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  • What is your background, and what is your current profession? I’ve worked for HSBC since leaving University working across our Retail Banking business, and in our Strategy and HR functions.  I have broader HR business partnering experience and am currently a talent professional working with early careers talent as the Graduate and Intern Development lead for HSBC UK. When and why did you join BPS Future? I joined BPS Future in autumn 2017.  After moving to Birmingham in late 2016 I wanted to build connections within my new city.  As I look after early careers talent who are geographically mobile, and move placements every 6 months, I actively endorsed Aspire membership to our graduates based in Birmingham and it was a natural link for me to join Future. What is your favourite and most rewarding part of membership? What have you achieved as a likely result of membership? I really […]

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  • Daniel Williams from Avison Young took home the top prize at the annual celebration of Birmingham’s finest professional services talent at the ICC last night. Head of Resourcing at Avison Young, Daniel Williams, will be “a force for good” for the city after being crowned Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY).  Daniel took home the top prize at BPS Birmingham Future’s 19th annual BYPY Awards last night which celebrate the city’s best professional services talent aged 35 and under. The awards ceremony was hosted by presenter, Mark Durden-Smith, at the ICC. Daniel was praised for his positivity and desire to push diversity and inclusivity, winning the HR, Recruitment & Training award before being chosen ahead of five other category winners to be named overall Birmingham Young Professional of the Year. He will now receive a fully funded scholarship to study for an Executive MBA at Aston Business School worth […]

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  • Martin Prince-Parrott sits as the Chair of our recently re branded Property & Infrastructure Committee. We caught up with him to hear his thoughts on Birmingham, being a member of Future and the impact the city’s infrastructure has on communities and the professional services sector as a whole. What is your background, and what is your current profession? Architect. Background in residential design, tall buildings with some higher education. When and why did you join BPS Future? I joined BPS to develop my network and take the opportunity to develop skills which I may not have had the opportunity to develop till much later in my career. Leadership, networking, volunteering. What is your favourite and most rewarding part of membership? What have you achieved as a likely result of membership? The most rewarding part of membership is being amongst so many young and driven professionals. Everyone I meet inspires me […]

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  • Judging panel from left to right: Laura Thursfield, Independent Financial Adviser at Mazars LLP and winner of BYPY 2018; Tim Rayner, Partner at Irwin Mitchell: Katie Fulcher, Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, and Chair of BPS Birmingham Future; Sandra Wallace, DLA Piper’s Joint Managing Director Europe; Anne Brookes, Head of the Brown Shipley Birmingham office; Paul Bramwell, Managing Director of MediaCom Birmingham. DLA Piper’s Joint Managing Director Europe, Sandra Wallace, has chaired an esteemed panel of judges at Millennium Point to determine winners of BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards, Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY), which is taking place on Thursday 16th May at the ICC. Eighteen impressive young professionals from across six categories were shortlisted and interviewed by the panel, with a winner chosen in each category, as well as an overall winner. This year’s finalists have been revealed as: Finance (sponsored by […]

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  • BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards will have a brand-new committee behind it in 2019. The team organising the 2019 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) Awards has been unveiled. The 2019 event organised by BPS Birmingham Future, a membership organisation which connects, promotes and represents professional services in the city, will take place in May at the ICC. Meet the 2019 Committee Following her role as deputy chair in 2018, the 2019 committee will be chaired by Kirn Dibra, a Risk and Control Manager at Experian. Kirn has brought together a brand-new team from a range of sectors for 2019, to support the delivery of one of the city’s most prestigious business events. 2019’s line-up consists of: Chandni Kotak, Construction Solicitor at Pinsent Masons LLP Azeem Qadir, Assistant Audit Manager at BDO UK LLP Matt Cockett, Graphics Manager at PSP Ltd Greta Geoghegan, Director of PR and Communications at […]

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