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Marketing specialist crowned Future Face of Greater Birmingham

Rebecca Halbert fro GVA took home the top prize at Symphony Hall ceremony

Rebecca Halbert (centre), from GVA in Birmingham, is crowned overall winner of the 2018 Future Faces Awards, with host Jack Woodward and Louise Teboul from sponsor Common Purpose

A marketing specialist working in Birmingham's commercial property sector has been named the city's Future Face 2018.

Rebecca Halbert was crowned overall winner at the fourth annual Future Faces Awards dinner last night which is run by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

The awards celebrate the rising stars aged 35 and under from the Greater Birmingham business community.

Ms Halbert, who is marketing manager for commercial property consultancy GVA, won the sales, marketing and communications award before being picked from the category winners to be crowned overall Future Face 2018.

She has held a number of communications positions since completing her studies at Nottingham Trent University, including as a fundraising communications officer for charity Parkinson's UK in London and marketing manager at Millennium Point in Birmingham.

All the winners from the 2018 Future Faces Awards

This year's awards also featured a new category to celebrate the third sector to reflect the growing reputation of the work being done in the region.

The other category winners at the ceremony are below and click through here to read the full 2018 shortlist:

Arts and Culture

Aimee Spinks, Aimee Spinks Photography

Entrepreneurship

Joe Kibbler, icarusparts.com

Finance

Jonathan Bennett, Mazars

Industry

Matt Lofts, Balfour Beatty Vinci

Legal

Emma Noble, Pinsent Masons

Technology and Innovation

Kari Lawler, Lawler Industries

Third Sector

Hamish Shilliday, Compton Care

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A special ambassador award was given on the night to Jaccy Gascoyne, a financial crime investigator with Deutsche Bank in Birmingham, for being an outstanding advocate for the chamber over the past year.

The awards ceremony was held at Symphony Hall in Birmingham and welcomed around 450 guests to the black tie dinner.