City of Manchester Business Awards 2021

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Livercool 2021 has taken place.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at the lowry hotel

celebrating the best in manchester

The City of Manchester Business Awards (COMBA) was established by Downtown Manchester in 2010 to acknowledge and celebrate companies and entrepreneurs that have made a successful and significant contribution to economic growth in the city region.

With only 260 tickets available for this exclusive ceremony at The Lowry Hotel, the sell-out event attracts entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, and decision makers.

The Nominees

Male Networker of the Year 2021

Jake Ogden, Confidentials
John Clossick
Kyle Blythe
Taylor Rogers, Williamson & Croft
Tom Ansbro, The Lowry Hotel

Female Networker of the Year 2021

Anna Gledson, The Manc Group
Charlotte Felton, Manchester Hospitality Network
Eleanor Gorick, Roland Dransfield
Kate Ashton, Tide Group
Lynette Cutler, The Edge Events
Stella Greathead

Community Impact Award 2021

Manchester Central
Roland Dransfield
Skullfades
Stock Exchange Hotel & Hotel Football (GG Hospitality)
The Hut Group
The Warehouse Project

Employer of the Year 2021

Beever and Struthers
Euan Kellie Property Solutions
Fazenda
Leap29
Make Events
Project4 Safety

Employee of the Year 2021

Christie Commins, Kier
Eve Chung, Laing O’Rourke
Grainne Shaw, Gateley Legal
Heather Gray, Bruntwood
Kimberley Riley, Qube
Rosie Relton, The Loyalty Co.

Business Development Personality of the Year 2021

Cerys Tonk, Harvey Nichols
Clive Briggs, Reward Finance
Emma Williams, Morgan Sindall
Geraldine Finn, Beever and Struthers
Victoria Harris, Dynamic Mobile Billing

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

Beccy Gibson, TEMPT Marketing
Liam Manton, Didsbury Gin
Oliver Jude, Oliver Jude Clothing
Ross Green, Embryo Digital

Recruitment Company of the Year 2021

AM2PM Recruitment Solutions
Sixty Eight People
This Is Prime
Total Jobs

Law Firm of the Year 2021

Freeths
Gorvins
Irwin Mitchel
Kennedys
Marks & Clerk LLP
Pinsent Masons

 

Financial Services Award of the Year 2021

Access2Funding
Hurst
Open Money
Sedulo
UBS
Williamson & Croft

PR & Marketing Agency of the Year 2021

AKA Manchester
Luma Marketing
McCann Manchester
The Strong Agency
We Are Indigo PR

Digital & Creative Agency of the Year 2021

BGN
Embryo
Everything Tech
K2L
White Noise

Property Company of the Year 2021

BCEGI
Laing O’Rourke
Landwood
Morgan Sindall
Russells
TSK Group
WSP

The Decade of Excellence Award 2021

Australasia
Manchester International Festival
Media City
Sedulo

Man of the Year 2021

Doug Ward, Telcom
Thom Hetherington, Holden Media/NRB
Tom Bloxham, Urban Splash
Tomas Maunier, City District Ltd

Woman of the Year 2021

Gaynor Rigby, Equillibrium
Jessica Bowles, Bruntwood
Sheona Southern, Marketing Manchester
Tricia Williams, Manchester Airport Group

Business of the Year 2021

AO
Capital & Centric
Urban Splash
VSI

Who should consider sponsorship of this event?

Companies who are looking to engage with leading businesses and business figures directly and effectively, and public sector leaders from across the city region. Sponsorship of COMBA will raise awareness of your company brand and the work that you do with key influencers from across the city region.

Headline Sponsorship

THE DAMAGE: £8,500.00 +VAT

Prior to the event you will have a sponsors meeting with the Downtown communications team and the events director to scope out an action plan that will enable you to gain maximum benefit from the sponsorship opportunity.

Sponsor benefits will include:

  • Joint naming rights for Downtown Liverpool’s premier awards evening 
  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship by event host on the night 
  • Lead logo branding on all pre and post online coverage and publicity of the event 
  • A central table of ten at the gala awards dinner 
  • Logo branding on sponsors reel shown throughout the event 
  • Full colour advertisement in event brochure   
  • Lead logo branding in and around the event venue 
  • Sponsorship and presentation of main award at the awards gala dinner 
  • Three complimentary places at the award winners ‘invitation only’ event to be hosted in January 2020  
  • Exclusive headline sponsorship rights from your industry sector for this event 

Drinks Sponsorship

THE DAMAGE: £5,500.00 +VAT

Prior to the event you will have a sponsors meeting with the Downtown communications team and the events director to scope out an action plan that will enable you to gain maximum benefit from the sponsorship opportunity.

Drinks sponsor benefits will include:

  • Lead logo branding in the drinks reception area  
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship by event host on the night  
  • Logo branding on all pre and post online coverage and publicity of the event 
  • A central table of ten at the gala awards dinner 
  • Logo branding on sponsors reel shown throughout the event 
  • Full colour advertisement in event brochure 
  • Sponsorship and presentation of award at the awards gala dinner 
  • Two complimentary places at the award winners ‘invitation only’ event to be hosted in January 2020 

Award Sponsorship

THE DAMAGE: £2,250.00 +VAT

Award sponsor benefits will include:

  • Logo branding on all pre and post online coverage and publicity of the event 
  • A central table of ten at the gala awards dinner 
  • Logo branding on sponsors reel shown throughout the event 
  • Half page colour advertisement in event brochure   
  • Sponsorship and presentation of award at the awards gala dinner 
  • A complimentary place at the award winners ‘invitation only’ event to be hosted in January 2020