Common Purpose UK are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in two categories of the 2018 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce awards.

The Common Purpose Midlands team, based in Birmingham city centre, have been shortlisted for the Excellence in People Development category, sponsored by West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association, and Excellence in Training & Education, sponsored by Wesleyan.

This year, a record number of entries for the awards were received, and standards were so high that shortlists have been extended. Common Purpose in the Midlands, who were shortlisted for Excellence in People Development at the Awards last year, are hoping to making it a hat-trick of awards with Midlands Operations Director Louise Teboul previously winning Outstanding Professional at the Birmingham Post Business Awards and Outstanding Leadership at the West Midlands Women of the Year Awards.

The judging panel included Russell Jeans, chair; Anisa Haghdadi, Beatfreeks; James White, Right Time Recruitment; Jo Nurse, Virgin Trains; and Joel Blake, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.

Louise Teboul, Operations Director for Common Purpose in the Midlands, said; “We’re delighted to be nominated for two awards this year. We have a small team and are supported in our cross-boundary leadership programmes by lots of people and organisations; so this is recognition and thanks for them too.”

Russell Jeans, Chairman of the judges and Chief Operating Officer at the GBCC, said: “We were delighted to receive such a large number of entries, which demonstrates the huge diversity of businesses in our region.

“The judges commented on the high standard of entries and the Chamber thanks them for their care and enthusiasm in tackling what became a huge task.”

The overall winners of the awards will be announced at the sell-out Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce dinner on Thursday 19 April 2018. 

The full shortlist for the awards can be read here: