Northern Enterprise Awards 2022

Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 NORTHERN ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2022 BeUniqueness Best DFY Ecom Agency 2022 - North West Lancashire Roofing & Building Ltd: Best FamilyRun Roofing & Building Company - Lancashire

2 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Welcome to the Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 The Northern Enterprise Awards celebrates the industriousness and the dedication of the businesses and enterprises hailing from the north of England. With a dominant offering in the service sector, manufacturing and a flourishing SME and business start-up environment, businesses in the north are clearly worthy of commendation and recognition. Accounting for over 99% of the business population in the country, SMEs play an essential part in keeping the UK’s economy afloat. With business owners coming on leaps and bounds after a turbulent couple of years, small-to-medium enterprises in the UK are thriving following a hugely promising start to 2022. Business creation in the North of England is way ahead of the UK average, and with this in mind, it is the perfect time to announce the Northern Enterprise Awards, proudly hosted by SME News! Incredibly, the diverse economy of the North of England is currently worth more than a huge £340 billion, which puts the North ahead of countries such as Austria and Norway. Therefore, there has never been a better time to participate within the Northern Enterprise Awards 2022! Back for the fourth consecutive year, this award has been designed to recognise the companies and teams who are excelling and innovating within their market. Sofi Bajor | Senior Editor

Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 | 3 Contents 6. BeUniqueness: Best DFY Ecom Agency 2022 - North West 8. Bortram Luxury Homes: THE TRANSFORMATION OF FARR HALL BY JOHN EVANS OF BORTRAM LUXURY HOMES 10. Mango Tech: Best Cloud IT & Telecom Services Provider - Manchester 12. North West Scalp Clinic & Training Academy: Best Scalp Micropigmentation & Training Academy 14. Rapid Access Ltd: Best Wall & Ceiling Access Panels Manufacturer 2022 16. REVERSE LIFE LTD: Best Nationwide Collagen Beauty Supplements Provider 2022 & Business Growth Excellence Award 2022 18. Lucky Move: Best Estate Management Services Provider – East Yorkshire 20. Pizzeria Italia: Best Authentic Italian Pizzeria 2022 - North East 22. Alertacall: Most Innovative Nationwide Housing Management Technology Provider 2022 24. Harrison & Brown: Furniture Retailer of the Year 2022 - North East 26. Rope Access Man Power: Best Nationwide Rope Access Training Provider 2022 28. Venetian Plastering North West: Best Artisan Plastering Contractor - North West 30. DigiDog Tech Ltd: Best Computer Server Solutions Provider - UK 32. Inology IT: Most Forward Thinking IT Consultancy - North West & Customer Service Excellence Award 2022 34. RP Motorhomes: Motorhome Manufacturer of the Year 2022 36. Lancashire Roofing & Building Ltd: Best Family-Run Roofing & Building Company - Lancashire 38. Pureink Tattoo & Piercing: Tattoo Studio of the Year 2022 - Tyne & Wear 40. Pure Gusto Coffee: Best Online Coffee Wholesaler 2022 42. Eden Camp Modern History Museum: Best Educational Day Out Provider - North Yorkshire 43. Aligned Health: Customer Service Excellence Award 2022 & Best Chiropractic & Osteopathy Care Provider - Cheshire 44. Artisan Travel: Best Tour Operator 2022 - North East 45. Helen Birkbeck Language & Editorial Services: Best Proofreading & Copy Editing Service 2022 & Excellence Award in Language Services 2022 46. SJT Building & Joinery Ltd: Best Specialist Building & Joinery Contractors - Sheffield 47. HD3 Removals: Best Residential Moving Company 2022 - North West 48. Decca Plastics Ltd: Family Business of the Year - Lancashire 49. Poochie Park Ltd: Best Enclosed Safe Dog Park 2022 & Best UK-Wide Pet Food Retailer 2022 50. The Racquets Court: Best Co-Working Space - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 51. Enviroserve UK: Contract Cleaning Business of the Year 2022 - UK 52. Care Business Associate Training (CBAT): Most Innovative Nationwide Health & Social Care Education Organisation 2022 53. Pendle Doors Ltd: Best Modern Door Sets & Fire Door Manufacturer 2022 – Lancashire 54. Bell Structural Engineering Ltd: Most Innovative Structural Engineering Company 2022 55. Brand Ambition: Most Innovative Boutique Digital Marketing Agency - Yorkshire 56. Kirklees Local Television: Media Production Social Enterprise of the Year 2022 57. Twiddy’s Grub House: Food Hospitality Business of the Year 2022 - County Durham & Customer Service Excellence Award 2022 58. NuMé At The Cottage: Best Luxury Hair Treatments Salon 2022 - Lancashire 59. Rossco Construction Services Ltd: Most Trusted Civil Engineering Company - Yorkshire 60. MedCareHQ Ltd: Most Client-Focused Healthcare Recruitment Agency - Leeds 61. Sons of the North: Best Dog-Friendly Cafe - West Yorkshire 62. Centre for Contemporary Storytelling: Best Cultural Heritage & Theatrical Entertainment Production Company 2022 & Freelance Theatre Director of the Year 2022: Rupert Creed 63. The Green Doctor NI LTD: Best Nationwide CBD Oil Brand 2022 64. Mobile Reborn Ltd: Most Sustainable Technology Refurbishment Business – Cheshire 65. Tudor Rose Workplace Wellbeing Consultancy: Most Inspiring Workplace Wellbeing Advisor - 2022 66. Photocast Products Ltd: Zinc Engraving Signage & Artwork Manufacturer of the Year 2022 - North West

