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Meet your 2017 winners

Over 800 guests joined us on the 18th May for the 17th annual Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) Awards.

Hosted by the incredible Colin Murray, Michael Parker took the overall title of BYPY as guests from the city’s business and professional services sector attended BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards ceremony at the ICC.

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, 2017’s winner also received an Executive MBS from Aston University worth £20,000.

BYPY 2017 Winners

Overall winner and winner in the Property & Construction category

Michael Parker – Gleeds


Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard – Thursfield

HR, Recruitment & Training

Rob Markwell – Pitch Consultants


Adam Rollason – Higgs & Sons

Marketing & Comms

Ria Blagburn – GrowBeyond


James Nestoruk – Stickee Technology Ltd

Aspiring Talent

The Aspiring Talent category celebrates a standout individual aged between 16 and 24

Sarah Fraser – Deloitte