The cream of the Midlands manufacturing, creative and property industries were honoured at the BDI Industry & Genius Awards last night.
A device to help patients to access radios, bedside lighting and call nurses in one handy unit picked up the coveted Industry & Genius award.
The patient hand units were recognised for the collaborative work which took place between St Paul's Square-based H2 Product Development and Staffordshire firm Static Systems.
The partnerships was one of two overall winners recognised last night at a ceremony attended by 370 people at the IMAX Theatre at Millennium Point.
The awards ceremony was hosted by Tony Robinson, presenter of Channel 4's Time Team and star of Blackadder.
The overall winner of the six Places & Genius categories went to Urban Splash and architects Shedkm for the remarkable regeneration of Fort Dunlop. The winners of each category were presented with a specially commissioned commemorative trophy designed by Midlands sculptor Tim Tolkien, with the Industry & Genius award presented by Councillor Neville Summerfield, Cabinet member for regeneration and Clive Dutton, director of planning and regeneration at Birmingham City Council.
Coun Summerfield said: "The level of creative talent within the region never ceases to amaze and these awards rightly pay testament to this fact."
The overall winner of the six Products & Genius categories went to Hereford-based Keep and Share for its Gladys Cardigan, designed to be a 'best friend' piece that will last for years, transcending trends and ageing gracefully, attempting to reverse the effects of throwaway fashion.
The architecture winner in the Places & Genius category went to Associated Architects for their work on the BCU Seacole Building.
In the Landscape category, the Landscape Practice Group at
Birmingham City Council was successful for the Handsworth Park Restoration. Shedkm/Urban Splash for the Fort Dunlop and Urban Design/Birmingham City Council/Rodney Melville and Partners were joint winner in the Conservation section.
The Urban Design category was won by Glenn Howells Architects/Crosby Lend Lease, while 19 George Road, a project by REID and Calthorpe Estates was the Green Design winner.
The work by Suzanne Barnes Design Partnership at Opus Restuarant was the Interior Design winner.
The Digital Design award went to Birminghammusic.com. Also honoured at the event were ISU, Sparkle Collection by Sara Preisler Gallery and Canned Nymphaea Necklace by Val Hunt in the Jewellery section.
Lilly Vessel and Blaize Ceramics triumphed in Ceramics & Glass, while the Gladys Cardigan, as developed by Keep & Share, won the Luxury Products.
Other companies who won awards were H2 Product Development/Avery Berkel.