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29 Jan

29 January 2016

Seeking FirstPro 2016!

The search for FirstPro 2016 is now on!

Coventry & Warwickshire First’s FirstPro recognises exceptional professionals in Coventry and Warwickshire, showcasing the depth and breadth of talent within the region. An award for individuals, each category celebrates the leading professional within the relevant sector.

Run by its members for its members, Coventry & Warwickshire First is the only forum in the region exclusively for professional and financial services firms.

“FirstPro is a great opportunity to celebrate the professional services talent that exists within our region,” said Andrew Smith, Partner of Shakespeare Martineau and Chair of Coventry & Warwickshire First. “Spanning employment law to advice on deals and transactions of all shapes and sizes, financial services, property consultancy and communication strategy, our members have the skills and expertise to support the economic development of our region. FirstPro recognises both their talent and contribution.”

Nominees are assessed against three criteria:
– Performance at work: the winners are more than simply good at their job. They consistently go ‘beyond the call of duty’, perhaps providing something extra to their clients or making time to support colleagues beyond what might be reasonably expected.
– Contribution to Coventry & Warwickshire: the winner is an individual who ‘puts something back’ into their local community, for example, working with a youth group in a challenging part of the region, volunteering with a local charity or serving as a school governor.
– X-factor: FirstPro winners have the all-important x-factor, the indescribable element that makes someone very special.

Nominations are now open for the following categories:
– Financial Professional
– Legal Professional
– Property Professional
– Business Services Professional
– Young Professional

Nomination forms are available now from the secretariat (

The category winners and FirstPro 2016 will be announced at a glitzy awards ceremony to be held in April at the Ricoh Arena.