Downtown Birmingham hosted its first City of Birmingham Business Awards in almost two years at the stunning The Grand Hotel.
The gala awards dinner, which was sponsored by CJM Associates, took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 21st July 2021.
After almost 18 months of restrictions, DIB was finally able to welcome over 150 of the cities leading business personalities to celebrate the great and the good of the Birmingham business community.
Among the big winners on the day were Alex Claridge, who took home the Chief Executive’s Award, Grant Thornton who received the Business of the Year gong along with Tru Powell and Natalie Yesufu Adele-Edwards who took home the Man and Woman of the Year Awards respectively.
Downtown CEO and Group Chairman, Frank McKenna, commented; “It was a pleasure to welcome back some of the leading business personalities from across Birmingham to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of these business leaders.
The past 18 months have been dificult for many busineses and DIB are incredibly proud to be able to acknowledge that and celebrate some amazing achievements in incredibly challenging times.
I would also like to thank our headline sponsors CJM Associates, our stunning venue The Grand and our AV and Entertainment team Mr & Mrs Grey.”
The Full list of winners are:
Male Networker of the Year 2021
Dan Kendrick, Big Property Finance
Female Networker of the Year 2021
Elizabeth Mee, Woodshires
Community Impact Award 2021
Acorns Childrens Hospice
Employer of the Year 2021
Employee of the Year 2021
Krish Patel, Barrows & Forrester
Customer Focussed Business of the Year 2021
Venue of the Year 2021
Staying Cool at Rotunda
Hospitality Personality of the Year 2021
Phil Innes, Loki Wine
Business Development Personality of the Year 2021
Harriet Giles, Dishoom
Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2021
Hannh Floyd, Pi SQ
Recruitment Company of the Year 2021
Law Firm of the Year 2021
Accountancy Firm of the Year 2021
PR & Marketing Agency of the Year 2021
East Village PR
Digital and Creative Agency of the Year 2021
Property Professional of the Year 2021
Rob Valentine, Bruntwood
The Decade of Excellence Award 2021
Man of the Year 2021
Tru Powell, Aston Performing Arts
Woman of the Year 2021
Natalie Yesufu Adele-Edwards
Business of the Year 2021
Chairman’s Award 2021
Carl Chinn MBE
Chief Executive’s Award 2021
Alex Claridge, The Wilderness