4 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 67. Vybrant Care Services: Most Dedicated In-Home Support Service Provider - South Yorkshire 68. Harrington Brown: Best Independent Estate Agency 2022 - County Durham 69. Ian Glass Fitness: Best Personal Fitness Venue 2022 - County Durham 70. Safeguard Scaffolding North West Limited: Best Scaffold Erecting Service Provider - Merseyside 71. MR Photography: Best Landscape Photographer 2022 (Southeast Northumberland): Michael Rickwood 72. Quickline Couriers: Best Same Day Courier Service - North West 73. Web Placements Ltd: Global PPC Management Agency of the Year 2022 74. Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club Ltd: Most Welcoming Gymnastics Club - North Yorkshire 75. Rayman Healthcare: Best Domiciliary Care Services Provider - Greater Manchester 76. Full Circuit Group Ltd: Best Electrical Contractor 2022 – Yorkshire 77. Head Agenda Limited: Best Mental Health Services Provider 2022 - West Yorkshire 78. Snug Conservatory Solutions: Best Conservatory Ceiling Insulation Services Company – Manchester 79. Tuesday Media: Best PR Agency – Merseyside 80. AAA Caring Caretaker Ltd: Most Trusted Commercial Cleaning Business – County Durham 81. Identity Financial Solutions: Best Mortgage & Insurance Solutions Provider 2022 – Cheshire 82. A Star Tuition Group: Best KS3 & KS4 Tuition Service – Greater Manchester 83. Process Treatments Ltd: Best Nationwide Metal Working Fluids Manufacturer 2022 84. Roller Door UK: Most Trusted Garage Doors Supply & Installation Company - Yorkshire & Lincolnshire 85. The Smugglers Cove: Best Upscale Bar & Restaurant - Liverpool Waterfront 86. SCOPE Health UK: Best Health Care Training & Education Courses Provider 2022 87. Headley Recruitment Group Ltd: Best Nationwide Construction & Engineering Recruitment Firm 2022 88. Northern Catering Equipment Ltd: Best Catering Equipment Supplier & Service Provider 2022 - West Yorkshire 89. Delanoy Funeral Services: Best Family-Run Funeral Director Services - County Durham 90. Gavin J. Reynolds & Son: Family Business of the Year 2022 - North East 91. Paisley Site Services: Best Temporary & Recruitment Specialists - North Yorkshire 92. J.O. Property Group Ltd: Best HMO Property Management Company 2022 - Liverpool 93. 3DGBIRE: Best Nationwide Additive Manufacturing Equipment Supplier 2022 94. Dr Kian Plastic Surgery: Best Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon 2022 (North West): Kian Tan 95. Dr Nicole Dermatology: Dermatologist of the Year 2022: Dr Nicole Chiang 96. Dynamic CCTV Ltd: Most Innovative CCTV Equipment Distributor - North Yorkshire 97. CG Machinery Ltd: Best Pre-Owned Agricultural & Machinery Provider - Lancashire 98. Intelligency: Most Innovative Data Intelligence Service Provider 2022 99. Tower Street Finance In Harrogate: Probate Lending Experts of the Year 2022 100. Art of Maintenance Ltd: Best Nationwide Niche M&E & Facilities Maintenance Service Provider 2022 101. Ikonic Technology Ltd: Best International IT Supplier 2022 102. Peachy Digital: Most Innovative Food & Drink Marketing Agency 2022 - North Yorkshire 103. The Learning Pad Private Tuition: Best Teaching & Learning Tuition Centre - Merseyside

Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 | 5 104. Ezmuve Estate Agents: Most People-Focused Real Estate Agency - West Yorkshire 105. Henry Riley LLP: Best Multi-Sector Construction Consultancy 2022 106. Gibson Canopy Solutions: Best Outdoor Shading Products Supplier 2022 - Yorkshire 107. Maiawaste: Best Skip Hire & Waste Management Company - West Yorkshire 108. Parklane Property Group/ Livinc: Best Nationwide Luxury Rented Accommodation Platform – Leeds 109. The Hawk Creative Business Park Ltd: Best Flexible Office Space Provider – North Yorkshire 110. Asian Funeral Home: Best Specialist Hindu & Sikh Funeral Directors - West Yorkshire 111. Analox Group: Most Customer Centric Gas Detection Products Manufacturer 2022 112. S T Plumbing & Heating Gas Specialists Ltd: Best Family-Run Plumbing& Heating Installation Firm- Yorkshire 113. Solarframe Limited: Best Conservatory Roof Replacement Specialists - South 114. Haute Florist: Best Luxury Flower Gift Company 2022 115. Laburnum House Residential Care: Best Residential Care Home - Greater Manchester 116. Ace Door Systems Ltd: Best Nationwide Commercial & Industrial Doors Supplier 2022 & Customer Service Excellence Award 2022 117. Flowers In Store: Best Floristry Import Enterprise - UK 118. Privilege Hr: Best HR Services Provider - North West 119. Richard And Shannon Jenkins Funeral Directors: Funeral Directors of the Year - Merseyside 120. Great Northern Copy: Best Emerging Copywriter 2022 (North West): Paul Holmes 121. GlasHaus Design Ltd: Best Emerging Garden Room Design Specialists 2022 & Customer Service Excellence Award 2022

