Oldham Business Awards bash is sold out

Date published: 12 April 2018

The tenth anniversary 2018 Oldham Business Awards ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday, May 11, has officially sold out.

All tickets - 56 tables will be full - have been snapped up well in advance for what promises to be a terrific celebration.

Dayna Patterson, steering committee member and Marketing Manager at Innovative Technology - one of the headline sponsors of the Oldham Business Awards - said: "The 2018 event will be a great celebration of business in Oldham.

"This year marks our tenth anniversary so it’s going to be a very special night.

"The awards have become the main event in the Oldham Business community social calendar, and are wholly funded by private sponsorship and organised by a group of volunteers.

"With Rory Bremner as our MC, we’re all in for a great night, then after the awards ceremony Revolution Radio are hosting an after-show party so guests can party into the small hours."

Judging panels, which include representatives of the category sponsors, reviewed all this year’s business award entries at the start of the year before shortlisting three finalists for each of the ten categories.

Their decisions are shown below and congratulations go to all finalists.

A special recognition award will also be presented on the night.

TV impressionist Rory Bremner will bring his unique brand of humour to Queen Elizabeth Hall.

He has twice won the British Comedy Award for Top Male Performer plus the BAFTA Best Light Entertainment Award.

More information about the 2018 Oldham Business Awards can be found at the official website:


Supporting Young People

Sponsor Oldham College

Capita Translation and Interpreting

Channings Childcare



Business of the Year [>£10m]

Sponsor KPMG


Oldham Motor Company

Widdop and Co


Business of the Year [£5-10m]       

Sponsor Pearsons

Gemini UPVC

J A Harrison & Co

Portculis Oldham


Business of the Year [£1m-£5m]   

Sponsor Asian Business Leaders

Catalyst Claims

Linda Lewis Kitchens

Seftons Accountants


Business of the Year [<£1m]

Sponsor Seftons Accountants    

Cornerstone Design & Marketing

Future Safety

Remedian IT Solutions


Business Person of the Year

Sponsor Oldham Athletic Football Club

Ansar Ali – dsgnuk

Frank Rothwell - Manchester Cabins

Maria Williams - Upturn


Employer of the Year    

Sponsor Ultimate Products

Cornerstone Design & Marketing


Oldham Chiropractic Clinic


Start Up

Sponsor Business Growth Hub

Assure Certification

The Secret Sip


Young Entrepreneur      

Sponsor Oldham Enterprise Trust

Eric Bashyika - SW Clothing Co

Hayley Smith - Simply Skin

Jannatul Choudhury – Muzzini


Young Business

Sponsor Reward Finance

Corner House Cakes

Dream Big Sports

Old School Barbecue


Community Engagement

Sponsor Unity Partnership

Blue Tiffin Restaurant

Dale Bathrooms

Safeguard Fusion