BMB Awards 2020: Meet Our Sponsors

BMB Awards 2020: Meet Our Sponsors

Thursday 9th July will see an amazing red carpet, black tie awards evening taking place, with a full drinks reception, meal and entertainment.

Find out more about our generous sponsors below:

Our Event Partner

Bradford is a great northern city, home to enterprising and creative people with strong productive businesses. Being at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse and the UK, Bradford offers competitive living and business set-up costs. It has one of the youngest populations in the UK making it a perfect place for businesses to make the most of upcoming talent and a growing economy.

The Council is committed to encouraging innovation and supporting businesses. Whether you are setting up a business, an established local company or are thinking of relocating to the Bradford District, Bradford MDC is willing to give you advice and support.

SME of the Year

BHP is the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in Yorkshire. BHP is proud to act for many of the leading SMEs in the region; providing high quality assurance, advisory, corporate finance and tax services.

With over 300 specialist staff and 31 sector-specific partners, BHP has in-depth expertise to deal with all aspects of financial affairs. From an award-winning corporate finance team to a nationally-recognised tax team, inward-investing businesses can be confident of the highest quality advice.

BHP is also a member of Kreston International, the 12th largest network of independent accounting firms in the world.

Employer of the Year

This category is available for sponsorship

New Business of the Year

Bradford’s new Business Improvement District (BID) is now fully up and running and starting to deliver projects to meet its Business Plan.

Based at their offices on North Parade, the BID team are working on the four “Pillars of Success” – Clean, Safe, Alive and Promoted – which make up the Plan. Each pillar features carefully-defined projects, suggested by local businesses, aimed at ensuring the city centre is a more welcoming place for all who visit.

Bradford BID will operate for five years following a successful ballot in late 2018 when almost 80 per cent of the businesses who took part voted in favour of setting it up. BIDs operate by raising a small levy to pay for additional services to help boost the performance of business within the city centre.

Bradford’s budget will exceed £500,000, meaning £2.5 million will be invested in the city centre over the 5-year term.

Sustainability of the Year

This category is available for sponsorship

Social Mobility Award

No business can operate sustainably in today’s world without a compelling social purpose. PFG’s social purpose is financial inclusion for those who are not well served by mainstream credit products or are excluded altogether. To do this, we provide non-standard credit market customers with appropriate amounts of credit, maintain close contact with them throughout the term of their loan, and work with them sympathetically if they experience difficulties.

Products are designed to meet the needs of our customer base and affordability checks are made to ensure customers can afford the loans and its repayments. We have been providing products to our customer base successfully since 1880.

Apprentice of the Year

As an established training provider, with over 30 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, commercial training, traineeships, work placements and bespoke employer driven programmes, we are proud to be at the heart of the City of Bradford. Employing a skilled and experienced workforce, our missions and the strategic aims of the organisation.

Their mission is to provide a comprehensive service of high-quality employer engagement and training to support the needs of employers.

Family Business of the Year 

Armstrong Watson is the largest independent accountants, business and financial advisers in the North of England and has been supporting, advising and protecting businesses for over 150 years.

Their values and culture are essential to their success and are why they recognise the importance of celebrating the businesses and individuals, who are making valuable contributions to the region’s economy.

The Bradford Means Business Awards 2020 is a perfect example of how we can recognise local and regional business and most importantly the people behind them.

Community Contribution of the Year 

This category is available for sponsorship

Manufacturer of the Year

Thorite, a family owned business established in Bradford in 1850, has grown to become the UK’s leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, pneumatics and process products. They offer customers the most comprehensive range of market-leading and cost-effective compressed air equipment to meet the needs of the UK’s manufacturing industries.

They have developed into an 11-branch operation across the UK, employing 130 people most of whom are based in the Bradford head office and national distribution centre. With a multi-million-pound global sales operation, they offer customers the most comprehensive access to quality compressed air and fluid control products.

As active members of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) they are at the forefront of the compressed air industry, maintaining the position as the leading compressed air and fluid power supplier in the UK.

Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year

Striving for a cleaner tomorrow: Christeyns provides your business with high-quality hygiene chemicals, combining high effectiveness and eco-friendliness with an unparalleled service.

Specialist in hygiene: Offering the best possible quality to our customers is our basic goal – a common goal, shared by all our employees. We produce top-quality hygiene solutions, taking sustainability to heart. Passionate about innovation, our Research & Development department is constantly striving at optimizing our products and applying green technologies where possible. Without compromising on results!

Exceptional service: We also like to give you that little bit extra. As our customer, you know you can also rely on us to react on trends, to develop flexible, customised products or even to provide a specific training, in order to meet your every need.

Let’s build a cleaner tomorrow together!

Job Creator of the Year

This category is available for sponsorship

Winner of Winners

The Broadway Shopping Centre has quickly established itself as one of Yorkshire’s premier shopping destinations.

The Centre boasts more than 90 stores and eateries including prolific high street names like Debenhams, M&S, Superdry as well as the new sociable cinema chain, The Light.

Located in the heart of Bradford, The Broadway links the historic Little Germany and Cathedral Quarter areas, and is easily accessible by car, bus, rail or on foot.

Menu Sponsor

There is so much more going on at Napoleons than just a casino, they serve mouth-watering British food complimented by an exciting wine list in our fantastic 120-seater restaurant. With bars in the restaurant & on the gaming floor you can enjoy a drink while you decide what to do next.

Members celebrate their birthday with them and for parties of four people or more, the birthday girl or boy eats for free!

We all know Napoleons Bradford is the perfect place for parties and celebrations, so simply dine with them in a party of four people or more to take advantage of this great offer.

Drinks Reception

Find the right business account for you: We have a range of different bank accounts that could meet your business needs.

Business lending: We offer a number of different lending options that may meet your business needs.

Business cards: A perfect way to help manage your cashflow. Our business cards provide a flexible and practical way to manage your business finances, whether you need convenient borrowing for expenses or instant cash withdrawal.

Business savings and deposits: Saving for your business’ future is important. We could help you build your reserves. We have deposit facilities to help you manage client funds too.

Business insurance: Protect your business from the unknown. Explore a range of different types of insurance that may be right for your business.

Whether you are nominated for an award in the weeks ahead or become a sponsor, the evening will provide a unique opportunity to network, to celebrate and to thank colleagues on what we hope will be a beautiful summers evening. But businesses will need to book tickets early as interest has been encouraging.

For ticket sales please contact Lauren Wood, 01274 705222.