6 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Oct22167 Best DFY Ecom Agency 2022 - North West Based in Manchester, BeUniqueness® is a leading, multi-award-winning digital marketing agency for Investors, Entrepreneurs, Full time Mums, 9-5 Jobs, Retirees and SMEs. This isn’t just any old agency; it is the first and only one in the UK & USA to offer completely DFY (Done For You) business models. Join us as we learn more about this outstanding agency and how it goes above and beyond to help its clients succeed. Mohamed Elhawary leads BeUniqueness® as its Director, with extensive previous experience in the digital marketing sector including completing marketing, branding, sales, and market research projects for the likes of ZARA, Walls Cornetto, LEGO, and many other multinational firms. He founded BeUniqueness with the intention of challenging the norms of the digital marketing sector. Now, Mo is joined by a team of dedicated and experienced marketing professionals who, between them, possess 8+ years of experience in social media marketing, Ecommerce, whitelabelling, media buying, designing creatives and digital marketing. This gives BeUniqueness® an extraordinary edge and power to transform the fortunes of clients, and enable them to rest assured that all their marketing needs are in the right hands. BeUniqueness® provides a variety of groundbreaking programs that help those SMEs who are struggling to adjust to the changed marketing landscape of the digital age. These cover media buying, Email & SMS marketing, Salesboosting funnels, Sales Copy, Creatives design, video marketing, digital PR, and e-commerce influencers. The company’s team of star players have helped more than 1,500 different brands across 20+ countries (including the UK, US, CA, NZ, AU, EU, and MENA regions) grow their business through paid and organic media, generating more than $100M in sales and managing more than $10M in ad spend. Then, it has designed its DFY programmes exclusively for Investors, Entrepreneurs, Full time Mums, 9-5 Jobs & Retirees to do everything for them on their behalf so they don’t even have to lift a finger – and results are guaranteed. These come in the form of the 7-figure DFY e-Commerce in a Box System; the DFY eCOM Scaling Executive Package; the 6-figure DFY Agency 90-Day System; and the DFY High Ticket Fitness Marketing Programme. The 7-Figure DFY e-Commerce in a Box System is designed for passive income opportunity seeks who are looking for a DFY opportunity within the eCOM industry and struggling to set up their e-commerce store and are wanting to cut the trial and error process and get their store and everything done by experts. BeUniqueness® literally does everything for them. The 6-figure DFY Agency 90-Day System is for digital marketing agency owners and pre-agency owners who want to skip all the trial and error while BeUniqueness® launches and scales their marketing agency on autopilot, from building the agency to closing deals ad after deal support. The DFY eCOM Scaling Executive Package Programme is for existing Ecom business owners who are looking for everything that can help them scale their eCommerce venture under one roof on a DFY basis. From social media to emails to ads and more, this Executive Package includes the works for those seeking to deploy every single asset in the modern digital marketing arsenal. Then, the DFY High Ticket Fitness Marketing Programme is aimed at online coaches and personal trainers who are wanting to focus on keeping their clients happy and healthy while BeUniqueness takes care of every single thing in order to bring more of the highest paying, conversion-ready appointments. Clients highly rate the company’s services and DFY programmes, as shown through its fivestar rating on Google. One client shares, “DFY e-Commerce has been nothing but great. I never thought it would be this easy! I was struggling at first, trying to build my own store, find winning drop-shipping products, run my own ads and make sales on Facebook, but it didn’t work as I thought. Then I saw DFY e-Commerce ads and it was a game-changer for me. I spoke with Mo who told me about the “create everything on your behalf” concept – That is when things really took off for me (not only did revenue come in faster than expected!). “What made me confident is they are a digital marketing agency who serve many e-commerce businesses, build many stores, run multiple e-marketing campaigns, and have their own store as well! So, if they could do it for others, they should be able to do it for me, which they did. With a store that is making 4-6XROAS, all we need is to focus on hitting our Q4 target. Can’t wait.” Another client comments, “The DFY e-Commerce system was the missing piece of the puzzle for my e-commerce store. I was able to quickly build my store with their help, and then continue to test and improve it with their ongoing email support. I highly recommend them for anyone looking to start or improve their own e-commerce store.” A third client says, “I’ve been operating my e-commerce company for almost 14 months, but it wasn’t until I started working with these people that I began to see a profit! I didn’t have a choice at the time because I had already been burned by other freelancers and agencies, but the promise looked too good to be true. In the fourth month of working with BeUniqueness, I reached $10,000 in sales. They are very fantastic, especially if you’re just getting started.” Company: BeUniqueness Contact: Mohamed Elhawary Email: Website:

Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 | 7 Best DFY Ecom Agency 2022 - North West

