Ashton Town Team & Bromleys Solicitors


Ashton Independent

Business Awards 2022

Small Biz Award 2021

Ashton Independent Business Awards 2022

The nominations are being judged by a prestigious group of well known individuals in Tameside.


Nigel Skinner

Cllr Mike Glover

Luke Mirfin

Andy Hoyle


Ashton Town Team are throwing the spotlight on small businesses once again this summer.  Following the hugely successful Ashton Independent Business Awards over the past two years they are set to return once again sponsored by Bromleys Solicitors LLP.

Ashton town centre is the focus of the awards as businesses work hard to attract shoppers to the town once again. So, the footprint covered by the awards will be dedicated solely to that area. This will include Stamford Street, George Street, Old Street, Katherine Street, Oldham Road, Penny Meadow, Fletcher Street, Market Street, Booth Street, Henrietta Street, Bow Street, Warrington Street, Market Avenue, Wood Street, Delamere Street, Booth Street, Wellington Street, Cavendish Street, Bentinck Street and St Michael’s Square. Of course, this would include businesses in Ashton Market, Market Ground and those independent businesses in our Ashton shopping centres.

Paul Westwell, Partner at Bromleys said: “We are delighted to sponsor the awards once again this year. Independent retail has faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic and supporting small businesses is more important than ever.” Deputy Chair of Ashton Town Team, Councillor Bill Fairfoull added: “Really pleased to announce we are running the Ashton Independent Business Awards. We know it’s been a difficult few years but let’s get together and support our small businesses. So please get involved and vote for your favourite independent businesses in Ashton town centre”.

The Judging Panel

Nigel Skinner

Luke Mirfin

Andy Hoyle


Bromleys Solicitors LLP have been based in Ashton-under-Lyne for over 175 years and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  They have an excellent reputation with clients, peers and the wider business community and pride themselves on providing clear, concise legal advice. Offering legal services to individuals and the business community across Tameside. The business has been recognised by a series of awards which include Pride of Tameside Awards 2019 –Professional Services Business Of The Year and Bromleys won a top honour at the 2018 Manchester Legal Awards named Law Firm Of The Year for those with between one and five partners.

50 Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6XL 330 6821 –

Who are Ashton Town Team?

Following the Portas review, an independent review into the future of our high streets, the Ashton Town Team was formed in 2012 with local businesses, Tameside Council and key stakeholders within the town centre.

It’s a voluntary organisation which relies on funding and sponsorship to achieve its aims in supporting our town centre and its small independent businesses. Small businesses offer something unique that provides an essential element in the mix of national retail and leisure which should form part of Ashton town centre.  Over the years the Town Team have introduced events like Scarefest, Heritage Day and supported Totally Locally campaigns like Fiverfest. We have campaigned on issues like parking, town centre signage and security. In 2019 we produced a map for the town centre and this year we launch the Independent Business Awards for the town centre.