Variety's Legends of Industry Awards 2019, which took place at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester on Thursday 3rd October 2019, honoured and celebrated those who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen field of business and industry, whilst raising crucial funds to support sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people.
The evening featured fantastic entertainment from top soul band Kate Bells Motown Experience show, and Vocalist Joe Speares. Young Variety Ambassador Dante Marvin sang 'One Little Voice', ensuring that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
Partnership sponsor was Cerberus Group and Award Sponsors were A2E IndustriesReward Finance, Grant Thornton, Daveham Finance, Pangea Sculptures , Close Brothers and Leonard Curtis Business solutions.
2019 award winners included Sheridan Smith OBE, Deborah Meaden, Connor McIntyre, Beth Tweddle MBE, Dr Erinma Bell MBE, Cannon and Ball, Mike Summerbee, Amin Amiri, Lucy Meacock, Gerry Yeung OBE, Harry Yeung MBE and Mark Ormrod.
Lyn Staunton, Development Director of Variety in the North West Region, commented: “We are always humbled by the outstanding achievements of each recipient of our Legends of Industry Awards, who have all excelled in their chosen fields. We are delighted to have such wonderful support and interest from the business and corporate community. All funds raised tonight will go to help local children and young adults and their families here in the Northwest.”