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New categories announced for Manchester Evening News Business Awards 2023 as nominations open

New categories have been announced for this year's Manchester Evening News Business Awards as nominations open.

The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in the city centre will host the annual ceremony on Thursday, May 11.

The deadline for entries to this year's awards is Monday, March 27.

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The ceremony itself will be hosted by Olympic sprinter Iwan Thomas MBE. The Welsh 400m specialist represented both Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Cup and the IAAF World Cup. For Wales, he competed at the Commonwealth Games, winning a gold medal in 1998.


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"Being shortlisted and winning one of the coveted awards is a real statement that your business is a true success and contributing something meaningful to the local economy.

"The night itself promises to be a wonderful occasion where we will celebrate the cream of the crop of Greater Manchester businesses."

The awards are being supported by the Manchester Evening News and Reach's business news site BusinessLive.

For more information on the awards, click here.

Manchester Evening News Business Awards at The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Manchester (Jason Roberts photography)

The categories for the MEN Business Awards 2023:

Small Business of the Year

To celebrate a small business that combines commercial success with other elements of the awards, such as customer service, social impact, innovation and developing talent.

Environment and Sustainability Award

Highlighting a business making a difference to the environment, locally, nationally or globally, either through its products and services or its way of working.

Innovation Award

Celebrating inventive thinking, product or system development and creativity in business

Best Place to Work

Recognising a business with a focus on developing talent through training, apprenticeships, work experience, diversity and inclusion, career progression and opening opportunities to all.

Growth Award

To recognise a growing medium-sized business that has taken tangible steps to increase its scale and impact.

Global Britain Award

Recognising a business that is trading with the world in a successful, innovative way, showing how firms large or small can play their part in Global Britain.

Rising Star - sponsored by Bolton School

For a young person in business, either as an owner, employee or apprentice, who is having a positive impact beyond their age and experience. They may be demonstrating notable success, have overcome adversity to achieve, or using their success to help others.

Business Person of the Year

For a business owner or leader who has had a major impact on their firm’s success, which may also be delivering benefits to other people, such as employees or the community.

Unsung Hero

Highlighting the impact of a staff or team member who may not ordinarily receive recognition, showing business success is not just about management and leadership. They may have overcome adversity, such as serious illness or bereavement.

Made In Britain Award

Recognising excellence in manufacturing and production in this country

Outstanding Contribution

This award recognises an immense sustained contribution to business, society and the community across a number of years.

Business of the Year - sponsored by Gateley

For a business that has performed exceptionally, either in commercial terms, innovation, impact or customer service.

Prince’s Trust Young Achiever

For a young person who has overcome adversity or challenges with the help of the Prince’s Trust, and gone on to make a remarkable impact in business

For more information about the awards and how to enter click here. The deadline for entries is Monday, March 27.

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