Shortlist revealed for Solihull Chamber awards

14 September 2018

Solihull Chamber of Commerce has announced the shortlist for their annual dinner and awards.

There are seven categories in the awards, which will take place on the 18 October at the Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel & Country Club.

Those shortlisted are:

Outstanding Contribution to Community Award - Sponsored by Telephone Europe
SoLO Life Opportunities
Solihull Moors FC CIC
Prime Accountants Group
Digital INnov8ors

Outstanding Large Business of the Year Award
Hampton Manor
Thursfields Solicitors
UK Power Reserve
Hogarths Hotels and Restaurants

Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award
Team Telemarketing Ltd
Cafe Azzurro Events
Floor Restorations Limited t/a FLR Group
Omarosa Beauty & Laser Clinic

Outstanding Start-up Business of the Year Award
Solihull Radio
The Audacious Ecommerce Company
Wiggles and Giggles Day Nursery
Digital INnov8ors Ltd

Outstanding Business Person of the Year Award
Paul Cadman, The Audacious Ecommerce Company
Samantha Rutter, Open Study College
Paul Black, sales-I
James Hill, Hampton Manor

Outstanding Young Achiever of the Year Award
Jonathan Stobart, Prime Accountants Group
Janna Geiregger, Wiggles and Giggles Day Nursery
Ross Kinnear, Window Centre
Shelley Collingbourne, Sydney Mitchell

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award - Sponsored by Solihull College & University
Mateusz Sromala, Bathroom City
Sydney Evans, The Wilkes Partnership
Jake Clark, Brackley's Construction
Toni Dolphin, Touch Systems Limited

This year’s awards have seen a 33 per cent increase in entries, and were judged by Chamber chief operating officer Russell Jeans, Steve Allen, head of the Birmingham office of law firm Mills & Reeve, Katie Hale, president of the Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce and Andy Dawson, founder of Curium Solutions and winner of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Business of the Year Award

Mr Jeans said: “This year’s award entries not only increased in volume, but were also of a fantastic standard that impressed the judges.  It is clear that Solihull firms are continuing to thrive and excel against a background of growth and investment in the region.”

The awards will be hosted by Heart FM presenter Ed James, who has been the voice of station’s breakfast show for the past nine years.

Solihull Council has been confirmed as the first headline sponsor for the dinner.

A range of sponsorship packages are still available.

To find out more, call 0121 607 1772 or email

Pictured: The judges (from left) - Andy Dawson, Katie Hale, Steve Allen and Russell Jeans

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