MIMA 2020 judges revealed

Saturday, 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:

  1. Apply online
  2. Applications sent to judges for initial marking
  3. Shortlists created from initial results and announced
  4. Interview with judges on 7th January 2020
  5. 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