Variety's Legends of Industry Awards, one of the most glamorous nights in the North West's calendar, made a return this year at the Kimpton Clock Tower Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 4th November 2021.
The annual event honours and celebrates those who have achieved outstanding success in all their chosen careers and Industries, whilst raising crucial funds to support sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people.
Business leading lights and celebrities from the worlds of TV and radio broadcasting, dance, the music industry, comedy, the culinary arts and elite international sport were in Manchester for the event.
Lyn Staunton, Development Director for the North West at Variety said: "We have been overwhelmed by the support of our dedicated supporters in Manchester who have Variety in their hearts and are there to help as we work to support sick, disabled and disadvantaged children. The evening is the flagship event for the charity, and the night was a huge success."
This year’s list of award recipients included Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke, music and TV family The Nolans, veteran broadcaster Tony Blackburn, Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter Mike Chapman, Chef James Martin, restaurant owner and hospitality innovator Karina Jadhav, charity champions and Barakah Food Aid founders Manzoor and Aiysha Ali, commercial property entrepreneur Richard Ainscough, Paralympian rower Laren Rowles, MBE and comedic alter-ego character 'Keith Lemon'.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke
Music and TV family The Nolans
Veteran broadcaster Tony Blackburn
Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter Mike Chapman (centre) with a display of his original lyrics
Chef James Martin
Restaurant owner and hospitality innovator Karina Jadhav
Variety Young Ambassador Dante Marvin sings 'One Little Voice'
Charity champions and Barakah Food Aid founders Manzoor and Aiysha Ali
Commercial property entrepreneur Richard Ainscough