Best in business celebrated by GBCC

Double triumph tops roll of honour at Chambers’ annual awards at ICC

More than 1,200 guests attended Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce annual dinner and awards at the ICC. They saw Loki Wines crowned the awards’ first Business of the Year, as well as taking the Excellence in Retail title. Other winners included Muslim Women’s Network UK (Contribution to the Community), NEC Group (Excellence in People Development) and Oldbury UK and Boughton Engineering (Excellence in Manufacturing). GBCC chief executive Paul Faulkner said: “Loki is an outstanding young business and its enterprise and innovation impressed everyone.” Guest speaker was broadcaster and author Gyles Brandreth.

Photography by Jas Sansi


1 Paul Faulkner, Phil Innes of Loki Wine, Paul Kehoe, Gyles Brandreth

2 Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Birmingham, Gyles Brandreth

3 Anita Bhalla, Neil Rami

4 Beverley Nielsen, Jerry Blackett, Katie Trout

5 Keith Stokes-Smith, Narinder Kooner, Yvonne Mosquito, Andy Street

6 Sarah Jane Marsh, Cllr John Clancy

7 Gyles Brandreth, Lord Digby Jones, Rt Rev David Urquhart

8 Louise McCathie, Elinor Eustace, Vij Randeniya

9 Ninder Johal, Russell Jeans

10 Judith Armstrong, PJ Ellis

Full list of winners at