The Met was delighted to learn that we have been announced as one of 19 businesses across Greater Manchester to have been awarded the status of UK Business Hero by the British Chambers of Commerce.  

The national awards were established this year to recognise businesses that have gone above and beyond for their local community during the covid-19 pandemic. The awards pay tribute to businesses and their contributions by giving them a UK Business Hero stamp, which demonstrates that that they have gone the extra mile to support their local community during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Victoria Robinson, CEO of The Met said ““We are thrilled to have been chosen for the Businesses Heroes award recognising our efforts during lockdown. We’re very proud that we’ve been able to help keep our town on the cultural map within Greater Manchester and to see our work recognised nationally. We worked hard alongside our partners to ensure that people still had access to live music from a venue which we feel is so important for wellbeing and connectivity to others.

“Of course, nothing beats the uplifting experience of live music and we look forward to the day when we can welcome full audiences back into our venue. Until then, thanks to our funders, sponsors, donors and of course our audiences who are keeping us going through this difficult time.”

The Met was nominated by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce for this nationwide recognition, for our work as a partner of United We Stream, as well our ongoing work to help get artists and gigs online alongside facilitating our outreach and participation groups including Bury Youth Theatre, Aiming High and Met Express.