Trafford Business Awards

Award Categories and Award Sponsors

Executive Sponsors


Metronet (UK) are delighted to be supporting Trafford’s first Business Awards. Trafford Park is a great place to do business and is one of the largest and most successful business parks in Europe. Like many of the businesses located in Trafford, Metronet (UK) are an innovative growing company and have been supplying Internet services and cloud based services to Trafford for the last decade and now support around 40 organisations.

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We have been proud to watch how companies in the area have grown and the Trafford Business Awards 2015 offer a chance to recognise these companies’ achievements and congratulate them.Elliott Mueller, CEO of Metronet (UK) said, “Trafford is a special area – it is the home for some of the UK’s leading lights in manufacturing, one of the most progressive housing associations in the industry and one of the most forward thinking local authorities. Despite the challenging economic times, the area can boast some true success stories that set an example on a national level – we know this because we have been able to support their growth. What’s more, we feel that Trafford Businesses don’t blow their trumpets enough and these awards are a great way to showcase the previously unsung talent that the area has to offer.”
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Colemans-ctts are very proud to be supporting the Trafford Business Awards 2015. In recent years we have seen many of the businesses in the Trafford area grow despite harsh economic conditions. As a result of this success we see the Trafford Business awards as a great way for these businesses to receive some recognition for their successes and are delighted to be joint executive sponsors of the awards.


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Colemans-ctts is a successful leading national law firm with offices not just in Trafford but also Kingston-upon-Thames and London. We are one of only a handful of law firms to be awarded the Investors in People Gold standard in employee development and firmly believe that a company is successful because of employees. For this reason we are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Employer of the Year Award’, where businesses can demonstrate how their leadership and focus on staff through development, engagement and satisfaction creates a positive and supportive workplace with a well motivated and well trained team.

We are looking forward to putting Trafford Businesses in the spotlight on the 11th of June.
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Award Categories and Sponsors

    • Business Start-Up Award

      If your business began trading after January 1st 2012 why not enter and receive recognition for your hard work and determination? Our winner will be an entrepreneur who may have brought a fantastic new product to market, found a niche area to focus on or overcome all odds to achieve success.  Tell us about your business, your market place, your performance and your future plans to win the recognition you deserve.

      2014 FINALISTS: 4 Cheeky Monkey’s, Cook:Manchester & Velotrove

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    • Business of the Year (up to 50 employees)

      Whatever your trade, if you employ up to 50 staff and can demonstrate achievements in your marketplace with evidence of an excellent business strategy, good financial performance and your potential for the future, enter this award.

      2014 FINALISTS: Heatcraft (Plumbing and Heating Services) Ltd, The Village Nursery & Strategic North

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    • Business of the Year (over 50 employees)


      If you are the best large business in Trafford, this is the category for you. Employing a workforce of more than 50 you will be able to demonstrate all round business excellent, financial performance, business strategy and sound future plans.

      2014 FINALISTS: Lancashire County Cricket Club, New Care Projects, Elmscot Ltd

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    • Apprenticeship Award


      This award is open to all businesses in Trafford, regardless of size or sector, that can demonstrate their commitment to apprenticeships and the benefits that the apprenticeship scheme has brought to the business and/or apprentices. Please note this category relates to Government funded and regulated apprenticeship schemes delivered by contracted and approved training providers.

      *New category for 2015

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    • Community Award

      Does your business have schemes, initiatives or policies which have a positive impact on your local community? Whether you show unrivalled support for local charities, provide employment opportunities for young or disadvantaged people or even contribute to community schemes, make sure you receive the recognition you deserve and enter this award.

      2014 FINALISTS: Challenge 4 Change, Home Instead Senior Care (Altrincham & Sale) & Hunter Architects & Planners

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    • Green Business Award

      This award celebrates excellence in green practice, strategy and products.  Has your business applied environmental policies in the workplace? Do your products or service make a positive contribution to the environment? Have you reduce your carbon footprint through efficiency management? This category recognises a local business that shows evidence of a green ethos which has a commercial return for the business.

      2014 FINALISTS: B&M Waste Service, Hunter Architects & Planners & Vickers Electronic Limited

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    • International Business of the Year

      Can you demonstrate a substantial and sustained increase in international trading relative to the size of your company over the past 12 months? The judges will be looking for evidence of the barriers that have been overcome and the degree to which your overseas trade had benefited our region’s economy.

      2014 FINALISTS: Informed Solutions, Regatta & SAICA Paper

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    • Innovation & Enterprise Award

      Intu BM PRI 2D CMYK C Trafford Centre

      This award celebrates new ideas, processes, products, services, technologies and applications that have  had an impact on an organisations success.  Judges will be looking for originality of the innovation, its impact, practicality of its application and the measurable benefits to the business.

      2014 FINALISTS: RealityMine, Cook:Manchester Ltd & Aequitas Legal

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    • Employer of the Year

      We are looking for the employers who can best demonstrate how their leadership and human resource policies support staff development, engagement and satisfaction creating a positive and supportive workplace with a well motivated and well trained team.  The winner of this award will be more than just a good company to work for, their culture will deliver commercial results and they will be an inspiration to other businesses.

      2014 FINALISTS: Colemans-ctts Solicitors, McGoff & Byrne Ltd & Home Instead Senior Care (Altrincham & Sale)

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    • Young Business Person of the Year

      Are you or one of your employees able to demonstrate outstanding achievements in your field?  Our young business person of the year will be aged 35 or under and will display excellent career progression, entrepreneurialism, leadership and management skills in a successful business.

      2014 FINALISTS: Daniel Nolan, the Eword & Sabeeya Dawood, Challenge 4 Change

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    • Business Person of the Year

      The Business Person of the Year is a judges’ choice award and not open for entry.  The winner selected by the judges will be an individual who stands out from the crowd, has an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated outstanding achievement and inspires others around them.  The winner of this award will have been instrumental to the success of their business, growing the reputation of both their business and the Trafford region.