CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

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COBBA21 has taken place.

Wednesday 21st July 2021 at the Grand Hotel

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

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COBBA21 has taken place.

Thursday 15th July 2021 at the Grand Hotel

Celebrating the best in Birmingham

The City of Birmingham Business Awards (COBBA) was established by Downtown Birmingham in 2017 to acknowledge and celebrate companies and entrepreneurs that have made a successful and significant contribution to economic growth in the city region.

With only limited tickets available for this exclusive ceremony at the Grand Hotel, the sell-out event attracts entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, and decision makers.

The Nominees

Male Networker of the Year 2021

Abid Khan – Chutney & Chat
Dan Kendrick – LBL
Jason Jones – Access Storage
Pinder Dhaliwal – Falcon Insurance
Richard Fallon – The Technology Supply Chain

Female Networker of the Year 2021

Elizabeth Mee – Woodshires
Hannah Montgomery – Goldust Marketing
Kirsty Siviter – Barker Brettell
Manjit Kang – NatWest
Mani Hayre – Utility Stream

Community Impact Award 2021

Acorns Childrens Hopsice
Art4Charity
Aston Villa Foundation
Birmingham Tech Week
SIFA Fireside
The Good Intent

Employer of the Year 2021

CV Library
Excello Law
National Express
PWC
St Mary’s Hospice

Employee of the Year 2021

Caroline Delaney – Atkins Global
Gayle Kelly Parkinsons UK
Krish Patel – Barrows & Forrester
Raaj Shamji – BCU

Customer Focused Business of the Year 2021

Alphaworks
Barker Brettell
EY
Fazenda
Find Your Edge Coaching

Venue of the Year 2021

BCFC
NEC
Resorts World Birmingham
Staying Cool at Rotunda
Unique Venues of Birmingham – The Library

Hospitality Personality of the Year 2021

Aktar Islam
Alex Claridge
Jaimon George – Zen Metro
Phil Innes – Loki Wine
Ryan Doyle – Park Regis
Stephanie Taylor – Malmaison / Hotel du Vin

Business Development Personality of the Year 2021

Cosmo Gilbert
Harriet Giles – Dishoom
Matt Tyler – Haines Watts
Rav Bagri – Metro Bank
Rebecca Delmore – Millenium Point

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

Hannah Floyd – Pi Sq
Nikhita Parmar – Investment Watch UK
Omran Al-Habbal – Birmingham Enterprise Community
Sara Tomaszewska – Little Media Agency

Recruitment Company of the Year 2021

Culture Recruitment
Gleesons Recruitment Group
Hays
Kate&Co
Michael Page
SimkissGuy Recruitment

Law Firm of the Year 2021

DLA Piper
Gowling
Irwin Mitchell
Knights PLC
VWV
Wilkes Partnership

Accountancy Firm of the Year 2021

BDO LLP
Azets
Grant Thornton
Haines Watts
RSM UK

PR & Marketing Agency of the Year 2021

CAB Campaign
East Village PR
FU Media
Grayling

Digital & Creative Agency of the Year 2021

Bootcamp Media
Lightbox Digital
Nettl
Northern Bear

Property Professional of the Year 2021

Alex Tross – LSH
Ed Siddal Jones – Siddall Jones
James Forrester – Barrows & Forrester
Nicola Fleet-Milne – FleetMilne Property
Rob Valentine – Bruntwood

The Decade of Excellence Award 2021

Aston University
Chung Ying
Hollywood Monster
Ruben Colley Fine Art Gallery
Trowers & Hamlins

Man of the Year 2021

James Wong – Chung Ying
Matt Jones – Oxbridge
Matthew Hammond – PWC
Naeem Arif – NA Consulting
Tru Powell – Aston Performing Arts

Woman of the Year 2021

Anita Ballah – THSH
Debbie Assinder – Rodborough Consultancy
Eileen Schofield – Schofield Associates
Karen Newman – Birmingham Open Media
Natalie Yesufu Adele-Edwards – Transition Stage Company

Business of the Year 2021

Argent LLP
Barclays
Grant Thornton
Gymshark
KPMG

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Who should consider sponsorship of this event?

Companies who are looking to engage with leading businesses and business figures directly and effectively, and public sector leaders from across the city region. Sponsorship of COMBA will raise awareness of your company brand and the work that you do with key influencers from across the city region.

Headline Sponsorship

THE DAMAGE: £8,500.00 +VAT

Prior to the event you will have a sponsors meeting with the Downtown communications team and the events director to scope out an action plan that will enable you to gain maximum benefit from the sponsorship opportunity.

Sponsor benefits will include:

  • Joint naming rights for Downtown Liverpool’s premier awards evening 
  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship by event host on the night 
  • Lead logo branding on all pre and post online coverage and publicity of the event 
  • A central table of ten at the gala awards dinner 
  • Logo branding on sponsors reel shown throughout the event 
  • Full colour advertisement in event brochure   
  • Lead logo branding in and around the event venue 
  • Sponsorship and presentation of main award at the awards gala dinner 
  • Three complimentary places at the award winners ‘invitation only’ event to be hosted in January 2020 
  • Exclusive headline sponsorship rights from your industry sector for this event 

Drinks Sponsorship

THE DAMAGE: £5,500.00 +VAT

Prior to the event you will have a sponsors meeting with the Downtown communications team and the events director to scope out an action plan that will enable you to gain maximum benefit from the sponsorship opportunity.

Drinks sponsor benefits will include:

  • Lead logo branding in the drinks reception area  
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship by event host on the night  
  • Logo branding on all pre and post online coverage and publicity of the event 
  • A central table of ten at the gala awards dinner 
  • Logo branding on sponsors reel shown throughout the event 
  • Full colour advertisement in event brochure 
  • Sponsorship and presentation of award at the awards gala dinner 
  • Two complimentary places at the award winners ‘invitation only’ event to be hosted in January 2020 

Award Sponsorship

THE DAMAGE: £2,250.00 +VAT

Award sponsor benefits will include:

  • Logo branding on all pre and post online coverage and publicity of the event 
  • A central table of ten at the gala awards dinner 
  • Logo branding on sponsors reel shown throughout the event 
  • Half page colour advertisement in event brochure   
  • Sponsorship and presentation of award at the awards gala dinner 
  • A complimentary place at the award winners ‘invitation only’ event to be hosted in January 2020  

Book Tickets

Please select which type of ticket you are interested in purchasing and a DIB staff member will contact you with further information.