In 2018, AJF Commercial was proud to be nominated for the final of the Bolton Business Awards. The recognition came as a result of our business growing from strength to strength. Starting the business from home, we have been able to grow our client base and reputation considerably over an 18 month period. Using a fresh approach to marketing including lengthy descriptions, photographs, social media advertisements and videography, we have been able to sell a diverse range of businesses. The use of videography has been particularly successful in giving the opportunity for purchasers to see the business in realtime and allowing the proprietor to talk on film about their business.
“Here at SME News, we recognise that small and medium-sized businesses are often overlooked for recognition despite the myriad of achievements they make every day. As such, here at SME News, we aim to rectify this by showcasing the talent, hard work and commitment of firms from a wide variety of industries nationwide.
We have an in-house research team here at the publication who are responsible for the selection process when it comes to our programs. Our SME Business Elite awards are strictly merit-based and our team looked at a variety of different factors when determining our winners for each category. For this particular program, our team considered factors such as; previous accolades won, company performance over a given period of time, influence within your industry since inception, client testimonials or recommendations and recognition/community involvement within your region. As a digital publication, our team also place significant weight on a firm’s digital presence, such as how a brand utilises their own social media, whether that be through the likes of LinkedIn and Twitter, through a company blog or even simply through a news section on the website that’s updated frequently with latest news and statistics.”
AJF Commercial are delighted to be a community partner with Bolton Wanderers Community Trust. Our ongoing donation scheme will contribute to ensuring that children and young people with disabilities are offered the same opportunities to partake in and enjoy the sport as those without disabilities. The projects offer children the chance to not only develop their sporting ability but also help to build key skills such as social, communication, confidence and creativity.
In June 2019 Andrea Finney was nominated as a finalist in the Inspire Woman Awards under two categories. Women in Business and Women in Film, Art & Media.
The Inspire Women Awards celebrate the huge wealth of outstanding contributions women have made to the wider Bolton area, including surrounding areas of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and North West. It’s a night of celebration and achievements of women from all walks of life in our diverse and thriving community, showcasing extraordinary examples of courage, triumph, kindness, compassion, transformation, skill and success.
The event played host to heads of industry, business chiefs, community leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, celebrities and other well-known figures from our region’s private, public and voluntary sectors.
The evening was packed with stories of unsung heroes, community champions and women who have gone above and beyond in the course of their work, service and passions.