Rochdale Business Awards Rochdale's Best Upcpoming Business
Andonette Wilkinson
November 11, 2016

Rochdale’s Best Upcoming – We Won!

We are thrilled to announce we were winners of the Rochdale Business Awards boroughs best Upcoming Business of 2016.

Andi Wilkinson was also a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category. Andi pitched against finalists from much larger and well-established companies.

Why we are the borough’s best upcoming business

As a digital marketing agency in Rochdale, we have offered a valid contribution to the town. Working in tandem with Hilary Pogson, we did quite a bit of work this year to help not-for-profit organisations. Notably, we created a website for the Rochdale Youth Voice, and we made a directory of services for the Rochdale Homeless Action Information Network (BRHAIN)

The Award ceremony took place in the beautiful and gothic Rochdale Town Hall. It was a great evening with dinner, drinks, bubbly and entertainment.

This year so far

It’s been an excellent year for our little Rochdale digital marketing agency, with Go Global trade missions to Dublin and Amsterdam, and a visit to the prime minister’s house! We became Google Partners and attended the Google Partners Badge Celebration Event, in addition to serving lots of happy clients, and we are chuffed that it’s all paid off!

We would also like to congratulate all of the other nominees and finalists on this year’s awards. It’s great that our commitment to our local area and hard work were recognised.

Business of the Year – T/o over £5m
Boulting Environmental Services Limited

Business of the Year – T/o between £1m – £5m
IP24 Limited

Business of the Year – T/o under £1m
Target Fire Protection Ltd

Business Person of the Year
David Harris

Most Promising Business of the Year
Made By Factory

Apprentice of the Year
Carla Heaney

Employee of the Year
Greg McGill

Employer of the Year
The Casey Group Ltd

For anyone interested in a little Town Hall history, Rochdale Town Hall is a Victorian-era Gothic wonder in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. It is recognised as being one of the finest municipal buildings in the country. Rochdale Town Hall is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The Town Hall functions as the ceremonial headquarters of the Council and houses local government departments, including the registry office.

Made By Factory is a Digital Marketing Agency that is now fully remote, specialising in marketing for the construction sector. Get in touch if you need help with your online presence!

Andonette Wilkinson

Creative Director of Made By Factory. UX Designer & SEO Nerd, Andi is also a a keen member of Neurodiversity in Business, Former board member Manchester Digital and speaks and writes on a variety of web-related topics.