The Midlands’ best leaders have been revealed at the first-ever Midlands Leadership Awards (MLA), with Homeserve CEO Greg Reed taking home the ultimate accolade: Leader of the Year.
Hosted by TheBusinessDesk and with Curium Solutions as the headline sponsor, The MLA showcase the region’s leaders from organisations large and small, public and private, alongside transformational and diversity & inclusion leaders.
Curium Director and Co-founder James Farrow said: “Leadership is a critical capability for success and never has it been more in the spotlight. Organisations are facing a time of massive change, dealing with issues like Brexit, constantly emerging tech and workplace diversity, on top of their many day-to-day demands.
“In this fast-paced and confusing environment, having brilliant leaders to inspire and empower their teams, and push their organisation forward will be the ultimate differentiator. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists. It was a pleasure judging such a high calibre selection of entries.”
The winners are:
- Young Leader – Samantha Earl, Pertemps
- Best Leadership Programme – LGBT Leadership Programme, Birmingham LGBT
- Empowering Potential – Simon McAlpine, Infinity IT Solutions
- Diversity and Inclusion – Professor Kiran Trehan, University of Birmingham
- Public and Third Sector – Dr Yeow Poon, Chinese Community Centre
- Professional Services – Steve Allen, Mills & Reeve
- Transformational Leader – Phil Mead, NEC Group
- Company Leader (up to 100 employees) – Keir Edmonds, MCS
- Company Leader (100+ employees) – Greg Reed, HomeServe
- Leader of the Year – Greg Reed, HomeServe
Alex Turner, joint-managing director of TheBusinessDesk.com, said: “We created the Midlands Leadership Awards to celebrate the people and organisations across the region who are role models for their teams and raise the bar for their competitors.
“Our winners and shortlisted have showcased the best qualities of modern leadership – of inspiration, collaboration and empowerment – and these awards have been a true celebration of the transformational impact great leaders are having in our region.”
Curium is no stranger to awards having won both Business of the Year and Excellence in People Development at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Awards earlier this year.
Curium Solutions is an independent business transformation company. Its mission is to empower people and organisations to achieve their personal and business potential. It does this by:
People first – putting people front and centre because if they change, then organisations change too.
Keep it simple – keeping things simple and jargon-free helps to accelerate the pace of change and ensure that it can be sustained.
Make it real – improving and supporting client capability with our award-winning digital solution ensures that the change is realised and sticks.
Two core practices – Performance Learning and Change Delivery – combine to drive fast and sustainable change in individuals and teams.
Clients include Kingfisher plc, Arriva Rail, O2 and Lidl, alongside organisations in legal services, retail, transport, financial services and the public sector.