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Made in Manchester Awards 2019: winners revealed

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The awards celebrated the greatest young talent under the age of 35 in Greater Manchester

The Made in Manchester Awards, brought to you by Future pro-manchester last night recognised 13 outstanding individuals in hugely competitive categories.

The awards celebrated the greatest young talent under the age of 35 in Greater Manchester at a glitzy ceremony at The Emirates Old Trafford and were once again smoothly hosted by BBC Sport presenter, Will Perry.

Winners included leading professionals from Grant Thornton, EY, BNY Mellon, BDO, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, The Alchemist, GCA Altiuim, seventy7, Eversheds Sutherland, One, Freshfields and Bring Digital.

As well as the Entrepreneur of the Year gong, Bring Digital’s David Ingram took home the most prestigious award of the night. The Chairman’s Rising Star Award is awarded to the winner the judges were most impressed by.

David has grown Bring Digital, a boutique digital marketing agency based in Bolton to a 32-strong team, running digital marketing campaigns for household names like DWFitnessFirst, Wynsors World of Shoes, The PGA, Cotton Traders and Formula 1.

Full list of winners:

ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Four Recruitment

Sakib Isa, BDO

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Megan Capper, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

BANKER OF THE YEAR

Sarah Cooper, BNY Mellon

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR sponsored by Yorkshire Bank

Georgia Zaryckyj, The Alchemist

CORPORATE FINANCIER OF THE YEAR

Mark Smith, GCA Altium

DIGITAL, MEDIA OR CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR sponsored by ThisisLDA

Sian English, seventy7

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

David Ingram, Bring Digital

GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

Jujhar Dusanj, EY

LAWYER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Hall Brown

Ruth Fairhurst, Eversheds Sutherland

MARKETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Claire Keegan, One Marketing Communications

PROPERTY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Michael Beatty, Malcolm Hollis

TALENT OR RECRUITMENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR sponsored by RADA Business

Sophie Boden, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

The Made in Manchester Awards had a record year, with the most competitive judging process in its seven-year history.

With this, there were four finalists who the judges struggled to allow to walk away without acknowledgement. The highly commended individuals on the evening were: Sam Davies, Cowgills (Corporate Financier of the Year); Lily Shippen (Entrepreneur of the Year); Brittany Brown, Grant Thornton (Graduate of the Year) and Emma Ware, Open Money (Marketing Professional of the Year).

Future pro-manchester chair, Doug King acknowledged the great achievements of the awards’ finalists on the evening during his speech: “I have to pass on huge congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees this evening, as getting this far is already a great achievement.

“The Made in Manchester Awards repeatedly welcome the finest talent our region has to offer. In this time of rapid growth for our city, it’s no surprise that we’ve had this record year.”

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Philip Ghayour
Events, PR, and Marketing Manager at The Samuel James Group, Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and holds an MSc in Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.