Released bi-annually to a readership of 85,000, Inspirational Warwickshire & Birmingham has been providing a slice of luxury lifestyle to the region for eight years.
Now the hugely successful publication, the latest edition of which is due for release in November, is adding to the impressive list of names associated with the upcoming Birmingham Business Excellence Awards as it comes forward as a category sponsor.
A total of 15 award categories have been specially selected and their winners will be revealed during a glamorous awards ceremony on Thursday 7 November at The ICC.
The Sustainability Award is one of these 15 and has garnered the generous support of the magazine.
Of their involvement with the awards and the category Inspirational Warwickshire & Birmingham’s Editor in Chief Sophia Hayes said: “We have been a proud part of Birmingham’s business community for many years now and understand first-hand the impact having the support of other businesses can have.
“From a much-needed morale boost to opening the door to new business contacts, these awards present significant growth opportunities for businesses – and we want to encourage everyone attending to make good use of the networking made available throughout the night.
“When it comes to our involvement with this particular category, we are pleased to be championing those businesses that are not only economically sustainable but those that always have one eye on their environmental impact too.”
Birmingham is currently focussing its efforts towards addressing fuel poverty, improving energy security and decarbonisation which includes a goal of 60% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2027.
The Sustainability Award will praise the strides local businesses have made in aiding this overall goal as well as putting their own strategy in place.
And as part of their sponsorship, Sophia and other representatives from the publication have been responsible for reviewing all of the category’s applications and selecting just three finalists.
Ahead of their chosen three being contacted on Monday 23 September, Sophia summarised what they were looking for.
“Entrants were asked to describe their policies around sustainability and detail their corporate social responsibility activities as well as demonstrate how they handle certain productions,” she said.
“We looked at how they have used sustainability to improve their performance and the recent investments they have made.”