was successfully added to your cart.

Downtown in Business Manchester hosted the ninth annual City of Manchester Business Awards gala dinner at the fabulous Lowry Hotel on Thursday 19th September 2019.

Over 200 of the city’s leading business personalities enjoyed an evening celebrating the best of the Manchester Business community.

The big winners on the evening were Nicky Wake from Prolific North & Don’t Panic Projects, Tim Heatley from Capital & Centric, Holly Moore from Make Events and Shaun Hinds from Manchester Central who won the Chief Executive’s Award, Tony Award, Womanc of the Year and Manc of the Year respectively.

Commenting on the #COMBA19 awards, Downtown CEO Frank McKenna said; “Once again it was a fantastic evening showcasing the very best of the business community in Manchester.

It was fantastic to celebrate so of the great achievements of the business leaders and amazing entrepreneurs from across the city.

Finally, can I extend a big thank you to our headline sponsor Qube Residential along with all the rest of our sponsors. Their help allows us to showcase the amazing talent this city has at awards dinners like COMBA.”


The full winners are:

Male Networker of the Year 2019
Greg McGuire, Revolución de Cuba

Female Networker of the Year 2019
Heather Gray, Bruntwood

Newcomer of the Year 2019
In>Professional Development

Employer of the Year 2019
Kuits Solicitors

Customer Focused Business of the Year 2019
Individual Restaurant Company

PR & Marketing Personality of the Year 2019
Lisa Morton, Roland Dransfield PR

Legal Firm of the Year 2019
Pinsent Masons

Recruitment Personality of the Year 2019
Abi Dunn, Sixty-Eight People

Accountancy Firm of the Year 2019

Property Personality of the Year 2019
Peter Commins, Kier

General Manager of the Year 2019
Adrian Ellis, The Lowry Hotel

Social Impact Personality of the Year 2019
Richard Marsh, Manchester Youth Zone

Hospitality Personality of the Year 2019
Becky Wilkes, D&D London

Insurance Personality of the Year 2019
Mike Askew, Jelf

Digital & Tech Company of the Year 2019

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
Kelly Gilmour-Grassem, Making You Content

Manc of the Year
Shaun Hinds, Manchester Central

Womanc of the Year 2019
Holly Moore, Make Events

Tony Award 2019
Tim Heatley, Capital & Centric

Chief Executive’s Award 2019
Nicky Wake, Prolific North & Don’t Panic Projects