Partner and commercial law specialist at Stockport based Gorvins Solicitors, Christian Mancier, is joining the judging panel for the inaugural North West Family Business Awards 2020.
Christian specialises in leading corporate transactions including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, management buyouts and private equity across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, recruitment, entertainment and leisure and is head of the Family Business team at Gorvins.
Christian works closely with Family Business United, is a non-executive director at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, is the immediate past Chair of the Stockport Economic Alliance and is the past Stockport President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Christian said:
I am delighted to be part of the judging panel for the North West Family Business Awards. Many of my clients are family businesses, my wife is a second-generation family member in a North West based family business and every single family business I come across has a totally unique and fascinating story to tell. As such it’s a privilege and honour to work with and support so many amazing family businesses across the North West of England which has one of the most supportive family business sectors I have come across.”
The North West Family Business Awards originally started in Cumbria in 2017 and have expanded their geographical area for the 2020 awards.
Co-Director of The Family Business Network, Dave Clarkson, said:
Celebrating the successes of family businesses is important to us, to help raise the profile of the sector and champion those individuals involved.
“We were able to do this through the creation and running of the Cumbria Family Business Awards which have taken place annually since 2017. Many of the businesses who took part in the awards have told us how beneficial the process has been to their brand awareness, and business growth through their achievements being recognised.
“In 2020 these awards evolve into our inaugural North West Family Business Awards, which aim to provide an opportunity for North West family firms to share and celebrate their successes.”
Taking place on Friday 6th March, the awards will take off in true first-class style, under the wings of Concorde at The Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park. Entries are open to businesses located in Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire or Cumbria that have at least two family members working within them.
The closing date for entries and nominations is the 16th January 2020, and submissions can be made on the awards website.