Craig Dean Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

On Friday 12th May, we attended Oldham Business awards, which is always a cracking evening. Little did we know that our Chief Executive, Craig Dean, would be presented with an award of special recognition – the Lifetime Achievement Award, for services to the Oldham Business Community.


During the night, we saw worthy winners picking up their awards, including Oasis Oldham alumni, Eric Bishyika, who won Young Entrepeneur of the Year award with his clothing company Bishyika. If you’ve met Eric, you’ll know how passionate he is about what he does, and helping young people do the same. Well done Eric!

As the night progressed, only one award was left to be presented. David Benstead, from Oldham Enterprise Trust, presented the award, and his introduction to Craig showed all guests just how well deserved the accolade is.

 Craig is a firm believer of promoting ethics in business and engaging with the community.

Taking the stage, Craig deemed this the most humble point in his life, gave a speech about his passion for Oldham, the local business community and how companies are helping to enact positive change.

Oldham is a town that I’m hugely passionate about, we’re a town that punches way above it’s weight, because of people in this room

I’d like to take this moment to congratulate all nominees and winners of the award ceremony. They were all very well deserved, and an excellent tribute to what Oldham is all about.