8 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Nov22657 THE TRANSFORMATION OF FARR HALL BY JOHN EVANS OF BORTRAM LUXURY HOMES Some of the most interesting elements about our work are requests for things that literally don’t exist (yet), and when we ask about budgets, often the response is literally “just give me a YES”. So, two years ago I met Dr Santiago Puig when we first started discussing property renovation. It immediately became apparent he was a man with impeccable taste and very high expectations, as you would imagine from a man in his position. He invited me for lunch to discuss a new project he was considering, the beautiful ‘Farr Hall’ in Farr Hall Drive, Lower Heswall - a period Edwardian building with a slightly newer Victorian extension which was constructed to be the ‘Ballroom’ of the main property. Dr. Puig had been offered the flat above his property and he wanted to commission us to turn both properties into a duplex, with a single request that the renovation had to look like it was never a conversion of two flats and in fact wanted it to enhance the original Edwardian and Victorian styles of the property by literally pulling down all the false ceilings and studded walls, upstairs and down and exposing as many of the original features as possible especially the high ceilings. He was also keen to make it an open plan living/ entertaining area as Dr. Puig is an enthusiastic cook, loves dinner parties and entertaining his friends. After a few more lunch meetings and many ideas back and forth, we made a plan and employed Andy Armstrong from Condy Lofthouse architects to create drawings for the planning authorities. Work started by removing ceilings, walls, floors, wiring and pipework this was a serious renovation going back to the fundamentals of the building in its entirety whilst constantly ‘listening and respecting’ the building and what it had to offer to combine/enhance original features, yet creating the modern, state of the art, lifestyle clients have come to expect from our ‘Bespoke builds’. The Coffered Ceiling was a great starting point for this project as I believe it’s a hallmark of traditional interiors which exudes class, dating back as far as the ancient Greeks and Romans, created to save the weight of the stone ceilings in that period. Dr. Puig and I agreed that back lighting them with Marine style ‘Cobb lighting’ further enhances this beautiful piece of architectural design. The story of the ‘two islands’ was inspired by the fact the one is a ‘working island’ and the other is an ‘entertaining island’, the latter encompassing the beautiful views of the Dee Estuary and on to the Welsh coastline. When we talked about chandeliers, three to be precise, in the kitchen Dr. Puig gasped and raised his eyebrows, so we did a mock up for him to visualise. This lead to two things, firstly, he fell in love with the concept as it complimented the Coffered Ceiling and secondly, rather cleverly, we hung them first thing in the morning as the sun was rising, still in the middle of a building site I might add, which reflected all the beautiful prisms of glass on to the walls in the kitchen which surprised both Dr. Puig and myself actually, and almost brought him to tears. He was instantly sold on the chandeliers! From the completely Bespoke kitchen, this leads off into a large open plan hallway which shows off the solid oak and glass staircase. This takes you directly in to the snug room which has a log burning stove, large ‘L shaped’ sofa and recessed TV. Of course, another chandelier lights your path up the stairs. Nestling in the corner of the snug are bifold doors that take you out on to a beautifully designed balcony to enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the sunset over the estuary and Welsh hills. With a commercial grade patio heater this is still enjoyable experience even with snow on the ground! From the snug up three more solid oak steps you find yourself in an ‘open plan’ hotel style main bedroom which has ‘Paddington’ the bath sitting in one of the towers enabling you to have a bath whilst enjoying the views again. Possibly one of the best requests we had from the owner was to be able to have a shower whilst still looking over to Wales through the vast windows. After a few conversations we decided on creating a ‘Bespoke to Bortram’ four-sided shower cubicle, complete with a privacy panel in the middle of the glass for discretion, which creates a 1.8m x 1m transparent cube between the bathroom and the main bedroom enabling the ‘views’ request box was ticked. Our Bortram Luxury Homes moto of always creating a ‘YES’ is of paramount importance to us when dealing with discerning clients, as they just want the result and are not always interested in how you achieve this, just as long as we do! Words by John Evans following Bortram Luxury Homes’ recognition in the Northern Enterprise with the title: Luxury Home Builder of the Year 2022 - North West. Contact on T: 0151 347 0151 or M: 07964 455209 W: E:

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10 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Oct22359 Best Cloud IT & Telecom Services Provider - Manchester Incorporated in 2012, Mango Tech is an award-winning managed service provider specialising in cloud technologies where IT and telecoms are concerned. The team at Mango Tech are on a mission to take the headache that is conventional technology and move it into Microsoft Azure, most of the time saving clients a fair bit of money over any contract period. We got in touch with Director, Greg Buchanan to learn more about the company. Mango Tech utilises Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 to provide its customers with the latest in IT technology and to keep them on the leading edge of licensing and versions. It also provides broadband, leased lines, VoIP, and mobile, which all tie into the aforementioned Microsoft services, allowing the likes of solicitors, accountants, and financial advisors to have secure access to everything, everywhere. The Mango Tech team have a strong mindset towards cloud transformation, moving conventional phone systems into the likes of Microsoft Teams to allow customers to be more collaborative, and also moving legacy hardware requirements into the ever powerful Microsoft Azure stack. Following the pandemic, companies are more open to the idea of cloud technology to allow teams to work remotely. Prior, Mango Tech was one of the only companies putting all its focus into this. And with the team being owned and operated by ex-military and central government individuals with years of technology security knowledge and experience, the company holds protecting customer data as high priority, giving anyone who deals with it peace of mind. Director, Greg Buchanan tells us, “We have a fantastic brand and reputation. Most IT and telecoms customers will have at least some element of churn or unhappiness. We’re confident this is not the case with Mango Tech. We nurture our relationships and advise based on customer needs – even advising against spending money at times.” The company puts a big focus on ensuring it knows its customer, too, with Greg saying, “We’ve been extremely careful not just in how we provide our services, but who we provide our services to. Choosing our customers just as our customers choose us allows us to have an intimate understanding of what their needs and expectations are.” He accentuates, “We’re confident our customers say we provide impeccable service along with demonstrating our deep technical understanding.” Not only does Mango Tech pride itself in its excellent relationships with its customers, but also in building the company to the great level of success it is at in a relatively short space of time. The team aren’t overworked, understaffed, or stressed like most IT companies, so everyone can have a great work-life balance, and maintain healthy working and personal relationships. Mango Tech also promotes deep technical learning without a focus on qualifications (albeit its teams are qualified). It understands that good technical knowledge comes from someone who is interested in tech and not looking at it as just a job. All its engineers are in the industry because they want to be. Therefore, it places great importance on ensuring its staff are constantly ahead of the curve in terms of the latest technologies, by constantly upskilling and putting them through their paces with industry examinations. As a result, customers can rest assured that the team are the most updated they can be in terms of supplying IT, telecoms, and broadband services. So, how is the future looking for the company? Greg shares, “Onwards and upwards for Mango Tech! We’ve won several awards and are focusing on more of the same. Exquisite customer focus and care whilst providing the best tech the world has to offer.” Company: Mango Tech Contact: Greg Buchanan Email: Website: “ Mango Tech also promotes deep technical learning without a focus on qualifications (albeit its teams are qualified). It understands that good technical knowledge comes from someone who is interested in tech and not looking at it as just a job ”

Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 | 11 Best Cloud IT & Telecom Services Provider - Manchester

