Last Thursday we were delighted when David Poole won the Inspire Birmingham 2014 Award for Arts and Culture. It was an amazing achievement for David in recognition of his talent and his hard work to date, and will be sure to drive him forward to greater success in the future.
As a prestigious event honouring talented and inspirational young people working in the city, the awards, the brainchild of the Birmingham Leadership Foundation, have attracted significant media attention. The Birmingham Mail, one of the partner organisations of the awards, alongside the BLF and the Royal Bank of Scotland, have today run a special 12 page feature on the Inspire Birmingham ceremony. The awards are a vital and extraordinarily positive force for good in the West Midlands, seeking to highlight the magnificent accomplishments of young people in the region and in the process counter negative stereotypes. The extensive coverage of the evening celebrates the determination of the winners and nominees to improve their chosen fields and communities, and the commitment of the BLF, the Birmingham Mail and RBS amongst others to champion talent in the Birmingham area.
The profile of the awards is on news stands now, priced 55p. Buy your copy now! Alternatively, visit the Birmingham Mail website to read more about the night, and to see photos like the one above of David receiving his award from David Roberts of successful micropayment platform Droplet. A huge thank you to the Birmingham Mail, as well as the Birmingham Leadership Foundation and everyone who made the awards evening and subsequent article possible. Such fantastic publicity for such a noble enterprise is very richly deserved. We are sure the Inspire Birmingham Awards will become a city institution before too long.