Chess is named as a finalist for MEN Business of the Year

Chess Telecom was last week named as a finalist for the 2008 Manchester Evening News Business of the Year Award.

2008 is the 15th year of the Business of the Year awards which are a seminal event within Manchester’s business calendar. This is the second time Chess Telecom has been named as a finalist, which followed an intensive 3 month judging process involving presentations and site visits.

The judging panel included key Manchester business figures such as Manchester Evening News deputy business editor Kevin Feddy, David McKeith, north west senior partner at accountancy giant PriceWaterhouseCoopers, corporate finance partner, Helen Ridge from law firm Pinsent Masons’, and Malcolm Buchanan, regional director of corporate banking at RBS.

“The calibre of the entrants in this year’s award has, once again, been of an immensely high and impressive standard – in fact, it rises every year,” said Kevin Feddy.

The judging panel said the awards had attracted one of the strongest fields in the event’s history, with all the finalists showing impressive leadership and innovation in their chosen sectors. They are also investing heavily in their north west operations and product development, while some are looking to expand further overseas.

Chess Telecom’s Chief Executive, David Pollock was thrilled to be named as a finalist at last week’s gala dinner, hosted by political interviewer Andrew Marr at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

“All the finalists are highly successful businesses that stand out in their industries and to be in such good company makes us incredibly proud. Everyone in Chess plays their part in our business growth and success. To be named as a finalist in the Manchester Evening News Business of the Year 2008 awards is true recognition of the hard work and determination of all Chess people.”

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