WOWs celebrate Westside

Awards recognise those working in hotels, pubs, clubs, restaurants and leisure venues

The annual WOWs (Wonders of Westside) awards – which recognise the achievements of those working in Birmingham’s premier mixed-use business area, covering more than 15,000 people and 300 businesses – proved to be a glittering occasion. Winners included Outstanding Achievement awards to Debbie Gooding for her work with the Royal British Legion, Robert Lee of Lee Longlands and Salman Rashid for his hard work and dedication to the Hyatt.


1 Mike Olley, Debbie Gooding, Phillip White

2 Outstanding Achievement, Robert Lee and the Lee Longlands team

3 Pride in Work winners, PCSO Zoe Bishop and Sgt Dave Gregory

4 Best Bar Manager, Jas Binning

5 Best Hotel/Serviced Apartment winners SACO Apartments

6 Cafe Rouge Brindleyplace, winners of Best Bistro and Best Bistro Manager, Thamir Abdul, right

7 The City Pastors

8 Sunny Sharma, Gov Singh

Photography by Jas Sansi