Monthly Archives: December 2014

Manchester Tourism Awards: Small Tourist Event of the Year sponsored by Verdure floral design

This year’s awards ceremony took place at the National Football Museum. We had a very enjoyable evening in the company of some lovely people: from Kendals, the soon to be opened Gotham Hotel and staff from Marketing Manchester.

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Shortlisted in our category were:

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

Hard Rock rising.

T20 Blast Emirates Old Trafford.

Ramsbottom Festival.

It was very exciting to be shortlisted and Ann-Marie and I joked about getting the lipstick on so we’d be ready to accept our award. However, we were fairly sure we hadn’t won. We were sat between Jane and Rachael from Marketing Manchester who surely must know who the winners were and yet were very vague about our event. We also felt we were up against some tough opposition. I turned to Ann-Marie, “I don’t think we’ve won, I’m not getting the right vibe off Jane.” She replied, “No, neither do I,” (great poker faces girls!).

We put the lipstick on (just in case and because we thought we might as well get a buzz out of the build up to the announcement).

And the winner is…

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

MTA 2014 GNCCF

Arghhh… There was a lot of squealing as we headed for the stage.

What a great feeling… to be recognised for our efforts.

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It really is a great event to work on.  We love working with such talented creative people. We love to hear our audience say things like… “I’d no idea there were so may beautiful things in the world”. We love all the people who help us to deliver the show. It feels like there is a great momentum pushing Manchester onward and upward. It is a fantastic city and we’re so proud to be a small part of what makes it so great: its talent, its creativity and its energy.

To everyone who has helped us along the way and you know who you are… A huge thanks.

Angela and Ann-Marie