Downtown in Business Birmingham crowned some of the leading entrepreneurs from across the Birmingham City Region at the City of Birmingham Business Awards 2022, this year sponsored by leading property firm, Bruntwood Works.
Over 300 leading business personalities gathered at The Park Regis Hotel to celebrate the achievements of the city’s incredible entrepreneurs.
The awards, hosted by Heart Radio broadcaster and Founding Partner of HDY Agency, Ed James, celebrates the finest businesses, the established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and the men and women who make the most valuable contribution to the growth of the Birmingham City Region economy.
The big winners on the day included Tara Tomes from East Village, Sarah Dowzell from Natural HR, and Ed James from HDY Agency who took home the Business Hero of the Year, Chair’s Award and CEO Award respectively.
Commenting on the awards, Downtown CEO and Group Chairman, Frank McKenna said; “After an incredibly tough few years, it is fantastic to see the amount of entrepreneurs in the city region who are all doing incredible things for the city.
“Birmingham has an abundance of male and female entrepreneurs as shown by the quality of not only the winners today, but all the nominees. And none highlight the drive and determination shown by these incredible businesses and their people more than today’s headline sponsors Bruntwood Works.
“Bruntwoods Works is all about creating thriving cities and supporting inclusive growth for businesses across various regions.”
“A huge congratulations to all of todays winners on their well-deserved awards and a big thank you to all of our sponsors and event partners who helped to put on another fantastic Downtown event.”
The full list of winners are below.
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Newcomer of the Year 2022
The Grand Hotel Birmingham
Financial Services Firm of the Year 2022
Legal Firm of the Year Award 2022
Creative and Digital Agency of the Year 2022
Female Networker of the Year Award 2022
Leila Smith, Promise PR and Creative
Male Networker of the Year Award 2022
Ryan Doyle, Switch Hospitality Management and Park Regis
Employer of the Year 2022
Architect of the Year 2022
Property Firm of the Year 2022
Charity of the Year Award 2022
Sustainability Business of the Year 2022
B&M Waste Management
Hospitality Venue of the Year 2022
Man of the Year 2022
Alex Tross, Centrick
Woman of the Year 2022
Angel Gaskell, HDY Agency
Business Hero of the Year 2022
Tara Tomes, East Village
Chair’s Award 2022
Sarah Dowzell, Natural HR
CEO’s Award 2022
Ed James, HDY Agency