Celebrating Melissa: Northern Gamechanger
Feathers & Florence Founder Named Top 50 Northern Gamechanger 2023
We are thrilled to share some exciting news – Melissa, the founder of Feathers & Florence Bridal Studio, has been named as one of the top 50 Northern Gamechangers for 2023! Finalists for Manchester’s newest awards programme were announced today, and Melissa is among 50 local individuals and businesses in the running to become one of the top ten, with one ultimate winner crowned the Ultimate Northern Gamechanger.
The Northern Gamechanger awards aim to celebrate those making a real difference across the region, whether it’s pioneering innovation, leading sustainability efforts, or positively impacting local communities. We are incredibly proud of Melissa and the Feathers & Florence team for being recognized for their influential work in the bridal industry and beyond.
The awards ceremony, scheduled for 21st September, will bring together the north’s trailblazers to honor their extraordinary achievements. Unlike traditional awards, the Gamechangers deliberately avoid defined categories, instead focusing on those who excel in multiple areas, including sustainability, community impact, and innovation.
The judging panel, consisting of business leaders like Tim Heatley (Co-Founder of Capital & Centric), Mike Taylor (Customer Engagement Manager at Electricity North West), and last year’s Ultimate Gamechanger winner Lauren Rosegreen (Policy and Influencer Manager at Macc), will carefully review the finalists and crown ten Northern Gamechangers at the ceremony.
Elevate, a north-west based business consultancy, is the brainchild behind the Northern Gamechanger awards. They noticed the lack of recognition for those making a significant difference in the region and decided to create a unique platform that celebrates the true gamechangers.
Melissa’s dedication to empowering brides, curating a refined collection of wedding dresses, veils, and accessories, has garnered immense appreciation from the bridal community. Her vision, passion, and commitment to excellence have set Feathers & Florence apart as a trendsetter in the bridal industry.
Last year’s Ultimate Northern Gamechanger, Lauren Rosegreen, spoke highly of the awards, emphasizing the positive impact they have on individuals and businesses. She encouraged this year’s candidates and praised the Northern community for being a force to be reckoned with.
We are eagerly looking forward to the ceremony in September, where Melissa and other remarkable Gamechangers will be celebrated at Revolución de Cuba. The evening promises to be one of celebration, networking, and recognizing the incredible achievements of the north’s pioneering business community.
Congratulations once again to Melissa and Feathers & Florence on this well-deserved recognition! We are proud to be a part of this incredible journey and can’t wait to see Feathers & Florence continue to thrive as a true Northern Gamechanger.
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