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Future Faces awards shortlist revealed

08 July 2019

Future Faces, the young professionals’ arm of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) has revealed the shortlist for their fifth annual awards.

The winners of the nine sector awards, and the overall Future Face of Greater Birmingham, will be announced at the Future Faces’ annual dinner and awards ceremony at International Convention Centre in Birmingham on 20 September.

The overall Future Face of Greater Birmingham will be selected from the winners of the nine sector categories, and will receive a fully-funded Executive MBA scholarship from Aston University.

This year’s awards received 25 per cent more entries compared to last year’s, and were judged by Louise Teboul from Common Purpose, poet Casey Bailey, disability specialist Shani Dhanda, Mark Smith from Aston University and 2018 Future Face of Greater Birmingham, Rebecca Halbert.

Anjum Khan, chair of the judges and director of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce, said: “The judges were overwhelmed by the sheer volume and exemplary quality demonstrated in this year’s nominations.

“This shortlist, everyone who was nominated and the winners are clear examples of the hard working, dedicated and flourishing young professionals which live and work in Greater Birmingham.”

 

The shortlisted candidates are:

Future Face of Arts & Culture

Talisha 'Tee Cee' Johnson, BBC

Daniel Alcorn, Birmingham Design Festival / Substrakt

Amy Stutz, Birmingham Hippodrome

Alexander Goetschel, Royal Sutton Coldfield Community Town Hall Trust

Remy Lloyd, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

 

Future Face of Charity & Social Enterprise

Anisa Haghdadi, Beatfreeks Arts Ltd

Mabel Duncombe, CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids)

Kiran Kaur, GirlDreamer

Emily Boate, John Taylor Hospice

Tom Clarke-Forrest, Sport 4 Life UK

Future Face of Entrepreneurship

Katie Buckingham, Altruist Enterprises UK Limited

Reena Salhan, Green Sisters Ltd

Derry Holt, OneUp Sales

Mac Alonge, The Equal Group

Tru Powell, The Alternative Events Company

           

Future Face of Finance sponsored by Wesleyan

Caroline Laudren, Deutsche Bank

Maisie Gallagher, Marsh

Trystan Shaw, Mazars LLP

Laurel Windsor, Mazars LLP

Katie Taylor, Oxbridge

Jaccy Gascoyne, Santander UK

           

Future Face of Industry sponsored by RSM

Sunil Johal, Argent LLP

Michal Nowinski, Arup

Latisha Dhir, Avison Young

Hannah Leggatt, High Speed Two (HS2 Ltd)

Andrew Clarke, High Speed Two (HS2 Ltd)

Sabah Hussain, Xoserve Limited

           

Future Face of Legal

Alice Kinder, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

Lydia Stone-Fewings, Mills & Reeve LLP

Natalie Welch, Mills & Reeve LLP

Michelle Adams, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

Kate Bailey, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

           

Future Face of Public Sector & Education

Sapreena Kumari, Aston University

Atif Ali, Birmingham City Council

Uttaran Datta, NHS

Dal Darroch, The Football Association

Rochelle Edwards, The University of Law

           

Future Face of Sales, Marketing & Communications

Beth Sadler, Aston University

Nicole Plowman, KEP Print Group

Naeem Alvi, Notepad

Luke Southall, Oaks Consultancy Ltd

Savannah Seger, Oxbridge

           

Future Face of Technology & Innovation sponsored by Millennium Point

Luke Southan, Aston University

Joshua Turbill, McDonald Butler Associates

Jacob Faulkner, Ordos Studio

Leigh Nigel Purnell, Petalite

Tom Goodman, University of Birmingham

Aston University are headline sponsors of the awards.

Entertainment for the Future Faces awards and dinner will be announced shortly. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available here

Pictured: From left, Casey Bailey, Rebecca Halbert, Anjum Khan and Shani Dhanda

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