26 Jul 2023

Greater Birmingham Young Professional of the Year awards shortlist revealed


The Future Faces division of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce has announced the shortlist for the Greater Birmingham Young Professional of the Year awards.

The winners will be announced at the annual dinner and awards, taking place on Friday 22 September at the Eastside Rooms.

Sophie Poduval-Morrell, Future Faces manager, said: “We have had a record number of applications for the awards this year. It is the most applications we have ever had for the young professionals division of the Chamber.”

Over 60 young professionals across Greater Birmingham have been shortlisted for this years' awards, spanning over a wide range of sectors and professions.

The shortlist for this year's 13 categories are as follows:

Greater Birmingham Apprentice of the Year

Eathan Robinson- Jericho

Abbie Veasey- WSP

Brandon Laroiya-McCarron- Claritas Tax

Hannah Wright- Digital Innovators

Daniel Evans- Jacobs

Haider Malik- Trowers & Hamlins LLP


GBYPY- Change and Sustainability

Philippa Beard- Jacobs

James Crawley- Jacobs

Kimberley Jassal- Arup

Laura Bate- The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals


GBYPY- Creative Arts and Culture

Zaylie-Dawn Wilson- Birmingham Hippodrome

Fahmida Choudhury- Punch Records

Asha Johal- Ambience Arts



GBYPY- Engineering and Manufacturing

Peter Nichols- Hollis

Alex Vickers- Jacobs

Kirsty Cove- FleetMilne

Sian Hopkins- Arup


GBYPY- Finance

Nadia Smith- Quilter Private Client Advisers

Harriet Saunders- The FSE Group

Katrania Lowers- Colmore Partners

Faye Jacklin- Claritas Tax Limited

Adam Keates- Claritas Tax Limited

Hannah Ellis- Lloyds Bank


GBYPY- Legal

Zoe Evans- Shoosmiths


Sophie Bolton- Gateley Legal

Janai Parker- Gateley

Alice Kinder- Bexley Beaumont Limited

Lucy Williams- Higgs LLP


GBYPY- People and Wellbeing

David Lett- Shoosmiths LL

Mandeep Kaur Sidhu- Primark

Harpreet Dhaliwal- Deutsche Bank

Iona Wolvers- Mitchells & Butlers


GBYPY- Retail and Hospitality

Lauren Kelly- Mosaic Pub and Dining (Pioneer City Pub Company)

Sigita Pjampite- Unique Venues Birmingham

Georgina Butler- Blackberry Productions

Valentine Rey- Amadeus


GBYPY- Sales, Marketing and Communications

Kate Gooderham- Liquid

Tom Green- mSix&Partners

Claudia Congrave- Shoosmiths

Tom Bower- Woods Hardwick

Graham Allsopp- Ark Media Video Productions

Jasmine Caine- Rewired PR


GBYPY- Start-ups, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Wesley Foster- Eleven Views

Frankie Lewns- Bloomwise

Paulina Poziomska- Volt-Age

Aisha Hussain- Aisha Realty


GBYPY- Technology and Innovation

Benjamin Roberts- Medilink Midlands

Andrew Ward- Scorchsoft Ltd

Philip Costin- Correla

Laura Hunt- Intercity Technology Limited

Indu Saini- British Telecommunications

Paris Lalousis- Bloomwise


GBYPY- Third Sector

Lewis Wastell- Culture Recruitment

Pauline Tomlinson- YMCA Heart of England

Camila Poccard- United By 2022 Legacy Charity

Nikhwat Marawat- The Delicate Mind


GBYPY- Training and Education

Mathew Akrigg- Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

Myia Khela- Maze Tuition

Harry Paige- Digital Innovators

Ilisha Masaun- Econominds


The overall winner from the sector categories will be crowned the Greater Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2023 and will be awarded a fully-funded MBA from Aston University.

There is also a bonus category: Future Faces President's Award, chosen by the Future Faces division's President, Kasim Choudhry.

Interviews for the shortlisted individuals will be taking place at Assay Studios across the month of August.

Click here for more information on tickets and sponsorship.

Photo credit: Edwin Ladd

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