For the first time, we can confirm that the host for the Staff Awards 2016 ceremony on Thursday 7 July is TV personality Gordon Burns.
Many of you may remember Gordon from the popular ITV quiz The Krypton Factor which he wrote and presented for 18 years. In a peak time slot, the show won audiences of up to 18 million people. Gordon was also a consultant on the show and helped to devise many of its mind stretching and physical challenges.
Gordon was the chief anchorman for the BBC’s nightly regional news programme North West Tonight for 15 years. When he stepped down in September 2011 the programme had, during his time anchoring it, picked up eight awards for best news programme in the region.
Gordon has won the Royal Television Society’s Best News Presenter award five times and received the coveted BBC Ruby Award for the best regional news presenter in the UK.
Staff Awards and summer celebration
This year the University will be hosting its fourth Manchester Met Staff Awards and summer celebration event on Thursday 7 July at the Manchester campus.
The summer party will be an informal social occasion for staff from across the University, with music, entertainment, fizz and canapés and an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of colleagues as they are presented with their Staff Awards.
There will also be a ‘Festival of Manchester Met’ showcasing the achievements and work of all faculties and professional service teams from across the University, taking place in the Business School, and further celebrations on the roof terrace of the Benzie building after the ceremony.
Look out for the official event invitation and registration details over the next few weeks.