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  • Marketing professional, Abby Corfan, has been crowned Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2016 at the 16th annual event. Over 800 of Greater Birmingham’s professionals attended BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards, which recognise and reward top talent in the business and professional services sector. This year’s overall winner is Abby Corfan, Director of Marketing & Digital at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. With over a decade of experience promoting the city’s cultural offering, Abby picked up the Marketing & Communications award before being crowned Overall BYPY16 Winner. Ahmed Farooq, Chair of BPS Birmingham and a member of the BYPY16 judging panel, said: “Abby demonstrated to the panel what it takes to be a director. She is knowledgable about her product and passionate about reaching and attracting audiences; skills which are clearly core to being a successful marketer. “She understands the power of establishing a collective voice – something critical […]

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  • Marketing professional, Abby Corfan, has been crowned Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2016 at the 16th annual event. Last night saw over 800 of Greater Birmingham’s professionals attend BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards, which recognise and reward top talent in the business and professional services sector. This year’s overall winner is Abby Corfan, Director of Marketing & Digital at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. With over a decade of experience promoting the city’s cultural offering, Abby picked up the Marketing & Communications award before being crowned Overall BYPY16 Winner. Ahmed Farooq, Chair of BPS Birmingham and a member of the BYPY16 judging panel, said: “Abby demonstrated to the panel what it takes to be a director. She is knowledgable about her product and passionate about reaching and attracting audiences; skills which are clearly core to being a successful marketer. “She understands the power of establishing a collective voice […]

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  • As the date for Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2016 races closer, television and radio broadcaster Jake Humphrey has been announced as the compere for the event, which takes place on Thursday 12 May at the ICC.     Best known as the face of Premier League Football on BT Sport, Jake is no stranger to crowning talent, with a career spent celebrating podium finishes. He will join around 800 of Greater Birmingham’s professionals for the 16th annual BYPY, which will again recognise and reward the region’s top talent. Joined by BYPY16 Chair of Judges, Tracy Westall, Jake will help crown this year’s six category winners across Finance; HR, Recruitment & Training; Legal; Marketing & Communications; Property & Construction and Technology. One of these winners will be crowned overall BYPY16 winner, in addition to the Aspiring Talent and Inspiring Leader awards that will be given out on the night. Speaking […]

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  • BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship event, Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) 2017, has officially launched, with nominations opening across six categories ahead of the region’s most prominent awards celebration. At a VIP event at Malmaison, prospective contenders were given an insight into BYPY; the best methods of nominating and how important the awards are to the region. Past winners, including BYPY16 overall winner Abby Corfan, shared how the title has escalated her professional and personal development, and described what the judges are looking for in the next Birmingham Young Professional of the Year. Mike Colledge, Committee Chair for BYPY 2017, said: “Not only does BYPY celebrate the sector’s finest talent, it’s also recognition for the future. The title goes beyond just the awards evening and each year continues to bolster the careers of some of the city’s most successful young professionals. If you’re thinking about entering then just go […]

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