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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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  • Each year, not only do we recognise one individual as Birmingham’s Young Professional of the Year, we also crown winners for each of our six categories. The Finance award is given to those that have made a remarkable contribution to the financial services industry, this includes those who provide financial services or advice of finance including accountants, insolvency practitioners, financial planners, stockbrokers, insurance brokers and investment professionals. With the big night only eight days away, let’s meet our finalists for 2017… Adam Rollason Corporate Tax Adviser, Higgs & Sons Having gone straight from school into a trainee accountant role, Adam’s financial career has flourished. Qualified as both a Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Certified Tax Advisor, he was headhunted for his role as Corporate Tax Adviser at law firm Higgs & Sons. One of few chartered tax advisers to work in a client facing position in a legal practice, he provides […]

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  • Each year, we welcome candidates from human resource, recruitment, talent management, people development, training and consultancy whether in a private business, agency or an in-house department. The category award for HR, Recruitment & Training recognises those that exceed expectation within their role and industry. With just 9 days to go and only four categories left to introduce, we’re starting Tuesday by introducing this year’s HR, Recruitment & Training finalists… Alexandra Barre  Managing Consultant, Idex Specialising in the underwriting sector of the insurance industry, Alexandra has forged a reputation as a trusted and professional consultant that secures high quality placements for her esteemed clients. Committed to the sector within which she operates, she is currently working towards her Certificate in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Having taken a role as a dinner secretary for the CII, she is now working with the Birmingham Insurance Institute (BII) where she hopes […]

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