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Platform81 Wins Business of the Year at Stockport Business Awards 2016


Now that the celebrations are over and our hangovers have (almost) disappeared, we are delighted to announce we have been awarded Business of the Year (up to £1m turnover) at the Stockport Business Awards 2016!

The award, which was sponsored by Orbit Developments, was presented to us on Thursday 13th October at the annual awards dinner at Stockport Town Hall. The team had a great time and we were so proud to share the room with some of Stockport’s brightest businesses.

This was our first time being shortlisted for the awards, which aim to celebrate business excellence in the Stockport borough and we were up against some really tough competition which made the award an even greater honour. In order to win, we had to demonstrate trading performance, future objectives, and what makes us stand out from the competition.

As a company which was born in Stockport, and a proud and active member of its thriving business community, we were proud to demonstrate our proven track record of organic and sustainable growth to the judges.

First established in 2008, we have continued to re-invest in the business and have created six new jobs for Stockport and secured over 80 new accounts in the past year alone.


Platform81 Director Alec Middleton said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have won a Stockport Business Award. Over the last 3 years, we have worked extremely hard to build a better service proposition and a fantastic delivery team. This award demonstrates everybody’s commitment to our business and our clients.

In 2015 our whole team helped to re-define our company mission, vision and values so the business was shaped by the individuals within it. Winning this award helps us move closer to our vision of becoming ‘an award winning, regionally recognised digital agency, with a reputation amongst highly respected brands for giving businesses a platform for growth’”


Finally, we’d like to say congratulations to all the other nominees and winners, and a big THANK YOU to the sponsors and organisers – we knew that it would be a great night and we weren’t disappointed!