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Winner's announced

We are proud to have hosted our first ever awards, recognising excellent employment practice amongst Greater Manchester employers.

Thank you to all employers who took the time to enter our Awards this year, we will be back in 2023! Videos available for each category are linked below. We're pleased to announce our 2022 winners:

⭐ Employer of the Year


Best for Flexible Work:

Winner: Dunsters Farm

Notably commended: Six Town Housing & Making you Content Ltd

Best for Supporting Line Management:

Winner: Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Notably commended: Ernst & Young and SUEZ recycling & recovery UK

Best for Employee Engagement:

Winner: Transport for Greater Manchester

Notably Commended: Social & One+All

⭐ Supporter of the Year - SME

Anchor removals 

⭐ Supporter of the Year - Large

Seddon Construction

Best for Supporting Mental Wellbeing:

Winner: Electricity North West

Notably commended: Transport for Greater Manchester & One+All 

Best for Diversity & Inclusion:

Winner: The Calico Group

Notably commended: TalkTalk & Ingeus UK and Ingeus Europe Ltd

Meet the Judges

Best for Diversity & Inclusion

Andy Walker, Engagement Lead

Best for Diversity & Inclusion

Elizabeth Cameron, Diversity & Inclusion Lead at One Manchester, Chair of the Race Equality Panel

Best for Diversity & Inclusion

John Herring, Strategic Lead at GMHSP, Chair at Abandon Normal Devices

Best for Supporting Line Management

Daphne Doody-Green, Head of CIPD North

Best for Supporting Line Management

Terry Duffy, Area Director at Acas

Best for Supporting Employee Engagement

Michael Brennan, Co-Founder, CEO at Tootoot & Stribe 

Best for Supporting Employee Engagement

Jennifer Atkins, People Director, Bruntwood

Best for Supporting Employee Engagement

Jay McKenna, Regional Secretary at TUC North West

Best for Flexible Work

Emma Stewart, Co-Founder & Director at Timewise

Best for Flexible Work

Dan Maxwell, Regional Training Manager at Acas

Best for Flexible Work

Lynne Fish, Senior HR Manager at SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK

Best for Flexible Work

Karen Clarke, Senior Project Manager at GMCA

Best for Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Maria Mander, Health & Wellbeing Specialist at The Growth Company

Best for Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Charlene Mulhern, Mental Wellbeing System Lead at GMHSP

Best for Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive at Centre for Mental Health 

Best for Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Stewart Lucas, Strategic Lead at Mind

Michael Page

Headline Event Sponsor

Michael Page has four decades of expertise in professional services recruitment. They help employers looking to hire, and candidates looking to develop their career, using their team of industry specific specialists. 

Awards Sponsors

Best for Supporting Line Management

CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work, championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work.

Best for Employee Engagement

Bruntwood own, let and manage outstanding buildings, workspace, innovation and science facilities through Bruntwood Scitech and Bruntwood Works. Bruntwood is a business led by one purpose: creating thriving cities

Best for Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Lloyds Bank is the largest retail bank in Britain, and has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in England and Wales and offers 24-hour telephone and online banking services. 

Best for Flexible Work

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK employ more than 5,000 people, with over 600 in Greater Manchester. They manage the waste sites on behalf of the GMCA, managing 1.1 million tonnes of waste arising from nearly 2.3 million residents. 

Best for Diversity and Inclusion

The Growth Company is a not-for-profit, commercially driven organisation dedicated to economic development, inward investment, skills, employment and enterprise.

Notably Commended: Best for Employment Engagement

Electricity North West is the region’s electricity distribution network operator. They employ nearly 2,000 people, support hundreds of contractors, and provide power to 2.4 million homes nationwide. 

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