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.”

Headline Sponsor

Dave Seed, Managing Director of Headline Sponsor of COMBA19, Qube residential discusses Qube, COMBA19 and the importance of celebrating successful businesses and entrepreneurs.

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#COMBA19 Winners

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
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 2019
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