At OVG it’s no secret that we love a good event. They’re a great chance to get dressed up, enjoy a beverage or two and mingle with other businesses in this wonderful city we call Manchester.
This year’s City of Manchester Business Awards (otherwise known as COMBA) is of particular importance to us this year because we are nominated for not one but two awards – so you can imagine the excitement in our office right now!
Hosted by our friends over at Downtown in Business, COMBA is their sixth annual business awards gala dinner and will be held at the Manchester Cathedral on July 14th. The evening is set to be Downtown’s biggest event yet, combining the Mancoolian Awards for one big, celebratory bash!
And it’s Game of Thrones themed which makes it even more exciting!
To celebrate our two (yes TWO) nominations, we spoke to some of the OVG team to find out their thoughts on this brilliant news…
What have OVG been nominated for at this year’s COMBA’s?
Our first nomination goes to OVG’s very own Accounts Director, Sara Bryan, who is up for Female Networker of the Year. It was no surprise to us that Sara would be recognised for her awesome networking skills, so here’s what she had to say on the matter:
“I was thrilled to bits to discover I’d been nominated for a personal award at the COMBA’s and it was doubled when I found out OVG had also been nominated for Digital Agency of the Year. The old dance trophies are starting to gather dust on my mum’s cabinet so it’s good timing to pop something new on the mantle piece!
“I’m already a big fan of attending the awards in Manchester – they’re a great opportunity to meet new connections and catch up with friends from other businesses. I’ve got a great team surrounding me here at OVG, so whatever the outcome I’m sure we’ll have a brilliant night and there’ll be a few fragile heads in the morning.”
Our second nomination is for Digital Agency of the Year and our Co-Director Paul Yates was particularly pleased to discover this. We asked Paul what it means to be up for such a fantastic award and how he will celebrate if OVG were to take home the trophy:
“I am happy and proud that OVG are up for nomination for Digital Agency of the Year. The business has had its ups and downs over the last 12 months, but the core staff have remained loyal and hard working and I hope this award is recognition of that.
“I’m looking forward to attending the event, catching up with friends and business acquaintances, and seeing who will be recognised for their achievements. I’m fairly certain that if we win we will be celebrating in true OVG style. I don’t doubt that for a second.”
Everyone at OVG are genuinely thrilled to be nominated for two awards and cannot wait to attend the event of the year (we’re picking our outfits out already).
For more information regarding the COMBA’s, visit Downtown in Business and remember to vote before June 17th because as they say… COMBA IS COMING!!