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10.08.2012
Orbit Developments back best of Stockport
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Orbit Developments joined businesses from across Stockportin a night of celebration in the town’s first ever business awardsscheme. Ten leading Stockport businesses were crowned winners atthe town’s inaugural Business Awards.

Fred Finley, owner of building contractors F.T. Finley and CoLtd, received the most prestigious accolade of the night – theSpecial Recognition Award – for successfully leading his businessfor 36 years to prosper during the latest economicdownturn. 

He has built a team of 85 staff, which he invests in training tohelp them develop and grow as professionals and is a keen advocatefor Stockport, working with many local businesses and supportingcharitable groups.

Robinsons Brewery was named Business of the Year Turnover £5m+,sponsored by Natwest Bank, and the award was collected by Oliver& William Robinson, who were thrilled with the win. 

FootyTotz, which runs football themed exercise programmes forchildren, received Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by GorvinsSolicitors and Oil & Gas Job Search was named Business of theYear Turnover up to £5m, sponsored by Orbit Developments.

The Most Promising Young Business of the Year, sponsored byNatwest Bank, went to ToxicFox.co.uk a fast growing onlinepersonalised gifts retailer.

Andrew Baggott, of organiser and main sponsor Clarke Nicklin,said: “This is our first year, but the response from the Stockportbusiness community has been brilliant and the calibre of entrieshas exceeded our expectations.

“The awards evening was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate allthat is great about Stockport and recognise the achievements ofsome of its leading businesses, both large and small, who are doingoutstanding work, helping others and giving something back to thecommunity.

“I’d like to congratulate all the winners and shortlistedentries to this year’s awards and look forward to building on itssuccess in 2013.”  

Over 300 people attended the glamorous black tie event at theHallmark Hotel, in Handforth, hosted by BBC Radio Manchester’sBecky Want and raised £3,600 for the Seashell Trust. Special guestsincluded Stockport-based Paralympians Matthew Walker and AnthonyKappes.

It was the culmination of 12 months planning from the organisingcommittee with major support from Gorvins Solicitors, OrbitDevelopments and Natwest Bank, Greater Manchester Chamber ofCommerce, Stockport Council and media partner Stockport Express andTimes. 

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