Digital Innovators is crowned the winner of the ‘Outstanding in Training and Education’ award at the Solihull Chamber of Commerce Awards 2021.
The DI team were delighted to attend the annual awards last night after attending virtually in 2020, and even more thrilled to walk away with the Outstanding in Training and Education award!
Mick Westman, CEO and Founder of Digital Innovators, said “I was thrilled last night to collect the award for Outstanding in Training and Education on behalf of Digital Innovators and the young people we support. I’d like to thank all the members of my team and our partners for their hard work which has led to this fantastic achievement.”
This award was tinged with sadness for the DI Team, however, following the untimely death of John Callaghan, Principal of Solihull College and University Centre.
“John was a huge advocate of our work. He gave us the opportunity to work with his students as well as his own insight into working with young people in education. Without John’s support we would not have been able to make the progress we have over the last four years and we would therefore like to dedicate this award in memory of John – thank you for your unfaltering support.” Mick added.
We were also shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Contribution in the Community’ award, and Hannah Wright, our Business Development Administrator turned Junior Project Manager Apprentice, was shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Young Talent’ Award.
Congratulations to all finalists and winners of the evening, including Evac+Chair International, Satori House, Gro Organic, The Barn At Berryfields, Team Telemarketing, Jumar Technology and Sabah Hussain from Correla.
Thank you to Solihull Chamber of Commerce for putting on a fantastic evening to bring together businesses in the Solihull Borough, as well as for your continued support.
We would like to thank our partners without whom the work we do to support young people would not be possible, including Solihull College and University Centre, CORE Education Trust, Bruntwood SciTech, and Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.
This event was also raising money for Arrive Alive, a charity which funds equipment and lifesaving vehicles for medically trained volunteers who are trained to attend 999 calls in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance.
To find out more about the event, finalists and winners, take a look at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerces’ news announcement here.