Patsy McKie
2004 Community Award Winner

The winner is Patsy McKie of Hulme, Manchester.  In 1999 Patsy’s 20 year old son was shot through gang violence.  Rather than dwell on revenge, Patsy set up Mothers Against Violence.  It began as an informal support group to provide comfort to other bereaved mothers developing under Patsy’s leadership into an organisation that focuses on working with young men who are involved with gang warfare and violence in inner city Manchester and provides positive opportunities to change their lifestyles.

Carole Nash
2004 Business Award Winner

Our business winner Carole Nash is a true achiever, creating a worthy niche for herself in the North West. She is a truly inspirational business woman, successfully establishing Carole Nash Insurance of Altrincham in the traditionally male bastions of insurance and motor bikes, whilst demonstrating valued personnel skills in looking after her employees.  Her company is now listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 fastest growing profits.  As one of south Manchester’s largest and most progressive employers, she has introduced a progressive training and development regime – she has recruited another 250 staff in the last year and reinvested profits of £500,000 into a training centre.


Sarah Bailey
2004 Sport Award Winner

Sarah Bailey is the sports winner for her outstanding achievements within the world of swimming. A paralympic athlete from Eccles, Sarah has been swimming at world class level since 1992. She has travelled the world as an ambassador for disabled swimmers and in 1998 was awarded an MBE for services to swimming for people with disabilities. As well as outstanding performances, with 27 gold medals and 48 world records, Sarah is a great supporter of sport for youth and coaches young paralympic swimmers.