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 #MCR2Rio 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.
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.
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 Evening News People’s Champion
Arnold & Brenda Bradshaw - WINNERS
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
Ash Kaushal - WINNER
Young Volunteer Of The Year
Nicola Stockdale - WINNER
Albert Junior Crosdale
Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award
Simply Cycling - WINNER
Sophie Mitchell Brady
Youth and Community Sport Project
Summersonic - WINNER
Manchester Community Games
Pride Youth Games
Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity in Education
Abbey Hey Primary Academy
St Agnes Primary School - WINNER
Event of the Year
Aegon Manchester Trophy Tennis
Alex Williams - Manchester City Football Club
Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Manchester
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?