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Tropical Palms nominated for top business award
Monday 13th February 2017 @ 15:06 by Tom Greggan
Business Droylsden News

A Droylsden business has been recognised for its community efforts with a nomination in the prestigious Greater Manchester Business Awards.

Tropical Palms on Chappell Road has been shortlisted for a Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award, a reflection on the outstanding work done in the community in 2016.

Owner Wayne Coyle says he is grateful that the company has been nominated for their community work. “The way I run my business is always for the benefit for the local community,” he said. “The Tropical Palms Group does a lot of good in Droylsden and Tameside such as the Community Cutz scheme and getting involved with the Toy Appeal.

The general community backing that we have built gives us a great platform to really excel. I’m from the community so it’s a natural progression for me to give something back. It’s just what we do here. We go about our day-to-day business in a good way and we’ve been recognised for it. So we’re very grateful.”

The Greater Manchester Business Awards night will be held at the five-star Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester, on 19th May. Wayne will be joined at the event with representatives from Brother UK who supported Tropical Palms’ nomination.

“Most of the companies that have been nominated in the awards is a multi-million pound organisation; large, experienced, corporate companies with great reputations,” he said. “The Tropical Palms Group started off as a very small, sub-section business five years ago, with just four sunbeds. I’m a bit star struck to be competing with businesses like this so I’m really looking forward to seeing what is going to happen on the night.”

But Tropical Palms aren’t there to just make up the numbers. The awards website says states that nominees are only shortlisted if they hold a genuine chance of winning the award and Wayne has every confidence Tropical Palms will be successful.

He said: “We gave over 1000 free haircuts to the over-60s and other disadvantaged groups in Tameside through our Community Cutz scheme. We collected nearly a thousand toys for the Christmas Toy Appeal. Everything that we have done within the community last year, we over excelled. We weren’t controlled by anyone; it was just a free-for-all of doing good in the community so that is where I feel we’ve got the upper hand.”