Thursday 14th September 2023
The Lowry Hotel, Salford
6:30PM - Midnight


celebrating the best in manchester

The City of Manchester Business Awards (COMBA) was established by Downtown Manchester in 2010 to acknowledge and celebrate companies and entrepreneurs that have made a successful and significant contribution to economic growth in the city region.

With limited tickets available for this exclusive ceremony at The Lowry Hotel, the sell-out event attracts entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, and decision makers.


Nomination Form

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What are the #COMBA23 categories?

Without these people, our businesses simply wouldn’t survive. Who is the best?

A business that is no more than four years old that has burst onto the business scene in Manchester.

Which legal firm has impressed you most during the past twelve months?

The digital and creative sector is booming across the city, but which agency stands out from the crowd?

A sector that is crucial to the city but who offers the best cultural programme and visitor experience?

Manchester is lucky to have an array of superb hotels, but which has stood out from the crowd after a tough couple of years?

Whether it be a business lunch or a family celebration, what restaurant is your go to for the best food, service and atmosphere?

What firm has demonstrated a rich variety of architecture, design and innovation?

Which financial firm has impressed you most during the past twelve months?

What developer best exemplifies leadership and innovation in the property world?

Who delivers on the vision whist driving drive innovation, wellbeing and sustainability?

What business goes above and beyond to look after their staff? Do they have a Health and Wellbeing Programme in place, clear routes for job progression or simply create a great environment for them to work in.

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#COMBA23. Will you be there?

If you are interested in attending #COMBA23 contact for further information.