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BYPY Awards



Birmingham Young Professional of the Year, or BYPY as it is affectionately known, is a highly prestigious awards ceremony that recognises and rewards the most talented individuals within Birmingham’s professional services sector. 

BYPY is now in its 20th year of celebrating the best professional talent in the city and is BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship event.

Having grown remarkably, and with an attendance of around 1000 professionals anticipated in 2020 for a glittering black tie awards ceremony, BYPY is simply the most significant celebration of talent and success on Birmingham’s business calendar.

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Candidates compete across six different categories

Award Categories

An award for those that have made a remarkable contribution to the financial services industry, this includes those who provide financial services or advice on finance including accountants, insolvency practitioners, financial planners, stockbrokers, insurance brokers and investment professionals.
HR, Recruitment & Training
Entrants are welcome from human resources, recruitment, talent management, people development, training and consultancy whether in a private business, agency or an in-house department. This award is to recognise those that exceed expectations within their role and the industry.
This award recognises individuals from solicitors to barristers, legal executives to patent attorneys and in-house lawyers that have made an exceptional contribution to the profession.
Marketing, Communications & Events
Recognising young professionals that positively and effectively enhance a brand or organisation through marketing or communications either in-house, agency or private business. New for 2020 this award will also take into consideration those in the events industry who deliver exceptional onsite experiences. This includes anyone who works in advertising, journalism, PR, events, creative and communications planning/consultancy.
Property & Construction
Including surveyors, architects, project managers and developers, property consultants, letting and sales agents, and those involved in commercial, global and domestic property sales, this award recognises young professionals that have excelled in this sector.
Technology & Innovation
Entrants will need to demonstrate how they are technically and commercially the best young professional within the region. Open to individuals who plan, design, develop, implement or manage a technology based function in-house department, agency or private business or who work within an innovation based function developing to driving there business forward. This includes people in product/service development, R&D, digital communication, web planning/design/development, mobile development, innovation management, network architecture and management.

The overall winner will be chosen from the winners of these six categories, and take home the prestigious title of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year. The winner will also receive a fully-funded Executive MBA scholarship from Aston Business School worth £20,100.

We will also be recognising our city region’s aspiring talent and honour our inspiring leader.


Aspiring Talent recognises exceptional individuals who are currently in full-time Higher/Further Education or training and looking to embark upon a professional services career within Birmingham. Applicants must be between 16-24.


The Inspiring Leader award is designed to recognise exemplary figures within the professional community whose effect can be measured by their impact upon others; be it employees, colleagues or clients. Someone who has inspired and mentored the region’s young professionals over the years, who leads change and takes people with them, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to the success of Birmingham Future and the city of Birmingham generally.