The Made in Manchester Awards on February 1st, brought to you by future pro-manchester, celebrated the best of Manchester’s young business talent.
Held at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate and hosted by sports broadcaster Will Perry, the stylish awards celebrated excellence in innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, training and development and leadership.
Winners of the evening included young talent from businesses including BIG Partnership, BNY Mellon, Eversheds Sutherland, EY, Instinct Resourcing, KPMG, Kuits Solicitors, Mace, Malcolm Hollis, OBI Property, SteamaCo and VST Enterprises.
The highly anticipated award of the evening, The Chairman’s Rising Star Award went to Louis-James Davis from VST Enterprises. Louis-James was awarded for his entrepreneurial spirit, strategic vision and fantastic leadership to create a multi-billion pound business with worldwide presence in an incredibly short timescale.
The evening was a huge triumph with the Chair of future pro-manchester, Claire Sofield, Sales Director of Four Recruitment, speaking about the winners of the evening:
“The Made in Manchester Awards give us an opportunity to highlight and reward the amazing young professionals we have in Manchester. Manchester is full of ambitious talented individuals who want to work together to create a thriving economy and I think that makes Manchester a great place to do business”
The proud sponsors of the event included; Headline Sponsor: Together along with Category Sponsors: 90degrees, Brewin Dolphin, Freeman Fisher, Hall Brown Family Law, Midshire and Shoosmiths. Brand Partner: Thisislda. Event Sponsors: Resource Solutions, Vision Events Manchester and XYZ Works & Social. Drinks Reception Sponsor: Browne Jacobson. Entertainment Sponsor: Manchester Camerata. Afterparty Sponsor: Mahiki. Charity Partners: Sam’s Gift and The British Lung Foundation.
Among the winners were Chamber members VST Enterprises, Eversheds Sutherland and Kuits Solicitors.
The full list of winners is below:
Accountant of the Year: Tom Parkinson, SteamaCo
Apprentice of the Year: Benjamin Susca, Mace
Banker of the Year: Sarah Keeley, BNY Mellon
Business Development Professional of the Year: Joe Averill, OBI Property
Corporate Financier of the Year: Edward Stevenson, EY
Digital, Media or Creative Professional of the Year: Sarah Lawless, BIG Partnership
Entrepreneur of the Year: Louis-James Davis, VST Enterprises
Graduate of the Year: Rebekah Ingham, KPMG
Lawyer of the Year: Sarah Lewandowski, Eversheds Sutherland
Marketing Professional of the Year: Sarah Evans, Kuits Solicitors
Property Professional of the Year: Chris Mann, Malcolm Hollis
Talent, HR and Recruitment Professional of the Year: Amy Whitehead, Instinct Resourcing