Common Purpose has been shortlisted in the “Excellence in People Development” category at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce awards. 

The winner is announced on 30 March in front of an audience of over 1,000 at the Chamber’s annual awards ceremony where broadcaster Gyles Brandreth will host.

In the award entry, Louise Teboul, Operations Director, outlined the range of programmes the team delivered in the last year, working with around 330 participants—ranging from students to female community leaders—and supported by almost 250 cross-sector contributors. The team achieved a 97% ‘value for time’ score across their programme for senior leaders.

As well as delivering high-impact, experiential leadership programmes, the broader impact for the city and the region included helping numerous organizations in many ways—from finding new board members and trustees to finding mentors or mentees for staff. The team also sponsored leadership awards for Birmingham Young Professional of the Year, West Midlands Women in Policing and WM IOD Director of the Year.

In addition, in line with our focus on complex societal challenges, Birmingham’s reducing re-offending challenge continues to have a real impact for many people, with one ex-offender being set up in business by a course participant—a business which is still going strong one year later.