We are pleased to announce that Auto Trader will once again sponsor our ‘Captain Manchester’ award at our annual Birthday Party, taking place on Friday 10th February 2017 at The Palace Hotel.



The Forever Manchester Birthday Party, sponsored by Express Solicitors, will bring together over 400 passionate and dedicated Forever Manchester supporters to celebrate another great year of helping local people do extraordinary things together.


We are pleased to announce that the ‘Captain Manchester’ award sponsor for 2017’s Birthday Party will be Auto Trader, which has over 600 staff based in their Manchester city centre headquarters at Tony Wilson Place on First Street.

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace and sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process. Its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster.

The ‘Captain Manchester’ award is given to a person with a true Mancunian spirit. Selflessly giving time, money and resources to help to improve the communities across Greater Manchester. Essentially the winner of this award will embody the true spirit of Forever Manchester.

Trevor Mather, Auto Trader’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Captain Manchester Award for the second year running at this year’s Forever Manchester Annual Birthday Party. We recognise the value of residents making a difference in their local communities and going that extra mile to help others and we’re pleased to formally recognise that commitment.”

Here’s some of the highlights from this year’s Birthday celebrations.


Guests at our Birthday Party will be treated to a welcome drink on arrival, three-course meal, entertainment from community groups Forever Manchester has funded, an awards ceremony and a special guest DJ.

Tickets for the Birthday Party are priced at £85 per person with tables of 10 being £800 if booked before 1st November 2016 (£850 per table thereafter), and are available through the form below. Alternatively, if you wished to be invoiced for your tickets, please drop our Events Officer, Cheryl Hill, an email at: cheryl@forevermanchester.com.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be reinvested in communities across Greater Manchester.


Sponsoring Forever Manchester’s annual Birthday Party is a great way to support Forever Manchester and demonstrate your company’s philanthropic spirit and commitment to strengthening communities across Greater Manchester while gaining fantastic brand awareness for your company.

If you are interested in finding out more about the various sponsorship opportunities available please download our sponsorship brochure or contact Jean Mills, Head of Business Development, on 0161 214 0940 or at jean@forevermanchester.com.