GM Business Awards photo from awards ceremony

The Greater Manchester Business Awards 2021

Making a welcome change from last year, which featured a still well-received virtual event, the 5th annual Greater Manchester Business Awards took place with a glitzy black tie gala finale at Hotel Brooklyn in Manchester on 3 September. Organisers Rich Media Group International missed out on presenting a live finale last year due to the pandemic, however, we were very firmly back with a fantastic face to face event this year and Rich Media certainly didn’t disappoint!

The evening got off to a brilliant start with complimentary drinks and the chance for businesses to network as well as treat their staff to special evening.

Photo of ABC+ Warranty receiving their GM Business Award

Award winners ABC+ Warranty


ABC+ Warranty based in Altrincham were keen to chat about what the award meant for their business. Business Connect spoke with Managing Director Adele Reid:

Congratulations on winning Business of the Year (over 10 employees). Tell us how you feel about winning the award?
“It’s great that we’ve got the recognition that our team deserves following years of hard work.

Together Trust patrons

Award winners Together Trust


The Together Trust based in Cheadle, South Manchester were well deserved winners of the Business of the Year Award (over 20 employees). Business Connect spoke with Head of Fundraising Lucy Sawdon-Molloy, to speak about what the award meant to the charity:

Congratulations on winning Business of the Year (over 20 employees). What do you think were the reasons the Together Trust were voted as winner?

GM Business Awards

Shortlist announced for the Greater Manchester Business Awards

The Greater Manchester Business Awards have now arrived at their 5 year anniversary. There are a good number of awards similar to this, but the longevity and popularity for this event has seems to have grown from strength to strength. The first awards took place in 2017, and each year after that culminated in a glitzy black tie evening ceremony held at a landmark Manchester venue.

2020 however was when everything changed! COVID had put a stop to all social gatherings,

Greater Manchester Business Awards open for business

Now in its fifth year, GM Business Connect are once again proud to be media sponsors of the Greater Manchester Business Awards. Organised by the Rich Media Group based in Stockport, this year’s event will come to a glittering black-tie winner’s evening on Friday 3 September at the new Central Manchester-based Hotel Brooklyn.

The website is now open for all businesses across Greater Manchester to enter, with a closing date for entries of Friday 28 May. Once that date is reached initial judging will take place with a shortlist of finalists announced on Tuesday 1 June.

The Greater Manchester Business Awards 2020

Now in its fourth year, the Greater Manchester Business Awards has had to change its format considerably to remain relevant under the current restrictions for Covid-19. To replace the scheduled black tie event, the winners were announced on the 4th September at a special live streaming ceremony featuring ITV’s Paul Crone. The live announcement revealed the 8 category winners in a special broadcast over YouTube, put together by organisers Rich Media Group International. GM Business Connect have been media sponsors from the very first event that took place in 2017,

New Greater Manchester Business Awards launched by Rich Media Group International

The Rich Media Group have announced the launch of the new Greater Manchester Business Awards 2020. The grand final will take place at a glittering awards evening on Friday 4 September at the Edwardian Manchester Hotel in the heart of Manchester – part of the Radisson Hotel Group. This business awards will be raising money for Children and Young People’s mental health services at Pennine Care. The Greater Manchester Business Awards consists of 12 individual awards:

  • Business of the Year (4 Categories)
  • Businessperson of the Year
  • Business Innovation Award
  • Family Business of the Year Award
  • Customer Service Excellence Award
  • Community and Social Responsibility Award
  • New Business Award
  • Employer of the Year Award
  • Wellbeing in the Workplace Award

The awards are for any businesses or individuals who are based within the Greater Manchester region as set out by The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA).

The Greater Manchester Business Awards announce shortlist

Back for a triumphant third year the Greater Manchester Business Awards are once again showcasing the very best of Greater Manchester’s business community. Organised by specialist conference organisers, innov8 Conference Services, the awards are set to highlight the hard work and entrepreneurship local businesses are delivering, taking a view that the Greater Manchester region is still the powerful centre for commerce in the Northwest.

The venue for the Awards has changed to the Imperial War Museum North, which will be a fantastic host for the main event on 8 February 2019.