POSTED: 4 October 2019

Town centre businesses get chance to shine as Solihull BID Excellence Awards 2019 shortlist revealed


Organisers of the annual Solihull BID Excellence Awards have revealed the innovative companies and talented trainees shortlisted for this year’s honours.

Organisers of the annual Solihull BID Excellence Awards have revealed the innovative companies and talented trainees shortlisted for this year’s honours.

More than 100 entries were received for the red-carpet celebration and a panel of judges is now going through the process of interviewing each shortlisted candidate or business.

A new sponsor has also been confirmed for this year’s awards as Mell Square owner I.M. Properties joins Touchwood, Solihull College & University Centre, Phoebus Software, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Solihull Observer and Wasps Rugby in showing its commitment to Solihull business by partnering the event.

The Solihull BID Excellence Awards recognise the outstanding businesses large and small that make the town centre an exciting place to live and work. It takes place on Thursday, November 21, at the Voco (St Johns) Hotel on Warwick Road.

This year’s awards features seven categories: Best Hospitality and Leisure, Best Independent, Best Customer Service, Outstanding Young Person, Outstanding Innovation and Enterprise, Outstanding Team of 2019 and Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility.

Rob Hemus, Asset Director, I.M. Properties, said: “Solihull is home to a thriving and exciting business community and I.M. Properties is proud to be a part of this.

“We think the Solihull BID Excellence Awards are a fantastic celebration of town centre enterprise and innovation. We’re delighted to be partnering the event and looking forward to celebrating with nominees and award-winners in November.”

The judges at this year’s Excellence Awards will be Solihull College & University Centre Principal John Callaghan, Eileen Schofield of Schofield & Associates, Paul Brown, Director, EY, consultant chef David Colcombe, Ojay McDonald, Chief Executive of the Association of Town & City Management, Kevin Urquhart, Managing Director, Dluxe Magazine and Marcia Greenwood, Northfield BID Town Centre Manager.

To book tickets for the awards ceremony email johnt@solihullbid.co.uk

 

Awards Shortlist 2019


Best Hospitality and Leisure

  • Asha’s
  • Crowne Plaza Solihull
  • Tap & Tandoor
  • The Masons Arms
  • The White Swan

Best Independent

  • Café Isabella
  • Jamaya
  • Lucent Financial Planning
  • News 4 You

Best Customer Service

  • A-Plan
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Loaf
  • New Look
  • Specsavers

Outstanding Young Person

  • Alexandra Sheldon, Phoebus Software
  • Becky Salt, Burtons / Dorothy Perkins
  • Jamie Cooke, John Lewis & Partners
  • Jasmine Kindred, Krispy Kreme
  • Oliver Deverall, BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Outstanding Innovation and Enterprise

  • BNP Paribas Personal Finance
  • Loaf
  • Lush
  • Neal’s Yard Remedies
  • Touchwood

Outstanding Team of 2019

  • Boots No.7 Team
  • Cancer Research
  • Clarks
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Loaf

Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project

  • BNP Paribas Personal Finance
  • Boston Tea Party
  • James Bushell Hair
  • Mountain Warehouse
  • Phoebus Software