The best of the city recognised at star-studded This is Manchester Awards

On November 3rd the city came together for the yearly This is Manchester Awards 2022, celebrating individuals and organisations who represent the best the city has to offer

All nominated were recognised for their fantastic contributions to Manchester over the year, with awards being presented and hosted by Jenny Powell and Scott Thomas.

The awards celebrate the leading lights in fashion, entertainment, sports, hospitality, technology, property, as well as those that have enhanced the Greater Manchester Community with their tireless work.

Winners included former Masterchef Champion and Manchester restauranteur Simon Wood, who scooped Leading Chef for his fine dining restaurant WOOD.

Spinningfield’s The Oast House scored Leading Bar of the year, with formal dining awarded to Fazenda, the Authentic Rodizio Dining Experience.

Alongside the shortlisted businesses, organisations, charities and individuals across varies industry categories, the Supernova was presented by Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England, to serial entrepreneur Dr. Nighat Awan OBE, CEO of Shere Khan Group, recognised for her charity work, specifically that which aims to support the young people, women and disadvantaged groups in Greater Manchester.

Previous winners of this prestigious award are John Roberts (, Fred Done (Bet Fred) and Marcus Rashford MBE.

 You can see the full list below.


Leading Formal Dining – Fazenda

Leading Smart Casual Dining – TNQ Restaurant & Bar

Leading Chef of the Year – Simon Wood, Wood Manchester

Leading Bar of the Year – The Oast House

Leading Arts and Culture Venue – The Met

Leading Live Event Venue of the Year – Manchester Central

Leading Sporting Venue of the Year – Lancashire Cricket Club – Emirates Old Trafford

Leading Hotel of The Year – Stock Exchange Hotel

Leading Newcomer in Hospitality – Habas Bar and Restaurant

Leading Live Event – Bolton Food & Drink Festival

Force for Fashion – Miss Kick

Leading Property/ Skyline Innovator – Three Sixty

Leading Digital / Tech Innovator – GroundWOW

Emerging Talent Award – Tom Hutton

Individual/ Organisation Promoting Health and Wellbeing – Wellbeing Through Sport

Individual Making a Difference in the Community – Steve Hill MBE

Organisation Making a Difference in the Community – UA92 & Humans MCR

Supernova Award – Dr. Nighat Awan OBE


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