The recently elected regional mayor for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will be the keynote speaker at Thursday’s City of Manchester Business Awards, hosted by Downtown in Business.

The sell-out event will reward some of the city’s most successful companies from a diverse range of sectors, including digital, property, and professional services.

Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna commented:

“I am delighted that Andy has found time to join us for our annual gala awards dinner. The new mayor has highlighted business engagement as one of his key priorities and I know our members will be keen to hear Andy’s thoughts on the current political situation, Manchester’s economy, and the Northern Powerhouse.”