Time is running out for Birmingham's young movers and shakers to get their nominations in the biggest celebration of emerging talent of the year.
The deadline for entries for this year’s Birmingham Young Professional of the Year - which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year - is February 23 with the winners announced at a special gala dinner on May 19 at the ICC.
The awards are open to young professionals aged 35 or under, with prizes for communications, entrepreneurial, financial services, legal, property and construction, and HR, recruitment and training.
A category champion is then picked as the overall BYPY winner.
The 2010 prize went to Glide Utilities founder James Villarreal who also won the entrepreneurial category.
BYPY committee vice-chair Rebecca Mawdsley said it was important to get as many entries in as possible.
She said: “We had a great launch event earlier this month at Malmaison and we have a great response since in terms of entries but there is still time for more.
"We are looking for the real ambassadors for Birmingham who have not just excelled in their chosen professions but have also contributed to the success of this great city. BYPY has continued to grow every year and is now recognised as one of the leading events of the year.”
The awards are organised by networking group Birmingham Future and previous winners include Argent’s Gary Taylor, The Cube’s Anthony McCourt and Ruth Pipkin (née Ward) of Rewired PR.