A Graduate in Biomedical Sciences, Aisha started her own cosmetic business 3 years ago As a teenager she always struggled to find the correct products for acne and hyperpigmentation, leading to self-confidence issues. Difficulties whilst on Maternity leave led to Aisha feeling broken. She decided to take a short Make-Up artistry course to help overcome […]
CEO of Berg Legal, Alison has used her experience as a commercial litigator to create a department nationally recognised for its expertise, unusually representing both employers and employees, and advising across the whole range of employment issues from discrimination to whistleblowing and beyond.
Her work on banking submissions to the Treasury Select Committee and various independent […]
In 2016 the Lalley Toy Appeal was able to provide a Christmas sack of toys to 1,900 children in the Manchester and Cheshire area. Each toy sack is made specifically for each child, based on their age, gender and any special needs they may have.
The powerhouse behind the Appeal is Dee Drake. She works tirelessly […]
Maggie Noone is the Sales Director of R Noone and Son Ltd, a fresh produce distribution company based in Bredbury, Stockport. She’s not always been in veg however, with a successful career in pharmaceutical sales and an arts background before that.
Maggie joined Noones, her husband Mike’s business back then, at the point where the high […]
Menna is an 18 year old Paralympic skier in Team GB. She has less than 5% vision and is guided down the mountain by her guide. Inspiring?
Well add to that in her first season competing at World Cup level, she not only joined mid-way through the winter season but she and her guide, Jennifer Kehoe, […]
This award was dedicated to the work of Emmaline Pankhurst and awarded to Cllr Andrew Simcock in recognition of his achievement in bringing recognition of Mrs Pankhurst to the fore and leading the fundraising for a statue of her to be erected in St Peters Square, Manchester.
2016 Entrepreneur Award Winner
Spotting a gap in the market when she spent her evenings and weekends cooking, pureeing and freezing mini meals for her two daughters as there wasn’t a convenient, healthy and affordable solution on the market, Jayne decided after researching the sector, to leave her job as a chartered surveyor, to […]
Myra Ball, Jennifer Burd & Estelle Mathieson
2016 Public Sector Front Line Winners
In 2014, following an inspection into domestic abuse (DA) in Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police needed a force level action plan which included revising training for all frontline and neighbourhood staff. One of the courses devised and delivered was a bespoke course to […]
2016 Business Award Winner
Following senior roles at Refresco Gerber and Macaw Soft Drinks, Marnie was appointed MD of Vimto Nichols in 2012, becoming Group CEO of Nichols in 2013. This family business still counts the Grandson of its founder on the Board. The Middle East is now the biggest market for Vimto outside […]
2016 Community Award Winner
Atiha is the epitome of the quiet, modest and tireless worker who is the backbone of communities that would be poorer without her. She has spent more than 20 years running a small business part time to enable her to volunteer her services, without pay, in an amazing range […]