2016 Awards Sponsors & Partners

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Make Events

Key Sponsor

We are delighted to announce Make Events as our Key Sponsor for the second year. 

Established in July 2012 by Director Holly Moore, Make Events organises corporate and private events.  Our ethos is to listen to client’s needs reflecting that back to them to create creative, exciting and unique events bespoke to every customer.

The team has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of events management and design, creative live events, pr and marketing, venue finding, exhibitions, design and print, prop design and hospitality.

Make Events design and deliver awards ceremonies, conferences, parties, gala dinners, team building, venue selection both nationally and internationally.

Make Events have worked with companies including; Kellogg's, Misguided, Marks and Spencer, ANS Group,  AO Group, LateRooms, New Charter Housing Trust and Real Radio alongside a range of private individuals including owner of BetFred; Fred Done to create a unique experience from special events and celebrations.

Visit Make Events' website

Twitter - @MakeEvents

Facebook - Make Events

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Gusto Restaurant

Drinks Reception Sponsor

Gusto Restaurant is set within the classic, ornate Elliot House, Lloyd Street on Manchester’s mile long road, Deansgate.

Inspired by the traditional grand cafes of Europe and with Manchester’s local heritage, the main restaurant is combined with tall ceilings, grand windows, a central-island bar and a collection of dining areas. The open view kitchen allows guests to experience the full theatrics, creating a vibrant yet relaxed visit.

The 12 seater square table in the private dining room is perfect for intimate lunches, dinners and business meetings. Windows and obscured glass allow in the natural daylight, so the room feels airy and spacious whilst remaining private.   

Various parts of the main restaurant lend themselves well to semi-private bookings from large group dinners, birthday celebrations to drinks receptions.

Fresh, carefully selected, simple ingredients make up the contemporary Italian menu and create set menus, buffets and canapes to cater for all occasions. Pair with an array of chosen wines or enjoy the Cocktail Club to its fullest!

We believe that if you’re going to do anything, do it with taste. And do it with style. After all, life is a gift; live it with Gusto every day.

4 Lloyd Street
(off Deansgate)
M2 5AB

Platinum Award Sponsors

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Emirates is the world’s largest international airline. From its hub in Dubai, Emirates connects people and economies around the globe, by inspiring travel and facilitating trade across more than 155 destinations in 81 countries and territories. 

On board its modern and efficient fleet of 249 aircraft, Emirates offers award-winning comfort and service, delivered by friendly cabin crew representing over 130 nationalities. 

Today, Emirates operates the world’s largest fleets of the iconic A380 and popular Boeing 777s, and has an order book for another 249 more of these modern jets.

Emirates is sponsoring the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Pitman Training is a global training provider offering Microsoft Office, specialist secretarial, book-keeping and accounts and IT training study programmes.

Whether you want to improve your career prospects with one of our highly respected diplomas, gain a promotion, go back to work or simply stand out from the crowd, Pitman Training is designed to help boost your skills so you can get the job you really want.

Pitman Training is highly respected in its own right and we are very proud of partnerships with a number of key bodies such as AAT and City and Guilds. All of our courses attract CPD points.

Pitman are sponsoring the 2016 PA Team of the Year. Learn more about Pitman Training here

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Gaucho believes that every guest should experience a little bit of Argentine life. Its food, its wine, its culture, and most importantly, the passion of the people.

Gaucho Manchester is a majestic, multi-level restaurant and cocktail bar set inside an old Methodist Church.

With the original organ at the helm, this is a venue steeped in history. From the open kitchen to the Art Deco glass panelled ceiling, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Pull up a pew on the stage area and enjoy the sight of glittering chandeliers, or try the mezzanine for a bird’s eye view of the kitchen. After you’ve eaten, soak up the atmosphere with a drink in the relaxed bar area.

Gaucho is sponsoring the 2016 Brand Champion Award. Learn more about Gaucho here

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Eclectic Hotels Collection boasts five unique properties within Greater Manchester including two city centre hotels, King Street Townhouse and Great John Street, two Victorian villa’s in Didsbury, Didsbury House and Eleven Didsbury Park and a private members lounge in MediaCityUK, On The 7th. Each property is individually styled with eclectic interiors that both reflect and celebrate the building’s history and its surroundings with each bedroom and space having a personality of its own, giving the guest a unique experience every visit. 

The venues can host everything from small ‘classroom’ meetings to exclusive house takeover weddings to parties with a rooftop view of Manchester city.

Eclectic Hotels are sponsoring the 2016 Above & Beyond Award. Learn more about Eclectic Hotels here

2016 Partners

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The Christie

Charity Partner

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Manchester Evening News

Media Partner

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The Palace Hotel

Venue Partner