Future Faces, the young professionals’ arm of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) have announced the shortlist for their fourth annual awards.
The winners will be revealed at the Future Faces’ annual dinner and awards ceremony at Birmingham Symphony Hall on 31 August.
This year’s awards include a new ‘Third Sector’ award category, in order to recognise the hard work being done by young professionals in the voluntary and charity sector.
This year’s awards attracted a record number of entries, which were judged by Tom Charman, the Future Face of Greater Birmingham 2017 and CEO of KOMPASS, Louise Teboul, operations director at Common Purpose, Rob Pollard, CEO of Lightbox Digital, Aman Sidhu, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion manager at Balfour Beatty Vinci and Russell Jeans, chief operating officer at the GBCC.
Russell, who chaired the judging panel, said: “Future Faces has grown significantly this year, and the standard of entries that we have received has reflected the growth that this Chamber has experienced.
“These awards demonstrate the excellent young professionals we have in Greater Birmingham, and celebrate their hard work and achievements.”
Anna Assinder, Future Faces manager, said: “We have had another record breaking year of quality entries, with a total 20 per cent increase.
“With this increase, we have also seen a more diverse range of entries this year, which is a fantastic testament to the range of young professionals thriving in Greater Birmingham and bodes very well for the future leaders of our city.”
The shortlisted candidates are:
Future Face of Arts and Culture
Aimee Spinks, Aimee Spinks Photography
Alicia Daniels, Aston Performing Arts Academy
Daniel Alcorn, Badego
Anisa Haghdadi, Free Radical (Beatfreeks Arts)
Laura Tellwright, Town Hall Symphony Hall
Future Face of Entrepreneurship
Blair Innes Davies, Davies + Scothorn
Joe Kibbler, icarusparts.com
Angus Drummond, Limitless Travel
Amy Cunningham, The Strings Club Ltd
Kasim Choudhry, ThinkFest Events
Future Face of Technology and Innovation sponsored by Innovation Birmingham
Joshua Turbill, Clevercherry
Hamish Jefford, Curium Solutions Ltd
Kari Lawler, Lawler Industries
Simon Evans, Subsidium Managed Solutions Limited
Mateusz Siatrak, UK Power Reserve
Future Face of Industry
Matt Lofts, Balfour Beatty Vinci
Aurore Vertueux, Balfour Beatty Vinci
Sara Czechowicz, Jacobs
Nicole Plowman, KEP Print Group Ltd
Alexander Vit, UK Power Reserve
Future Face of Sales, Marketing and Communications
Beth Sadler, Aston University
Rebecca Halbert, GVA
Naeem Alvi, Notepad
Oliver Hills, Updates Media
Charles Pette, Birmingham Hippodrome
Future Face of Legal
Michelle Chapman, Irwin Mitchell LLP
Zoe Jayne Smith, Irwin Mitchell LLP
Emma Noble, Pinsent Masons LLP
David Walters, St Ives Chambers
Vic Younis, Wall James Chappell
Future Face of Finance
Jaccy Gascoyne, Deutsche Bank
Daniel Jones, Jabco Capital Ltd
Jonathan Bennett, Mazars LLP
Richard Tidball, Mazars LLP
Katie Taylor, Oxbridge Home Learning
The Future Face of Third Sector
Hamish Shilliday, Compton Care
Neelam Heera, Cysters
Ceri Davies, More Mascots Please CIC
Jack Skinner, Sport 4 Life UK
Elizabeth Doyle, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
One of the winners of the eight sector awards will also win the prestigious Future Face of Greater Birmingham award sponsored by Common Purpose. The winner will also receive a place on Common Purpose’s streetwise mba programme worth £5,000.
Entertainment for the Future Faces awards and dinner will be announced shortly. Tickets and tables are available to purchase by clicking here.
Pictured (left to right): Alexandra Hutchinson (vice-president of Future Faces), Hayley Porter (vice-president of Future Faces), Sian Averill (president of Future Faces and Anna Assinder (Future Faces manager) at this year’s dinner and awards venue, Birmingham Symphony Hall.