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Meet the BYPY 2017 Finalists

We are incredibly excited to announce the finalists for Birmingham’s Young Professional of the Year 2017!

Each year BYPY celebrates the city’s finest talent across six award categories, with one category winner taking the highly-coveted title of Overall BYPY Winner. For the first time, this year’s winner will also receive an Executive MBS from Aston University worth ¬£20,000.

BYPY 2017 Finalists:

Property & Construction

Charles Jones – Christie & Co

Michael Parker – Gleeds

Steve Townsend – Associated Architects



Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard – Thursfield

Victoria Ball – Trowers & Hamlin

Matthew Sharp – Wright Hassall


HR, Recruitment & Training

Rob Markwell – Pitch Consultants

Alexandra Barre – Idex

Katy Hanby – KPMG



Adam Rollason – Higgs & Sons

Chris Taylor – Jasper Corporate Finance

Andy Lee – NatWest Bank


Marketing & Comms

Ria Blagburn – GrowBeyond

Nathan Wallis – Wesleyan

David Glenwright – JC Social Media



Glenn Karlsson – Green Frog Power

James Nestoruk – Stickee Technology Ltd

Dan Rice – Turn Partners


The Aspiring Talent category celebrates a standout individuals aged between 16 and 24 and with the calibre of entries so high, the judges have increased the category to four stand-out finalists. The award for Inspiring Leader, given to someone who has shown unwavering commitment to the city, will be announced at the awards ceremony, taking place on Thursday 18th May at the ICC.

Aspiring Talent Finalists

Zara Fortt – BMet

Sarah Fraser – Deloitte

Luke Billings – Aston University

Brogan Kent – KPMG