Shortlist announced for North West Business Masters

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THEBUSINESSDESK.com is delighted to announce the shortlist for its North West Business Masters Awards.

The awards will be made across six categories, ranging from North West Newcomer to North West Ambassador, and all recognising excellence in North West business life.

It’s now down to you – our readers – to decide the winners. Voting will open on our website tomorrow, and run for two weeks.

Winners will be announced on April 7 at a high quality lunch at Lancashire Cricket Club’s new venue, The Point. Click here to buy tickets.

In all categories except one, our independent panel of judges have shortlisted five individuals or companies. In the sixth category, North West Advisor, we have decided to rely entirely on public votes.

The Nominees Are:

North West Ambassador:

Len Collinson – Founder of Private Sector Partners
Clive Drinkwater – NW Director UK Trade and Investment
Phil Jones – Sales and marketing director Brother UK
Neville Richardson – Chief executive Co-operative Financial Services
Andrew Tinkler – Chief executive The Stobart Group

North West Innovator

Elite Telecom – Matt Newing
Linemark Ltd  – Tony Holt
Nutrition Point
Premex Services
VPhase plc  – Rick Smith

North West Pride

Booths Supermarkets
Bruntwood Ltd – Michael Oglesby
NCC Group – Rob Cotton
Oliver Valves Ltd – Michael Oliver
The Opal Foundation – Opal Property Group

North West Grit

Crown Paints – Brian Davidson
James Halstead – Geoffrey & Mark Halstead
Homes4u – Carolyn Mellor
Obas Ltd – Norman Tenray
Winterhill Leisure – James Waddington

North West Newcomer

Envestors -Mike Perls
Insight with Passion
Journey9UK – Laura Wolfe
MyParcelDelivery.com – David Grimes, Paul Haydock 
Smoking Gun PR – Rick Guttridge

North West Advisor

Addleshaw Goddard – Keith Johnston
Big Pond Aviation – David Bentley
Cobbetts – Kevin Jaquiss
Deloitte – Paul Lupton
DLA Piper – Tim Buckingham
Equilibrium- Colin Lawson
George Davies Solicitors – Mark Hovell
JMW Solicitors – Bill Jones
Mace & Jones – Martin Edwards
Turner Parkinson – Nick Davenport
Shipley IP – Mark Shipley

Chris Barry, North West Editor of TheBusinessDesk.com, said:”We have some fantastic companies and individuals on the shortlist, and it will be fascinating to see who are readers decide should be win the inaugural North West Business Masters Awards.”

Click here to cast your votes!

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