On Thursday 2nd February, the Made in Manchester Awards, brought by future pro-manchester, celebrated the best of Manchester’s young business talent. The event raised over £3,400.



Held at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate and hosted by radio presenter Tim Cocker, the stylish awards celebrated excellence in innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, training and development and leadership.

Winners of the evening included young talent from businesses including Barclays, BNY Mellon, Business Growth Hub, Cartwright Group, Deloitte, GCA Altium, Hall Brown Family Law, Sedulo, SkyParlour, Surface Wall Finishes Ltd, theEword and The Skills Company. We were delighted to see so many individuals of our Corporate Partners scooping up an award!


The evening was a huge triumph with the Chairman of future pro-manchester and Forever Manchester ambassador, Sam Jones, speaking about the winners of the evening: “The Made in Manchester Awards are a celebration of young talent. In a year which has seen Manchester thrive; the array of talented, innovative and ambitious minds working and living in our city indicates to a bright future as all of tonight’s nominees continue to build their careers.”

Forever Manchester would like to thank everyone who contributed on the night. The money raised will now help us continue to support community activity across Greater Manchester, helping more extraordinary people do extraordinary things.

See the full list of winners below:
Accountant of the Year – Lee Jones, Sedulo
Apprenticeship of the Year – Joshua Redfern, Cartwright Group
Banker of the Year – Martin Corrigan, Barclays
Business Development Professional of the Year – Kleon West, theEword
Corporate Financier of the Year – Adam Sivner, GCA Altium
Digital, Media or Creative Professional of the Year – Katie Peate, Business Growth Hub
Entrepreneur of the Year – Lee Devlin, Surface Wall Finishes Ltd
Lawyer of the Year – Sam Hall, Hall Brown Family Law
Manchester Champion – Elizabeth Potier, BNY Mellon
Marketing Professional of the Year – Kimberley Waldron, SkyParlour
Mentor of the Year – Andy Hall, Business Growth Hub
Property Professional of the Year – Katie Wray, Deloitte
Talent and Recruitment Professional of the Year – Roman Dibden, The Skills Company
The Chairman’s Rising Star Award – Roman Dibden, The Skills Company