Stalybridge based Events Company, MWL Events have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 E3 Business Awards, which will be held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on 18th September.
The company, which runs craft markets around Tameside and the surrounding area, including the Stalybridge Handmade Market, was selected from amongst hundreds of nominees across the North West to become one of the four finalists for the prestigious New Business Start-Up Award category.
Reacting to the announcement, the company’s owner, Katherine Brookes said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected from so many amazing businesses that applied. Our small company has grown quickly in a short space of time and it’s great to see that all of our hard work is paying off. What started as a community project is now a viable business model which we intend to take to new venues across the North West! We are one of only 3 companies to be representing Tameside at the awards alongside Dee Mac Childcare based in Stalybridge and Ronhill & Hilly based in Hyde.”
Speaking on behalf of 1 Events Media, which has developed and organised the awards, Managing Director Mubarak Chati said: "Last year marked the launch of the E3 Awards and we were very impressed then by the number and calibre of the nominees, but this year, we've seen even more. Perhaps it's testament to a recovering economy or just to the relentless 'can do' spirit that characterises the North West, but whatever the reason, the quality of entrants has been superb.
"We've had hundreds of nominations, and they've come from right across the region: Manchester to Merseyside, Cumbria to Cheshire. It's astonishing to witness the effort and ingenuity of so many individuals and organisations because so much commendable work has clearly been done. In compiling the shortlist, the Nominations Panel certainly had an unenviable task and for MWL Events to have secured a place in the final is an achievement of which they should be very proud."
More information about MWL Events can be found on their website – www.mwlevents.co.uk.
More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of finalists, can be found at www. e3businessawards.co.uk.