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.


City of Manchester Business Awards 2018

#COMBA18 Winners

Customer Focused Business of the Year 2018


Sponsored by Forever Manchester

Employer of the Year 2018

Individual Restaurants

Sponsored by High Performance Consultancy

Newcomer of the Year 2018


Sponsored by health@work

PR & Marketing Agency of the Year 2018

Roland Dransfield

Sponsored by Rendall & Rittner

Digital & Creative Business of the Year 2018

Embryo Digital

Sponsored by Currency Matters

Legal Firm of the Year 2018


Sponsored by Chester Race Company

Recruitment Company of the Year 2018

Howgate Sable

Sponsored by Revolución de Cuba

IT Provider of the Year 2018

Everything Tech

Sponsored by The Big Event Group

Business Enabler of the Year 2018


Sponsored by Laing O'Rourke

Accountancy Firm of the Year 2018

Williamson & Croft LLP

Sponsored by Western Union

Insurance Company of the Year 2018

Advantage Structural Defects Warranty

Sponsored by Virgin Media Business

Property Business of the Year 2018

Kier Group

Sponsored by Reich Insurance

Business of the Year 2018


Sponsored by Totaljobs

Chief Executive Award 2018

B&M Waste Services

Sponsored by Downtown in Business

Sir Howard Bernstein Award 2018

Laing O'Rourke

Sponsored by Downtown in Business

Hospitality Venue of the Year 2018

20 Stories

Sponsored by B&M Waste Services

Hotel of the Year 2018

Malmaison Manchester

Sponsored by San-IT

Social Media Presence of the Year 2018

Forever Manchester

Sponsored by oneHR

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