Short­list re­vealed for Soli­hull BID Ex­cel­lence Awards

Birmingham Post - - FIRST WORLD WAR ARMISTICE -

THE short­list has been an­nounced for the an­nual Soli­hull BID Ex­cel­lence Awards.

The event cel­e­brates the best busi­nesses across seven cat­e­gories at the awards, run by Soli­hull Busi­ness Im­prove­ment Dis­trict.

More than 100 en­tries were re­ceived for the an­nual cel­e­bra­tion and judges are now go­ing through the process of in­ter­view­ing each short­listed can­di­date or busi­ness.

Soli­hull BID’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Me­lanie Palmer said: “Once again, we have re­ceived out­stand­ing ap­pli­ca­tions and the judges are find­ing it harder each year to se­lect a win­ner from the breadth of stun­ning tal­ent they see.

“I am so proud to be able to shout about the wealth of tal­ent, vi­sion and fresh ideas that we have in the two square miles of ex­cel­lence that is Soli­hull town cen­tre.”

The 2018 judg­ing panel com­prises Eileen Schofield from Schofield & As­so­ci­ates, Deputy Lieu­tenant for the West Mid­lands David Brad­nock, Paul Brown from EY, David Col­combe, vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Birm­ing­ham, Ojay McDon­ald from ATCM and Stacey Barn­field from Ed­win El­lis Cre­ative Me­dia.

The awards cer­e­mony takes place on Novem­ber 22 at the St Johns Ho­tel and will be hosted by ITV Cen­tral news­reader Sameena Ali-Khan.

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