2022 Award Categories

This Is Manchester have 18 prestigious award categories and take place on 3rd November.

The awards are open to all organisations, individuals in and across Greater Manchester, the North West & Cheshire until midnight Wednesday 31st August 2022.

The awards

Award categories include: The Night Time Economy, Entertainment, Sport, Arts & Culture, Businesses, Technology, Live Events, Property & Construction, Fashion.

This Is Manchester may merge or split categories depending on entries. We also reserve the right to move entries into a different category should we consider it a better fit, however, we will consult organisations & individuals before doing so.

Thank you to all our sponsors & partners, The Couture Club for supporting This Is Manchester 2022. Please do ensure to follow our social media pages across IG, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for updates.

If you have any queries, please contact us directly @ enquiries@thisismanchesterawards.com

Leading Restaurant Award (Smart / Formal)


Our Restaurant of The Year Award 2022 (Formal) aims to celebrate the regions dynamic & diverse experiential fine dining. We are looking for restaurants where the diner is treated to an all-round experiential experience from when they arrive to the overall dining experience.

Leading Restaurant Award (Smart / Casual)


Thanks to the incredible work of independent restauranteurs in these areas, the region can proudly boasts countless quality smart casual restaurants and at This is Manchester Awards, we aim to recognise & honour the hard work & commitment of the regions culinary talents!

Leading Chef Of The Year Award


Greater Manchester is awash with incredibly talented chef’s, dedicating their lives to creating and re-creating the perfect menu. This award will recognise an individual who has the ability to lead, in culinary skills, different styles of cuisines, execute a kitchen as an individual as well as within a restaurant.

Leading Bar / Club Of The Year Award


The Leading Bar / Club award is open to individuals who run, own or manage venues that represent & champion both the daytime and night-time economy across Greater Manchester.

Leading Hotel Of The Year Award


This award is open to all Independents & group hotels of any size, market level. Judges will be looking at commitment and levels of excellence, consistency. Entrants should demonstrate their commitment to providing sustainable service levels for visitors.

Leading Newcomer In Hospitality


This Is Manchester welcomes entries to everyone across hospitality; restaurants, bars, clubs hotel’s, and Greater Manchester’s night time hospitality venues who have opened their doors over the past 2 years from 2020/2021 right up to date.

Leading Live Event Award


This award is open to Sports, Entertainment, Music, Live Events, Cultural Event, Festival Operators, Exhibition Organisers or for one-off experiences held over 2021 and right up to date at the time of entry submission.

Leading Live Event Venue Award


Greater Manchester’s event scene is one of the best in the country, and the diverse and unique range of venues it has to offer contribute to this. All Manchester venues can enter this award; from hotels, dry-hire spaces, nightclubs to sports grounds.

Leading Arts & Cultural Venue/Event Award


The award will shine a light on the most exceptional contributions to Greater Manchester’s cultural offerings and showcase established and emerging destinations and attractions of equal significance. The entrants will highlight their cultural togetherness that unite communities and visitors alike, plus recognise their contributions to local economy and ability to attract inbound tourism.

Force for Fashion Awards


The Force of Fashion award will recognise an individual and organisation that has made a major contribution to the way we look. Entrance is open to both on and offline brands, retailers, standalone, bespoke outlets, women’s and men’s wear, sports & leisure wear, accessories, fine jewellers.

Rising Star / Emerging Talent – Clarify in criteria


We have seen a huge amount of amazing talent come from Manchester throughout the years, we want to recognise and celebrate the future talent we have emerging in Manchester right now. Talent from all sectors can enter this award; singers, actors, scientists, influencers, sports players, campaigners, fashion, arts, culture etc. There is no limit! Who & What is the next success story in Greater Manchester?

Leading Technology / Digital Innovator


This award aims to recognises incredible innovation within tech/digital that is ground breaking or disruptive and has created exceptional results, improvement in communication, process and/or been a source of good for technology industry.

Leading Sporting Venue Award


We take extreme pride in sport in Greater Manchester, and many budding talents hitting the world’s stage, across all types of sports, are being nurtured in Manchester. Tell us which venue deserves recognition for its outstanding performance over the previous 12 months, and why.

Individual Making A Difference In The Community


This award is aimed at highlighting individuals who has made a significant positive impact within the local community, socially, culturally & economically. This year, we aim to highlight and raise the profile of the hard work individuals are selflessly undertaking.

Organisation Making A Difference In The Community


This category aims is to ensure that organisations that are thriving whilst making a difference within across the region and maybe further. If you know of an organisation who deserves to be noticed, this is your opportunity to shout about them!

Individuals and/or Organisations Promoting Health & Well-Being


This award is designed to acknowledge and showcase a range of activities to support mental, physical & social health. Open to individuals and organisations within health, wellbeing and care industry including medical, pharmaceutical, dentistry, cosmetic, and fitness.

Manchester Skyline Innovators – Change Makers Property / Developer / Construction / Company of the Year


Has your company significantly impacted the sector across Greater Manchester? Are you leading in your industry? If so, this award is for you. Judges are looking for property and construction companies who have changed the landscape across Greater Manchester in a positive way, be that through an impressive new building design, significantly impacting the economy and local community, or maybe creating new affordable housing.

Manchester Supernova Award

MANCHESTER SUPERNOVA AWARD – This Category Does Not Require Any Submissions & Shall Be Determined By Our Expert Panel Of Judges With Official Announcement Of The Recipient @ This Is Manchester Awards 2022!

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