Bringing together the business community after an arduous past year, the Birmingham Post Business Awards are returning with a virtual ceremony.
The special event will take place next month via The Awards Room. All attendees will be grouped together on their own virtual tables with the option to invite other guests to their group to network and celebrate.
Aiming high and building big, the finalists of the Property and Construction Business of the Year have all demonstrated expertise and success in their specific field.
Whether their primary business activity is property, estate management, regeneration, construction or development, the companies have supported the community and industry with their talent. Here are the finalists.
The online awards ceremony takes place on Tuesday June 15 – visit the event website here to register for your free ticket.
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The ceremony will be hosted on our new virtual events platform The Awards Room which gives nominees and sponsors the chance to experience real-time networking, with guests grouped together on their own tables.
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Bond Wolfe Auctions
Bond Wolfe Auctions launched in 2019 determined to shake up the market and do things differently. The business holds in-room and online auctions, selling all property types throughout the UK. It has established itself as one of the Midlands’ leading auctioneers.
From a cold start, it has over 57,000 people on its email database, around 230,000 360° video tour-viewers, 98,000 legal pack downloads and receives 819,000 website page views per auction. Alongside many corporate clients, the company is the appointed auctioneer for councils in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Walsall and West Midlands Police.
BBC show Homes Under The Hammer has filmed at every one of its auctions and its valuers have regularly appeared on the show. Bond Wolfe Auctions has also won a number of high-profile awards, with its chief executive also winning numerous personal awards.
With a remit that covers every aspect of the property sector, Centrick has established itself over the past 16 years as the one-stop company for those looking for knowledgeable experts that place people, innovation and ethics at the heart of all it does.
The agency now has a team of 130 and more than 15,000 properties across the UK on its books. Cementing relationships is what the company does best which is why its name has been connected to many high-profile developments, from some of region’s first exclusively build-to-rent developments through to one of Birmingham’s largest residential developments in the Jewellery Quarter.
Centrick used the tumultuous environment of the pandemic to put its claims of being pioneering and problem-solving to the test, devising a 100 per cent contactless way of completing the key handover and launching a full portfolio of virtual viewings that secured 42 new tenancies within its initial month.
It made huge headway in the new homes sector, working on 17 schemes in the last year alone. This sustained success is what has allowed the business to pay-it-forward during the pandemic, meaning the business could offer NHS and care workers a 50 per cent reduction of sales fees infinitely.
Operating from Colmore Row in the heart of Birmingham, Court Collaboration is one of the city’s leading independent property developers. The company assists clients and investors in developing property and finding suitable buyers and collaborates with stakeholders to manage the entire property deal, from initial concept to the final ribbon cutting.
Since establishment 11 years ago, the business been responsible for creating key developments such as Toy Box, The Franklin in Bournville and The Sutton in Sutton Coldfield.
Despite the challenges of covid-19, the past year has seen the company achieve its most successful year to date.
It successfully achieved practical completion on the largest two developments in its history, The Axium and Arden Gate. Located in the city centre, the much-needed apartments are high-quality, affordable and designed to meet the needs of the local demographic.
The completion of these two sites has also provided major financial benefits to the region, including the company donating more than £2m to Birmingham City Council to help fund social housing projects across the city and £25m being spent with local construction firms to facilitate the builds.
The full list of 2021 categories and sponsors is:
- New Business of the Year – sponsored by Millennium Point
- Small Business of the Year
- Manufacturing Business of the Year – sponsored by Propel Finance
- Covid Defiance Award
- Professional Services Firm of the Year
- Property and Construction Business of the Year
- Third Sector Organisation of the Year – sponsored by InYourArea
- CSR Project of the Year – sponsored by Barclays
- International Trade and Export Award
- Young Businessperson of the Year – sponsored by Birmingham Metropolitan College
- Company of the Year (chosen from the category winners)