20 April 2018
A young company that has quickly secured major global contracts to help businesses and individuals achieve their potential has itself secured a significant milestone.
Curium Solutions were named Business of the Year, sponsored by National Express, at the annual dinner and awards of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) in front of 1,300 guests at the International Convention Centre last night.
The company, formed 10 years ago by Andy Dawson and James and Adam Farrow, now employs 30 people at its headquarters in Innovation Court, Edmund Street, Birmingham.
Curium have grown to be trusted by some of the biggest and most recognisable brands.
Curium’s main mission is to empower people and organisations across the world to realise their personal and business potential and in doing so empowering Curium team members.
Their spokesperson said: “We practise what we preach and ultimately strive to put people development at the heart of all that we do.”
Every member of the Curium team is certified in TetraMap, a behavioural framework that enables them to coach and develop clients. . Curium has also developed the “1% Club”, a concept that challenges staff to find one per cent extra for clients and colleagues to unlock their potential.
The business has achieved steady growth over the past three years and were chosen from the winners of the nine award categories.
Russell Jeans, chairman of the judges, said: “We felt that Curium deserved the award because they have achieved remarkable global success in a very short time.
“Their team is dedicated to helping other businesses and individuals through first-hand experience and the award fully deserved.”
The awards were a double triumph for two companies – Millennium Point won the Excellence in Hospitality and Training and Education categories while Addfield Environmental systems were victorious in both Excellence in International Business and Manufacturing.
Business of the Year
Sponsors: National Express
Excellence in People Development
Sponsors: West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Curium Solutions Limited: The change consultancy works on empowering personal and business potential.
Every member of the Curium team is certified in TetraMap, a behavioural framework which enables them to coach and develop people regardless of the type of change and project activity they are involved with.
Curium has developed the “1% Club”, a concept that challenges staff to find one per cent extra for clients and colleagues to unlock their potential.
Excellence in Contributing to the Community
Sponsors: B&M Waste Services
Acorns Children’s Hospice: Based in Wythall, the hospice provides palliative care and support for life-limited children and their families.
Their teams provide a range of specialist, holistic care services across the region from their three hospices in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester.
The hospice will end 2018 in sound financial health having overcome challenging economic conditions over the past three years. For every pound that the registered charity raises, the majority is spent directly on care services.
Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsors: South & City College Birmingham
CV Library: Every client receives a detailed Service Level Agreement and is assigned a dedicated Client Response Co-ordinator, who offers site training, advice on job posting and tips on how to research the company candidate database effectively.
The Broad Street firm have experienced consistent year-on-year growth and last year increased revenue. They are continually looking for new ways to target both job hunters and potential clients.
Excellence in Hospitality
Sponsors: Pure Data Centres Group
Millennium Point: This Eastside keynote building in Curzon Street, Birmingham, houses Think Tank, Birmingham Science Museum and tenants with interests in education, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Turnover and growth at the 500,000 sq ft venue, which launched the regeneration of Eastside in 2001, has increased over the past three years. With heavy investment in staff, the turnover of events and hospitality doubled in 2016-17.
Excellence in International Business
Addfield Environmental Systems Ltd: The manufacturer of incinerators and cremators, based in Burntwood Business Park, Staffordshire, has performed strongly throughout the UK and internationally.
Addfield provide machines to over 100 countries with a reputation for reliability and quality. Customers get full after-sales support globally and they are becoming major international players, including transforming the way medical waste is handled in developing countries.
Excellence in Manufacturing
Sponsor: Universal Document Solutions Ltd
Addfield Environmental Systems Ltd: The manufacturer of incinerators and cremators makes all of their products, from the smallest pet cremation machine to the largest municipal waste management plant, at their facilities in Burntwood. Build excellence is maintained through design, construction and components. Staffing has grown and this year the company aims to double its turnover.
Excellence in Sales and Marketing
Sponsors: Scholars School System
Selfridges Birmingham: Last year was the store’s most successful with the largest sales and profit since opening.
This year the iconic Bullring store is predicted to beat this growth again despite the ever-challenging high street, an expanding city centre and increasing competition.
International customer growth continues, with visitors from China increasing 60 per cent. The store has a creative marketing calendar with a large number of live events in-store.
Excellence in Technology and Innovation
Crown Highways: The construction business, based at Queen’s Drive Industrial Estate in Burntwood, Staffordshire, specialises in highways infrastructure, including drainage, lighting, signs and technology.
Their technology and innovation is designed to reduce the negative impact on millions using the roads by reducing delays and risk.
A major project is reducing traffic management on the roads by introducing technology that will cut the number of cones on the roads.
It is also working on the technology that will be needed by drivers of electronic cars.
Excellence in Training and Education
Millennium Point: The company launched the regeneration of Birmingham’s Eastside with a commitment to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and training.
It has created Work Point units for start-up enterprises and Connect, an events suite and Auditorium, which features one of the largest projection screens in the West Midlands.
Birmingham’s first park in 130 years fronts the building, which will also overlook the HS2 station.
Pictured (l to r): Chamber president Paul Kehoe, Adam Farrow, Emma Taylor, James Farrow, Stuart Bailey (all Curium) and host Stephen Mangan