August/September 2021

Shortlist announced for the Greater Manchester Business Awards

GM 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, and for new organisers Rich Media Group International this was a pivotal moment. The 2020 event did go ahead, and it was hugely successful, culminating in a virtual event hosted by Rich Media. The new organisers as it turned out had exactly the right skillsets to make the awards evening a fabulous success in spite of not taking place in front of a crowd. So, onto 2021, and we’re back in familiar territory with a fabulous black tie gala event being held on Friday 3 September, this time at Hotel Brooklyn in the heart of Manchester City Centre. As per all the previous awards, GM Business Connect are official sponsors, and are very pleased to be working closely with Rich Media again.

2021 SHORTLIST – The Greater Manchester Business Awards

KEYWORKER SUPPORT
Staycity Aparthotels
Manchester Piccadilly
R2R People

FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR
A special award goes out to Interact CC Ltd for this category. They will receive the award in September.

WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE
Bridgewater Home Care
OFR Consultants
Millbrooke lettings & Management
Realm Recruit
Mapletree UK Management Ltd

LOCKDOWN VIRTUAL BUSINESS
idealHouseshare
34SP.com
Gymfinity Gymnastics
Bridgewater Home Care
Beyond Group

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (UNDER 5 EMPLOYEES)
FETCH.IT
Forty3 Media
Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing
Northedge Architecture
GreatDrams Ventures Limited

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (5-10 EMPLOYEES)
Feel Good Club
idealhouseshare
Reclaimed Brick-Tile
Moo Boutique
Hive Projects

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (OVER 10 EMPLOYEES)
Gymfinity Gymnastics
Branagan Flooring Limited
ABC+Warranty
Bexley Beaumont Limited
R2R People

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (OVER 20 EMPLOYEES)
Hotel Brooklyn MCR
Together Trust
Transform Hospital Group
Skin HQ
X1 Lettings

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Paul Bayliss (Hotel Brooklyn MCR)
Lee Chambers (Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing)
Andy Hirst (Sudlows)
Haroon Danis (Skin HQ)
Matt Tomkin
(Tao Digital Marketing)

YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
A special award goes out to Oliver Plastow from Consensus Workspace Ltd for for this category. He will receive the award in September.

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House Manchester
X1 Lettings
Staycity Aparthotels
Manchester Piccadilly
Bluebell Fitted Furniture
Carter Collins & Myer

MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR
HOME
Manchester Pride
Diamond Bus North West Ltd

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Millbrooke lettings & Management
Leap29
Glossop Cartons
Jobwise Ltd
Realm Recruit

COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
34SP.com
Pure Innovations
Entrepreneurs Unlocked
Manchester Pride
Diamond Bus North West Ltd

To find out more about the Greater Manchester Business Awards: greatermanchesterawards.co.uk
sophie@richmediagroup.co.uk
0161 635 6209