Success at the Solihull Excellence Awards 2016

Solihull BID held their 2016 Excellence Awards Gala evening on Thursday 17th November.

We were delighted our nominations had been successful and that Wallace Robinson & Morgan was being represented as finalists in two categories – Outstanding Team of 2016 (our Plot Sales team) and Trainee of the Year (Anna Hobbs).

Judging process

Entries were judged on a lengthy written submission followed by a challenging interview in front of the judges.

Reaching the finals was an achievement in itself as the BID received more than 90 entries. The judges described this year's standard as 'exceptional'.

Attending the gala

Twenty members of our staff attended the gala evening. It was a great event, celebrating the diverse range of quality businesses and the talented employees in the Solihull town centre area.

Although we all enjoyed the reception drinks and meal, the tension was mounting as we waited for the winners to be announced by ITV Central newsreader Sameena Ali-Khan – and it's hard to eat politely with your fingers crossed!

And the winner is…

There was a huge cheer and lots of applause when Sameena announced that Anna had been selected as winner of the Trainee of the Year award.

The judges’ comments highlighted the work she has done to help develop our case management system and acknowledged that she has a bright future in the legal profession.

Anna Hobbs being presented her award

Anna was presented with her trophy and certificate by two of the judges, Eileen Scofield, Birmingham Law Society President and John Callaghan, Principal of Solihull College & University Centre.

Congratulations Anna – it is a well-deserved award.

And the plot sales team

Our plot sales team at the awards gala

Our Plot Sales team also received very positive comments from the judges, who said they had presented a strong submission and shown they were an excellent team.

It was perhaps too much to hope for to win both categories so although they did not pick up the trophy this time, they did receive their finalists certificate from Sameena Ali-Khan...and we are all very proud of them.

You can read more about Anna, our plot sales team and the awards in our previous blog.

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