The 2023 Salford Business Awards have been announced and St Ann’s is delighted to have won the Excellence Award and Large Business of the Year.
The awards were announced at a ceremony at the Lowry Hotel, hosted by Radio 1’s Vicky Hawkesworth and were organised by the University of Salford, The Business Group and Salford City Council.
St Ann’s were praised by the awards judges for being thoroughly embedded in the Little Hulton community, with generations of people being treated across the area. They were impressed by the hospice’s ability to demonstrate excellence through everything we do with an extraordinary leadership team working extremely well together. The judges were particularly impressed by how staff led their vision and values.
Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, said: “I am so proud of the whole team for this incredible achievement. Being part of the community in Salford is so important to us and we are committed to caring for the people who live there with care and compassion. It is a privilege to be part of these awards with the other amazing businesses in Salford.”
Paul Wainwright, Chair, The Business Group said: “It has been almost four years since we were last able to celebrate the success of Salford’s businesses and it has been amazing to do so again with the support and commitment from Salford’s business community. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners and thank you to the event organisers, sponsors and partners – without whom it would not have been possible to deliver such a spectacular event.
We are very proud of all of these businesses, their continued commitment to Salford and for creating quality, well-paid, safe employment for our residents and successful, sustainable businesses for our city and communities.”
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “I’d like to congratulate all the businesses who made it to the finals of the 2023 Salford Business Awards. I appreciate the past few years have been very hard due to the pandemic and cost of living crisis but I’ve seen the hard work and changes businesses have had to make to keep going through this incredibly difficult period.
“Collectively all the businesses employ a lot of Salfordians and create jobs and opportunities that both other businesses and local people can benefit from. I would like to thank them all for their efforts in creating growth in this great city.”