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Shortlist announced for Solihull BID Awards

Sarah Mason 23rd Oct, 2018 Updated: 23rd Oct, 2018

SOLIHULL town centre’s top businesses and business people will be honoured at the Solihull BID Excellence awards with the shortlisted candidates hoping for a further nod from the judges.

More than 100 entries were received for the annual celebration and judges are now going through the process of interviewing each shortlisted candidate or business.

The Business Improvement District (BID) Awards will be held at St Johns Hotel on Warwick Road on November 22.

This year’s awards features seven categories: Best Customer Service, Outstanding Team, Innovation and Enterprise, Best Hospitality and Leisure, Best Community Social Responsibility Project, Best Apprentice/Trainee and Best Independent.

Solihull BID executive director Melanie Palmer said: ““Once again we have received outstanding applications and the judges are finding it harder each year to select a winner from the breadth of stunning talent they see.

“I am so proud to be able to shout about the wealth of talent, vision and fresh ideas that we have in the two square miles of excellence that is Solihull town centre.”

The awards are sponsored by Touchwood, Solihull College and University Centre, Phoebus Software and BNP Paribas.

David Bradnock MBE, HM Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands, sat on the judging panel alongside Eileen Schofield of employment lawyers Schofield and Associates, Paul Brown the director at Ernst and Young LLP, David Colcombe a consultant chef director, Ojay McDonald the chief executive of the ATCM and Stacey Barnfield the director at Edwin Ellis Creative Media.


* Best Customer Service

Turtle Bay

Krispy Kreme


Slug and Lettuce

New Look


* Outstanding Team

Solihull Community Housing

Specsavers – Laboratory Team

Affordable Warmth Solutions

Thursfields Solicitors

BUPA Health

* Innovation and Enterprise

Neal’s Yard Remedies


Phoebus Software

Jet Environmental

* Best Hospitality and Leisure


The White Swan

Yates Solihull

The Core Theatre

Crowne Plaza


* Best Community Social Responsibility Project

Mountain Warehouse

Specsavers 25 in 25

Quality Solicitors Davisons

John Lewis

BNP Paribas

* Best Apprentice / Trainee

Lauran Whitehouse – Alexander James Solihull

Tom Marigold – John Lewis

Taylor Mullins – BNP Paribas

Kiran Kaur – Specsavers

Katarzyna Gawalko – Café Nero

Maddie Jayes – Specsavers

Donna Walker – New Look

Mathew Oakley – Phoebus Software

* Best Independent

Liv’s Furnishings


Tap and Tandoor

Margaret Whittaker Physiotherapist

Perspective Opticians

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