Shortlist drawn up for Solihull Chamber 2020 business awards - The Solihull Observer

Shortlist drawn up for Solihull Chamber 2020 business awards

Solihull Editorial 26th Sep, 2020   0

A SELECTION of great local businesses are in the running for trophies in the Solihull Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 annual awards.

The shortlisted firms are vying to win one of eight sector awards at the online ceremony on October 15 from 7pm.

Headline sponsors include Solihull College and University Centre, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Gymshark.

One of the sector award winners will also be named Solihull Chamber Business of the Year, sponsored by 1TcA.

Esteemed business leaders judged this year’s awards, including newly appointed Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber president Joel Blake, former Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce president, Katie Hale, founder of Prescient Business Consulting, David Thomson and employment law and HR solicitor, Neelam Afzal.

The judging panel was chaired by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s chief financial officer Helen Bates.

She said: “We’ve had yet another bumper year of superb award applications from across Solihull.

“Our judges had a tough time judging, as everyone was deserving of an accolade.

“However consistent winners shone through in every single category, including the overall Solihull Chamber Business of the Year.”

The shortlist:

Large Business of the Year (Sponsored by Prescient Business Consulting)


Evac + Chair

MAN Commercial Protection

Sydney Mitchell


Small Business of the Year (Sponsored by Few Marquees)

Digital Innovators



Plum Personnel

Wadsworths Solicitors

Start-up Business of the Year (Sponsored by Gymshark)

Home Dine

HR Dept Solihull

Magma Legal Services

The Business System People

The Dietologist

Charity of the Year (Sponsored by Claridge Place)

Adoption Focus

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid


St Basils

Contribution to the Community (Sponsored by TOA Taxis)

Eric Lyons


Phoebus Software

Solihull Hospital Charity


Business Person of the Year (Sponsored by Rational FX)

Brad and Spencer Parkes from Specsavers Solihull

Kim Hulse from K Hulse Consulting

Meric Bekin from Bistro Viola

Young Achiever of the Year (Sponsored by Evac + Chair)

Hannah Elsy from Hannah Elsy Productions

Michael Rutherford from ALM Translations

Apprentice of the Year (Sponsored by Performance Through People)

Fran Leonard from Arup

Alexandra Sheldon from Phoebus Software

Chloe Osborne from XOServe

Christopher Kennedy from Digital Innovators

Hannah Brown from XOServe

To secure tickets to the online event, or find out more about sponsorship, click here


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