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2016 Inspiring Young Woman Winner – Jenny Mullinder

2016-12-13T16:18:20+00:00May 18th, 2016|Inspiring Young Woman Award Winner 2016|

Jenny Mullinder
2016 Inspiring Young Woman Winner

Jenny has been described as an inspiring, strong resilient young woman who has overcome many obstacles to be the successful person she is today.

Having had experience of being a young carer for her mother she is now dedicating her time to improving the lives of other […]

2015 Nurturing Female Talent Winner

2016-12-14T17:25:39+00:00June 1st, 2015|Inspiring Award winner 2015|

Moneypenny – Rachel Clacher
2015 Nurturing Female Talent Award Winner

Working with a pre-dominantly female workforce, Miss Moneypenny has developed a culture supportive of them, from consulting on the way the new purpose built offices will look to offering interest free loans. In March 2014, Moneypenny co- owner, Rachel Clacher established The Moneypenny Foundation to […]

2015 Business Award Winner

2016-12-14T17:25:48+00:00May 30th, 2015|Inspiring Award winner 2015|

Rachel Clacher
Business Award Winner

Miss Moneypenny was established in 2000 by Brother and Sister Rachel Clacher and Ed Reeves who, following a poor experience with a telephone answering service, wondered if they could do it better. They started with £10,000 and a brainstorm of ‘what would I expect from a personalised telephone answering service?’
Pregnant with […]

2015 Entrepreneur Award Winner

2016-12-14T17:25:56+00:00May 28th, 2015|Inspiring Award winner 2015|

Rebecca McCann
2015 Entrepreneur Award Winner

Bank Employee, Rebecca discovered a gap in the market whilst looking for easier ways to get a curly blow dry without going to the hairdressers. She started by carving out brushes and attaching rollers to them so she could give herself a curly blow dry. Whilst […]

2015 Community Award Winner Victoria Armstrong

2016-12-14T17:26:08+00:00May 27th, 2015|Inspiring Award winner 2015|

Victoria Armstrong
2015 Community Award Winner

Victoria came to Manchester as a student in the early 1990s and settled in Gorton. She was shocked by the levels of poverty and deprivation around her and scared by the amount of abuse and aggression she experienced as an outsider. Her response? “if you see […]

2015 Inspirational Leadership in Arts & Culture Award Winner Christine Cort

2016-12-14T17:26:17+00:00May 25th, 2015|Inspiring Award winner 2015|

Christine Cort
2015 Inspirational Leadership in Arts & Culture Award Winner

Christine started her career at Riverside Studios where she worked with many great artists including Kenneth Branagh, Vanessa Redgrave, Gore Vidal and Max Wall, before joining the Design Museum.

Returning to the North West for a career break, she was persuaded by Alex […]

2015 Inspiring Young Woman Winner – Tasha Coates

2016-12-13T16:18:52+00:00May 20th, 2015|Inspiring Young Woman Award Winner 2015|

Tasha Coates
2015 Inspiring Young Woman Winner

The Gymnast allergic to exercise.

Imagine your world being turned completely upside down in one day. Imagine if everything you touch, smell or ate could potentially kill you, even a kiss from a loved one or a hug from a friend. A condition so cruel you can’t cry, because […]

2014 Business Award Winner Jennifer Atkinson

2016-12-19T23:15:00+00:00June 19th, 2014|Inspiring Award winner 2014|

Jennifer Atkinson
2014 Business 
Award Winner

Jennifer joined ITC, a family run business, in 2006 as Marketing Manager. By 2009 ITC recorded it’s biggest losses in its 35 year history as a result of declining sales, overheads that had grown out of proportion with the underlying business with the recession hitting luxury travel. Alongside […]

2014 Entrepreneur Award Winner Sarah Gallagher

2016-12-19T23:20:41+00:00May 30th, 2014|Inspiring Award winner 2014|

Sarah Gallagher
2014 Entrepreneur
Award Winner

Sarah recently retrained as a chocolatier to follow her passion and set up her own chocolaterie. Her business, set up on a shoestring has within 18 months, traded on ‘Not on the High Street’ featured in ‘Stylist’ and ‘British Vogue Magazines’, won a Taste Gold Award and […]

2014 Technology Award Winner Dr Sheila Kanani

2017-10-03T13:37:08+00:00May 28th, 2014|Inspiring Award winner 2014|

Dr Sheila Kanani
2014 Technology Award Winner

LSheila is a space scientist and an educator, using the inspiring qualities of astronomy to enthuse disengaged students into doing science. She has the admirable and tough job of a secondary school teacher at an inner city comprehensive school in Preston enthusing students about physics. With […]