Businesses chase Chamber awards glory

05 February 2020

Eighty-two businesses have been shortlisted across 12 categories for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s annual dinner and awards.

The shortlist announcement was made through in a series of videos on the Chambers’ official LinkedIn page.

The 12 category winners will be revealed in front of 1,300 people at the ICC in Birmingham on Thursday 19 March.

One of those winners will then be crowed the overall Greater Birmingham Business of the Year (sponsored by SCC).

The shortlist is:

Excellence in Contribution to the Community
(Sponsored by Open Study College)
Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Canal and River Trust
Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham (CCC-B)
Heart of England Community Foundation
Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)

Excellence in Customer Service

(Sponsored by OGL)
ACUTEC Limited
Este Medical Group
Hampton Clinic
Pennycuick Collins
South and City College Birmingham
Taylor Herrick Recruitment
Unique Venues Birmingham

Excellence in Hospitality
(Sponsored by Regus)
Caviar & Chips
Edgbaston Stadium
Millennium Point Charitable Trust
Moor Hall Hotel & Spa
The Barn at Berryfields
The Ivy Temple Row
Unique Venues Birmingham

Excellence in Retail
(Sponsored by Barrows & Forrester)
Newlife - the Charity for Disabled Children

Excellence in International Business
(Sponsored by Andalucia)
AFL Architects
Excitation Engineering Services Ltd
Moflash Signalling
Solus Ceramics
University of Birmingham

Excellence in Manufacturing
(Sponsored by Crowe)
Advanced Engineering UK Ltd
Cameron-Price Ltd
Evac+Chair International
Power Minerals Ltd

Excellence in Responsible Business
(Sponsored by Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham)
Conference Aston
Ecuity Consulting LLP
Edgbaston Stadium
First Mile
Keytracker Ltd
National Express
NEC Group
Newlife - the Charity for Disabled Children

Excellence in People Development
(Sponsored by Aston University)
Curium Solutions Limited
Entec Si Ltd
Gro-Organic CIC
Intercity Technology Ltd
Sabre Jetting Services Ltd
Taylor Herrick Recruitment
The Alexandra

Excellence in Sales & Marketing
(Sponsored by O2)
Cognition Agency
Este Medical Group
Lightbox Digital
Reeves PR
Services for Education
The Alexandra

Excellence in Technology & Innovation
(Sponsored by METCloud)
Birmingham City University
Coinadrink Limited
Crown Highways
First Mile
Sorion Electronics Ltd
TerraQuest Solutions Ltd
Unique IQ Ltd

Excellence in Training & Education
(Sponsored by SGS United Kingdom Ltd)
Birmingham City University
BMet College
NEC Group
Open Study College

Excellence in Third Sector
(Sponsored by South & City College Birmingham)
Black Country Living Museum
Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands
Common Unity
Family Society Adoption Focus
Gro-Organic CIC
Millennium Point Charitable Trust
Suited for Success
University Hospitals Birmingham Charity

The judging panel, chaired by the Chamber’s chief financial officer Helen Bates, included McDonald’s franchisee Douglas Wright, Burton Albion’s commercial director Fleur Robinson, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Manufacturing Community chair Johnathan Dudley and Eileen Schofield, who is principal at Schofield & Associates and a director of Birmingham Law Society.

Helen Bates said: “We had dozens of applications to look through and some great applicants in all of the categories.

“We have a superb selection of shortlisted applicants and I am really looking forward to the awards dinner when we can honour some of these great businesses in our region.”

The awards dinner will be hosted by broadcaster Ed James.

Headline sponsors for the black-tie event are Birmingham City University, Elonex and HSBC, while Qatar Airways is the table décor sponsor and St Joseph Homes the pre-drink sponsor.

There are still several sponsorship opportunities available - find out more here.

Pictured: The judging panel: Back row – Johnathan Dudley, Paul Faulkner and Douglas Wright. Front row – Eileen Schofield, Helen Bates and Fleur Robinson

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