The team at Mattioli Woods plc pride themselves on their dedication to work with businesses to help them plan for the long term,

They also provide ongoing advice to ensure that the employee reward and benefit packages remain competitive and up-to-date with changes in legislation.

It is this passion for business that has seen them become headline sponsors of this year’s Birmingham Post Business Awards.

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2015 @ the ICC, Birmingham
Birmingham Post Business Awards 2015 @ the ICC, Birmingham

Chief Executive, Ian Mattioli, explains: “As a regional business, we are very pleased to be supporting an exciting initiative which celebrates the ambitions, creativity and successes of a wide range of businesses across Birmingham.

“With categories ranging from the best new and established companies to excellence in export, manufacturing and creative industries, the awards offer a fantastic opportunity for Birmingham companies to showcase their many achievements.

“Birmingham is a great city with excellent transport links and a talented workforce. It is a leading European business destination and one of the most attractive destinations for inward investment projects outside of London.

“We can’t wait to take a look through the quality of the entrants in these awards as we know we will be astounded by the sheer business talent in the area.”

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2015 @ the ICC, Birmingham
Birmingham Post Business Awards 2015 @ the ICC, Birmingham

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As well as being headlines sponsors Mattioli Woods plc are sponsoring the Excellence in Manufacturing category.

Mr Mattioli said: “Birmingham is a key manufacturing centre with many inspiring success stories. In today’s challenging environment, it is essential that businesses maintain an overwhelming competitive edge through innovation and the right strategy.

“Birmingham is home to some excellent manufacturing companies, so we really look forward to discovering and recognising this talent.”

Mr Mattioli further told why he believes Birmingham has a bright future.

“Birmingham’s growth in attracting visitors is higher than any other city in the UK and latest surveys of the area have shown that business confidence is high with a large proportion of businesses expecting turnover to increase in the year ahead,” he said.

“Office construction and office take-up is high, the city has been named Best for investment, it has been a record year for the airport and there is a lot of new investment coming through.”

BPBA have 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.

This year’s gala will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at ICC Birmingham. Hosts will be comedian and TV personality Dominic Holland and ITV weather presenter Emma Jesson.

• To nominate your company go here

• For information on how to become a sponsor contact call Michelle Gardiner on 08453 31 30 31 or 07791 122627, or e-mail

Creative, Communications & Digital award winner - Oakley Wilkinson Bryan
Creative, Communications & Digital award winner - Oakley Wilkinson Bryan

The 2016 Award categories

Company of the Year

Small Business of the Year

New Business of the Year

Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Professional Services Award

Sales & Marketing Award

Excellence in Manufacturing Award

Excellence in Science & Technology Award

Retail Business of the Year

Creative Communications & Digital Business of the Year

International Trade Award

Contribution to the Community Award

Not-For-Profit Organisation Award