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Matthew Hayes, managing director of Champions (UK) plc

Birmingham Sports Awards: So important to celebrate positive role models in our society

Matthew Hayes, Managing Director of Champions (UK) plc, was kind enough to lift the lid on why his branding agency chose to sponsor this year's Amateur Sportsman of the Year Award.

Damon Blakey, Managing Director of Adelphi Special Risks Limited

Birmingham Sports Awards: Chance to recognise a lifetime of sporting excellence

With a mere two weeks to go until the Birmingham Sports Awards, tension is mounting among the nominees and public alike.

Zena Wooldridge OBE, Director of Sport at the University of Birmingham

Birmingham Sports Awards: Birmingham University sponsors the Professional Sportsman of the Year

With a shortlist of three finalists to be drawn up for every one of 13 different award categories, nominees are itching to find out who is to be honoured.

Hannah Cunningham

Birmingham Sports Awards: Awards can inspire women to get active

The Birmingham Sports Awards are benefiting again this year from the support of a number of partner businesses and organisations.

Sophia Hayes, sales and advertising manager at Inspirational Magazine

Birmingham Sports Awards: Inspirational Magazine sponsors Amateur Sportswoman of the Year

Amateur Sportswoman of the Year - sponsored by Inspirational Magazine

Dallas Burston Polo Club - Major Richard Carney MBE, General Manager

Birmingham Sports Awards: It's important to celebrate Birmingham's sporting talents

Professional Young Sportsperson of the Year - sponsored by Dallas Burston Polo Club.

South & City College Birmingham principal Mike Hopkins

Sports Awards give Birmingham youngsters their day in spotlight and that's why we're on board

South & City College were quick to confirm their renewed presence and will sponsor the Junior Team of the Year Award.

Steve Staunton

Birmingham Sports Awards: Final call to nominate a sporting achiever in your local community

The clock is now ticking on nominations and you only have until next Friday, August 1 tell us about your local sporting favourites.

Alison Plant

Birmingham Sports Awards: Commitment to sport
gives the young focus and a will to succeed

Junior Sportsperson of the Year Interview, Aston Villa, Alison Plant, Head of Sponsorship and Hospitality.

Rupert Hawke of Cartwright King

Birmingham Sports Awards: Awards remind general public of great sporting diversity there is within the city

Team of the Year interview - Cartwright King, Rupert Hawke, Managing Director

Zoe Hodgins, Retail & Contracts Manager at Birmingham New Street & Paul Beadle, Station Manager of Birmingham International Station

Birmingham Sports Awards: Virgin staff explain reasons for supporting community through awards

Virgin Trains – Community Award – Zoe Hodgins, Retail & Contracts Manager at Birmingham New

Steve Hollingworth of Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Sports Awards: Volunteer of The Year Award

Steve Hollingworth on why Birmingham City Council is sponsoring The Birmingham Sports Awards

Mike Chamberlain, Birmingham Sports Awards

Birmingham Sports Awards: Local clubs are providing the backbone for grassroots sport

Mike Chamberlain, the CEO of Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Trust shares the reasoning behind sponsoring the Birmingham Sports Awards and their support of the Club of the Year.

Birmingham Sports Awards presentation night at Edgbaston Stadium

Birmingham Sports Awards: A toast to all the winners

Winners praised for remarkable contribution to sport around the region after glittering awards night at Edgbaston Stadium

April Baron-Harrison, marketing manager at Dallas Burston Polo Club

Warwickshire's Dallas Burston Polo Club saddles up for Birmingham Sports Awards

"We elected to become involved with the Birmingham Sports Awards in order to show our support of sporting achievements in the West Midlands in particular"

Peter Whitehead of Birmingham financial advisory firm RSM Tenon

Financial advice firm RSM Tenon backs Birmingham Sports Awards

"We are a key player in the Birmingham market and believe that our support for this particular event is an important demonstration of our commitment to the wider Birmingham community and marketplace"

Commonwealth Games 1500m gold medallist Christina Boxer, who now works with the University of Birmingham

Judges create shortlist for Birmingham Sports Awards

First stage of the judging has been completed for the inaugural Birmingham Sports Awards and will be announced on September 12

Steve Hollingworth of Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council supports region's search for sporting excellence

"It is important we secure a lasting sporting legacy for our city and region and one of the greatest legacies we can have is a growing, highly skilled and motivated sport workforce, hence the importance we attach to this award"

Birmingham Sports Awards 2013 will be announced at Edgbaston cricket ground

Finalists announced for the Birmingham Sports Awards

Winners will be revealed at Edgbaston cricket ground on September 19.

Kev Kelly, Virgin Trains team leader at Birmingham New Street station

Virgin Trains backs community title at Birmingham Sports Awards

New Street Station team leader says people - staff and customers - are at the heart of its business and so community award was obvious choice


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