The Bolton News Business Awards 2023 are just over a month away and The Bolton News is delighted to announce this year's finalists. 

The judges for each category have spent the past few weeks carefully going through all the entries received and have now drawn up a shortlist.

Congratulations to those who've made it to the next stage and a huge thank you to everyone who submitted an application.

The Bolton Business Awards have grown to become one of the premier events in the North West and this year’s awards will be held at the Premier Suite, The Bolton Whites Hotel, Toughsheet Community Stadium, on Thursday, September 21.

Below, you'll find the full list of this year's finalists as well as the category sponsors.

Best Customer Service

  • Clough Willis Solicitors
  • Digital Cloud UK
  • Bolton Tuition Centre
  • J.O. Transport

Company of the Year

  • Toughsheet Building Products
  • Diamond Bus North West
  • Howorth Air Technology
  • Assembly Solutions

Digital E Commerce

  • Bolton Gin Company
  • A Year of Dates
  • Curvilicious Ltd
  • Whistl Bolton

Environmental / Sustainability Award

  • Keoghs, Bolton
  • Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa
  • Party and Play Funhouse Ltd
  • The Restoration Group

Heart of the Community Award

  • Craig Henderson at Craig’s Barbershop
  • The Octagon Theatre
  • Bolton Hospice
  • Be the Change Youth Project CIC
  • The Colony Health and Fitness Gym

Innovation Award

  • MBDA
  • Henighan’s Bar and Grill
  • Curvilicious Ltd
  • Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing

SME Business of the Year

  • Boo Coaching and Consulting
  • The Restoration Group
  • Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing
  • Digital Cloud UK

Social Enterprise of the Year

  • Entrepreneurs Unlocked
  • Hoot Credit Union
  • Back Up North West
  • Box Power CIC

The Apprenticeships, Training and Skills Award

  • Seddon
  • MBDA
  • Howorth Air Technology
  • Pure Companies Ltd

Wellbeing Award

  • Eagley School House Nursery
  • WHYSUP Ltd
  • Diamond Bus Northwest
  • Box Power CIC

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Lewis Higham
  • Bella’s Bakes
  • Dr Prash Ladva

Contact Mark Fry on 07557 170372 if you would like to enquire to be a category sponsor or to book a table for your business at this prestigious event.

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