Wednesday 15th September 2021 saw the return of the City of Manchester Business Awards after a pandemic enforced hiatus for almost 18 months.
The awards, hosted by Downtown Manchester, took place at the fabulous Lowry Hotel and was sponsored by Qube Residential.
After almost 18 months of restrictions, DIB was finally able to welcome over 200 of the cities leading business personalities to celebrate the great and the good of the Manchester business community.
Among the big winners on the day were Capital & Centric who took home the Business of the Year award, Thom Hetherington from Holden Media and Jessica Bowles from Bruntwood who took home the Man and Woman of the Year Awards respectively and Gary Neville who received the Tony Award, which rewards an individual who has made a significant contribution to the city of Manchester.
Downtown CEO and Group Chairman, Frank McKenna, commented; “It was a pleasure to welcome back some of the leading business personalities from across Manchester to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of these business leaders.
The past 18 months have been difficult for many businesses and DIB is incredibly proud to be able to acknowledge that and celebrate some amazing achievements in incredibly challenging times.
I would also like to thank our headline sponsors Qube Residential, our fabulous venue The Lowry Hotel and everyone who attended and made it a truly special night.”
The Full list of winners are:
Male Networker of the Year 2021
Tom Ansbro, The Lowry Hotel
Female Networker of the Year 2021
Charlotte Felton, Manchester Hospitality Network
Community Impact Award 2021
Employer of the Year 2021
Project Four Safety
Employee of the Year 2021
Heather Gray, Bruntwood
Customer Focussed Business of the Year 2021
Western Union Business Solutions
Venue of the Year 2021
Hospitality Personality of the Year 2021
Scott Brown, INNSiDE by Melia
Business Development Personality of the Year 2021
Cerys Tonks, Harvey Nichols
Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2021
Liam Manton, Disbury Gin
Recruitment Company of the Year 2021
Law Firm of the Year 2021
Financial Services Company of the Year 2021
PR Agency of the Year 2021
Digital and Creative Agency of the Year 2021
Property Company of the Year 2021
The Decade of Excellence Award 2021
Man of the Year 2021
Thom Hetherington, Holden Media Ltd
Woman of the Year 2021
Jessica Bowles, Bruntwood
Business of the Year 2021
Capital & Centric
Zellar Sustainability Award 2021
CEO’s Award 2021
Lisa Morton, Roland Dransfield
The Tony Award 2021
Gary Neville, GG Hospitality