The Inaugural Birmingham Awards: A Huge success

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Birmingham Awards in association with Big Johns did not disappoint!


2015 was a fantastic year for Brum and it truly has ended with a bang. Billed as one of the biggest events of the year, Birmingham Awards in association with Big Johns did not disappoint!


The Prestigious black tie event which took place on Friday 27th of November at the Edgbaston Stadium left audiences full to the brim with appreciation for Brum, as the city’s people came together in full force to join finalists, sponsors, ambassadors and judges in a night of levity and entertainment.


 The Birmingham Awards is the first of its kind to encompass a plethora of different categories celebrating everything from the best bars, restaurant and club to small businesses, the best individual business man and woman of the year, best independent retailer and best blogger, to name a few.


Entertainment on the night included live music from the house band Elements of Song and the comedic smarts of Patrick Monahan and all female dhol group Eternal Taal. As well as antics from hosts DJ Dan Kelly and Raaj Shamji who left attendees tickled with their great humour and brilliant chemistry.


There was a buzz amongst guests as the winners were finally revealed to eager audiences. Big Winners included Selfridges who took the award for ‘Retailer of the Year.’ Eloquent Praise Dance Academy who won the ‘Art & Culture’ award, Grand Central, who took home ‘Excellence in Architectural Design,’ Sabai Sabai who took home ‘Restaurant of the Year’ and Spearhead Compliance Training who won ‘Business of the Year.’


in association with Big Johns and local charity partner LoveBrum, the event was a glamorous affair, with Special guests including BBC’s The Apprentice candidates Gary Poulton and David Stevenson, BBC WM’s Sunny and Shay, a special video message of thanks from Jasper Carrot, who picked up ‘Brummie of the Year’ and Sir Herbert Douglas Ellis, who was honoured on the night, with the esteemed ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’


After the ceremony, guests loosened their ties and let down their hair for the kickin’ After Party where host Dan Kelly showed off his DJ skills.


The Birmingham Awards was a night to remember for guests and winners alike. Celebrating the city’s people and their achievements –the beating heart of Birmingham. The ceremony was also a social media Success and was Trending third on Twitter on the evening. 


A big thank you to our main sponsors Big John’s and support by Edgbaston stadium, Irwin Mitchell, Birmingham City College, Hollywood Monster, Grand Central, Birmingham City University, South City College, Jas Sansi Photography, RUS Chartered Accountants, Hotel Latour, Birmingham City Council, JM Security, Subway and Henry Wong Harborne. Also our ambassadors including TAG Network Midlands, Miss England, Hollywood Monster, Punch Records, Ping Productions, Element of Song, The Business Growth Show and Headz Up Business.


Also Thank you to our Events and PR Management Delicious PR and Prepared PR, our Wi-Fi partner for the evening Vibrant Network and our media print partners Dluxe Magazine and Gem Magazine.


A special thank-you to our judges Genelle Aldred, Tim Andrews, Lilith Hunt-Sheppard and Sacha Brooks.


A Huge congratulations to the winners. We look forward to seeing you again next year for Birmingham Awards 2016!


 #Brumaward2016


The full list of winners of the Birmingham Awards 2015 include:


RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sabai Sabai (Thai Restaurant)


BAR/PUB OF THE YEAR

The Bubble Lounge (Hotel du Vin)


RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Selfridges


ART & CULTURE AWARD

Eloquent Praise (Dance Academy)


BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Spearhead Compliance Training


SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SimkissGuy Recruitment


BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR

Peter Murtha (Co-Founder Mr McQueen & Optima)


BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Kirsty Davies-Chinnock (Managing Director – Professional Polishing Services Ltd)


COMMUNITY INITIATIVE/CHARITY/VOLUNTEER

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer


SPORTING INITIATIVE

Dwarf Sports Association UK


YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Joshua Williams (Model)


VENUE OF THE YEAR

Hyatt Regency


SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Evolve (Helping Children)


BLOG/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Full to the Brum (Laura Creaven)


CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION

Isa Mutlib


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sir Herbert Douglas Ellis


INNOVATIVE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Loki Wine


EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Grand Central


BRUMMIE OF THE YEAR

Jasper Carrott


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