Excellence honoured at business awards

From talented apprentices to innovative management, BID hails Solihull’s best

Outstanding employees and creative companies were honoured at this year’s Solihull BID Excellence Awards. From dedicated and talented young apprentices to businesses showing smart management and innovative thinking, the awards celebrated all that’s great about the town centre. The red-carpet event, compered by TV newsreader Sameena Ali-Khan, was held at St Johns Hotel and sponsored by Touchwood, Mell Square, National Grid and Solihull College & University Centre.

Photography by Jas Sansi


1 Mayor Mike Robinson, Mel Palmer, Cllr Bob Sleigh

2 The award judges: Paul Brown, David H Bradnock, Eileen Schofield, John Callaghan

3 Lucie Orme, Emily McLeod, Sinade Prosser, Jo Stroud

4 Neales Yard Solihull

5 Andy Peck, Shohaib Shafiq, John Timms

6 Emma Pickering, Zara Qureshi, Sasha Parmar, Aren Grewal

7 Sameena Ali-Khan, Best Apprentice Megan Troth, John Callaghan

8 Sameena Ali-Khan, Best Trainee Anna Hobbs, Eileen Schofield

9 Amy Hubbard, Dawn Kavanagh, Lucy Linnell