FirstPro 2019 Winners
Communication Campaign of the Year
Band Hatton Button
The judges were impressed by the well thought out and constructed a campaign with its innovative ideas and references to both internal and external communications.
This category was sponsored by Advent Communications.
People Excellence Award 2019
The winner clearly demonstrated how their people are given opportunities to succeed, in particular through the apprentice scheme, with real-life examples of how their investment in professional development and team building has been successful.
This category was sponsored by Coventry College.
Property Deal of the Year
The Wigley Group
The size of the deal and very detailed submission demonstrated links to development and regeneration on a larger scale. The number of local professional firms involved and way that profit is invested back into next project in the local area clinched it for the judges.
This category was sponsored by Prime Accountants.
Team of the Year
Coventry City Council
A well-written submission gave significant real examples of results that had been achieved and team members who were involved. It demonstrated who benefits from the delivery of their services, how they benefit, and how those services are delivered; this team clearly delivers real results for real people.
This category was sponsored by Band Hatton Button.
Young Professional of the Year
Tommy Donaldson, Barclays
Tommy won over the judges with his energy and enthusiasm. He joined Barclays after a military career and is passionate about helping customers, as well all the opportunities that our region offers young professionals. An excellent ambassador for Barclays and the region, Tommy shows you can change sectors and use transferable skills to great effect.
This category was sponsored by Coventry & Warwickshire LEP.
Ian Harrabin, Historic Coventry Trust
Ian is a very vocal ambassador for the region, especially in promoting the Historic Coventry Trust which breathes new life into old spaces. The impact of Ian’s long term planning approach has brought – and continues to bring - many buildings and areas across the region back to life which cannot be underestimated.
This category was sponsored by Mander Hadley.