LOCAL businesspeople gathered for the Pride of Tameside Business Awards at Dukinfield Town Hall on Friday May 17th in order to celebrate the successes of Tameside’s business community.
The event, which is now in its third year, awards the best of Tameside’s businesses across eight different categories which include “Green Business of the Year” and “Tameside Business of the Year”.
The event was attended by many businesses from across the borough, representing a variety of different sectors.
There was good news for Ashton based bathroom firm, Bathrooms by Timothy Michael, who were chosen by judges as Tameside’s Business of the Year.
Speaking after the event, Mr Reynolds said: “It was a fabulous evening and a great opportunity to celebrate all that is good about business in Tameside.”
“We have some fantastic businesses that are doing great work in spite of tough economic times, and it is important that we recognise that.”
“Vibrant local businesses are central to the success of the area and I believe we can rest assured that here in Tameside this is not something we have to worry about.”
The event, which included a black-tie gala dinner, was sponsored by a range of businesses including locally based firms such as Brother UK Ltd and Audenshaw based Mono Pumps, as well as corporate sponsors such as Barclays Bank and JDA Architects.
As well as recognising the good work being done by local businesses the evening also raised £3,650 for local charity Rueben’s Retreat.
The charity was established in memory of toddler Rueben Graham, who tragically died after being diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of brain cancer in 2012.
Reuben’s parents set up the charity in his memory and are aiming to establish a retreat where children with life threatening illnesses and their families can go to spend time together in peace.