12 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Oct22635 Best Scalp Micropigmentation & Training Academy In 2015, Leigh Kelly had a life-changing experience: He was diagnosed with bowel cancer, for which he received major surgery and treatment over seven years. When he married his wife, Emma, who is a registered nurse, he wanted to challenge himself and so decided to retrain in an area that he has personal experience of – how hair loss and hair replacement can affect your confidence and wellbeing. Now, Leigh is pleased to be helping people enhance their appearance and restore their confidence, at what could be the hardest time of their life. Priding himself in providing Britain’s fastest, non-invasive hair loss solution, Leigh Kelly is a scalp micropigmentation (SMP) masterclass specialist and one-toone coach at North West Scalp Clinic & Training Academy in Bolton, UK. He provides professional, bespoke, low-cost scalp micropigmentation treatments and training to clients across Wigan, Manchester, Bolton, and Liverpool. Leigh is indeed the expert when it comes to SMP, providing friendly, top-notch advice and procedures. He understands that choosing SMP can be a very big decision, so he supports clients from their free consultation, during treatment, right through to aftercare. There are various causes of hair loss in both men and women, and unfortunately, it is often permanent, which means the follicles are no longer able to grow hair. While some hair loss treatments can be successful, they are very expensive and require daily commitment, making it tedious and time-consuming. Hair transplant is not guaranteed and can leave unsightly scars on the back of the scalp where the donor hair is taken from, adding a secondary problem for the individual. What is scalp micropigmentation? SMP isn’t a solution to grow back hair, but it is a life-changing, low-maintenance hair loss treatment where natural pigments are applied to the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of hair follicles. The treatment covers bald spots and hair loss, and creates the illusion of a short, shaved head or thicker looking hair, as well as camouflages scars. It delivers natural results and leaves clients feeling more confident. The procedure involves using a specialist microneedle to deposit organic pigment into the scalp. Over the course of three separate appointments, a new custom hairline will be pre-drawn and then densities built up on the scalp. On the first appointment, the hairline will be mapped out and a pigment tone selected based on the client’s skin tone, hair colour, and age. A primary layer of follicle replications are created. On the second and third appointments (7-14 days later, as healing time is required), more impressions are added between the previous ones to tighten up the density, giving the appearance of a full head of shaved hair. A complementary fourth session is then added within three months to ensure the client is exceedingly happy with their results. SMP gives clients a great, realistic solution to deal with their hair loss, and the shiny appearance of the scalp is reduced drastically. When a client chooses North West Scalp Clinic & Academy, there is zero risk of scarring, with the bonus of any existing scarring on the scalp being camouflaged. SMP is long-lasting, however, it is important to remember than sun and other environmental issues will gradually fade the pigment over time, therefore routine top-up sessions are recommended. SMP training course For those who are looking to train in SMP, Leigh will teach you on a one-to-one basis all there is to know about this increasingly popular treatment. North West Scalp Clinic & Academy’s training courses can help you make a difference to the lives of many people struggling with the effects of hair loss. During the course, theoretical knowledge is covered before moving onto practical demonstrations in the academy’s well-equipped studio. You will learn every aspect of becoming a highly skilled practitioner, from consultation to aftercare to touch-ups, in order to provide clients with a truly bespoke service. Upon completion of this course, you will be fully qualified and insurable. Having received SMP training from Leigh, one client comments, “Just finished my first training session with North West Scalp Clinic. Leigh is an excellent trainer who offers bespoke training focused around you as an individual rather than the one size fits all cookie cutter approach that other companies use. If you want to succeed in the SMP industry then Leigh is the trainer for you because he actually cares that you fulfil your true potential. Excellent service and value.” It doesn’t stop there. This is just one five-star review among 104 on Google, with all of these reflecting the high standard of service and treatments provided by Leigh. Speaking about their hair treatment, a client says, “From the moment of walking into the presence of Leigh, he has made me feel welcome and comfortable right from the start. Great results and a person who genuinely goes the extra mile to ensure his customers have a great experience. I have made a great friend, and would strongly recommend to anybody wanting SMP or to train in this field to seek his advice and expertise.” Another client shares, “I found Leigh on Instagram and I was very impressed. I’ve suffered with alopecia for a few years now which has affected my confidence. After reaching out to Leigh, he promptly arranged a face call interaction to introduce himself. Leigh’s passion for his work shone immediately and I was booked in for my first appointment swiftly. “Sometimes I find it difficult to stay still for a prolonged period of time, Leigh has made me feel comfortable and adapted to my needs to provide a unique customer experience. “Leigh always has a smile on his face and goes beyond and above to ensure perfection is achieved. I’m two sessions in and I can already notice a big difference and a bit of my confidence returning. “Highly recommend. Top man who genuinely wants to make people look and feel good.” North West Scalp Clinic & Training Academy Contact: Leigh Kelly Email: Website:

Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 | 13 Best Scalp Micropigmentation & Training Academy

