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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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