A BOLTON company has scooped a top Manchester business award for the second time.

Eventura, a managed IT services and business systems company based in Bolton Road, Westhoughton, won the Best IT Support Company title in The Talk of Manchester Business Awards at a glitzy event at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in the city.

It is the second year in a row that the firm has taken this award, this year against competition from 14 companies of all sizes right across Manchester.

The awards are voted by customers with more than 73,000 votes cast for companies this year and 450 delegates at the event which was sponsored by Natwest, VIP Appearances and The Boardroom.

Eventura CEO Dr Chris Houghton said: “We are thrilled to have been given this award for the second year running. It is testament to our team and their continuous hard work.

"I would also like to thank everyone who voted for us. We couldn’t have done it without such amazing support.”

The award crowns a successful year for Eventura in which it has expanded. opening new offices in Bletchley in Buckinghamshire and Stockton on Tees in County Durham.

It has also opened a Malta office to provide products and services for the Mediterranean market.

The company has also become one of only a handful of elite partners in the North of England and Scotland for the NetSuite Global Business Unit, to extend the firm’s offering alongside Sage to major UK and international businesses.

The company was started 17 years ago by Dr Houghton after he worked for some of technology’s most famous names.

From a handful of staff, he quickly grew the business to its current level, attracting clients including Umbro and Jimmy Choo along the way and, more recently, Rectella and Floorbrite.

Dr Houghton himself is a previous winner of the Business Person of the Year in the Bolton Business Awards.

“It has been a fantastic year for Eventura,” he added, “and we look forward to further success in 2020.”