They are the three young professionals who have won praise for their high-level of skill and innovation.
But what have they done to make it onto this year’s shortlist to win the coveted technology category at BYPY16.
Ahead of the winner being announced at the glitzy awards ceremony on 12 May at the ICC, we take a close look at the talented individuals.
Andrew Ward – Managing Director of three Birmingham-based technology businesses. Andrews’ first business, Scorchsoft, develops websites, web apps and mobile applications and has been delivering online success and innovation for their UK and international clients over the past six years.
Andrew also has a history of leveraging his existing skills and business capabilities to target community issues, launching websites and online marketing strategies to empower local people to take ownership of their area whilst also supporting the police in the process.
He has established sporting societies aimed at young people and is currently working closely with Birmingham’s FREE@last charity, tackling youth poverty issues in Nechells.
Hannah Quinton – GuyKat’s Lead eLearning Designer, Hannah is responsible for the company’s bespoke eLearning creation. Her role includes taking ideas from project brief to implementation, managing the creative team, building client relationships, storyboarding and scripting projects, and much more in between.
Her client list is primarily FTSE100 companies. She also project-managed the suite of online training modules that won the Digital Technology Award from Insider Midlands 2015 and she’s a certified developer in Adobe Captivate.
Mike Brooman – CEO at Vanti, launched in 2003, the company aims to create digital experiences that transform everyday life. Whether you’re looking to improve your wireless access, collaborate better across floors or time zones, or have a vision of the working space of the future, Vanti deliver technology solutions to fit your budget and timescales.
Currently based at the Innovation Birmingham Campus, Mike sits at the heart of the city’s tech start-ups, leading an expert team of solution architects, engineers, developers, and project managers who work together to build beautiful digital experiences for clients from London to Qatar and beyond.
Neil Atkins, Marketing Director at SCC, the company sponsoring this year’s Technology category, said: “As the largest private employer in the Midlands and Europe’s leading independent technology services provider, SCC has great interest in the digital development of Birmingham, our home for 40+ years. “We’re proud to be sponsoring the technology category at BYPY 2016 and giving our continued support to this wonderful platform to celebrate Birmingham’s newest and brightest technology talent.
“As a business with over 2,000 people focused in IT, we’re delighted to see such a high-level of skill and innovation within this category.”
Eighteen of Birmingham’s top professionals have been named as this year’s finalists, across six categories, which further feature: Property & Construction; Finance; HR, Recruitment & Training; Legal; and Marketing & Communications.
One of the six category winners will also go on to win the coveted overall BYPY16 title, benefiting from a range of professional development opportunities, including a place on the Common Purpose Navigator course, designed for emerging leaders.
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