2015 Nurturing Female Talent Winner

2016-12-14T17:25:39+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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 […]