Wow, what an evening we had for our very first Trafford Business and Community Awards 2021! Star-studded, entertainment and three hosts who enjoyed every second of it!
After an up and down 12 months, it was brilliant to recognise and say thank you to some Trafford businesses, community groups and individuals for their hard work, dedication and efforts.
Although we couldn’t have a face to face event, we really wanted to do something fun, exciting and create positive vibes for us. So, the Facebook Live event was created and what a night! With thousands of people watching live, getting involved in the chat across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and all supporting each other.
Thank you to our special guest presenters Eamonn O’Neal (High Sheriff of Greater Manchester) and Phil Trow (BBC Radio Manchester) and Magic Frank for entertaining us.
We had 150 people nominate across 12 categories, and then over 5500 votes in a week for our shortlists. Needless to say the decision making was tough, but myself at Promoting Trafford, and my two sponsors for the event (SUBS Business Events and FSB-Greater Manchester) eventually came to an agreement. Below is a list of the winners and runner-up across all categories:
Individual Outstanding Contribution
WINNER – Jonny Spangles
Runner-Up – Ruth Lancey (The Hideaway/ Hope Centre)
WINNER – Superheroes of Sale
Runner-Up – Thyme and Season Catering – John Ratcliff
Charity or Community Group
WINNER – Trafford Veterans
Runner-Up – The Hideaway/ Hope Centre and Everyone Can
Health and Wellbeing Business or Initiative
WINNER – These Mums Do Fitness
Runner-Up – Gardening Club, Victoria Park, Stretford
Family-Friendly Business or Initiative
WINNER – Trafford Young Carers
Runner-Up – Minikin Paint-a-Pot Art Cafe
IT, Digital and Creative Business
WINNER – The Smart Bear Websites and Content
Runner-Up – Altrincham HQ
Professional Services Business
WINNER – Caroline Boardman Consulting
Runner-Up – Myersons Solicitors LLP
Franchised/ Licensed Business
WINNER – Catherine Mackey, Travel Counsellors
Runner-Up – Minute Man Press, Altrincham
WINNER – Goodness Zero Waste
Runner-Up – Emporium M33
Night Time Economy Business
WINNER – Num6er
Runner-Up – The Con Club
Startup of the Year
WINNER – Riverbank Coffee
Runner-Up – KB Fitness
Business of the Year – B2B
WINNER – HR Dept (Trafford and Warrington)
Business of the Year – B2C
WINNER – Minikin Paint-a-Pot Art Cafe
Raising Funds For Local Charity
As the awards are about supporting the Trafford community, we’d also like to raise funds for the three charities and community groups above – Trafford Veterans, The Hideaway/ Hope Centre and Everyone Can. All charities have lots crucial funding over the last 12 months, and if we can support these in some way that would be fantastic. Thank you!
The Just Giving page will be open until the end of February for any donations, whatever you are able to afford. Please follow the link below:
WELL DONE TO ALL WINNERS, THANK YOU FOR THOSE THAT VOTED, WATCHED AND HAVE DONATED TO THE JUST GIVING LINK BELOW.
I am so happy to be able to showcase some of the amazing local talent we have across Trafford, and bring some positivity and enjoyment. Thank you for getting involved.
Janine, Promoting Trafford
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