Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ll know that today’s the day!

Our 25th birthday is due to take place this evening from 6.30pm.

Just in case you’ve got any last minute panics, all the information you need is here.

The dress code is smart, but not black tie, so feel free to be a rebel and wear a suit with no tie! Ladies, be as glam as you want, it’s entirely up to you. The ladies at FM HQ are taking this as a great opportunity to don their best frocks.

As mentioned above, the evening starts at 6.30pm. As you arrive at The Midland, you will be greeted with a complimentary glass of sparkly with the talented Affinity Show Choir singing some of their favourite Mancunian songs.

You will then be called for dinner at 7pm, before beginning your meal (7.30pm) after a speech from Nick Massey at 7.20pm. A Greater Manchester themed meal has been chosen for our guests with no special dietary requirements, which we hope you will all enjoy.

There will also be an after party held at Manchester House from 1.00am, you will find tickets for entry to this in the format of a business card on your table.

Useful information

Address: The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester (please use postcode M3 3NQ if using a sat nav).

The nearest MetroLink stop to The Midland is St Peter’s Square, which is directly opposite the hotel entrance, which leads into the foyer where the drinks reception will be taking place.

The hotel does not have its own car park, but you can park at the nearby NCP Manchester Central car park at the rear of the hotel (please use postcode M2 3GX).

Approximate running order

6.30pm Drinks Reception

7.00pm Call for dinner

7.30pm Dinner is served

9.00pm Compere Archie Kelly begins entertainment

9.20pm Performance from MaD Theatre Company

9.35pm Beginning of awards ceremony

9.50pm Carly Ryan performance

10.00pm Continuation of awards ceremony

10.15pm Martin Finn performance

10.25pm Lifetime Achievement Award and raffle draw

10.45pm Tony Walsh aka LongFella Poet’s performance of ‘Silver Sparks’

11.00pm Dave Haslam DJ set

1.00am Carriages