Over 200 business leaders packed into the Lowry Hotel on Thursday 25th January 2018 to celebrate the Mancoolian Awards 2018, sponsored by Manchester City Hospitality and hosted by Downtown Manchester in Business.
The gala awards dinner rewarded some of the leading and most influential business men and women in the City Region.
The big winners of the evening were Alison Loveday of Kennedys who was awarded ‘Womanc of the Year’ and Scott Fletcher of ANS Group who was awarded ‘Manc of the Year’.
Frank McKenna CEO of Downtown in Business commented:
“It was another special evening, made possible by the continuing support of Manchester’s business community. It’s great to get the opportunity to celebrate the individuals, entrepreneurs and personalities that make Manchester the great city that it is. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to our headline sponsor, Manchester City Hospitality.”
Celebrations went on long into the night with a superb aftershow party at Neighbourhood.
Male Networker of the Year – Ben Davies, Ziferblat
Female Networker of the Year – Rebecca Wilkes, D&D London
Newcomer of the Year – Leigh Scott, iHub
Employee of the Year – Raj Lal, Totaljobs
Recruitment Personality of the Year – Martin Burnett, Finlay James Recruitment
Business Development Personality of the Year – Harriet Clayton, Pinsent Masons
Legal Personality of the Year – Steve Kuncewicz, BLM
Finance Personality of the Year – Simon Bedford, Deloitte
Property Personality of the Year – Tom Higgins, Laing O’Rourke
Digital & IT Personality of the Year – Barry Lowe, San-iT
General Manager of the Year – Adrian Ellis, The Lowry Hotel
Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Sam Jones, Tunafish Media
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Doug Ward, Node & Telcom
PR & Marketing Personality of the Year – Lisa Morton, Roland Dransfield PR
Womanc of the Year – Alison Loveday, Kennedys
Manc of the Year – Scott Fletcher, ANS Group
Employee of the Year – Jemma Steel, Individual Restaurants