"We had a record number of applicants this year and the quality has been exceptional. Theres no doubt that the young talent in Manchester has overcome a great deal this year, it really is inspiring."
Laura Guillon, Senior Associate, Hall Brown
This month saw the ninth annual, and first-ever, Virtual Made in Manchester Awards, brought to you by future pro-manchester celebrated the best of Manchester’s young business talent.
Streamed live from the VE-M Studio, Vison Events Manchester made this year’s virtual awards possible by providing us with their fantastic studio along with all of their AV and tech expertise.
Hosted by pro-manchester CEO Sam Booth, the stylish awards celebrated excellence in innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, training and development and leadership. Getting bigger and bigger every year, three new categories were introduced for 2021: Team of the Year, Manager of the Year and The Lockdown Hero Award. This award was for someone who had gone above and beyond and, in doing so, made a significant, if not vital contribution to a business, organisation or community within the Greater Manchester region during the pandemic.
The evening was a huge triumph with the Chair of future pro-manchester, Laura Guillon, Senior Associate at Hall Brown Family Law speaking ahead of the event:
“We had a record number of applicants this year and the quality has been exceptional. There’s no doubt that the young talent in Manchester have overcome a great deal this year and it is really inspiring to see how people have pulled together and gone above and beyond.”
Our proud sponsors of the event included; Headline Sponsor: WorkLife by OpenMoney along with Category Sponsors: Virgin Money, Sharp, Together, Brewin Dolphin, BNY Mellon, Hall Brown Family Law, Vision Events Manchester and DWF. Event Sponsors: Brabners. Brand Partner: Thisislda.
Our nominated charity was Spoons neonatal family support and we raised in the region of £4000.00 during the course of the event.
Full Winners Lists below:
Apprentice of the Year: Georgia Carly, The Growth Company
Business Development Professional of the Year: Ruth Carmichael, Brabners
Business Owner / Entrepreneur of the Year, Emily Coxhead, Emily Coxhead ltd.
Finance Professional of the Year, Jessica Jackson, GC Angels
Graduate of the Year, Umar Tahir, Brabners
HR/Talent Professional of the Year, Jaye Haynes, Slater and Gordon
Lawyer of the Year, Charlotte Lewis, Mills & Reeve LLP
Lockdown Hero, Cherryanne Dawson, MIDAS
Manager of the Year, Nadia Johnson, Thales UK
Marketing and Creative Professional of the Year, Charlotte Moore, Studio Sonder
PA/EA/Business Support of the Year, Natalie Griffiths, The Oakridge Centre
Recruitment Professional of the Year, Paula Pawlowska, Realm Recruit
Team of the Year, EY