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"adi Group is delighted to be sponsoring the Excellence in Industry Award at the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards this November. The Excellence in Industry Award aligns with the Group’s ethos of continuous improvement and striving to achieve the best in everything that we do. With over 30 in-house engineering disciplines, we fuel innovation in our services and solutions and are inspired by other Midlands companies that aim to do the same.
We look forward to judging the entrants and hearing the success stories of businesses across the region and would like to wish all participants in the awards this year the very best of luck."
James Sopwith, Group Strategic Account Director
“Birmingham City University is situated at the expanding heart of our great city, fast becoming the leading Midlands-based University for transforming the region and accelerating growth in the local economy.
dedicated to transforming the prospects of our learners, inspiring them to become makers and doers. We are an integral part of the city in which we are based, with courses shaped by the needs of industry and partnerships with some of the country's leading employers.
We are doing this by delivering:
• Practice-based research and knowledge transfer
• Business growth expertise and support activities
• A highly-skilled, work-ready graduate workforce
• Interdisciplinary academic and industry collaborations
As such, we are proud to support the SME of the Year Award”
Nassim Balbaly, Head of Business School
“Coventry Rugby is a club for the whole of the West Midlands, and as such the management is delighted to be partnering with Birmingham Business Excellence Awards. As a professional sports club we know the value of excellence in all areas of our organisation, from the players and coaches who achieve the wins on the pitch, to delivering outstanding experiences for our supporters and customers both on match days and throughout the week. This is why we are involved, and all the nominees should be proud of their achievements over the past 12 months.”
Toby Costar, Head of Commercial Operations
"Elonex is excited to sponsor the Sales and Marketing Award at the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards.
The award fits perfectly with our philosophy of building brands in competitive markets, and helping clients to drive rapid business growth through the delivery of well targeted marketing campaigns across the Elonex UK network of Digital Out of Home advertising screens.
We very much look forward to discovering how businesses of all sizes in Birmingham are being innovative in their sales and marketing efforts in order to really stand out from the crowd, and wish all entrants the best of luck in the awards."
Adam Stockton, Managing Director
“Award Winning Graypaul Birmingham is the official Ferrari and Maserati dealer, conveniently located in Solihull, who are proud to sponsor the Entrepreneur of the Year category at the 2019 Birmingham Business Awards.
Working with two of the world’s most iconic brands, our values and products provides a vision that tailors many entrepreneurs’ dreams. We are excited to sponsor this category to see what the visionary entrepreneurs of tomorrow have to offer. We believe this category will provide a wealth of diverse talent and we look forward to seeing high levels of excellence demonstrated in the category. We will provide our upmost support for the nominees and look forward to working closely with them throughout the process. I wish the best of luck to all of the nominees.”
Stuart Hood, Managing Director
“We’re delighted to be working with the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards as part of our ongoing commitment to the region. The award is an important opportunity to recognise the excellence of business across the Midlands - and the significant contribution that is made across the UK. It’s inspirational to hear about the resilience and ambition of the businesses in our home region and we wish all those involved in the 2019 awards the very best of luck.”
Mark Lupton, Area Director for Greater Birmingham Business Banking
"ITV is delighted to be supporting the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards 2019. We are the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, and proud to invest in broadcasting to 5.5m adults every week right across the Midlands. Across our ITV channels and the ITV Hub, we help many small and medium-sized Midlands businesses supercharge growth. That’s why we are proud to partner with Champions on these awards, celebrating business success across the region. Good luck to every business that enters and we look forward to showcasing your success at the awards on the night."
Jason Spencer, Business Development Director
“Kalamazoo IT is delighted to be sponsoring the Professional Services Award category at the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards 2019. Kalamazoo is synonymous with successful business right across the country, as a nationwide provider of Managed IT Support, Cyber Security & Cloud services.
While Kalamazoo’s heritage dates back to 1886 with a long-established client base in Birmingham, we are excited to see new and thriving businesses break through and succeed within the city. There’s no doubt that Birmingham has a pool of very talented professionals whose pioneering businesses are making sure that this city is firmly on the map.
We wish all nominees the best of luck and are thoroughly looking forward to the awards evening.”
Rod Taylor, Managing Director
“Lord’s Taverners are delighted to have been selected as the official charity partner for the 2019 Birmingham Business Excellence Awards. Business in Birmingham is booming and it is great to see so many fantastic businesses supporting the event. A strong vibrant business community is vital for the health and success of a region, we are so fortunate in Birmingham to have a large number of amazing businesses, it is only right that we come together to celebrate their achievements. Lord’s Taverners relies on the support of local businesses to run our programmes locally and we are so excited to share with you some of our local success stories”.
