Downtown in Business Birmingham hosted the third annual City of Birmingham Business Awards gala dinner at the fabulous Edgbaston Cricket Club on Thursday 16th of October 2019.

Over 300 of the city’s leading business personalities enjoyed an evening celebrating the best of the Birmingham Business community.

The big winners on the night were National Express who were crowned Business of the year, Mark O’Sullivan, Chrissie Wolfe and Bootcamp Media who won the Woman of the Year, Man of the Year and The Chief Executive’s Award 2019 respectively.

Commenting on the #COBBA19 awards, Head of Business Support in Birmingham Abby Goldie said; “Once again it was an amazing evening at Edgbaston showcasing the very best of the business community in Birmingham.”

It was fantastic to celebrate so of the great achievements of the business leaders and amazing entrepreneurs from across the city.

Finally, can I extend a big thank you to our headline sponsor Spaces along with all the rest of our sponsors. Their help allows us to showcase the amazing talent this city has at awards dinners like The City of Birmingham Business Awards.


The full winners are:

Female Networker of the Year 2019

Hannah Floyd, Sylter

Male Networker of the Year 2019

Ryan Doyle, Park Regis

Employee of the Year 2019

Helen Gordon, Woodshires

Employer of the Year 2019

Gleeson Recruitment Group

Newcomer of the Year 2019


Community Impact Award 2019

Colmore BID

Customer Focused Business of the Year 2019


Digital and Creative Agency 2019

HDY Agency

Property and Construction Company 2019


Legal Firm of the Year 2019

Wilkes Partnership

Finance Company of the Year 2019

Little Business Loans

Business Bank of the Year 2019

Metro Bank

Business Enabler of the Year 2019

Little Business Loans

Hotel of the Year 2019


Hospitality Venue of the Year 2019

Unique Venues Birmingham

Social Media Marketer of the Year 2019

Barrows and Forrester

Man of the Year 2019

Mark O’Sullivan

Woman of the Year 2019

Chrissie Wolfe

Business of the Year 2019

National Express

Chief Executive’s Award 2019

Bootcamp Media