Made in Manchester Awards crown “leaders of tomorrow”

On Thursday night, the pro-Manchester Made in Manchester Awards crowned the youngest professional talent in the city.

New categories at the 9th Annual, held at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, included Sustainability Champion, Diversity & Inclusiveness Champion, and Hospitality Professional of the Year.

Along with the inclusion of The Manchester Community Hero award, these new categories created the largest award lineup in the history of the event and attracted a record number of attendees.

Returning to the big stage after a virtual event in 2021, the event was hosted by radio and television personality Jenny Powell and celebrated excellence in innovation, entrepreneurship, education, development and leadership.

“It was fantastic to see a record number of nominations this year, but even better than that to see a room packed with people ready to celebrate that fantastic talent in person,” said future pro-Manchester president Laura Guillon, also a senior associate at Hall Brown.

“Despite taking the presidency of the future pro-Manchester role in 2020, this was my first Made in Manchester Awards ‘live’ and it was worth the wait.

“It has been the busiest 18 months some of us could ever experience in our careers and the quality of the candidates and sheer talent on stage tonight was the ultimate testament to the resilience of Manchester’s business community and the leaders of tomorrow.”


Apprentice of the Year – Kieran Wilkinson, Koderly

Business Development / Sales Professional of the Year: – Joseph Venables, Bruntwood SciTech

Entrepreneur / Entrepreneur of the Year – Duane Cormell, Realm Recruitment

Business Support Professional of the Year: Samuel Bafunso, GC Business Growth Hub

Champion of Diversity and Inclusiveness: Emily Hopkins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Financial Professional of the Year – Andrew Kilheeney, NatWest

Graduate of the Year – Thomas Felton, BNY Mellon

Hospitality Professional of the Year – Becky Wilkes, D&D London

Human Resources Professional of the Year – Hollie Ward, creative support

Attorney of the Year – Megan Christie-Copeland, JMW

Manager of the Year – Toni Rollinson, creative support

Manchester Community Hero: Robert Philip Jones, Thales

Marketing, Advertising or Creative Professional of the Year: Lily Shepherd, Dakota Hotels

Recruiting / Talented Professional of the Year – Ruby Melling, IN4 Talent

Sustainability Champion – Fatima Mohammed, All + Management

Team of the Year – Legacy Pet Cremation Services

Technology / Innovation Professional of the Year – Ben Grubert, INEVITABLE

President’s Rising Star Award – Megan Christie-Copeland, JMW

Together he was a gold sponsor for the event while Squire Patton Boggs was a silver sponsor. Sponsors in the category included Sharp, Hall Brown Family Law, Latitude Marketing, Vision Events, Rupee, Manchester Metropolitan University, William James Recruitment, and Addleshaw Goddard.

Made in Manchester Awards crown “leaders of tomorrow”

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