Iconic designer Wayne Hemingway will be compering this year’s Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) awards.
And the Red or Dead founder will be hosting a DJ set right after the awards are given out.
Mr Hemingway co-founded the fashion label with his wife Gerardine, a brand that saw them named Street Style Designer of the Year three years in a row in the 1990s. The couple sold Red or Dead after 21 consecutive seasons at London Fashion Week in 1999.
His current business, Hemingway Design, specialises in affordable and social design. His highest profile project is the Staiths South Bank, an 800 property mass market housing project on Tyneside, which has won industry recognition and a raft of awards.
He said: “I was once a young professional myself, starting off in the severe recession of the late 70s and early 80s, and for those with ideas and drive a downturn can be a great time to get going. All the categories hold a particular interest for me. I started off and am an entrepreneur, communicating ideas is a major part of any business, financials and legal understanding have been important to all my companies, as are training and leadership growth.
Roula Samaha, the chairwoman of the BYPY committee, said: “We’re proud to carry on our great tradition of securing comperes who have made it to their top of their respective professions and are passionate about succeeding in business.”
The BYPY awards, sponsored by law firm Cobbetts, take place on Thursday, June 4, at the ICC. Tickets are available from Isabel Drabble at Birmingham Future on 0121 632 2200 or email@example.com