With a record 85 companies entering the awards, the judging panel included; Inez Brown (president, Birmingham Law Society), Stuart Thomas (head of BBC Midlands), Ian Reid (CEO, Birmingham 2022), Kelly Haslehurst (marketing director, NEC Group) and Jodh Dhesi (CEO, The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham).
Chair of the judging panel was the Chamber’s chief commercial officer Katrina Cooke, who said: “Despite the challenges facing businesses over the past year, we still received a tremendous number of entries for our annual awards. This presented our judging panel with an unenviable task. The quality of entries really highlights how businesses have shown resilience and, in many cases, adapted their offering in the most challenging of environments.”
Curium Solutions Co-founder & Director, James Farrow says, “Being nominated for an award that recognises the importance of people development is an honour and our people-first ethos is something we are so passionate about at Curium. We’ve always believed that looking after your team is the best way of ensuring that you will deliver the best outcomes for your customers and now we are an employee-owned business this new structure gives us a very firm and secure platform for growing Curium in the future.”
Head of People Solutions, Anne Clews commented, “The past 18 months has shown us that we can still maintain and adapt our offering and service levels to our customers as we transitioned online and digital. In fact, the challenges of the pandemic have meant we have expanded our digitally offerings globally.”
The annual awards ceremony will be an online celebration on Tuesday 27th July. The digital awards will recognise the remarkable achievements of businesses across Greater Birmingham over the most challenging of 12 months.