xx Delivers, local Facebook groups
  • Thyme and Season – John Ratcliffe


Individual Outstanding Contribution

  • Claire Oliver, Minikin art Cafe
  • Gordy Mills, Superheroes of Sale
  • Helen Allen, The Lifecentre/ Sale District Lions/ Scarecrow Safari
  • John Ratcliffe, Thyme and Season Catering
  • Johnny Spangles
  • Mark Geary, M33 Artisans
  • Phillip Perkins, P and J Tasty’s
  • Rachel Curwen, Timperley District Guiding
  • Ruth Lancey, The Hideaway/ Hope Centre
  • Shelly Quinton-Hulme, Friends of Victoria Park


Startup of the Year

  • Amy Newton Interiors
  • Dutch Courage
  • Ginkgo
  • Goodness Zero Waste
  • HW Digital
  • KB Fitness
  • Love Cake by Valerie
  • Love to Craft Mcr
  • Mano a Bocca
  • Riverbank Coffee


Business of the Year

  • Bluebell Fitted Furniture
  • Caroline Boardman Consulting
  • Catherine Mackey, Travel Counsellors
  • HR Dept (Trafford and Warrington)
  • Helpful Home/ Domestic Cleaning Academy
  • KB Fitness
  • Minikin Paint a Pot Art Cafe
  • Myerson Solicitors LLP
  • These Mums Do Fitness
  • The Con Club


Place your vote HERE.


THANK YOU to everyone that nominated, and to my sponsors for this event – SUBS Business Event and FSB-Greater Manchester.

We’re looking forward to the Awards ceremony on the 25th February.


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