14 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Oct22456 Best Wall & Ceiling Access Panels Manufacturer 2022 If you want a job done properly, it’s best to find a specialist. When it comes to products revolving around access, there truly is no finer than Rapid Access Ltd. This team are the vendor of choice for so many, with their unrivalled service offering incredible potential. In SME News’ Northern Enterprise Awards 2022, the team were recognised for their sterling efforts so we took a closer look to find out more. When looking at the marketplace for access panels, Rapid Access stands out from the competition primarily because of the incredible quality of what they produce. Whilst many in the industry are content to sit back and relax with what has gone before, this team have committed to revolutionising how access panelling works. With two manufacturing facilities based in England, it’s clear the overriding ambition of the three founders has brought about exceptional success. The team is a renowned specialist within the construction industry, manufacturing and supplying an extensive range of standard and bespoke Access Panels, Riser Doors, Loft Hatches, Fire rated Over Boxes, Electrical Boxes and many other Access products. If access is needed to mechanical and electrical services in a building, this is certainly the team to ask. The beautiful range of products comes in a host of different designs to suit any and every need. All access panels come in metal, plastic, tile or circular face, with the option of beaded or picture frame to suit each individual project. Over the years, distributors, contractors, architects and National merchants have trusted Rapid Access to bring their visions to life. Because access panels play such an important role in building construction, the team offer a special large quote support for every quote that is over £5,000. This support comes in the form of a bespoke information pack containing the quote summary, datasheets, test certification, product/service benefits and features and fitting instructions. Customers are also provided with a detailed product brochure including price and product information and guidance. This level of detail is critical to the high standard of service offered by the team on all of their projects. With not only a knowledgeable sales team, but an experienced technical crew on hand, any queries can be answered swiftly and any problems solved with ease. When customers turn to Rapid Access, they turn to people who know what they are talking about. Because they only offer access panels, they have built their business around knowing everything about them. Having customers based in the North East has opened up many doors for the Rapid Access team, and they have been proud to reach out to such an astonishing range of customers. The private housing sector makes up a large part of the work the team undertake, with access panels providing entry water, electricity, gas and telecommunication compartments. The team also produce an extensive range of loft hatches, which are often both insulated and fire rate for extra safety. These hatches are designed specifically so that the minimum amount of heat and air leaks out. Keeping up with demand from every sector the team is involved in has meant needing to maintain a broad brand that stands out from other panel suppliers. The innovation present in everything that the Rapid Access team do has allowed them to react quickly to the region’s ever evolving needs. One of the clearest examples of this is the increase in demand for the team’s Fire Rated Riser Doors in the commercial construction sector. The need for these products has inspired the team to explore new invisible ironmongery which will create a clean and sophisticated look on high end projects. The team’s innovative streak does not end with individual products, however. Over the years, Rapid Access has been proud to offer two unique products that have proven invaluable to many. These are the Rapidfit® hinge system for Riser Doors and unbeatable Flipfix panel for wall and ceiling use. Launched in 2015, the FlipFix range offers a unique Fitting Device, Mitreless Frame and new Flush Lock system with packaging that doubles as a pop-out template. The device secures the access panel flush against the wall providing a clean overall finish. Similarly, the RapidFit® hinge system has transformed the way in which so many use the riser door. Indeed, it has reduced door fitting times by 95% in some circumstances. The system has been designed around a springloaded pin hinge, which offers a much more effective approach than the traditional piano hinge. Once the frame is fitted, the door can be added with ease. It’s this constant development that has driven the Rapid Access team to such enviable levels of success. Maintaining these standards is no easy task, but the team always make the effort to ensure that their customers not only receive products that are the best in the business, but service that is second to none. The team have recently been accredited on the NBS Construction Platforms, with their products now a standard feature for architects to add to their specifications. This platform has been invaluable in reaching out to architects as it helps the team to reach more specifiers, generate more leads, and win more orders. Rapid Access also has accreditations in ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and UKAS Management Systems. All of these go a long way to showcasing precisely what the customer will be getting. Looking ahead, it’s clear that there is a bright future for the Rapid Access team. Their efforts have put them in a great position in terms of expansion. Now a reliable brand, recognised throughout the North East, steps have been taken to leverage this growth into even greater reach. They are well positioned to take the brand even further. The team for the team has always been an international audience, and the current rate of expansion puts them in good stead for this. Internally, Rapid Access has recently updated its marketing suite, giving it a modern and sleek design. This is not just a business where staff turn up and work, but one where they enjoy doing so in surroundings that offer them the support they need to thrive. This success has inspired the renovation of the main office space too. It’s clear that happy employees make for a happier business overall.

Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 | 15 Best Wall & Ceiling Access Panels Manufacturer 2022 Be it ever so humble, the access panel is a core part of our homes, our commercial properties and buildings across the UK. Through their innovative mindset, the Rapid Access team have created a pattern of constant improvement which has made an enormous difference to architects and builders throughout the country. We can’t wait to see what surprises the team have in store next. Company: Rapid Access Ltd Name: Katie Nellany Email: Web Address:

