Brum hails rising stars

ICC hosts Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards

Nearly 1,000 guests attended the glittering Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards held at the ICC. The flagship event of professional services networking group BPS Birmingham Future was hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty. The evening’s top award for the best young business professional was presented to Jodie Cole, founder and managing director of JC Social Media. Claudia Santillo, chair of BYPY, said: “The wealth of young professionals in this city is incredibly impressive and I’m excited to see what the future holds for them all.”


  1. Alex Bishop, Naga Munchetty, Jodie Cole, Suzie Branch, Claudia Santillo
  2. Laura Gallagher, Marianne Horton
  3. Caroline Davis, Ian Cooke
  4. Claudia Santillo, Sam Pennell
  5. Jason Langford-Brown, Sean Sales, Richard Patterson
  6. Jemal Omar, Chris Pyatt
  7. Lidia Tulacz, Amelia Ladbrook, Magdalena Tulacz and Jak Garrity
  8. Matt Shaw, Jodie Cole
  9. Naga Munchetty, Jodie Armstrong, Laura Cashmore, Steve Hollis