Award Sponsors

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AstraZeneca   /

AstraZeneca is a leading global biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Cambridge and with a deep-rooted commitment to the UK.

As a company dedicated to improving public health by delivering effective treatments, we pride ourselves on fostering a distinct culture of innovation and a commitment to sustainability – with a focus on broadening access to healthcare. We help treat approximately one million patients in the UK every year with cancer; cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases, such as heart failure and diabetes; and respiratory conditions, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

As one of the largest private investors in life sciences R&D, science and collaboration are at the heart of how we deliver innovative medicines for patients and value to the NHS.

Big Brand Ideas   /

Big Brand Ideas is an award-winning integrated marketing agency that delivers big results for clients through intelligent insight, creativity and engagement.

Experts in brand, web development, creative, content, PR, social and search, a 50 strong team includes some of the industry’s finest talents with a wealth of experience. Its fresh approach helps cut through the fragmented media landscape, drives efficiencies and delivers joined up results.

Creativity is at the heart of everything Big Brand Ideas does, and the team use its Intelligent Engagement approach to help create the right strategy for your business.

Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership   /

Cheshire and Warrington, is the best performing economy in the North of England and one of the most successful and fastest growing economies in the country.

Working in partnership with local government, businesses, educational institutes and other public, private and community sector organisations, the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership keeps Cheshire & Warrington firmly on the map.

By 2040 we aim to grow our economy to at least £50 billion, be 20% more productive per resident than the UK average, create 120,000 jobs, build up to 127,000 new homes and create an economy that works for all.

Find out how we can work with your business, visit www.871candwep.co.uk

Fabric IT   /

Fabric IT is the North West’s leading Microsoft Dynamics and business IT support provider. Our team work closely with you to resolve IT problems making your business more efficient and profitable.

Being Microsoft Gold Partners in six different competency areas, we are committed to being market leaders in all Microsoft technology.

Resolving and integrating new IT systems, our approach has allowed us to help hundreds of clients seamlessly improve their business processes.

Winning “Excellence in Customer Service” in 2018 was a huge achievement for Fabric IT. We felt it was the perfect opportunity to sponsor this award in 2019.


Harts   /

Harts have sponsored the business awards since they began in 2010. We believe the awards are an important focal point for raising the profile of organisations and individuals alike. It is also a great opportunity to bring people together to celebrate their success and achievements through the year.

Harts is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisers based in Macclesfield and Cheadle Hulme. We offer a comprehensive range of services to owner managed business, not for profit, UK subsidiaries of international groups and private individuals. Our clients operate in many industry sectors across Cheshire and South Manchester.

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best advice and service possible. Each account is assigned a multi-skilled team, supplemented with specialist technical expertise, regular proactive input and hands-on senior management involvement for experienced, relevant and constructive advice.

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Macclesfield College   /

Macclesfield College is passionate about apprenticeships and providing individuals of all ages & abilities a solid platform upon which to develop their career skills and build their futures.

Recently inspected by Ofsted the college was officially judged as a good provider of apprenticeships and this was further evidenced by the highest timely achievement of apprenticeships across all of Cheshire & Greater Manchester.  The college has developed strong links with local employers and by working in partnership with them are able to define current and future skills requirements. This allows us to plan apprenticeship programmes that specifically meet the requirements of the business so as to develop the talent and skills for tomorrow’s workforce.

North Cheshire Chamber of Commerce   /

We are an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation providing business services and marketing opportunities for our members to promote and grow their business.

Located in the heart of the vibrant and entrepreneurial business community of North Cheshire, we are constantly working to create the right environment in which all businesses can flourish and grow.

Our membership includes businesses from all sectors and of all sizes, from start-ups and sole traders to major multi-nationals, and reflects the diverse and thriving nature of our local economy that covers Knutsford, Macclesfield, Wilmslow and everywhere in-between.

By joining the Chamber you will immediately have access to a thriving business community and the opportunity to promote and market your products and services, as well as growing your networking circle through our business events.

Join us and join in!


SAS Daniels   /

SAS Daniels has long been established at the heart of the business community in Macclesfield. Today, you’ll find a friendly and professional team combining specialist legal knowledge with a gift for simplifying complex situations. We pride ourselves on listening carefully and responding with clarity, with the aim of finding solutions to suit you.

With offices in Stockport, Macclesfield, Chester and Congleton we’re within reach wherever you are around Cheshire. We offer a full range of legal services for your business or your family, including Corporate and Commercial, Employment Law and HR, Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Family Law and Wills, Trusts and Probate.

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Waters Corporation   /

Waters Corporation, the world’s leading specialty measurement company, creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable scientific innovation to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. Waters products are used by pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, academic and government organizations working in research and development, quality assurance and other laboratory applications. Waters UPLC, HPLC and MS instruments and consumables are used in a broad range of industries to measure the chemical, physical and biological composition of materials.

Williams&Crosby Creative Design and Marketing

Williams & Crosby   /

Williams&Crosby has been in business for over 25 years and is one of the north west’s premier creative agencies. We offer a wide range of skills including marketing, brand development, sales and support materials, website solutions, advertising, exhibitions, signage, packaging, point of sale, financial reports, direct mail, e-newsletters and more.

Our ethos is simple – to deliver the best results possible. So whether you’re a multi-national, SME or start-up, you can engage our services on a diverse range of challenges in the knowledge we’ll always provide exceptional solutions that deliver tangible results – within budget and on time.