Independent publisher Tindal Street Press topped the business category of the inaugural Invisible City awards held at Fazeley Studios.

Winners were announced at a circus-themed event, organised by creative industry group Creative Republic.

The night also saw the launch of a new book profiling the winners and finalists which aims to raise the profile of Birmingham’s creative industries sector within the city and further afield.

It features each of the 30 finalists, including 2010 category winners Eat Your Heart Out by Kindle Theatre, social media surgeries, Stage 2 Youth Music Theatre, Stan’s Cafe and Tomorrow People. Karl Binder, chairman of Creative Republic and managing director of Adhere Creative, said: “Alongside the awards, which provide a great opportunity to bring together people from across the sector, we wanted to create something more permanent that could also be used to promote creative talent within Birmingham and further afield.

“The aim is to publish a new book each year, updating the profiles with the most up-to-date and vibrant creative activities going on in the city.

“It has really highlighted the variety and quality of creative activities taking place across the city every day and we’re looking forward to promoting this year’s winners and finding out who will be nominated next year.”

Tindal Street Press publishing director Alan Mahar said: “In a week when Arts Council cuts were announced, it was most encouraging to receive such public recognition in Birmingham for our successful business activity.”