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Manchester Evening News Business Awards

Following 2020 and the struggles we all faced, we are bringing you the Manchester Evening News Business to celebrate the best of business in November 2021.

The MEN Business Awards is the biggest, the best and longest standing business awards in the region with a long history of recognising and rewarding successful businesses across all sectors. The awards began in 1992 they have gone from strength to strength attracting the very best in business each year, more determined than ever to get businesses of all shapes and sizes involved. The event celebrates excellence in firms of all sizes and sectors, from long-established multi-nationals to start-ups.

At the Manchester Evening News we want to see your entries come flooding in this year to celebrate all that is good within the business sector across Greater Manchester. That’s why we’re offering an advertising/content marketing prize worth £2,500 to one lucky winner.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is enter your business into the MEN Business Awards for 2021 by May 28 and if when the judges meet, you are chosen as one of our finalists, then your business will be automatically entered into the prize draw and be in with a chance of winning when the draw is made at the live event in November. Terms and conditions for entries can be found at


The Event

Wed 3 Mar
Nominations close
Fri 28 May
Shortlist announced
Mon 13 Sep
Awards ceremony
Thu 18 Nov

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Young Business Person of the Year

Award for International Trade & Export

Mitchell Henry Prize

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Contact Us

Contact the MEN Events team the following ways:

Dawn Owens
Regional Event Manager - NW
Paige Jackson
Events Executive - West Midlands, North West, North East & Humber
Liza Walsh
Account Manager - NE, NW and Humber
Tom Houghton
North West Business Editor, BusinessLive