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    Shortlists revealed for Solihull town centre business awards

    6th October 2023

    Shortlists revealed for Solihull town centre business awards

    The creative and hard-working businesses shortlisted for the annual Solihull BID Excellence Awards have been revealed.

    Over 100 entries were received for the red-carpet celebration, organised by the town centre’s Business Improvement District, and a panel of judges will now interview all the shortlisted companies.

    The winners will then be crowned at the Excellence Awards evening, taking place on Friday, November 24th at voco St John’s Hotel on Warwick Road.

    The Solihull BID Excellence Awards have been kindly sponsored by Phoebus Software, Touchwood, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Veolia and Solihull College & University Centre.

    Recognising outstanding businesses large and small, the Excellence Awards showcase exactly why Solihull town centre is such an exciting place to visit and work in.

    This year’s awards features seven categories: Hospitality & Leisure Venue of the Year, Best Independent Business, Best Customer Service, The John Callaghan Award – Young Person of the Year, Outstanding Team of 2023, Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project and Outstanding Contribution to the Town Centre.

    Melanie Palmer, Chief Executive of Solihull BID, said: “The Excellence Awards nominations are at one of the highest levels this year and our judges sifting through the overwhelming number of applications had a difficult time arriving at the shortlists.

    “It is fabulous to see the John Callaghan Outstanding Young Person of the Year award with such a high level of exceptional entries – congratulations to all those shortlisted!

    “The interview stage won’t be easy, but we look forward to meeting the worthy winners at the Gala evening in November. Best of luck to all the talented and innovative businesses and individuals that have taken part.“

    The judges for this year’s Excellence Awards are: Sir Nigel Thrift, Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management and Lead of the Solihull group of Deputy Lieutenants; Air Commodore Dr Marcia McLaughlin F.Birm.Soc.; Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Leadership Centre; Oli Hills, CEO of Nonsensical; and Alethea Fuller, Deputy Chief Executive, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

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


    AWARDS SHORTLISTS 2023

    Hospitality & Leisure Venue of the Year

    KIBOU
    Solihull Summer Fest
    The Woods
    Tio Latino
    Touchwood

     

    Best Independent Business

    Play Lane
    Solihull Summer Fest
    Studio 7 Tattoos
    The Woods
    Yakinori

     

    Best Customer Service

    Holland & Barrett
    Metro Bank
    Mint Velvet
    The Woods
    Yakinori

     

    The John Callaghan Award – Young Person of the Year

    Alexander Kemp (Metro Bank)
    Alisha Akram (Phoebus Software)
    Ben Perks (Toffs)
    Jack Docker (John Lewis Solihull)
    Mitchell Watkins (Mell Square)
    Onkar Tiwana (Phoebus Software)

     

    Outstanding Team of 2023

    Davisons Law
    HSBC
    John Lewis Solihull (Health & Wellbeing Team)
    St Alphege Neighbourhood Policing Team
    The Woods

     

    Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project

    Paragon Banking Group
    Phoebus Software
    Touchwood

     

    Outstanding Contribution to the Town Centre

    Charles Yearwood (Head Doorman of The Masons Arms)
    Ian Rogers (Founder of Solihull Summer Fest)
    PC Rob Rumney (St Alphege Neighbourhood Policing Officer)
    Play Lane
    Steve Cave and Dave Checkley (Solihull town centre street cleansing team)

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