In mid-2016 Champions (UK) plc were brought on board to breathe a breath of fresh air into the annual Birmingham Post Business Awards, and now six months on, and after tireless efforts from everyone here at Champions, and working in partnership with the Birmingham Post, the evening has been delivered to its highest standard yet!
We have vast experience in running, from conception to the final event, sports and business awards around the East and West Midlands including Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Coventry and so when we were asked to add the notch of Birmingham to our belt of course we jumped at the opportunity.
On Wednesday 26 October the doors of The ICC venue in Birmingham opened their doors to hundreds of guests which included category sponsors, finalists and celebrity guests, for a night of unforgettable celebration.
After guests were welcomed with a Prosecco reception which was followed by a three course gourmet dinner, comedian Dominic Holland and ITV’s favourite weathergirl Emma Jesson took to the stage as the hosts of the evening. Each of the 13 categories showcased three of the finest businesses in the region who have excelled in the business world over the past 12 months and beyond. This year the acclaimed, and highly sought after Company of the Year award went to The Belfry Hotel & Resort. (Find the full list of category winners below).
The night also showcased live entertainment from the British-Armenian musician Kev Orkian as well as a number of fundraising games to raise valuable funds for the local children’s charity Acorns. The charity cares for children who are sadly not expected to live into the adulthood so require 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through a silent auction and a game of stand-up bingo a great amount was raised for the charity.
Overall the partnership between Champions (UK) plc and the Birmingham Post has worked extremely well, and we are looking forward to furthering our work with them in the future.
Company of the year – sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover
The Belfry Hotel & Resort
Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by Jerroms
New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Inspirational Magazine
Colmore Tang Construction
Business Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by Browne Jacobson
Simon Ward, Inspired Thinking Group
Sales & Marketing Award – Sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management
Excellence in Science and Technology – Sponsored by Liberty House Group
Retail Business of the Year – Sponsored by PMGC
Excellence in Manufacturing Award – Sponsored by Mattioli Woods
Professional Services Award – Sponsored by Birmingham City University
Creative Communications and Digital Business of the Year – Sponsored by BodyPower
Export Award – Sponsored by Birmingham Airport
Crofts & Assinder
Contribution to the Community Award – Sponsored by Turkish Airlines
Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer
Not-for-Profit Award – Sponsored by IKEA
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity