Oldham Business Awards 2020 - finalists announced

Date published: 24 March 2020

The 2020 Oldham Business Awards category nominees have been announced.

Despite the ongoing Coronavirus crisis the Business Awards organisers have shown a great determination to press on, later this year.

The glitzy awards night had been pencilled in to take place on Friday, May 15 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, but like all events this has now been postponed.

An alternative date will be announced in the not-too-distant future.

Dayna Patterson, Vice Chair of the Oldham Business Awards Steering Group, said: “Due to the developing situation with the Coronavirus we have cancelled the finalist event due to be held at Innovative Technology and have unveiled this year’s finalists online using the OBA Twitter (@OldhamBA) and Facebook accounts (oldhambusinessawards).

"It's not the finalist event we had planned, but hopefully it will spread a little bit of joy in the Oldham business community.”

Richard Eastwood, Partner at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers, the headline sponsor of the 2020 awards, said: “In this current climate as businesses are fighting to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, it is vital we all support each other, at this time more than ever the ethos of the Oldham Business Awards is relevant.

"Look after your staff, be a responsible employer and keep your clients informed, when we come through this we will all celebrate our businesses more than ever.

“It’s clear to all of us by now that these are unprecedented times and it is shaping business in a way that has never been seen before, but a huge congratulations needs to go out to all the finalists and we need to remember to take time to celebrate their success in the Oldham Business Awards."

List of finalists

Supporting Young People

Sponsored by Oldham College

· Barlows UK

· Foresight IT Services

· Willmott Dixon

Young Business

Sponsored by Oldham Athletic

· Cholo Digital

· Cryo Services

· Muse

Young Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Oldham Enterprise Trust

· Dale Harris - Dream Big Sports

· Daniel McCusker - Belmont Vehicle Leasing Ltd

· Rubena Begum - Jackson’s Mw Limited

Community Engagement

Sponsored by Unity Partnership

· Linda Lewis Kitchens

· Reclamation Room

· Upturn Enterprises


Sponsored by Business Growth Hub

· DC Aeroarc

· Ashworths Chartered Accountants

· Be You Styling

Micro Business of the Year

Sponsored by Foresight IT Services

· Dsgnuk

· KH Flooring

· Touch Solicitors Ltd

Business of the Year <£1m

Sponsored by Innovative Technology

· Dream Big Sports

· Future Safety

· Rubix Build

Business of the Year £1-5m

Sponsored by Seftons

· PMD Business Finance

· Ripple Group

· Step Outlet

Business of the Year >£5m

Sponsored by Pearsons

· Another Level Car Parks

· Barlows UK

· Wiggett Construction Group

Business Person of the Year

Sponsored by Reward Finance

· Anwar Ali – Upturn Enterprises

· Frank Rothwell – Manchester Cabins

· Simon Showman- Ultimate Products

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Regenda Homes

· Ripple Group

· Rubix Build

· Ultimate Products