GBCC Awards 2019: Shortlist revealed

26 February 2019

A record number of businesses are chasing glory in the awards to be presented at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s annual dinner on Thursday 11 April.

Seventy-nine businesses have been shortlisted for the 10 sector awards.

The Business of the Year will be selected from the winners of the sector categories and announced at the ICC in Birmingham.

Russell Jeans, chairman of the judges and chief operating officer at the GBCC, said: “Once again the huge number of entries demonstrates the diversity of businesses across the Greater Birmingham area.

“Our judges commented on the high calibre of entries and the Chamber thanks them for their diligence and enthusiasm in tackling what became a huge task.”

HSBC, Birmingham City University and Elonex are headline sponsors of the dinner and awards.

The event host is Heart Breakfast presenter Ed James.

The judging panel was: Russell Jeans, chair; Jo Birch, Birmingham City University; Dee Kundi, VWV; Ravinder Masih, Warwickshire County Cricket Club; Zo Hoida, Browne Jacobson; and Martin Levermore, Medical Devices Technology International.

The drinks reception sponsor for the dinner is Qatar Airways, while Pinkprink is the print sponsor and Turkish Airlines is the airline sponsor.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact

Shortlisted companies:

Excellence in the Community

Birmingham St Marys Hospice

Douglas Wright T/A McDonalds

Edwards Trust

Hilton at St Georges Park

Innovating Minds CIC

National Memorial Arboretum


Your Trust Charity registered charity of Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Excellence in Customer Service

Handle Kingdom Ltd

NEC Group

Birmingham Airport

Conference Aston

Birmingham Telecom

Oxbridge Home Learning

Open Study College

The Alexandra

Excellence in Hospitality

Conference Aston

Hagley Hall

Prodrift Academy UK

The Edgbaston

Millennium Point

Hotel Du Vin Birmingham

Park Regis Birmingham

Hilton Garden Inn

Excellence in International Business (Sponsored by Aston University)

AFL Architects

Celsium, powered by Brunel

KMB Shipping

PECS Data Services

Prescient Business Consulting Ltd

Team Telemarketing

Uniq Tech Ltd

Excellence in Manufacturing (Sponsored by Birmingham Airport)

Andel Plastics

Bromford Industries

Evac+Chair International

KEP Print Group

Power Minerals


Summit Patternmaking Co Ltd

Excellence in People Development (Sponsored by Wesleyan)

Birmingham CIPD

Crown Highways

Curium Solutions Limited

Digital Glue

National Express

INFRA Skills Ltd and RSS Infrastructure Ltd

Taylor Herrick Recruitment

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Excellence Sales & Marketing


Ark Media

EIB Professional Services

Lightbox Digital


Millennium Point

National Express


Excellence in Technology & Innovation (Sponsored by Millennium Point)

Ark Media

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS


RSS Infrastructure Ltd

STEAMhouse - Birmingham City University

TerraQuest Solutions Ltd

University of Birmingham

Wheely Safe Ltd

Excellence in Training & Education


Close Brothers Asset Management

Hired @ UCB (Employability Department)

Innovating Minds CIC

Kingsmead School

Services For Education

Oxbridge Home Learning

RMF Construction Training Academy

Excellence in Retail

Floral Jazz

Loki Wine


South Guys


The Window Centre


Travel Club Elite

United Carpets

To find out more about the awards, sponsorship opportunities or tickets, visit

Pictured: Top row from left – Ravinder Masih, Martin Levermore and Jo Birch.

Bottom row from left – Dee Kundi, Zo Hoida and Russell Jeans

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