We are delighted to announce we have shortlisted 24 outstanding individuals and organisations in 8 categories from 91 nominations received. Visit our Poll page to cast your vote (voting is open until 24/01, midnight) and support them!


Performing and Fine Arts Institution of the Year

Beat Bazaar Projects / Góbéfest
Everyman Art Gallery

New Entrepreneur/ Start-up of the Year

Elzbieta Urbanek
Irina Gorianova
Jana Weekes

Employer of the Year

IMD Solicitors LLP
Love Our Child Nursery and Preschool
McHale & Co. Solicitors

Community Service Personality of the Year

Marlena Wawrzenczak
Marta Grzelak
Ramona Constantin

Community Service Institution of the Year

Booth Centre
Czech and Slovak School Manchester
Polish Networking Club

Academic of the Year

Susanne Martikke

Community Service Leader of the Year

Anna Pazdurova
Gyopár Pávai
Cristina Tegolo
Pavla Mataskova

Business Services Professional of the Year

Dina Railean
Heidi Koljonen
Iwona Durlak
Katarzyna Machalinski
Maria Udalova-Surkova



Congratulations and good luck! We are looking forward to seeing all the nominees on the 29th January 2018.


Don’t forget to vote for your preferred nominee and support all the incredible work they are doing for the European Expats communities in Greater Manchester!


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