We enjoyed a great night out at the 2018 Oldham Business Awards, where we were finalists in two award categories.

We were finalists for the Business of the Year (turnover under £1million) Award, sponsored by Sefton Accountants, and also for Employer of the Year, sponsored by Ultimate Products.

Cornerstone managing director David Wadsworth led the team onto the stage of Oldham’s Queen Elizabeth Hall to receive certificates and congratulations from celebrity host and TV impressionist Rory Bremner.

Our Business of the Year entry highlighted Cornerstone’s growth and investment over the past year with increasing number of clients, services and staff.

Meanwhile, our Employer of the Year entry highlighted our diverse team of staff recruited from across Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire; our wide range of skills, training and career development opportunities; and Cornerstone’s flexible and creative working environment.

David said: “The OBA awards are a great way to celebrate the quality and scope of businesses that operate within the Oldham area, which shows just how strong and prosperous the town is, despite some of the general views from wider media coverage in recent years.

It’s also a great opportunity for our team to realise how valued their hard work and dedication is to our business, and to see them praised for the work they do not only for Cornerstone but also for our clients, who have helped us gain a strong position ready for two award entries of this nature.

The night made for a fantastic evening that we’ll all undoubtedly remember for years to come, and it was also a great chance to have fun and speak to a number of new and existing businesses in the area.”

The year’s Oldham Business Awards ceremony was the tenth annual awards night. With almost 600 guests, the awards dinner is said to be the largest of its kind in Greater Manchester.

The evening finished with an after-party disco hosted by radio station Revolution 96.2 and DJ Elliot Eastwick, who first enjoyed fame as a resident DJ at the Hacienda club in Manchester and Hard Times in Leeds.

Congratulations to everyone involved with this year’s Oldham Business Awards.

See the Oldham Chronicle, Oldham Times and the summer edition of Oldham Business Edge magazine for detailed reports and pictures.

By Robbie MacDonald

Pictures courtesy of Darren Robinson Photography

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