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Midshire Sales Manager, Nick Rose has been awarded the title ‘Manchester Champion’ at the second annual Made in Manchester Awards ceremony.

The Made in Manchester Awards is a night to recognise and celebrate Manchester’s young professional talent. Organised by membership body, and Midshire customer, Pro-Manchester.

Over 400 people attended the event on Thursday 6th February, hosted at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

The Manchester Champion category is aimed at an outstanding individual who has volunteered in the local community or with a Manchester based charity to help create real improvements for the City of Manchester and its inhabitants.

Nick was shortlisted alongside, Jennifer Smith from JMW Solicitors and Jessica Swettenham of MC2, following an interview with Steve Connor of Creative Concern Tim Grogan, Future Pro-Manchester chair & director of Deloitte, Paul McGlone, Future Pro-Manchester vice chair & Business Development Director of Turner Parkinson and Sam Jones of Tunafish Media.

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The 27 year old raised over £45,000 for local children’s hospice Francis House, in 2013, and put Manchester on the map with a new Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Playing Football, lasting 72 hours.

Nick commented “I’m delighted to have won the Manchester Champion award on behalf of everyone that got involved in our Guinness World Record breaking event.
A huge thank you to MIMA and Future Pro-Manchester, for deeming us worthy of this prestigious accolade. Without the support of lots of wonderful people, and 35 unbreakable amateur footballers, none of this would’ve been possible.
Special mention to all of the many event sponsors, Francis House Children’s Hospice, Trafford Community Leisure Trust, Stretford High School and most of all the amazing people of Manchester.”

This year’s sponsors were: LDA (Brand Sponsor), Darbys Solicitors (Drinks Reception Sponsor), with the events and awards sponsored by: Auxilium Legal, Savills, Clear, BK Executive, Lookers, with MEN Media as media partner. After party was held at Revolucion de Cuba.

The evening raised over £2,000 for charity partner After Adoption, a Manchester charity, who provides a range of support services to people connected to adoption.

The Winners:

Accountant of the Year
James Meadowcroft, Deloitte LLP

Banker of the Year
Matt Wells, BNY Mellon 

Business Development Professional
Nicola Bamford, EY

Corporate Financer of the Year
Daniel Gallagher, PwC

 Digital, Media or Creative Professional
Claire Tennant, MC2

Entrepreneur of the Year
Guy Levine, Return on Digital

Lawyer of the Year
Christopher Roberts, DLA Piper UK LLP

Mentor of the Year
Chris Hylton, KPMG

Property Professional of the Year
Katrina Mackay, Savills UK

Talent and Recruitment Professional
Alana McCrosson, BDO LLP

Manchester Champion
Nick Rose, Midshire Business Systems

Chairmans Rising Star
Guy Levine, Return on Digital

Featured image photo credit: Manchester Evening News.