We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the four awards taking place at our Birthday Party, kindly sponsored by Express Solicitors, on Friday 10th February at The Principal Manchester (formerly The Palace Hotel).



The awards will celebrate all that is great in communities across Greater Manchester. Whether it is commending those who do extraordinary things together in our communities or those that raise money to allow these individuals to do so, Forever Manchester is proud to announce the following people, groups and companies as shortlisted for a Birthday award…

This is the Place Award

Sponsored by Kellogg’s

This award is in recognition of a group of residents who have formed and developed a new community project to benefit others in their local area. The shortlisted are:

  • The Holiday Club
  • Communities for All
  • Broughton Amateur Boxing Club
  • Flower Power by the Neighbours

Corporate Supporter of the Year Award

Sponsored by Brother UK

This award is in recognition of a company’s commitment and significant support to the work Forever Manchester does. The shortlisted are:

  • Convergys
  • Hologic
  • Auto Trader UK
  • theEword

Find out more about the nominees here.

Captain Manchester Award

Sponsored by Auto Trader UK

An award given to a person with true Mancunian spirit; selflessly giving time, money and resources to help to improve the communities across Greater Manchester. The shortlisted are:

  • Carl Jones
  • Joan Tipping
  • Russell Broadman
  • Colin Gibbins
  • Scott Fletcher

Inspirational Community Group Award

Sponsored by CDL

This award is in recognition of a community group or project that has created a greater sense of purpose within their community. The shortlisted are:

  • East Manchester Community Boat Project
  • Krafty Needles
  • Special Olympics Bury
  • Moving On With Cafe Central
  • Lesbian Immigration Support Group

Forever Manchester would like to congratulate all of those shortlisted and wish you all the best of luck for February!


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 and tables of 10 are available at £850. You can purchase them 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.