This Is Manchester 2020 will celebrate our people, heroes, places, organisations, communities & culture. It will shine a deserved spotlight on those who embody the Mancunian spirit and who continue to inspire.

The overwhelming message of love and support for others, clapping for carers, the rainbows, the generosity, adapting to change, the beating of pans and hearts across Manchester and the surrounding region will be recognised and celebrated in a special awards for 2020.

Nominations for the ‘Lockdown Awards’ are open now until 31 August 2020 across six categories; Hospitality Business Demonstrating Resilience; Generosity in Hospitality; Business Making a Difference to the Community; Leader Making a Difference to the Community; Volunteer of the Moment & Lockdown Supernova. Awards are open to all business, organisations and individuals that reside within Greater Manchester and Cheshire regions.

This is Manchester Awards organiser Ziara Siddique, MD of Elite Profile Agency said;

“TIMA 20 Live is about shining a light & making some serious noise, it’s about showing our thanks & love to all the individuals, organisations, heroes & volunteers that have come forward and stepped up to provide support for others during the 2020 lockdown.
“We might not be able to stage a big event but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t uphold the spirit of the awards – we’re Manchester after all and we do things differently here. Our City, United!”

As Founder Patrons, TIMA 20 Live will continue to support the most vulnerable young people @Hideout Youth Zones & also @Welovemcr charity who work to support the groups and charities responding to the urgent community needs in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.
Ged Carter, We Love MCR Charity Development Manager said;

“We’re thrilled to be chosen as a Charity Partner for TIMA 20 Live. The awards are a landmark in Manchester’s calendar, and being involved will help us to spread our message across the city. Our Covid19 Community Response Fund has already benefited tens of thousands of Mancunians needing support, and TIMA 20 will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this.”

Adam Farricker, CEO HideOut Youth Zone added; “Our services are now needed more than ever and the continued support of our City’s business community directly enables us provide essential front line services to thousands of children and young people who have been disproportionately effected by the Covid -19 pandemic. We are hugely grateful and delighted to be supported by TIMA again for a second year and excited to celebrate Manchester’s strength, resilience and famous community spirit.

Entries are not restricted to self-nominations only. TIMA 20 Live is open to anyone wishing to nominate themselves, someone else, business or Individual /person(s) that have shown resilience and courage during Lockdown.


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