"As Birmingham prepares to be the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, we will see the city become the focal point for one of the world’s biggest sporting events. It is also an exciting time for sport at Birmingham City University which last year saw the opening of a £41m facility housing state of the art sport science facilities and recreational sports facilities. BCU’s aim is to engage every student through sport and physical activity, through partnerships with clubs and organisations in the city. We are proud to sponsor the Professional Sportsman of the Year award."
Mark Jeffreys, Director of Sport and Physical Activity, Birmingham City University
Coventry City Football Club is proud to sponsor the Club of the Year Award at the Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards, and help to celebrate the achievements of sports men, women and clubs this year in our region.
We are delighted to celebrate clubs who like us are proud to represent their communities, and we recognise the positive impact that sport and sporting achievements can have on a region and its people. Sports clubs, both amateur and professional, bring people together in shared values and shared aspirations, and create memories for everyone involved. These awards are brilliant way of recognising that, and we are excited to be a part of this night.
Dave Boddy, Chief Executive
“Everyone at Coventry Rugby is delighted to be partnering with the Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards. Since 1874 Coventry Rugby has been at the heart of the area's sporting community, and for many years was one of the leading rugby clubs in the country with a host of England internationals wearing the famous blue and white hoops.
Coventry Rugby is now undergoing a resurgence and as such we are proud to be recognising the achievements of the broader sporting community.”
Toby Costar, Head of Commercial Operations, Coventry Rugby Club
"Edgbaston, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and one of the UK’s leading sporting venues, is proud to be the sponsor of the Junior Team of the Year Award at the Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire Sports Awards. These awards provide a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the dedication of all those working in the local area to deliver sporting events. At Edgbaston, we have always been committed to working with communities around the region to ensure there is the required infrastructure and facilities available to encourage children of all ages to engage with sport, and as such are excited to be supporting this award."
Ben Seifas, Commerical Partnerships Manager, Edgbaston
"Elonex is excited to sponsor the Young Sportsperson of the Year at the Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards. We have a long association with the world of sport that stretches back more than three decades, and includes Elonex sponsoring major sporting events, sponsoring professional football, rugby and cricket clubs and supplying digital display and big screen technology to stadiums across the UK. So we very much look forward to paying tribute to the wealth of young talent we know exists in the region, and would like to wish all entrants the very best of luck."
Adam Stockton, Managing Director, Elonex
“Award Winning Graypaul Birmingham is the official Ferrari and Maserati dealer, conveniently located in Solihull, who are proud sponsors of the Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire Sports Awards and supporting the special Lifetime Achievement Award. This is our first headline sponsor and we are looking forward to seeing the sport talents in our local community. The sports awards will bring together athletes, sporting leaders, volunteers, coaches and more to celebrate the incredible work done in grassroots sports in Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire.
Whilst every nominee has a special recognition, the Lifetime Achievement awards recognise certain individuals who sustained contribution to sport over many years and we are delighted to merit this special recognition in our region. Graypaul Birmingham has a great team spirit in sport, such as from taking part in the Wolf Run, the National Three Peaks Challenge and Cycling from UK to Italy, Modena in aid of Charity.
We will provide our upmost support for the nominees and look forward to working closely with them throughout the process. I wish the best of luck to all of the nominees.”
Managing Director, Stuart Hood.
"Leicester Tigers are proud to be sponsoring the Manager/Coach of the Year award for 2019 at the Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire Sports Awards. Although based in Leicester we have strong links across these regions and look forward to building on these relationships. The sports awards are a great opportunity to recognise the work and success of those in the area, and we’re honoured to once again be sponsoring a category at this event."
Chris Rose, Head of Brand, Leicester Tigers
"The Lord's Taverners are delighted to have been selected as the Charity Partner for the Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards. As a charity that uses sport as a tool to change disabled and disadvantaged young peoples lives, we have experienced first hand the importance of sport in the community. This year we are delighted to be supporting the “Professional Sportswoman of the Year” award. Women's sport has seen a rapid rise in the past few years, and positive role models are necessary to ensure that participation continues to rise. We are delighted to be able to share the successes of our regions sportswoman, and hopefully in turn inspiring future generations."
Tom Warner, Development Manager, Lord’s Taverners
"Midrepro Limited are proud to be sponsoring the Team of the Year award at this year’s Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards.
We feel Sporting organisations not only provide cohesion within a community but also provide the chance for all to be involved in activities that promote well-being and togetherness, an ethos that Midrepro Limited fully endorses with our current and past sporting sponsorships of Coventry City Football Club Coventry Rugby Football Club, The Blaze Ice Hockey Team and Christ the King Juniors Football Club. Congratulations to all the nominees at this year’s awards."
John Ison, Managing Director, Midrepro Limited
Priory Healthcare is delighted to sponsor the ‘Wellbeing in Sport’ category at the 2019 West Midlands Sports Awards. The links between exercise and mental wellbeing are well documented and Priory is passionate about supporting both our patients and employees achieve positive mental health.
Through the Priory Hospital Woodbourne in Edgbaston and Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham city centre, Priory are supporting hundreds of people each year across the West Midlands with their mental wellbeing. We see the impact that the pressures of everyday life have on these people, and fitness and sport can be a source of relief in many cases.
Victoria Colloby, Regional Hospital Director of Priory Hospital Woodbourne and Birmingham Wellbeing Centre, Priory Group
"Tela is one of the UK’s leading independent business comms provider offering Voice, Data, IT and Mobile Solutions.
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year award at this year's Birmingham Coventry Warwickshire Sports Awards. Volunteers play an integral role in the regional sporting community and without their dedication, many of the sporting events we know and love would not be possible.
By recognising and celebrating the impact that volunteers have on sport in the local area, we are helping to ensure they continue to demonstrate this commitment in the future. These unsung sporting heroes deserve to be recognised with events such as the awards as they are equally as important to the sporting community as those who are out on the pitch. We wish each and every nominee the very best of luck!"
Shez Cheema, CEO, Tela Technology Ltd
"Thomas International is a leading provider of psychometric tools and solutions, working with individuals and teams from over 18 major sports, on both a local and national level. The cornerstone of any successful sports person is the ability to understand themselves, their behavioural preferences, how they communicate and how they are motivated. An important piece of the work Thomas does is utilising the power of psychology in sport to effectively develop high performing athletes, teams and coaches. We are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Amateur Sportsman of the Year’ category at this year’s Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards and look forward to celebrating and recognising the sporting stars and their unique achievements."
Derek Redmond, Group Performance Director, Thomas International
"Western Power Distribution is delighted to support the Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards for the third time.
It’s a pleasure to be part of an event that deservedly recognises the sporting successes in Warwickshire and Birmingham, which has been achieved through personal sacrifice, dedication and hard work.
As a company who operates in the region, delivering electricity to homes and businesses, we wanted to show our support.
Our sponsored category award ‘The community award’ is one of our favourite awards as it recognises the contribution that sport brings to communities and the positive impact that it has on people’s lives."
Trevor Richards, Distribution Manager, Western Power Distribution