Manchester Pride 2008 has been named the ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ at the 2009 Manchester Tourism Awards.
The judges commented that the event was a powerful and compelling entry, which pushes traditional boundaries with its ambition and vision. The event was also recognised for its international presence.
Jackie Crozier, festival manager of Manchester Pride, said: “Last year’s 18th birthday celebrations were really amazing. We raised £105,000 for charity and to be recognised by the tourism industry here in Manchester is the icing on the cake. Of course, it would not have been possible without the support of our amazing volunteers and all those people that bought a ticket for the Big Weekend or went to support one of the ten-day events. Here’s to 2009!”
Manchester Pride 2009 will take place between Friday 21st and Monday 31st August.