Tom Warner, Development Manager
"At Morgan Reach we have long been a part of the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards as we are always keen to play a part in the local business community, outside of our accountancy services. These awards have proved to us, year after year, the extent of business talent our region boasts. And we are proud to sit among them!
This year we are thrilled to be back as sponsors and are very much looking forward to reviewing the applicants within the New Business of the Year category. Not only do we learn a great deal about the businesses who are making Birmingham their home, we also have the pleasure of impacting their future success by choosing the winner of this acclaimed award.
We very much look forward to the evening and celebrating all that is good and great in the world of local business."
Dr Kamran Shaikh, Managing Director
"NFU Mutual Stoneleigh are delighted to be supporting the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards this year. The awards are a key annual celebration of the business success of the region and we are very proud to be involved again in 2019. This year we are sponsoring the Retail and Hospitality Business of the Year category. These are sectors that we have supported for a number of years and are key success areas for Birmingham. We look forward to celebrating with the nominees and winners on the night!"
Danny James, Corporate Partner
"Park Regis Birmingham is delighted to be sponsoring the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards 2019!
Park Regis thrives from the vibrant and diverse business economy in Birmingham and we are thrilled to be seeing large blue-chip organisations now choosing the city as their home. Park Regis is one of the tallest, most breath-taking additions to Birmingham's skyline, offering 253 beautiful, comfortable guest rooms, and a dedicated meetings floor on Level 15. Our newly-redeveloped Level 16 can caterer for up to 300 guests and offers panoramic views over the city from our floor-to-ceiling windows. Park Regis has been recognised for its world-class facilities and exceptionally high standard of service from our expert team. We are the new place to be for your meetings and events."
Ryan Doyle, Sales Manager
"Ricoh Arena welcomes and engages with thousands of different businesses every year through our events covering conferences, exhibitions, meetings, banquets, sporting events and live music.
We are honoured to be the Host Sponsor of the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards. These awards provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase an array of achievements by businesses in Birmingham.
Birmingham, as a city, is at the forefront of UK business with many exciting projects currently happening, these awards present the ideal opportunity for us to celebrate some of the companies driving the region’s successes."
Stuart Cain, Managing Director
"Tela is one of the UK’s leading independent business comms provider offering Voice, Data, IT and Mobile Solutions. We are delighted to once again be sponsoring the ‘Excellence in Innovation Award’ at this year's Birmingham Business Excellence Awards.
As an organisation driven by innovation we understand that advancements in technology plays a vital role in everything we do; everything we stand for and everything that helps us improve as individuals and businesses. By recognising and celebrating the achievements of those committed to innovation, we are helping to shape the future of not only our businesses, but the benefits and value such innovations will bring to society.
We wish each and every nominee the very best of luck!"
Shez Cheema, CEO
"The Belfry Hotel & Resort is delighted to be sponsoring the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards and welcoming the best businesses in the region to our award-winning resort, for the launch breakfast this June.
Named as ‘England’s Leading Resort’ at the World Travel Awards and a previous winner of the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards, we know what it takes to be amongst the elite and have experienced first‐hand the positive impact this has had on our team morale, our business, and in turn our guests, which are of course at the centre of everything we do. We continue to strengthen our relationship within the Birmingham business community, underpinning our strategy to further grow, support and contribute to the local market’s success by delivering first class service and retaining key team members. We are very proud to be supporting the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards 2019."
Katie Niland, Sales Director
"The ICC is delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Customer Service Excellence Award’ at this year’s Birmingham Business Excellence Awards. As an events venue, customer service is at the heart of everything that we do. We start at above and beyond with each and every event that we host, to ensure exceptional event delivery and outstanding customer service at every opportunity. We’re looking forward to recognising the customer service excellence of our fellow Birmingham businesses and welcoming everyone on the awards night".
Donna Cunningham, Sales Director
“VWV is delighted to be supporting the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards in 2019. As a firm, Corporate Social Responsibility is of huge importance to us and we play an active role in Birmingham's community life through our business activities and the role we play across the region's representative bodies. We regularly take part in CSR activities from sleep-outs to cake making and long-distance hiking to mentoring. The community award we are sponsoring celebrates Birmingham's renowned philanthropic spirit and we look forward to showcasing the contributions of other Midlands based companies who are taking part in fundraising and other activities to support their local community.”
Clive Read, Partner
"Wesleyan, the specialist financial services mutual is proud to sponsor the Employer of the Year category at the 2019 Birmingham Business Excellence Awards. We have been part of the Birmingham business community since 1841 and we are truly committed to building a diverse, inclusive and empowered workforce. We believe this category will be hotly contested and we look forward to seeing high levels of excellence demonstrated in the award submissions. Good luck to all of the entrants."
Caroline Hill, Chief People and Strategy Officer