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  • BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards reveals its 2018 organising committee and announces the date of next year’s event The committee has been revealed for the 2018 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) Awards, taking place on Thursday 24th May at the ICC. Taking the reigns of the new line-up is former Deputy Chair and Associate Solicitor at Squire Patton Boggs, Sophie Carlile, supported by new committee member and Deputy Chair Kirn Dibra, Risk and Control Manager at Experian. Also new to the committee is Kate Evans, Business Development Manager for the West Midlands Growth Company, as well as Louise Bennett, Marketing & Communications Officer for RPS Group. Taking charge of all things visual for 2018’s event is Mike Raven, Creative Director at RileyRaven, while Charlie Pette, Business Development Executive at Birmingham Hippodrome, brings his enthusiasm for events and networking to the mix. Sarah Groves, Communications Executive at Gateley, joins […]

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  • Back in May Michael Parker was our named Birmingham Young Professional of The Year 2017 (BYPY). Since then it’s been a whirlwind two months in his new ambassadorial role. Hear his thoughts on what’s been happening.   Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 1017, Michael Parker is currently leading the national Performance Improvement service at construction consultancy Gleeds. Michael has had a significant career in the property and construction sector. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Master of Engineering degree, his career began with national housebuilder Taylor Wimpey. He has since held prominent positions with organisations including AECOM, Ernst and Young (EY), and Birmingham-based Curium Solutions. In addition to completing an MBA at Reading University, he is Lean Six Sigma certified and is a member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM). Outside of work, he is an Ambassador for charity LoveBrum, is a guest lecturer at a local […]

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  • Michael Parker took the overall title of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) last night as guests from the city’s business and professional services sector attended BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards ceremony at the ICC. Associate Director at construction consultancy Gleeds, Michael took the title in the Property and Construction category before being crowned the overall winner at the awards, which were hosted by TV and radio presenter Colin Murray. This year’s Inspiring Leader – someone who has shown unwavering commitment to the city – was revealed as David Hardman MBE, CEO of Innovation Birmingham. The winner of the awards’ Aspiring Talent category, which recognises a stand-out individual aged between 16 and 24, was named as Sarah Fraser, Tax Consultant at Deloitte. Sir John Peace, Chair of Midlands Engine and of this year’s BYPY judging panel, said: “Michael demonstrated a clear understanding of the strategic issues facing Birmingham over […]

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  • With candidates including surveyors, architects, project managers and developers, property consultants, letting and sales agents, and those involved in commercial, global and domestic property sales, the Property & Construction award recognises young professionals that have excelled in this sector. Last but not least, meet our Property & Construction Finalists… Charles Jones Senior Negotiator, Christie & Co Senior Negotiator for hotels, pubs and restaurants at specialist property advisers Christie & Co, Charles has a wealth of experience supporting commercial clients with site sales, mergers and acquisitions, purchase advice, and competitor analysis. After graduating from the University of Leeds, he became the first ever graduate employed by CACI in the location planning group as an Associate Consultant, working with national clients including Nandos, Taylor Wimpey and Marstons. He is an ambassador for his sector, regularly speaking at industry events, and in his current role is responsible for organising team-building activities for his […]

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  • Recognising young professionals who positively and effectively enhance a brand or organisation, this award is open to anyone working in a marketing role, either in-house, agency or private business. This includes anyone who works in advertising, journalism, PR, events, creative and communications planning/consultancy. With just one week to go to the main event, meet our Marketing & Communications Finalists who faced the fierce judging panel… David Glenwright Head of Training Services, JC Social Media After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a degree in War Studies, David joined Birmingham-based social media agency JC Social Media – taking the lead on its largest client account, NHS Local. In his current role as Head of Training Services, David delivers training sessions, workshops and talks to help individuals and organisations grow through the use of social media. David regularly speaks about his industry at major conferences and events, including the National Convenience […]

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