BYPY announces its partners for 2013


BYPY announces 2013 partners

Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) – the annual awards organised by Birmingham Future to celebrate the achievements of young professionals in the city – has announced partnerships with three local organisations for 2013.

Premium lifestyle magazine dluxe Birmingham & Solihull has teamed up with the awards as lifestyle media partner while Hollywood Monster will be the awards’ official signage partner.

2013 will also see BYPY continuing its relationship with leadership development organisation Common Purpose, which will provide a place on its Navigator course for emerging leaders to the overall winner.

Ian Cooke, chair of the BYPY committee and member networks manager at ACCA UK, said: “We’re delighted to be working with dluxe Birmingham & Solihull Magazine, Hollywood Monster and Common Purpose to make BYPY 2013 the best yet.

“While the focus of the BYPY awards is firmly on the professional achievements of the city’s young professionals, Birmingham also has a fabulous lifestyle offer that is crucial when it comes to attracting and retaining business talent. We’re excited by the opportunity to work with the team at dluxe to promote this aspect of the awards.”

It’s a sentiment echoed by dluxe Birmingham & Solihull Magazine’s group editor in chief, Kevin Urquhart: “We’re exceptionally proud to be an official partner of BYPY in 2013. These award-winning entrepreneurs and professionals certainly work hard and we at dluxe Magazine want to show them how to play hard too!”

Commenting on the partnerships with Hollywood Monster and Common Purpose, Ian continued: “Hollywood Monster’s support will mean all BYPY 2013 events will be among the most visually engaging yet while our partnership with Common Purpose has developed over a number of years to become a key component of the awards, providing a valuable opportunity for winners to develop the leadership skills and networks they need to play an active role in the city’s future.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our partners for their support and we look forward to working closely with them over the next few months to ensure the BYPY 2013 is the best event yet.”

Tim Andrews, managing director at Hollywood Monster, added: “BYPY has always been an event we admire, promoting young professionals within our city. Its values chime well with Hollywood Monster, which employs a very young workforce, so we’re only too  happy to support an event that shares our passion for developing and working with young people.”

Nominations for BYPY 2013 open on 24 January, with the awards taking place at the ICC on Thursday 2 May. Andy Street, managing director of John Lewis and chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP will lead the judging panel, which comprises senior representatives of the city’s business community.

For further details and to download a nomination form, visit


For media enquiries, please contact Elizabeth Laidler at Encore Communications on 07740 872852 / [email protected], Sam Pennell at Rewired PR on 0121 236 3212 / [email protected] or Clare Usher at WRAP on 07890 125206.

Notes to editors:

Dluxe Birmingham & Solihull is a new breed of lifestyle magazine for the second city’s most successful, affluent, educated and sophisticated readers, giving them both style and substance. Published quarterly, it focuses on what’s going on in and around Birmingham, keeping readers in the know and one step ahead.

Hollywood Monster is the largest graphics solutions business in the Birmingham region, providing clients all over the UK with a range of graphics and digitally printed products; from A4 sign boards to the largest building wrap or structure. Created in 2009 from the merger of sister companies Hollywood Signs and Monster Digital, it employs in excess of 65 people from its own 30,000 sq ft premises in the heart of the UK.

Common Purpose is an international, not-for-profit organisation running leadership development courses that mix participants from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Established in 1989, it aims to help people, organisations, cities and regions to succeed by broadening the horizons of their leaders and developing their ability to work together to lead complex change.

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