Last night, the North West’s rising business stars were recognised at Insider’s North West Young Professionals Awards 2017, with Godel’s Chloe Barrett scooping the Young Business Development Professional of the year.

The prestigious event was held at the The Lowry Hotel in Salford, and welcomed the region’s most talented business people aged 35 and younger who have made a real difference within their fields over the last 12 months.

The judges were impressed by Chloe’s testimonials, which commended her ‘innovative approach makes her stand out from the crowd’, and that her work significantly contributed to Godel’s revenue in 2016.

Chloe Barrett, Client Director at Godel said “I am so grateful to have spent the evening with a handful of people that has contributed and supported me over the years. The role that I do within the business is one of many that equate to our company success.

“I am very grateful for the Godel family and ever thankful for all the support I receive, this is genuinely a team award!”

Those that were shortlisted showed business talent, acumen and drive to succeed across a range of sectors and industries.

Compèred by comedian and broadcaster Matt Richardson, the ceremony also heard from entrepreneur Neil Clough, star of The Apprentice and founder of sales recruitment and training business Prime.

Below is a full list of this years winners:

Young Accountant of the Year
Winner: Lee Jones – Sedulo
Highly commended:   Tim Bridge – Deloitte
Sponsored by:    H.R. Owen Maserati

Young Banker and Financier
Winner: Edward Hastrop – Barclays

Young Lawyer
Winner:  George Danczak – Addleshaw Goddard
Sponsored by:   Malcolm Hollis

Young Marketing and Media Professional
Winner: Greg Deak – Peel Ports Group

Young Property Professional
Winner: Michelle Rothwell – Watch This Space
Highly commended:   Martyn Furse – Malcolm Hollis

Young Person in Manufacturing and Engineering
Winner: Athena Livesey – WSP

Young HR / Recruitment Professional
Winner:  Melissa Houghton – Oscar
Highly commended:   Joe Fowles

Young Person in IT / Technology
Winner: Polly Caldwell – Auto Trader UK

Young Business Development Professional
Winner: Chloe Barrett – Godel Technologies Europe
Highly commended:    Fahim Amdani – KBS Corporate Finance

Team of the Year Winner: gunnercooke