Common Purpose has sponsored the Future Face of Greater Birmingham award, as part of its aim to develop high potential leaders who can cross boundaries.

Already in its third year, the Future Faces Awards acknowledges the remarkable achievements of Birmingham's young professionals.  Created as part of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce to help businesses support staff who are committed to developing their careers, the awards are a highlight in Birmingham’s calendar.

Future Faces recognise the talents of the wide range of young professionals in Birmingham, awarding the future face of arts and culture, entrepreneurship, technology & innovation, industry, legal, finance, and sales, marketing and communications.  The award’s evening will also see one of the category winners crowned Future Face of Greater Birmingham, who will then go on to win a place on Common Purpose’s programme for high-potential leaders.

Louise Teboul, Midlands operations director, Common Purpose UK said; “In this ever-changing world, at Common Purpose we believe it’s vital that we invest in leadership, as a city and a society, so we’re delighted to be supporting Future Faces, and the next generation of the leaders in the region, with a place on our emerging leaders’ course.” 

Louise was also invited to sit on the judging panel, alongside the chief operating officer at GBCC, founder of Independent Birmingham, chief executive at Birmingham Hippodrome, and head of marketing and events at Millennium Point.  This year, the awards attracted an unprecedented number of applications, with the panel whittling entries down to a shortlist of four per category.

The winner of the Future Face of Greater Birmingham award, announced on 15 September, will win a place on the Common Purpose emerging leaders programme.