23rd Sep, 2020

Solihull BID Awards shortlist revealed

Sarah Mason 7th Oct, 2019

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 21.

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 Project.

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

Rob Hemus, asset director at 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 and University Centre principal John Callaghan, Eileen Schofield of Schofield and Associates, Paul Brown, director at EY, consultant chef David Colcombe, Ojay McDonald, chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management, Kevin Urquhart, managing director at Dluxe Magazine and Marcia Greenwood, Northfield BID Town Centre manager.

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

SHORTLIST

* 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 and 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 and Barrett

Loaf

* Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project

BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Boston Tea Party

James Bushell Hair

Mountain Warehouse

Phoebus Software

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