The Awards took place on 1st October at Bolton’s Macron Stadium and achieved record attendance, with entries submitted from all sectors of business across the North West. Steve Crohill, founder of the Awards, said it was the best year yet: “The Awards attracted more entries than in previous years, and judges thought the standard was higher than ever. I think this is proof that confidence continues to grow in the regional economy.”
The judging panel, drawn from professional finance associations and commercial partners of the Awards, were particularly impressed by IKO’s contribution to the local community, high level of employee satisfaction and with its year-on-year improvement in turnover, margin and profit. They recognised IKO as “multiple award winners in their fields across the UK, and a business that is moving ahead, exploiting new opportunities and products”.
Group Managing Director of IKO plc Andy Williamson says: “I’m really proud of our finance team and their achievements. They work extremely hard and are well deserved winners of all three awards! It was a fantastic and memorable evening.”