The Birmingham Award’s 2016 shortlist is finally out!

Nominations are now closed for this year’s Birmingham Awards and voting is now open.

After receiving over 700 applications, we are finally excited to announce the shortlist of finalists up for the most prestigious awards Birmingham has to offer.

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The Birmingham Awards present a unique opportunity to showcase the very best of Birmingham’s talent, from the biggest business to charities and the brightest young achiever to tech whizzes. After last year’s inaugural celebration, which was a smashing success, we received an even higher volume of hopeful applicants vying for best of Brum titles.

Winners will be announced at the glittery black tie ceremony at The Vox Conference Centre in Resorts World on Saturday 10th September.

Special thanks to everyone who applied and good luck to everyone below!

Shortlist Nominees:

Restaurant of the Year
Aria Restaurant – Hyatt Regency
El Borracho de Oro
Jilabi – Indian Restaurant
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse
OPUS Restaurant

Bar/Pub of the Year
Bubble Lounge – Hotel Du Vin
Island Bar
Post Office Vaults
The Craven Arms
The Farm – Solihull

National Retailer of the Year
Harvey Nichols
John Lewis

Independent Retailer of the Year
Isaac Charles Bridal House
McTunneys Traditional Sweets
Strichley Wines & Spirits
Vincent Van Doodle

Arts and Culture Award
Aston Performing Arts
BE Festival – The Rep Theatre
Circus Mash
Ikon Gallery
Punch Records

Business of the Year
Associated Architects
Trowers & Hamlins
Gemini Professional Financial Group Ltd
Hotel Du Vin
Temple QMS

Businessman of the Year
Abid Khan –  Insurance Direct With Us
James Wong – Chung Ying Restaurant
Sam Hufton – Ricemedia
Torquil Chidwick – Sabai Sabai
Tony Elvin – Hotel Du Vin

Businesswoman of the Year
Emma Larkin – All in All Events
Jackie Cummins – J21 Coaching
Leigh Perry – DMS Heart of England Music Academy
Sally Eaves – Aston University
Sheryl Miller – Stilettos Network

Community Initiative/ Charity/ Volunteer of The Year
CRIB Youth Centre
Midland Langar Seva Society
Mosaic (West Midlands)
NICE Charity – Centre For Movement Disorder
The Ladywood Furniture Project

Sporting Initiative of the Year
Aspire Sports
Birmingham County Football Association
BYSA – Birmingham Youth Sports Academy
Sport4Life UK
Sporting Equals

Excellence in Media Award
Clive Reeves PR
Delicious PR
Sacha Brooks
Sameena Ali-Khan

Young Achiever of the Year
Khadeem Duncan-Banerjee – Duncan Performing Arts
Neelam Heera – Cysters
Romanah Malcolm
Thomas Aleksander Kollen – Grumhe UK Limited
Vin Murria – X Forces

Small Business of the Year
Alan Sharman Agency
JE Consulting Ltd
Rhubarb Property
Word 360

Venue of the Year
De Vere Venues – Colmore Gate
Edgbaston Stadium
Hampton Manor
Hare and Hounds (Kings Heath)
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Social Enterprise of the Year
Common Purpose
First Class Legacy
Miss Macaroon
SEBD Solutions
The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)

Blogger of the Year
Fashion Mommy
Full To The Brum
Midlands Beer Blog Collective

Contribution to Education Award
Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts
Kiran Trehan – University of Birmingham
Dr. Melanie Brown – Nice Charity
Shaun Hindle – Solihull College
Suzanne Virdee – Author

Excellence in Technology Award
Centric 360 Digital
Flaming Pumpkin
LMH Media Ltd
Shoes by Shaherazad

Lifetime Achievement Award and Brummie of The Year award categories will be announced on the night.

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