The Inspire Awards will be presented at a gala dinner and awards ceremony
on 5 June 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester.
The awards will begin with a welcome drinks reception,
followed by a three-course dinner, the awards ceremony and entertainment.

Event Guest Information

Approximate Running Order

18:30 - Drinks Reception
19:15 - Welcome Speeches
19:30 – Dinner
21:15 – After dinner speech
21:30 – Awards
22:45 - Charity prize draw
23:00 – Entertainment
01:00 - Carriages




Mike Shaft

Mike Shaft is an Award winning broadcaster of some repute 
in the North West. He was born in Grenada in the West Indies 
and has lived in the North West of England since 1968. He 
began his broadcasting career as a freelance presenter at Piccadilly Radio, Manchester in 1978.

Mike continues to present the Multi Faith Sunday Breakfast 
show on BBC Radio Manchester, as it is once again called.  
Mike also continues to present play-by-play for the Sheffield Sharks, and Cheshire Phoenix, two of the top teams in British Basketball, and for Manchester Thunder in the top flight of 
British Netball, the Vitality Superleague.



Guest Speaker

Claire Lomas

Claire Lomas was working as a chiropractor and had reached the highest level in the sport of eventing when a freak accident left her paralysed from the chest down. She had gone from living life as an active sportswoman, whose dreams were coming true, to a life where happiness seemed impossible.

Claire made worldwide headlines in 2012 when, taking 17 days, she completed the London Marathon in a pioneering robotic suit. Claire also completed the Great North Run 2016 in 5 days, whilst 16 weeks pregnant. In 2018 Claire smashed her London record and completed the Manchester Marathon in 9 gruelling days.





Caprese salad, sun blushed tomato, mozzarella pearls, cherry tomato, balsamic syrup (V)



Featherblade of beef, mashed potato, fine beans, chantenay carrots, pearl onions

Vegetarian main

Pumpkin and feta cheese pie, peas and sage cream (V)



Blackcurrant mousse on a biscuit base, raspberry coulis


Any dietary requests, food allergies or access requirements should be submitted during the booking process
or alternatively sent to siobhan@ukbusinessevents.co.uk  prior to 22nd May 2019.
Requests received after this cannot be guaranteed.


Dress Code

Black Tie/ Evening Dress/ Cultural Attire

Getting There