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BYPY 2016: Category sponsors revealed

See high profile businesses supporting flagship awards celebrating up-and-coming talent in Birmingham's business community - in partnership with BYPY

L-R Tracy Westall, SCC with BYPY16 Chair Bina Ganatra, BYPY15 winner Katie Kershaw and BYPY16 Deputy Chair, Mike Colledge

High profile sponsors of for this year’s prestigious Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards 2016 – BYPY 2016 – have been revealed.

Each year the awards – run by leading membership network BPS Birmingham Future – recognise the stars of the city’s business and professional services in the sectors: finance; legal; HR; recruitment and training; technology; property and construction; and marketing and communications.

An overall BYPY winner will be chosen from these six winners and will benefit from a range of professional development opportunities, including a place on the Common Purpose Navigator course, designed for emerging leaders.

Guests enjoy dinner during Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2015
Guests enjoy dinner during Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2015

The BYPY also crowns an Inspiring Leader, which recognises exemplary figures within the professional community whose effect can be measured by their impact on others, and an Aspiring Talent Award, which sees a passionate and dedicated 16 to 24 year-old in full time higher/ further education or training celebrated.

With nominations closed and just two months to go until the award ceremony, at the ICC on May 12, here are the firms who are backing this year’s event.

Mike Bandar with Jodie and Ben Cook at the launch of the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards 2016, at Hotel La Tour.
Mike Bandar with Jodie and Ben Cook at the launch of the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards 2016, at Hotel La Tour.

Santander UK

Headline sponsorship has snapped up by Santander UK. The bank, which employs over 25,000 people across the UK, including its offices on Livery Street in Birmingham city centre, focuses on supporting and developing employees. It prides itself on providing excellent opportunities for career progression and having a culture that recognises individual needs and encourages accountability and teamwork.

Regional Director Ian Booth said: “Santander is proud to be the headline sponsor of the 2016 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year award. This is one of Birmingham’s most prestigious business events, celebrating the best talent in the city, which aligns with many of our own objectives around developing and celebrating talent. “

SCC

The global IT services provider which specialises in all areas of business IT and has been based in Birmingham for more than 40 years, will sponsor the Technology category.

Alex Paul, Sarah Tuohy and Mark O'Donnell at the launch of the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards 2016, at Hotel La Tour.
Alex Paul, Sarah Tuohy and Mark O'Donnell at the launch of the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards 2016, at Hotel La Tour.

Hotel La Tour

Another Birmingham-based independent business, is sponsoring the Finance category.

Gateley Plc

Returning to BYPY to sponsor the Property and Construction category.

SimkissGuy Recruitment

Also returning to BYPY and will sponsor HR Recruitment and Training for the third year running.

Emily Rose, Rory Whitmore, Jaspreet Dhadad and Ravi Kotecha at the launch of the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards 2016, at Hotel La Tour.
Emily Rose, Rory Whitmore, Jaspreet Dhadad and Ravi Kotecha at the launch of the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards 2016, at Hotel La Tour.

The Mailbox

Worked with the BYPY committee last year, the complex and has signed up to sponsor the Legal category.

Squire Patton Boggs

The law firm which has operated from Birmingham for more than 100 years, is sponsoring the Inspiring Leader Award for a second year.

Greater Birmingham Professional Services Academy

Sponsoring the Aspiring Talent Award.

Sponsors of the Market and Communications category are due to be announced in the coming weeks.

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