Shortlists revealed for Solihull town centre business awards - The Solihull Observer

Shortlists revealed for Solihull town centre business awards

Solihull Editorial 7th Oct, 2022   0

BUSINESSES shortlisted for the annual Solihull BID Excellence Awards have been revealed.

Over 100 entries were received and a panel of judges will now interview all the shortlisted companies.

The winners will then be crowned at the Excellence Awards evening, taking place on Friday, November 18th at voco St John’s Hotel on Warwick Road.

The Solihull BID Excellence Awards have been sponsored by Phoebus Software, Touchwood, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, National Grid and Solihull College & University Centre.




Recognising outstanding businesses large and small, the Excellence Awards showcase exactly why Solihull town centre is such an exciting place to visit and work in.

This year’s awards features seven categories: hospitality and leisure venue of the year, best independent business, best customer service, the John Callaghan award – young person of the year, outstanding team of 2022, outstanding corporate social responsibility project and outstanding contribution to the town centre.


Melanie Palmer, chief executive of Solihull BID, said: “The Solihull BID Excellence Awards are a fantastic celebration of town centre enterprise and innovation and the high standard of entries is a perfect reflection of the brilliant businesses and workers we have in the town centre.

“Once again, it has been wonderful to see companies nominating employees and teams that they are proud of.”

The judges for this year’s Excellence Awards are Eileen Schofield, principal of Schofield & Associates, Paul Brown, director, government and public sector at EY, Mark Rogers, chief executive at Leadership Centre, Oli Hills, CEO of Nonsensical and Alethea Fuller, deputy chief executive, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

To book tickets for the awards ceremony, email [email protected]

Awards Shortlist 2022:

Hospitality & Leisure Venue of the Year

  • Emporio Artari
  • KIBOU
  • The Flute & Flagon
  • The White Swan

Best Independent Business

  • HooperHyde Legal Advisors
  • KIBOU
  • Play Lane
  • Solihull Summer Fest

Best Customer Service

  • A-Plan Insurance
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Lucent Financial Planning
  • Metro Bank

The John Callaghan Award – Young Person of the Year

  • Adil Hussain (Touchwood)
  • Maddison Hupfield (KIBOU)
  • Minhaz Rahman (Phoebus Software)

Outstanding Team of 2022

  • Caffe Nero
  • Loaf
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (Commonwealth Games Delivery Team)
  • The Woods
  • Touchwood

Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project

  • John Lewis & Partners
  • Metro Bank
  • Phoebus Software

Outstanding Contribution to the Town Centre

  • Kevin Hill (Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council/Veolia)
  • Nikki Kyriacou (A-Plan Insurance)
  • Tony Elvin (Touchwood)

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