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Celebrating the success of Cheshire Businesses

The Cheshire Business Awards 2017
Friday 6th October
Chester Cathedral

At ScottishPower, it’s important to us that we play our part in the small business community, which is why we’re proud sponsors of The Cheshire Business Awards for the 12th year running. The category we sponsor, The Small Business of the Year award (up to 10 employees), celebrates those businesses that pack a big business punch, in spite of their size. These awards help hardworking businesses like yours get the recognition they deserve.

Nominate your Small Business of the Year

Whatever your sector, if you have a great business tell us about it. Do you have between 1 and 10 employees and can demonstrate achievements in your marketplace? If you have evidence of an excellent business strategy, good financial performance and potential for the future, then we want to hear from you. Put your business forward or nominate a fellow business that you believe is deserving of the accolade.

Deadline for entries is 21st July 2017.

Make your nomination

The reigning champion of the Small Business of the Year

Lucy Quartermaine, contemporary jewellery designer was the outstanding entry for 2017’s Small Business of the Year Award. Although the competition was tight, Jo Heraghty, Senior Manager of SME Marketing at ScottishPower, discussed why Lucy piped the competition to the post.

"We’re delighted that business is booming for so many small and medium companies in and around Cheshire. And we are yet again proud to be part of an award that recognises their effort and dedication. The quality of entries was exceptional, which meant choosing a winner wasn’t easy. However, the global recognition that local silversmith Lucy Quartermaine has achieved for her unique and quirky jewellery collection really stood out for us.”

Following the win, the proud winner, Lucy Quartermaine said: "Wow. I’m blown away! It means a huge amount to me to be recognised for the effort I’ve put in, not just as a jewellery maker, but as a businesswoman. Hopefully by recognising and supporting the achievements of small businesses like mine, ScottishPower will encourage other small businesses to aim bigger too.”