Here at EC we love cake as much as the next set design and build company, but that wasn’t the only reason we were happy to be invited to a special reception yesterday evening.

The soiree, which was kindly hosted by fellow Oldham company Innovative Technology, was to announce the shortlist for the Oldham Business Awards 2016 and yep, you guessed it, we made the grade! We’re delighted to let you know that we’ve made it through to the final three companies in the small Business of the Year category.

This was the first time we’d entered the awards – we’ve finally decided to stop hiding our light under the proverbial bushel – so we were delighted to have made it through to the grand final.

The winners will be announced at a gala celebration dinner on Friday 13 May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham. We’re hoping the date is lucky for some (well, for us anyway) so keep your fingers crossed and watch this space.