MIMA 2020 judges revealedSaturday, 26th October 2019
Blog by pro-manchester comms manager, Mel Hill
We’re delighted to be able to unveil the inspiring leaders and business professionals who will be judging MIMA 2020.
As always, we have a healthy array of past winners, experienced professionals and industry-leading experts.
We are proud of how thorough the MIMA process is. It makes for a well-deserved, prestigious celebration for our winners every February.
Wondering what’s entailed? Here’s the five steps to your MIMA win:
- Apply online
- Applications sent to judges for initial marking
- Shortlists created from initial results and announced
- Interview with judges on 7th January 2020
- Winner announced at The Principal Hotel (soon to be Kimpton) on Thursday 6th February
Thinking about applying for MIMA 2020? Read on for more information on who’ll be judging your category.
Apprentice of the Year & Graduate of the Year
Fran Eccles-Beck – Manchester Law Society; Steve Cox – Electricity North West; Alison Loveday – Kennedy’s and Hannah Johnson – Carter Corson
Business Development Professional of the Year (sponsored by Sharp) & Recruitment Professional of the Year
Sarah Glynn – Kuits Solicitors and Nick Rose – Sharp with more to be announced
Chair’s Rising Star Award (sponsored by Together)
As always, the rising star award will be judged by the pro-manchester chair, the Future pro-manchester chair and a representative from our headline sponsor, which this year is Together. The rising star award recognises a MIMA winner from any category as a stand-out individual and has previously been won by Lawyer of the Year, Business Development Professional of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.
This year’s judges are Jenn Hazlehurst – EY; Hannah Johnson – Carter Corson and Alex Garland – Together.
Creative, Digital or Media Professional of the Year (sponsored by B Works Powered by Yorkshire Bank) & Technology Professional of the Year
Daniel Nolan – Marketing Consultant; Ryan Walker – B Works; Mark Robinson – Finch Insurance and Andrew Eccles – LDA
Finance Professional of the Year (sponsored by Brewin Dolphin) & Financier of the Year
Anthony Morrow – OpenMoney; Chris Baguley – Together; Laura Guillon – Hall Brown Family Law & Sean Turner – BNY Mellon
Lawyer of the Year & Property Professional of the Year
Professor Andrew Francis – Manchester Law School: MMU; Charlotte Tattersall – Brewin Dolphin; Heather Gray – Bruntwood
Marketing Professional of the Year & Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Brewin Dolphin)
Sam Grogan – University of Salford; Oliver Ashby – Brewin Dolphin; Dominic Orsini – GCA Altium and Ric Brooks – Tunafish Media
PA/EA of the Year & HR or Talent Professional of the Year (sponsored by Four Recruitment)
Hannah Gough – Hollis Global & Phil Sofield – Four Recruitment with more to be announced soon.
For more information, or to apply for a MIMA, head to www.mimamcr.com