Manchester City Council

People & communities Be Proud Awards

2014 winners announced!

At a fabulous evening in the Great Hall at Manchester's prestigious Town Hall, the winners were announced.

  • Young Achiever of the Year: Blackley Volunteer Police Cadets
  • Business in the Community: Manchester Cathedral Employer Partnership
  • Creativity in the Community: Leah Cavanagh 
  • Clean City: Upping It! Steering Group
  • Unsung Hero: Kirsty Taylor
  • Community Force: Lisa Minott
  • Community Project of the Year: The Cheetwood Centre
  • Neighbour of the Year: Patricia Lesley
  • Blossoming Communities: Eat Green (UK) Ltd
  • Volunteer of the Year: Roger Smith

Pride of Manchester Award - the overall winner selected after a separate re-judging of all the category winners, was the Upping It! Steering Group

Congratulations to all our winners and a big "well done" to our finalists too:

  • Blossoming Communities: Old Moat Greenies and Friends of Angel Meadows
  • Business in the Community: John Falder and Sidney Street CafĂ©
  • Community Force: West Gorton Youth Partnership and Mediation Service Volunteers
  • Community Project of the Year: The Booth Centre and Wythenshawe Community Farm
  • Creativity in the Community: The Community Leadership Programme and Jessica Loveday
  • Clean City: Junior Wardens and Greenbank Residents Association
  • Neighbour of the Year: Maria Carabini and Emma Armitage
  • Unsung Hero: Joanne Kelly and James Field
  • Volunteer of the Year: Steve Buckley and Kathryn Harrison
  • Young Achiever of the Year: Micheal Delany and Grant Lopo

Each year, the Be Proud Awards attracts companies from across Manchester wanting to be a part of this brilliant event. We'd like to say a huge 'Thanks' to all the sponsors supporting it this year.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination - without you, we wouldn't hear about all the wonderful work taking place in our communities!

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