This Is Manchester Awards are back to champion our talented community

'Manchester has a dynamic that I haven’t experienced anywhere else in the world' says host Jenny Powell

This Is Manchester Awards, which champions the amazing talent the region has at its heart, is back live on Thursday 3rd November after a two year hiatus due to COVID restrictions. 

Attended by celebrities, sporting personalities, and leading businesses across Greater Manchester, This Is Manchester promises to be a runaway success again for 2022. 

Over 400 representatives across, fashion, sport, business, technology and more have all shown their support at This Is Manchester previously, helping to celebrate the best Greater Manchester has to offer. 

And I Love MCR are again proud sponsors of the Individual Making A Difference In The Community, and the Organisation Making A Difference In The Community awards.

This year’s star studded awards has huge plans ahead, with hosts Jenny Powell and Scott Thomas, who will be making his presenting debut on the night.

“It’s honestly a privilege to be asked to co-host the awards this year alongside the amazing Jenny Powell,” said Scott. 

“I’ve attended the awards before as a guest and it really is a special celebration of Manchester in all its glory. 

“I’m so proud to be from this city and this is without a doubt a personal career highlight for me. Roll on 3rd November!” 

Speaking on her involvement with the awards show that is very close to her heart Jenny gushed: “I am so proud and delighted to be part of TIMA and all it stands for. 

“Manchester has a dynamic that I haven’t experienced anywhere else in the world, it has an energy, a warmth, a unique culture and huge resilience and creativity.

“It’s all about the people and I can’t wait to celebrate with those people and their businesses who have helped the city become one of the most loved and admired on a global scale. 

“It’s an honour to be a part of TIMA once again!” 

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The northern founded, now global, brand Couture Club will be acting as headline brand partners, whose mission statement “join the club” both resonated and aligned with the ethos and DNA of This is Manchester. 

“TIMA is something I have wanted to be involved in for a long time,” said Managing director of Couture Club Scott Shashua. 

“It represents everything I believe we should all be doing more of , celebrating, and giving back to the wonderful city of Manchester. 

“It’s exciting for us all to help put on a special event at a time of year where we should all be going out and enjoying ourselves, unfortunately this hasn’t been easy the last couple of years, and so it’s all the more reason to get behind this year’s event and raise some money for a special cause! 

“The Couture Club will work tirelessly to make this event a show stopper.” 

This Is Manchester Awards will celebrate people and businesses from across the city when it returns to entertain physical audiences again in the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate on November 3rd.

The awards originally debuted in 2018, which saw the city’s talent and personalities coming together for a starry night. 

This Awards this year will once again be supporting Hide Out Youth Zone as official charity partner. 

Having opened their doors during the most difficult of circumstances at the height of the pandemic, HideOut now has over 4500 members and continues to offer young people across Greater Manchester with somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year. 

HideOut is part of the Onside Youth Zones development who believe in helping young people to broaden their horizon, raise their aspirations by motivating and empowering our next generation talent to achieve their desired full potential. 

“We are grateful to everyone across This Is Manchester for their continued support as one of many founder patrons,” said CEO Adam Farricker. 

“Their commitment has enabled us to adapt and remain agile when supporting our most vulnerable children and young people, during what has been an extremely difficult few years for everyone. 

“We are looking forward to celebrating Manchester’s achievements at TIMA 2022.”

This Is Manchester founder, Ziara Siddique, is thrilled that live events are back for 2022.

“It feels good to be able to recognise the regions talent and what Manchester stand for across our night time economy, sport, fashion, music and entertainment, community, technology, and of course our every evolving skyline, and not forgetting the amazing individuals, and organisations who have made such a huge difference not just here in Manchester, but also further afield,” said Ziara. 

“Manchester is the third best city globally, and we’re here to shine a light on it all.” 

One of the many beautiful things about northern talent is its sheer unknowability, say organisers – it is a scene that thrives on the rare, obscure and undiscovered. 

“That is why it would be redundant of us to only celebrate and acknowledge the big names. 

“We of course want people to put forward the obvious, but we encourage YOU to have your say and nominate those who may not be popular yet but deserve to be in the spotlight.”

Once again, in true This Is Manchester spirit, the awards will also be acknowledging a real life superhero with the Manchester Supernova Award. 

This award represents someone who has truly gone above and beyond for the greater good of others. 

Previous recipients include John Roberts, CEO of AO.COM and Chairman of Onside Youth Zones, Fred Done, and more recently, Marcus Rashford for his contributions in supporting children and young people in ending child hunger

The nominations are open until Wednesday 31st August. For more information and to enter or nominate, and all event ticketing, table enquiries, please visit, email or telephone 0161 667 0898. 


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