Solihull Chamber awards shortlist revealed

09 September 2022

Forty businesses and individuals have been shortlisted for the Solihull Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards, which will be handed out during a glittering ceremony next month.

The winners of 10 sector awards will be revealed on the night, with one business going on to be crowned the overall Solihull Business of the Year.

The awards ceremony takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Friday 7 October.

The host venue is also a headline sponsor for the event, alongside Solihull College and University Centre and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

Judging for the awards was chaired by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s chief financial officer Helen Bates.

The judging panel included Gymshark non-executive director Steve Hewitt, The FSE Group’s Harriet Saunders, Browne Jacobson partner and Transatlantic Chamber president James Tait and Diamond Travel owner Dr Beverly Lindsay.

Helen Bates said: “Once again, the judges were faced with a difficult task of whittling down some truly outstanding entries for these awards.

“We look forward to the winners being revealed on what promises to be a memorable night celebrating the best of Solihull.”

The shortlisted companies are:

Solihull’s Award for Excellence in Charity/Third Sector

  • Birmingham Dogs Home
  • Heart of England Community Foundation
  • Molly Ollys
  • St Basils

Solihull’s Award for Excellence in Customer Services

  • Esther Broomhall & Partners (EB&P)
  • MotorServ UK
  • Rohlig
  • runyourfleet

Solihull’s Award for Excellence in Hospitality & Retail - Sponsored by Touchwood

  • Achill Spa
  • Be local
  • Eric Lyons
  • Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Solihull’s Award for Excellence in Professional Services - Sponsored by Jask Creative

  • Bishop Fleming
  • Prime Accountants
  • Sydney Mitchell
  • The Wilkes Partnership

Solihull’s Award for Excellence in Responsible Business

  • Birmingham Business Park
  • Jumar
  • SH Projects
  • The Leadership Coaches

Solihull’s Rising Star

  • Ellen Darlison, Achill Spa
  • Tom Bartlett, Hilton Birmingham Metropole
  • Vijay Jogia, Metro Bank 
  • Stacey Glen, The Glen Health Group Ltd, t/a Rolling with The Glen

Solihull’s Award for Excellence in Sales & Marketing

  • Crowne Plaza Solihull
  • Solihull BID
  • Solihull Summer Fest
  • Visit Knowle

Solihull’s Outstanding Start-Up Business

  • All About The Sew
  • Esther Broomhall & Partners
  • Howela Children’s Hospital
  • The Recruitment Duo

Solihull’s Award for Excellence in Technology & Innovation

  • Jask Creative
  • Phoebus Software
  • runyourfleet
  • Wavenet

Solihull’s Award for Excellence in Training & Education - Sponsored by runyourfleet

  • Central Schools Trust
  • Digital Innovators
  • Metro Bank 
  • Solihull College & University Centre

Find out more information on the Solihull Chamber of Commerce’s dinner and awards, including ticket details and sponsorship opportunities.

Pictured: Back row, from left – Steve Hewitt, Solihull Chamber president Tony Elvin, Helen Bates and Harriet Saunders. Front row - Head  of Solihull Chamber Sam Frampton and James Tait

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