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Meet your 2016 winners

Over 800 guests joined us at the ICC on Thursday 12 May for the 16th annual Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards.

Hosted by BBC Sport presenter Jake Humphrey and BPS Chair Ahmed Farooq, we recognised and rewarded the best of Greater Birmingham professional services talent.

Meet your 2016 winners: 

BYPY16 Overall Winner and Marketing & Communications category winner: Abby Corfan, Director of Marketing & Digital, CBSO

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016 BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham Overall Winner - Abby Corfan is pictured with L-R Jale Humphrey, Jason Necre and Ahmed Farooq

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016
BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham
Overall Winner – Abby Corfan is pictured with L-R Jake Humphrey, Jason Necre and Ahmed Farooq

Finance category winner: Ben Collins, Assistant Director, EY

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016 BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham Finance Award Winner Ben Collins with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Natalie Murison and Ahmed Farooq

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016
BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham
Finance Award Winner Ben Collins with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Natalie Murison and Ahmed Farooq

Legal Category Winner: Russ Hill, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016 BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham Legal Award Winner Russell Hill with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor David Pardoe and Ahmed Farooq

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016
BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham
Legal Award Winner Russell Hill with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor David Pardoe and Ahmed Farooq

HR, Recruitment & Training category winner: Ruqia Sharif, Human Resources, HS2 Limited

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016 BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham HR, Recruitment Winner Ruqia Sharif with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Amelia Ladbrooke and Ahmed Farooq

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016
BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham
HR, Recruitment Winner Ruqia Sharif with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Amelia Ladbrooke and Ahmed Farooq

Property & Construction category winner: Mike Lally, Associate Director, Buro Four

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016 BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham Property Award Winner Mike Lally with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Rebecca Sherwin and Ahmed Farooq

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016
BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham
Property Award Winner Mike Lally with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Rebecca Sherwin and Ahmed Farooq

Technology category winner: Mike Brooman, CEO, Vanti

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016 BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham Technology Award Winner Mike Brooman with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Patricia McIntosh and Ahmed Farooq

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016
BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham
Technology Award Winner Mike Brooman with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Patricia McIntosh and Ahmed Farooq

Aspiring Talent winner: Mary Agbesanwa, University of Birmingham

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016 BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham Aspiring Talent Winner Mary Agbesanwa (right) with Jake Humphrey and sponsor Susy Branch

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016
BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham
Aspiring Talent Winner Mary Agbesanwa (right) with Jake Humphrey and sponsor Suzie Branch-Haddow

Inspiring Leader: Mike Ward, Gateley Plc

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016 BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham Inspiring Leader Award Winner Mike Ward with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Nick Green and Ahmed Farooq

Birmingham Post pic by Jason Skarratt 12/05/2016
BYPY Awards 2016 at the ICC Birmingham
Inspiring Leader Award Winner Mike Ward with Jake Humphrey, Sponsor Nick Green and Ahmed Farooq