Ashton Town Team & Bromleys Solicitors

present

Ashton Independent

Business Awards

2021

Small Biz Award 2021

Ashton Independent Business Awards 2021

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

Nigel Skinner

Ben Goodwin

Luke Mirfin

Jackie Moores

TOWN TEAM PREPARE FOR NEXT AWARDS

With non-essential retail back open once again Ashton Town Team are throwing the spotlight on small businesses once again this summer.  Following the hugely successful Ashton Independent Business Awards last year they are set to return once again sponsored by Bromleys Solicitors LLP.

The town centre will be more of the focus of this year’s 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 time but let’s hope we can have a better one so please get involved and vote for your favourite independent business in Ashton town centre”.

Judges will be announced in June and shoppers can begin online nominations from May 20th with the winners announced on July 4th – Independents Day!

The Judging Panel

Nigel Skinner

Luke Mirfin

Jackie Moores

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

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

www.bromleys.co.uk0161 330 6821 – bromleys@bromleys.co.uk

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.