Winners honoured at Oldham Business Awards 2019

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 29 April 2019

The winners of the Oldham Business Awards 2019 have been unveiled during a completely sold-out gala awards ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham on Friday night.

The great and the good of the business community were in attendance at the event, hosted by BBC News Presenter Louise Minchin and ITV’s Caroline Whitmore, which saw a whole host of companies nominated across a wide range of categories.

All tickets had been snapped up well in advance as the local business community came together to salute the very best of Oldham enterprise.

Steve Kilroy, OBA steering committee chair, said: "You don't realise just how diverse the Oldham business community is until nights like this. It's fantastic.

"Businesses in Oldham continue to go from strength to strength, and that's not just throughout the UK, it's worldwide too.

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A brilliant spectacle was rounded off with a special recognition award, which this year went to Laura Smart of KPMG who is very familiar face on the Oldham business scene. The award recognised her work and dedication in supporting business growth in Oldham.

But it was those who came out on top who were celebrating deep into the night.

Now in it’s eleventh year, the Oldham Business Awards attracted a full house of nominees and their guests on Friday night who were also treated to an after party featuring Revolution 96.2’s Breakfast presenters Elliot and Di providing the music.

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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 11 categories.

Below is a full list of those who were nominated for the awards, along with those who the judging panel gave the awards to.

Supporting Young People

Unity Partnership             Winners



Business of the Year more than £10m

Crane Payment Innovation

The Jordon Group            Winners

OMC Motor Group

Business of the Year £5m - £10m

George Hill Timber          Winners

Portcullis Oldham

Gemini UPVC

Business of the Year £1m - £5m

A – C Tyres Limited

Linda Lewis Kitchens Ltd

Precision Pallets and Cases Ltd                   Winners

Business of the Year Under £1m

Cornerstone DM

Physio Matters                  Winners

Foresight Business Solutions

Business Person of the Year

Andy Hirst Sudlows Ltd                  Winner

Maria Williams Upturn Enterprise Ltd

Mark Fairley The Old School BBQ

Employer of the Year

OMC Motor Group

Red Manufacturing

Physio Matters                  Winners

Start-up Business of the Year

M Group Manchester

BW Marketing                   Winners

Kiss Fitness Centre Ltd

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Reece Best – Watt Water Ltd

Connor Hall – Live and Now Group           Winner

Jenna Sherratt – Boundary House Practice

Young Business of the Year

Defiance Spirits Ltd          Winners

Rose System Scaffolding

Theatre Dance Academy

Community Engagement

Aim High Tuition Centre

Nescot / ASTM

Oldham Hulme Grammar School               Winners


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