More than 40 individuals and teams have been shortlisted for Insider’s 2013 North West Young Professionals Awards which covers the entire region for the first time this year.

The 2013 event takes place on 2 May 2013 at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester and attracted more than 100 entries from across the North West.

This year’s award scheme also welcomes a new category for Team of the Year.

Insider features editor Rupert Cornford said: “The number of applications this year proved that taking these awards across the North West was the right decision.

“Building on the event’s strength in Greater Manchester in the lead up to this point, it’s great to see the depth of talent that exists all around the region.”

There are eight award categories and all entrants are aged 35 and under on the date of the event.

Dow Schofield Watts – Transaction Services have been nominated for Team of the Year along side:

De Winter PR & Marketing

Ernst & Young – Transaction Tax

KPMG – Transaction Services.