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  • Laura Thursfield took the overall title of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) last night (Thursday 24th May) as guests from the city’s business and professional services sector attended BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards ceremony at the ICC. Financial Planner at Mazars LLP, Laura won the finance category before being crowned as this year’s overall Birmingham Young Professional of the Year. Other category winners on the night included: Finance: Laura Thursfield – Mazars LLP (overall winner) HR, Recruitment & Training: Gishan Abeyratne – BCL Legal Legal: Chrissie Wolfe – Irwin Mitchell LLP Marketing & Comms: Truchio Powell – The Alternative Events Company Property & Construction: Kuli Bajwa – RPS Consulting Services Limited Technology: Sarah Mullett – Legal and General Chair of judges, Deborah Cadman OBE, Chief Executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority said: “Congratulations to all of the winners and of course to Laura, for winning the overall […]

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  • The summer is fast approaching, which means that we are starting the search for our next Deputy Chair. At the end of August, BPS Birmingham Future Chair Victoria Ball will hand the reins over to our current Deputy Chair, Katie Fulcher. At this point, Katie will also announce the brand new Future Deputy Chair… and it could be you! Over the past year, Victoria has – with support from Katie – spearheaded the Future network, led the Future Leadership Team and our seven committees – overseeing the continuing successful delivery of our core events, projects and programmes to help our members connect, learn and develop. You have the chance to build upon this success and work alongside Katie in her year as Chair, representing the only membership organisation for the business professional and financial services sector in Greater Birmingham. Not a role to be taken lightly, you will be heavily […]

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  • Journalist, presenter and screenwriter Rick Edwards has been announced as the host for this year’s Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) awards. He has recently presented a documentary on Channel 4, and will now be heading to Birmingham to reveal the winners in each of the award categories as well as crowning one individual the 18th ‘Birmingham Young Professional of the Year’. Edwards, who forged his career on the stand-up circuit, is also known for presenting BBC1’s smash daytime quiz show !mpossible, ITV2’s comedy roast Safeword, BBC Three’s live current affairs debate show Free Speech and Channel 4’s Paralympic Breakfast Show. He actively campaigns for youth engagement in politics and released his first book ‘None of the Above’ in 2015, in which he describes the basics of the political process in the UK. Joining hundreds of members of the city’s professional services sector, Edwards will reveal winners across six […]

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  • Are you a keen runner? Or maybe you fancy setting yourself a goal to walk, jog or run your first 10K race? This is an opportunity to get fit while having fun with fellow Future members. Simply by running, you will also help raise awareness of the University of Birmingham’s 10,000 Lives appeal, which supports young people to access life-changing education opportunities. If you would like to raise sponsorship for every kilometre you run, you can help to change even more lives. Join Birmingham Future’s team as part of #Team UoB! Together we will join hundreds of runners from the local community for what promises to be a fun day for all at the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K Run on Sunday 6 May. Extended deadline; Wednesday 18th April sign up here Please also email Catriona.Lindsay@gowlingwlg.com to join Birmingham Future’s team!

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  • The West Midlands Combined Authority’s Chief Executive, Deborah Cadman OBE, has chaired an esteemed panel of judges to determine winners of BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards, Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY), which is taking place on Thursday 24th May at the ICC. Seventeen 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 Wesleyan) Zoe Brown, PWC Laura Thursfield, Mazars Andy Lee, NatWest HR, Recruitment & Training (sponsored by HSBC Bank) Robert Whitehouse, Sparta Global Gishan Abeyratne, BCL Legal  Legal Laura Daly, Irwin Mitchell Ben Gardner, Pinsent Mason Chrissie Wolfe, Irwin Mitchell   Marketing & Comms Sunny Gill, Silver Mountain Beth Sadler, Aston Business School Tru Powell, Alternative Events   Property & Construction Jonathan Stott, Gateley Hamer Kuli Bajwa, RPS […]

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