The finals of the 2016 E3 Business Awards took place on Friday 3rd June at the Macron Stadium in Bolton. Over 400 representatives of North West businesses, universities and support organisations attended to celebrate the achievements of the finalists and the award winners
There were seventeen award categories in all - one more than last year. The extra category was a late addition - the Charity of theYear Award - introduced in response to a pronounced surge in high quality nominations from the voluntary sector. including four new ones that were added this year. This year's nominations were judged by an independent panel of entrepreneurs, academics and business experts. The winners can be found in our gallery, the event highlights are also available in our video and picture galleries.