Last few days before nominations close for Third Birmingham Awards!

Nominations for this year’s upcoming Birmingham Awards have been coming in thick and fast. If you or someone you know deserves one of these coveted awards, then be sure to get your nomination in before the 18th August!

The Birmingham Awards is now in its third year and having gone from strength to strength, things are all set to be even bigger and better than before. The Birmingham Awards aims to recognise and reward all the very best individuals, achievements, businesses and contributions from the nation’s second city, Birmingham. We will shine a light on all those who make this vibrant, colourful, unique city what it is. The awards will be judged by a panel of five independent judges from around Birmingham with a voting segment during the shortlist stage.

The Birmingham Awards are a unique opportunity to highlight and recognise the ongoing contributions of its citizens.

Opportunity, inspiration and endless prospects – the future of Britain’s second city has never looked so optimistic. It’s now time to recognise the unsung heroes that make the city the gem that it is.

The city is continuing to evolve – an experience worth embracing. The Birmingham Awards perfectly encapsulates the heart of this city and those remarkable people who make it so great.

In order to reflect the ongoing achievements of Birmingham, some new categories have been added to the roster which include: Best use of Social Media/Marketing Campaign, Best Apprenticeship Employer Award, and the highly illustrious Professional of the Year.

Spanning 22 categories that cover everything from catering to art to education and more, there is an award for almost everything, but the only way to win one is to get nominated! Send in your nomination by visiting now!

The awards is taking place Saturday 7th October 2017 at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

Full Category list:

Restaurant of the Year
Bar/Pub of the Year
National Retailer of the Year
Independent Retailer of the Year
Art & Culture Award
Business of the Year
Businessman of the Year
Businesswoman of the Year
Community Initiative / Charity / Volunteer
Excellence in Media Award
Sporting Initiative
Young Achiever
Small Business of the Year
Venue of the Year
Social Enterprise
Blogger of the Year
Contribution to Education
Best use of Social Media/Marketing Campaign
Best Apprenticeship Employer Award
Professional of the Year
Brummie of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award



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