2019 Here Come the Girls Award Winner Anita Birchall

2019-07-19T08:27:19+00:00July 19th, 2019|Inspiring Award winner 2019|

Anita Birchall launched the Threshold Housing First pilot in 2015. The charity’s programme works with women who have been released from prison, using Housing First to curb reoffending rates and protect women from violence. Now in its fourth year, a study from partners York University found that 90 per cent of the women in the […]

2019 Entrepreneur Award Winner Christine Ditchfield

2019-07-19T08:27:06+00:00July 19th, 2019|Inspiring Award winner 2019|

Christine Ditchfield and her husband Stephen launched Three Pugs Gin on the decking at the back of the house in Spring 2016 and life has been like a rollercoaster ever since! After learning the ropes, buying all the kit, applying for licences and getting a little help from the master distiller at Burleighs Gin, they […]

2019 Community Award Winner Sinead Collins

2019-07-19T08:26:53+00:00July 19th, 2019|Inspiring Award winner 2019|

Sinéad Collins is the Centre Head at Maggie’s Manchester having previously worked as an oncology advanced practitioner. Although she enjoyed her clinical role, she always had a burning passion to help and support people both practically and emotionally. She joined Maggie’s Manchester in Nov 2015, before the first brick had even been laid. “Maggie’s Manchester […]

2019 Manchester Bee Award Winner Sally-Ann Wilkinson

2019-07-19T08:26:40+00:00July 19th, 2019|Inspiring Award winner 2019|

Sally-Ann Wilkinson co-founded Wild in Art with Charlie Langhorne in 2008 after they worked together on CowParade Manchester. Before that she worked at Granada Television during its time when it was voted the best television company in the world. Bee in the City was produced by Wild in Art in partnership with Manchester City Council, bringing all […]

2019 Constance Award Winner Sharon Thorne

2019-07-19T08:26:25+00:00July 19th, 2019|Inspiring Award winner 2019|

The Inspiring Women Awards shine a light on hundreds of inspirational women from all walks of life in the North West of England and North Wales. Publicly celebrating and promoting the achievements of women in business and the community is critical to ensuring the impact they are having is recognised, and it also provides a […]

2019 Business Award Winner Dr Shikha Pitalia

2019-07-19T08:26:11+00:00July 19th, 2019|Inspiring Award winner 2019|

Dr Shikha Pitalia is an award winning entrepreneurial doctor who, from small beginnings in 2002, has brought improved healthcare for hundredsofthousandsofpatientsacrossthe North West. SSPHealthis the largest provider of primary care GP services in the North West of England, one of only three such organisations in England serving more than 100,000 patients. Dr Pitalia and her […]