FirstPro Awards


Announcing the finalists

The calibre of nominees was excellent; selection as a finalist is a real achievement!  

The finalists are:

Stewart Freeman, Associate at Shakespeare Martineau
Andriy Buniak, Solicitor at Mander Hadley
Sarah Perry, Managing Partner at Wright Hassall
Sarah Avern, Partner at Band Hatton Button
Mark Lewis, Partner at Lodders

Finance & Banking (including property)
Hannah Nicholson, Account Manager at Arthur J Gallagher
Debbie Dewell, Relationship Manager Invoice Finance at Yorkshire Bank
Deborah Austin, Corporate Reporting and Charity Senior Manager at Dafferns Chartered Accountants

Business Services
Jason Strain, Managing Director of Harrison Beale & Owen Financial |Services
Laurence Moore, Partner and IT Director at Prime Accountants Group
Sarah Jordan, Head of Marketing at Band Hatton Button

Young Professionals
Aimee Postle, Director at Prova PR
Vangeya Mhone Murphy, Solicitor at Shakespeare Martineau
Tom Meredith, responsible for Finance, IT and Purchasing at MerchantCain

The judging panel comprises Michael Durkin, Chair of Coventry & Warwickshire First, Trish Willets, Manager of Coventry BID, and Cathy Connan, Vice Chair of Coventry & Warwickshire First.   

A huge thank you goes to our sponsors as the awards would not be possible without them. 



Headline Sponsor

Coventry Improvement District

Young Professionals Category Sponsor

Business Services Category Sponsor

Pertemps Network ~ The Face of Recruitment


Associate Sponsors

Coventry City of Culture Bid 2021
A J Gallagher logo

Dafferns LLP logo

Shakespeare Martineau Logo


Supporter Sponsors

University of Warwick



There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available.



Each professional services sector is represented in the categories.


Selection Criteria

Nominees are assessed against three criteria.  Read more for details.

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