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We are sad to announce that, for various reasons, we have had to cancel the awards this year.

Thank you to everyone who applied and all those who pledged support.

If you have any questions please email Sam.Johnson@brother.co.uk

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Introduction from the Chair

We are sad to announce that, for various reasons, we have had to cancel the awards this year.

Thank you to everyone who applied and all those who pledged support.

If you have any questions please email Sam.Johnson@brother.co.uk

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Pride of Tameside Awards 2016

The Awards

All the information you need
about the criteria, awards and judges

Previous editions

Read more about the 2014 and 2015 editions of Pride of Tameside

The Awards

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Apprentice of the Year Business of the Year Construction Business of the Year Service Provider of the Year Manufacturing Business of the Year Richard Nash Start-Up Business of the Year Retail Business of the Year Outstanding Community Engagement Digital, Creative and Technology Business of the Year ×
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Nearly 1 year on and the Made in Tameside Campaign is in full swing. The campaign is to demonstrate and promote the high quality businesses and (skills) located in Tameside. It is an entirely free marketing and profile raising campaign which celebrates and showcases Tameside’s key business sectors and long standing presence and success doing business based here in Tameside. The campaign is a platform to showcase and shout about the things (products) that are made right here in Tameside we may not all know about, and the people – supporting local employment and investing in developing the skills of local people. By joining ‘Made in Tameside’ businesses will be added to a campaign portfolio, which will firstly promote your business as well as promoting Tameside a place to do business.

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Apprentice of the Year

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Business of the Year

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Construction Business of the Year

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Service Provider of the Year

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Manufacturing Business of the Year

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Richard Nash Start-Up Business of the Year

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Retail Business of the Year

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Outstanding Community Engagement

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Digital, Creative and Technology Business of the Year

Apprentice of the Year

Business of the Year

Construction Business of the Year

Service Provider of the Year

Manufacturing Business of the Year

Richard Nash Start-Up Business of the Year

Retail Business of the Year

Outstanding Community Engagement

Digital, Creative and Technology Business of the Year

  • Personal progress and achievement
  • Exceptional growth
  • Outstanding Projects
  • Constantly striving to exceed customer expectations
  • Demonstrate an efficient, modern, profitable business
  • Effective management
  • Product/service excellence
  • Innovation
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Investment in people
  • Developed a Flourishing Business Model, including business plans
  • Sales, Growth & Profit
  • Number of Employees
  • Expansion Potential
  • Staff learning and Development
  • Evidence of a Satisfied Customer Base
  • Differentiate themselves against competitors
  • Increased Sales
  • In-store Creativity
  • Marketing
  • Product Development and/or Diversity
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Volunteering in the community
  • Outreach
  • Local partnership engagement
  • Commitment to supporting local future education including local apprenticeship programmes
  • Dedicated to delivering the exceptional
  • Strong financial performance and growth prospects
  • Investment in the digital infrastructure and community within Tameside

Lead judge

Ged Rooney

Director, Bardsley Construction Ltd

Lead judge

Jonathan Beckett

Co-Managing Director, Formby Connections Ltd t/a O2 Ashton Under Lyne

Tracey Rush

Director, AsOne Design Limited

Lead judge

Alan Havery

Joint Owner, Leading Edge Hair & Beauty  

Sarah Shenton

Channel Development Manager – Marketing, Brother UK Ltd

Lead judge

Steve Dollard

Operations Director, Mediskills Training Limited

Lead judge

Peter Fahey

Managing Director, Coleherne Ltd

Lead judge

Jan Lord

Business Manager, Guide Bridge MOT & Service Centre Limited

Chris Langthorne

Relationship Manager, Lombard

Sam Johnson

Community Engagement Manager, Brother UK Ltd  

Lead judge

Andrew Jackson

Marketing Director, Opus 4 Logistics Ltd

Seb Coleman-Celis

Managing Director, Banter Media

Nicola Smith

Head of Marketing and Communications, Tameside Council

Elaine Todd

Partnership Director, Education Services, Carillion Community Services

Damian Mellet

Sales and Marketing Commercial Manager, Brother UK Ltd

Chris Fletcher

Marketing and Policy Director, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Louise Marshall

Director of Infrastructure and Shared Services, Brother UK

Andy Johnston

Group Operations Manager, Culimeta-Saveguard Ltd

Lead judge

Sam Ward

Co-Owner/Founder, The Tweed Brewing Company

Tim Rainey

No 3 Assistant Chief Executive, Tameside Council

Kevin Thackery

Director , Droylsden Glass

Claire Wolstenholme

Managing Director, Bennett Staff Bureau

Kathryn Orange

Managing Director, The Future Ltd

Andy Johnson

Head of Product Management, Brother UK Ltd

Debbie Grimshaw

Senior Executive Assistant, Brother UK Ltd

Liz Attenborough

Owner, Magpies Nest

Shaun Allen

Partner, Challenger Site Services

Lead judge

Tom Arrundale

Romiley Branch Operations Manager, Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd

Gemmer Crozier

Administration Assistant, Brother UK Ltd

Jenny Liversidge

Programme Co-Ordinator, UpRising

Victoria Hipkiss

Apprenticeship Adviser, National Apprenticeship Service at the Skills Funding Agency

Phil Brown MBE

Managing Director, Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd

Andrew Nickeas

Growth Start Up Advisor, GM Business Growth Hub

Damian Bourke

Assistant Executive Director, Tameside Council

John Arden

Tameside Council

Val Dickinson

Managing Director, Defero Consultancy Limited

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