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Pixel8 Celebrate With Some of Manchester's Finest Sporting Heroes at the Manchester Sports Award

Pixel8 Celebrate With Some of Manchester's Finest Sporting Heroes at the Manchester Sports Award

Integrating ourselves with local community is something that’s incredibly important to the entire team here at Pixel8, and as well as working alongside global brands, we love any chance to get down to grassroots and work on branding and marketing campaigns with local leisure businesses.

You may have heard about our recent campaign alongside Eastland’s Trust. It was put together to coincide with the Olympics and to help Manchester’s national sport centres raise awareness - and, of course, support the Olympians! You can find a case study on what we achieved here - we’ve even been nominated for a Chartered Institute of Marketing Award for our work.

Because we love working with sports and leisure brands, we decided to take ourselves along to the Manchester Sports Award, 2016. Held at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate, we became an official sponsor of the event and gathered a group of Pixels to head on down for the night.

Pixel8 at the Manchester Sports Awards

The event itself was filled with sporting talent and VIPS, including the Mayor of Manchester himself, and we had a fantastic night celebrating with some of the very best sporting legends and businesses in the North.

You may have even seen us present an award for Young Volunteer of The Year!

Iwan Thomas, one of Britain’s best 400-metre runners, and also Katherine Merry, an athletic champion who has been competing in world championships since she was 12, hosted the evening.

We were one of the three corporate sponsors of the event and, in case you were wondering, we’re the owners of that incredibly orange advert at the back of your programme for the evening! We had a lovely night as you can probably tell from our photos, and below you’ll find all of the categories, nominees, and winners that we’ve listed especially for you.

The Manchester Sports Award 2016

Community Coach Of The Year

Colette Hirst - Cheetham Hill Squash Club

Jiju Philip - Friends Sporting Club

Mike Harris - GMP Youth Crime Prevention/Wythenshawe Weightlifting Club - WINNER


Club of the Year

Friends Sporting Club

Skating Edge Academy - WINNER

Manchester Frontrunners


Manchester Evening News People’s Champion

Arnold & Brenda Bradshaw - WINNERS

Peter Withington

Brian Barton

Colin Mclaren

Dave Rushforth


Achievement in Sport

Eddie Owen - Lacrosse - WINNER

Jona Efoloko - 200 metres

Ashana Hinds - Basketball


Achievement In Disability Sport

Paula Moulton - Dance Athlete - WINNER

Serena Bradshaw - 100m javelin, shot put and discus

Rosie Macaulay - Athlete who participates in 9 various sports


Volunteer In Sport Of The Year

Peter Maguire

Ash Kaushal - WINNER

Peter Williams


Young Volunteer Of The Year

Oneida Bramble

Nicola Stockdale - WINNER

Albert Junior Crosdale


Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award

Simply Cycling - WINNER

Sophie Mitchell Brady

Najma Nadeem


Youth and Community Sport Project

Summersonic - WINNER

Manchester Community Games

Pride Youth Games


Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity in Education

Lancasterian School

Abbey Hey Primary Academy

St Agnes Primary School - WINNER


Special Awards


Event of the Year

Aegon Manchester Trophy Tennis


Special Recognition

Alex Williams - Manchester City Football Club


Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Manchester

GB Taekwondo


If you’d like any assistance with your leisure or sports branding, be sure to get in touch with Pixel8 today. We helped Eastland’s Trust reach 7.3 million people on social media in two weeks - so why not see what we can do for you, too?

Call us on 0161 228 6489 to find out more. You can also fill in our contact form here, and someone will be in touch shortly to assist with any questions or queries you may have.

In the meantime… why not take a sneaky look at some of our case studies from 2016?


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If you want to understand how our Smarter Within approach can work for your business, simply email us at hello@pixel8ltd.com or call us direct on 0161 228 6489. You're also very welcome to join us for a coffee and discuss how we can help you work smarter for the future.