The ICC will be welcoming hundreds of guests on October 26 for a night that seeks to celebrate the growing success of the city's business community at the Birmingham Post Business Awards.

Birmingham is one of the largest cities in the UK with a booming business community that keeps on growing and year after year the awards draw upon these top-performing businesses that have displayed innovation and an unwavering drive to achieve in the past 12 months.

The 13 carefully selected categories cover a host of industries including law, financial services, sales and marketing, international trade, small and new businesses as well as the most highly sought after award of the night - Company of the Year.

Leading brand agency Champions (UK) plc has joined the line of sponsors at this year's awards helping to make the evening possible.

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Champions (UK) plc is located in Loughborough and comprises five key departments - creative, celebrity, marketing, PR and events, the latter of which have been an intrinsic part in the organisation of this year's Post Business Awards.

Matthew Hayes, managing director of Champions (UK) plc said: "Champions (UK) plc is the official organiser of 12 regional sports and business awards throughout the East and West Midlands.

"Over the years, we have witnessed first-hand the positive effect these nights of celebration have on the businesses that attend.

"As a prominent business ourselves and with valuable business relationships throughout Birmingham, we understand the importance of promoting the individuals, companies and organisations who work hard to improve the county's economic community.

"The Birmingham Post Business Awards will generate a morale that will last far into the future and boost employee motivation so when we were asked to take over the awards earlier this year we of course jumped at the opportunity."

Mr Hayes continued by highlighting the key attributes that Birmingham had contributed to the city's business success.

"Birmingham is home to a number of fantastic attractions from the National Sea Life Centre and Bullring, Think tank and the NEC which draw in tourists from around the country," he added.

2015 Post Business Awards at the ICC
2015 Post Business Awards at the ICC

"These visitors have a huge impact on the tourism and hospitality sector in Birmingham.

"Working closely with a number of businesses from across the city, it is also clear the community spirit that bounces from business to business is what drives the region's success."

Looking ahead to the next few months, Mr Hayes said: "Since its establishment in 2003, Champions (UK) plc has grown immensely and our upward trajectory looks to only rise in the upcoming months and years.

"We are always looking to expand our five departments and we pride ourselves on welcoming new and innovative talent to our valued workforce.

"We create cohesive brand identities and consistent messaging for our business clients - a database that we are always looking to expand upon.

"We will undoubtedly be opening our doors to whole host of new businesses from around the country and we look forward to guiding them to success and growing alongside them."

All About BPBA 2016

The Birmingham Post Business Awards reward the passion, determination, tireless energy and skill that goes into running a top-performing company,

BPBA has grown in popularity to become one of the most important events in the region's professional calendar with 650 in attendance last year and a record number of entries from more than 100 businesses.

Among the 2015 winners were Witton-based coffee machine manufacturer Fracino, which took home the Export and overall Company of the Year award, O'Brien Contractors was named Property and Regeneration winner while law firm Weightmans won the Legal award.

A Special Recognition award was also given to Birmingham City Council and Network Rail to mark the success of Grand Central.

TV personality Dominic Holland and ITV weather presenter Emma Jesson will host this year's ceremony.

Tickets cost £100 +VAT per ticket or £1,000+VAT for a table of ten and include a champagne reception and three-course sit down meal.

• For further details and to buy tickets contact Ashleigh Kerr at Champions at or call her on 08453 31 30 31