16 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Nov22029 Best Nationwide Collagen Beauty Supplements Provider 2022 & Business Growth Excellence Award 2022 The beauty and wellness industry is a goliath on the business landscape, with a plethora of approaches that has created a rich tapestry of options for every market. One of the businesses that has swiftly made a reputation that belies its age is Reverse Life. On the back of its recognition in this programme, we spoke with Reverse Life’s Group Operations & Creative Director, Claire Niebel, to find out more. Wellness has been a – perhaps, unsurprisingly – resilient sector over the last couple of years. After all, all of us collectively shifted some of our priorities, realising that some things we once considered important were no longer so. Self-care and self-reflection became a priority as life slowed down to almost a full stop. For many, our health – maybe once a soft background buzz we pushed away – became a crucial element of our lives, loud and impossible to be ignored. It’s this sort of situation that established Reverse Life, with Co-Owner and Founder Mark Shephard researching products that could help his mother’s osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis during the pandemic. The rest reads like a business owner’s dream, as Claire explains in more detail. “He created a liquid collagen formula after realising that collagen depletion can result in weakened skin and bones and that it may also contribute towards helping keep skin supple and looking more youthful. After initially sharing the product with his mother, word spread, and the business now has almost 100,000 customers.” Now, the businesses’ ethos rings clear and strong, with a commitment to developing and extending its range of wellness products with clinically proven and bioavailable supplements. Moreover, it continuously seeks towards improvement and refinement, with a drive to reshape the industry paradigm towards a pursuit of excellence. “Reverse Life has worked for months with the best scientists to develop what we believe is the UK’s most advanced 10,000 mg collagen formula. We are also the first collagen company in the UK to become a certified NHS Partner in Health. Within the first 24 months of trading Reverse Life has sold over 11 million doses of its high-strength collagen and won numerous prestigious industry awards. “Our formula is packed full of premium Hydrolysed Marine Collagen 10,000mg per 25ml daily shot, along with a powerhouse of other ingredients including; Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Biotin and Zinc all in one tasty daily berry shot. We pride ourselves on premium ingredients at affordable prices. Reverse Life products are the highest rated and reviewed collagen supplements in the UK right now and we truly value all our customers - their feedback is paramount to our success. Further, we have conducted a series of consumer trials with incredible results, highlights include; 93% reporting more hydrates skin, 90% more moisturised skin, 88% reported firmer looking skin. (source, cue consumer trial - independent trial over 120 men and women in 20 days).” Claire adds. Yet, despite its national reach and reputation, the invigorative spirit of the north runs through its veins. Based in Manchester, Reverse Life embraces the city’s innovative and creative energy, as Claire moves on to discuss. “Manchester has always been a city for the risk takers, believers and those with passionate hearts. This year, Manchester was ranked 13th best city in the world to live by Time Out. With community spirit and resilience at the heart of the vote this resonates with our core value as a brand. We have had to overcome many hurdles since launching – but we’ve never given up.” Reverse Life’s origins and location have certainly helped inform its operations and approach to doing business. As it stands today, the team can very much be defined as “a family” – almost entirely literally. “This is very much a family affair, Chris Niebel and his business partner Mark Shephard are the founders of Reverse Life Ltd. I am Chris’s sister and alongside heading up the creative team, I’m also Operations Director of Reverse Life. Along with the Marketing Director Brett Perryman and our PR Director Claire Powell, the team are a massive extension of that family. We have a culture of trust and respect, and we want all employees to be actively involved in the business, with full transparency in terms of the highs and lows, so they can deal with adversity and difficulties with professionalism and creativity. We believe strongly in the idea of investing in people and hiring the right person for the position. “We look for people who are massively passionate about what they do, feel they are the best in their field and can really bring something to the table. Also, we are a little competitive at times and you may find us in the middle of an arcade game of street fighter on a Friday afternoon!” With all this in mind, what is next for Reverse Life? What does the year ahead, or the next five years look like for a company that has changed so much in just two years in operation? It perhaps goes without saying that Reverse Life is looking to capitalise on its growth and good will by introducing new products into a market that just can’t seem to get enough of its offerings. Claire takes a moment to delve into the future of Reverse Life in her closing comments, “We are really excited to announce we have just launched two new products a Marine Collagen Day and Night Cream; a powerful anti-ageing skin formula created by several cosmetologists. Also, we’re releasing an MSM collagen supplement drink, a game changer for joint care, athletes support and recovery, and hair loss. As we expand into the EU and USA in 2023 things are really going in an incredibly positive direction for Reverse Life. We can’t wait to see how our brand develops globally with some incredible backing from large investors in 2023.” Company: REVERSE LIFE LTD Contact: Claire Niebel Address: Unit 14, Edward Court, Broadheath, Altrincham, WA145GL Website: Email: Telephone: 07789497463 REVERSE LIFE LTD

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18 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Nov22150 Best Estate Management Services Provider – East Yorkshire In the cutthroat world of the letting agent, standing out from the crowd is hard. But Lucky Move seems to have found the key to success! We speak to Director, Arleta Rybacka, who tells us more about the firm and its remarkable journey as it wins this prestigious accolade in the Northern Enterprise Awards 2022. The property rental market is a hugely lucrative sector right now and is experiencing a real surge in activity. According to trade body Propertymark, an average of 13 prospective tenants are lining up for every rental property out there. Tenant demand is up 20 percent year on year, but the available rental properties are down 9 percent, according to data from online property giant, Rightmove. Innercity studio flats are seeing the highest surge in interest across the UK. The north is experiencing a huge uptick in rental properties currently and, after the capital city of London, it is the north east which has seen the largest monthly increase in its market prices. It’s no wonder that lettings agents are ridiculously busy right now. Lettings and estate management agency, Lucky Move, was established in 2020 with initially only 11 properties to manage. Two years later, the company has grown vastly as a business and is now responsible for more than 200 properties and has more than 500 tenants to its name. Based in Kingston upon Hull, and operating throughout most of Grimsby and Peterborough, Lucky Move provides various lettings services for its clients, acting for both the landlords and the tenants, from viewing and signing agreements, to maintenance jobs, and also providing references for its tenants too. “We support our clients at every step of the letting journey,” states Arleta Rybacka, the company’s Director. “Our overall mission as a business is to provide the best service possible, for both the tenants and the landlords, which often can be quite a task, as the intentions of the two are sometimes very different.” As a culturally diverse company that purely judges potential employees by their merits, rather than their gender, race or religion, Lucky Move believes in giving everyone a chance, as long as they are hardworking, ambitious, have the right work ethic and attitude, and are determined to learn and undertake appropriate training. “We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to prove themselves to us, that they are the right people in the right place. We also believe in friendship and teamwork within our company.” The Lucky Move team mirrors this internal approach in its outward attitude to its clients, and aims to treat everyone with respect and dignity, with the firm’s core belief being to treat others the same way they would like to be treated. It is this refreshing and customer-centric ethos that sets the agency firmly aside from competitors and differentiates it in what is known to be a fierce industry. “We are aware that every person is different and has different needs, and our individualistic attitude reflects this,” states Arleta. “We treat everybody equally and with respect as inclusivity is a core value of our business. We would rather keep our unique selling point a secret, to keep our competition on their toes.” As a business, Lucky Move’s main goal is to grow and therefore provide its services to more people, thus creating more jobs in the area to support the local community, and subsequently strengthen the economy. “Although we have not been in the industry for long,” Arleta continues. “We have shown determination and commitment to succeed, which is apparent in our growth in the past two years.” Arleta and the team have seen a massive difference in conducting their day-to-day duties during, and in the aftermath of, the Covid-19 pandemic and she explains that the technology used during this period was the key to business carrying on as normal. This includes 360 degree photos and virtual viewings, online applications for potential customers, and even video calls with the landlords and service providers. Although this isn’t exactly a ‘trend’ within the industry, more a result of an unavoidable event, it has brought beneficial adaptations to the industry which were necessary to keep it afloat at the time. Recently, as a reward for its tenacity, commitment, and hard work, Lucky Move gained recognition in the SME News’ Northern Enterprise Awards and was crowned with the prestigious accolade of Best Estate Management Services Provider in East Yorkshire. Understandably delighted, Arleta is quick to sing the praises of her dedicated team of staff. “I would just like to take this opportunity to thank my team for making this happen,” she enthuses. “This wouldn’t have been achieved without them, and I am very proud of our work for the past two years.” Now, looking to the future, Arleta’s and Lucky Move’s future is looking very bright indeed. “It’s been confirmed that we are going to be responsible for more properties from the beginning of next year,” she says excitedly. “We want to keep up with the outstanding service that we have been providing so far – it clearly works! We are currently focusing on the renovations of the properties we are responsible for, to make sure that they are of the highest standard for our new tenants to move in.” Contact: Arleta Rybacka Company: Lucky Move

