Over the last 5 years Independent Birmingham has championed both the city of Birmingham, and the marvellous independents that are the life and soul of this place we call home. The Independent Birmingham Awards are a way of further celebrating these magnificent independent businesses, and the hard working and talented people behind our favourite local spots.
The IB Awards aim to break free of the traditional, corporate awards nights – creating a fun and inclusive environment which truly champions the terrific independent businesses, in all sectors, that lend our city such a unique character. The special places that are off the beaten track, but forever hold a place in our hearts.
The Independent Birmingham Awards will be a brilliant night of great food, great drink, and great people. It’s an event for the independents, to celebrate their successes and the love, passion and devotion they have poured into their businesses and this city.
To nominate your favourite independents, head to: www.ibawards.co.uk where you’ll be able to read all about the awards, browse the categories, view the judging process, and fill out an application form. Note: all nominations must be submitted by 31 May.
The awards will have two rounds of judging – an initial screening process by team Independent Birmingham, followed by a thorough judging process by a panel of industry experts. There will also be a small number of public voted awards, which are designed to be more light-hearted and a way of engaging the Independent Birmingham audience in the process.
The IB Awards will take place this September at The Custard Factory, Digbeth, and will be a black tie and trainers kind of affair.
Independent Birmingham began life in August 2013, acting as a guide that enabled those living and working in Birmingham to explore the city’s lesser-known aspects and unearth its best kept secrets. Join the other 18,000 card holders by signing up to their discount card on their website.