How To: Write an Award-Winning MiMA Nomination

Date: Thursday 21st September 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Virtual Event, , Zoom,
Cost: Free

With MiMA '24 launching and nominations soon to open up, join pro-manchester's very own future-pro Committee and their panel of previous Made in Manchester Award winners and judges this September, to find out how YOU can write that award-winning nomination that'll make you stand out from the crowd and guarantee your place on our MiMA '24 shortlist.

Within this session you can expect shared personal journeys, challenges and achievements from our previous MiMA Winners, as well as lots of discussion on how they’ve taken charge of their careers early-on and how MiMA provided them with the springboard they needed to jump-start their careers, sharing handy tips on how it can help you too along the way.

And just incase that wasn't enough, we also have some of our expert MiMA judges joining us! Sharing their insight on what makes a good MiMA entry and what qualities they look for in entrants when deciding who they will crown the next future leaders of Manchester.

So, whether  you're considering entering MiMA '24's nominations yourself or you want to write a stellar nomination for a friend or colleague that will guarantee them a place on that shortlist, get yourself booked on to this event TODAY via the link above.

About the Speakers:

Nick Shepherd future-pro Chair & Business Development and Partnerships Manager - The Growth Company

“Nick Shepherd boasts a 7-year tenure in the world of economic development. His impactful roles at GC Business Growth Hub and Marketing Manchester within The Growth Company have supported in stimulating the Greater Manchester economy by supporting local businesses and attracting international events to the region.With a passion for business growth and cultivating vital relationships within the Greater Manchester ecosystem, Nick plays a pivotal role in propelling the region forward and he is dedicated to recognising and nurturing the next wave of regional talent.”

Fiona King Founder - Nettle Hospitality
Fiona is the Founder of Nettle Hospitality, a marketing and business development consultancy guiding hospitality and spirits businesses in impactful comms strategies that help them reach new audiences, drive profits, and build loyalty. She was recognised as the MiMA Marketing Professional of the Year in 2023 and has been shortlisted by the IWSC Emerging Talent in Spirits Awards, the JCI Young Talents Awards, and the Insider North West Young Professionals Awards.

Specialising in customer journey and guest experience, she supports ambitious independent hospitality and spirits businesses to grow and thrive, navigating a tough time for the industry. Her hospitality background centres around an in-depth understanding of consumer behaviour and customer experience, recognising the interaction between online and offline activity to drive real customer loyalty.

Chris Baguley Commercial Director - Together

Chris has worked within the financial sector for over two decades, previously working for a major commercial bank and building society. Having joined Together in 2006, Chris has been instrumental in the creation of new products and has raised the profile of the business by promoting speed of service and quality of client care.

Rebecca Hainsworth Senior Associate - Browne Jacobson

Rebecca is a corporate commercial lawyer specialising in the health sector.  Her clients include NHS organisations and other health and social care providers in the North West and nationally. Rebecca has been the operational lead lawyer on several major NHS transformation projects including mergers between NHS trusts / foundation trusts and the establishment of integrated care systems. Rebecca joined Browne Jacobson in 2019 and has previously worked in-house at NHS Improvement / Monitor, the Care Quality Commission and the Government Legal Department.  Rebecca was named “Lawyer of the Year” at the Made in Manchester Awards 2023.

Alison Loveday Consultant - LLM Solicitors

A lawyer who has a passion for people and business, who is well embedded in the Manchester business community . Alison is based in the City Centre where she is a consultant with the commercial legal firm Lockett Loveday McMahon Solicitors, and she also has her own business advisory company.

Alison is a champion of equality in the workplace, recognising the importance of diversity, inclusion and promoting health and well-being at work. This is not in response to ‘the latest trend’ but is something she has done throughout her thirty plus year career. In addition, she is keen to support the future generation – promoting links between the workplace and schools /colleges/ and our universities and working with various Mentoring programs.

Alison is a keen supporter of North West Business Community, being a Director of pro-manchester, and Co-Chair of the pro-manchester Skills Committee. She is also an Ambassador for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity (which raises money for and promotes awareness of the experience of homelessness) ,supporter of the Booth Centre for the Homeless, the Smart Works Charity and is a Trustee for the Wise Owl Trust.

Alison is a member of the Northern Power Woman Power List, and the Women of the Year Awards. She regularly provides comment to the media- National press, radio and television.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.