And the #COMBA18 winners are…

And the #COMBA18 winners are…


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Downtown in Business Manchester hosted it’s eighth annual ‘City of Manchester Business Awards’ on Thursday 29th November 2018 in the magical surroundings of the Midland Hotel – and rewarded the leading businesses in the Manchester city region.

Hosted by leading BBC personality, Jacey Normand and Downtown Political Editor, Jim Hancock the gala dinner attracted over 300 of the city’s top business personalities, who enjoyed an evening of networking, celebrating and partying.

Frank Mckenna, Chief Executive and Group Chairman of Downtown in Business commented;

“This evening we celebrated the leading businesses that have made a significant contribution to the economic growth of the city.

“It is wonderful to see the continued success stories from the region and the see how the business community continues to grow and make Manchester such a vibrant and dynamic city.

“A huge thank you to Totaljobs for sponsoring the City of Manchester Business Awards for the second year running, and to all the award sponsors too. I would also like to say how grateful we are to David Walker and the team at the Midland Hotel for hosting the evening. Congratulations to all the winners, in particular B&M Waste Services and Laing O’Rourke.”

Among the winners were Sedulo, Forever Manchester and Kier Group.


The full list of winners:

Customer Focused Business of the Year 2018 // Bruntwood

Employer of the Year 2018 // Individual Restaurants

Newcomer of the Year 2018 // GasTag

PR & Marketing Agency of the Year 2018 // Roland Dransfield

Digital & Creative Business of the Year 2018 // Embryo Digital

Legal Firm of the Year 2018 // BLM

Recruitment Company of the Year 2018 // Howgate Sable

IT Provider of the Year 2018 // Everything Tech

Business Enabler of the Year 2018 // Deloitte

Accountancy Firm of the Year 2018 // Williamson & Croft LLP

Insurance Company of the Year 2018 // Advantage Structural Defects Warranty

Property Business of the Year 2018 // Kier Group

Hospitality Venue of the Year 2018 // 20 Stories

Hotel of the Year 2018 // Malmaison Manchester

Social Media Presence of the Year 2018 // Forever Manchester

Business of the Year 2018 // Sedulo

Chief Executive Award 2018 // B&M Waste Services

Sir Howard Bernstein Award 2018 // Laing O’Rourke


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