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20 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 Oct22322 Best Authentic Italian Pizzeria 2022 - North East There are many pizzerias across the UK. In such a saturated market, how do you distinguish yourself? Pizzeria Italia has earned its incredible reputation through a dedication to creating delicious, fresh food. We spoke with Director and Master Pizza Chef Filippo Ricci to find out more about Pizzeria Italia following its recognition in the Northern Enterprise Awards. Established in 2017 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Pizzeria Italia has quickly cemented itself as one of the best pizzerias and eateries in the north. With a dedication to authentic Italian food combined with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, Pizzeria Italia has cultivated a strong presence in a market that is notoriously competitive. For Filippo, the recipe for success seemed obvious from the outset, noting that authentic pizza in Newcastle and the local region was somewhat lacking. Equally, Filippo understands that good food – especially good Italian food – relies on fresh ingredients, passion, and a simple love for food. “The care and passion we put into our work make us unique, our product is unique, because it begins with the study of every detail to obtain a beautiful and good pizza. the choice of raw materials, first to create our dough and then to season our pizzas, the equipment we use and the methods to obtain a unique digestibility. “I also offer thanks to our ever so attentive and magnificently professional staff who are fully dedicated to our customers, new and old.” It must absolutely be emphasised that while almost anyone can make pizza, it takes passion to perfect it. And this passion is obvious when it comes to Filippo’s approach with Pizzeria Italia. Over the last eight years, he has sought constant betterment, seeking to improve at any opportunity, to learn, to develop, and to grow. Here, Filippo continues by explaining the road he has taken over the last few years. “I started my studies as a Pizzaiolo in the first months of 2015, coached by the Master Pizza Chef Valerio Valle. My first course was focused on ‘Classic Pizza’, subsequently obtaining the Pizzaiolo diploma at a professional Italian school. I then attended a personalised course on ‘Pizza in Pala’ and on ‘Vegan Pizza’, with the Pizza Chef Vincent Di Marcello. The Pizzaiolo journey began with the purchase of the pizza shop ‘Pizzeria Italia’ in Newcastle in 2017. “In 2018, I perfected my method thanks to an experience with my teacher and shortly after we hosted the first ‘Pizza Gourmet Testing Event’ at Pizzeria Italia. In 2019, I attended a tailored course, focusing my studies on ‘indirect dough’ and on ‘high hydration’, applied both to the ‘Pizza in Pala’, the ‘Pizza al Padellino’ and the ‘Pizza in Teglia’. At the end of 2019, I participated as a finalist in the UK National Pizza Championship at the Italian Awards in Manchester. In 2020, I founded the first Pizza School in the North-East, offering specialised professional courses for pizza makers.” It would be remiss here to not spend a moment to focus on the commitment to good food that Filippo has showcased along his comprehensive journey. The time spent learning from the best in the business has certainly reaped its own rewards when it comes to establishing Pizzeria Italia in Newcastle, with a brand that perseveres throughout the north. When Filippo’s name is attached to a project, you know you’re going to be treated to something special. Unique. One of a kind. “During 2020, the project rapidly developed a network of contacts which has resulted in us proudly importing equipment. This has led us to open 2021 our own showroom in Cramlington, where we can showcase Italian brands and products from Moretti Forni, David Forni, Esmach, IP Bake, Gi.Metal, Molino Dallagiovanna, Mecnosud, Frantoio Montecchia and Podere Francesco, also in collaboration with Italica Uk in Newcastle and New Concept in Glasgow. In 2022, a new project called Im.pà.sto was born with the main objective of incorporating my showroom, academy and lab together and leading me to develop my main project called PIZZA SOLUTIONS. The objective here is to offer consulting all around the Pizza world.” Pizza is about passion. Food is about passion. If someone wants to succeed in the restaurant and food industries, they must have a palpable, obvious and contagious passion for delivering the best experiences to their patrons. There can be no doubt that Filippo has that passion and has used it to forge Pizzeria Italia’s reputation in Newcastle, and beyond. When it comes to good, authentic pizza, few can come close to Filippo’s expertise, honed as it is in the kitchens of true masters of the craft. This may very well be the best pizza outside of Italy, and in a competitive market such as it is, that is no small feat indeed. Company: Pizzeria Italia Contact: Filippo Ricci Website: “We offer a wide selection of the best Italian products…. for them to experience a true taste of Italy.”