Hunt for business stars

VIP event marks start of search for Young Professional of the Year

Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2017 was launched with a VIP event at Malmaison hotel. Past winners, including 2016 overall champion Abby Corfan, shared how the title has boosted their professional and personal development. Now in its 17th year, BYPY celebrates talent aged 35 and under from the city’s professional services sector with one candidate being named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year. This year’s event is being supported by Headline Sponsor BMet and the awards take place on 18 May at the ICC.


1 Mike Colledge, Abby Corfan

2 Tim Rudman, Hannah Green, Richard Guy

3 Sam Amin, Eileen Schofield, Maxine Salmon

4 Ravinder Assi, Ben Hess

5 Sharon Benton, Rebecca Hayes, Suzie Branch

6 Yoje Kikanka, Mitchell Hunt

7 Meena Saroy, Nicole Bakalis, Dean Chauhan, Mike Jones, Paul Batchelor

8 Sophie Taylor, Mariyam Harunah

9 Chris Rowlands, Lauren Howard, James Weaver