The Shortlist

The Awards have been entered, the Panel have met and the votes have been cast.

We are delighted to announce our Shortlist for the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2017, the competition was fierce and we received more applications than we expected making the Panel's job much harder.

The Awards will take place on the 19th May 2017 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel, the Panel will meet a few weeks prior to the evening to vote on the Winners from each Shortlisted category.

Congratulations to all those who have entered the awards and we wish all those on the Shortlist the best of luck at the Awards Evening.

Business of the Year – (Organisations of under 10 Employees)
Business of the Year – (Organisations of between 10 - 50 Employees)
Business of the Year – (Organisations of over 50 Employees)
Start-up Business of the Year Award (Organisations of under 2 years since formation)
Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award

Assured Events

Carcoon Storage Systems Int Ltd


Green Cloud Hosting



Surface Wall Finishes Ltd

Shield Safety Group



Exchange Utility

GEM Business Support Ltd

Konductor Ltd

Strategic Analytics Team Ltd

Eko 4 Global Services ltd

Altrincham HQ

Tropical Palms Group

Manchester TreeStation

Customer Service Excellence Award – (Organisations of under 10 Employees)
Customer Service Excellence Award – (Organisations of between 10 - 50 Employees)
Customer Service Excellence Award – (Organisations of over 50 Employees)
Business Person of the Year Award
Young Business Person of the Year Award (Individuals under 25 Years of Age)

Premium Collections

United Global Logistics

Kingtons Estate Agency Ltd

Aequitas Legal

DCB Group

Adlington Hall and Gardens

Bluebell Fitted Furniture Ltd

Breakout Manchester


Exchange Utility

Lee Devlin

Tony Martin

Mark Flanagan

Jennifer Craven

Roman Dibden

Are the Awards Fair?

Fairness and transparency in a Business Awards are extremely important to ourselves. We have therefore assembled a panel of leading Business Peers to provide a mix of varying backgrounds of Business and the areas of Greater Manchester.

The Panel consists of 10 independent Members, ensuring that the panel is an impartial and fair process that is judged on the merits of each individual application. 

The Panel have only considered companies for the Shortlist if they hold a genuine chance of winning the Award when the winner is voted prior to the Business Awards Evening on the 19th May 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there only 2 shortlisted in some categories and more in others?

During the shortlisting process, the panel considered all applicants and only shortlisted those companies in categories who would genuinely hold a chance of winning the eventual award at the Awards Evening.

Do you know who will win?

The Panel has only adjudged the Shortlist using a Scoring Method to determine those companies most deserving to be in the Finalists, the eventual Winners will be decided at the final Panel meeting in April 2017. The Panel will review the Applications again, followed by the promotional video we will create with the Award Entrants, before entering a straight vote for the eventual winners

Can we get Feedback if  we were not succesful?

Yes if you email the team at we would be more than happy to provide feedback. 

Can we come to the dinner if we are not shortlisted?

Yes the Shortlisted companies will be given first refusal on spaces at the Dinner with the tickets opening for General Sale on the 31st January 2017.