Winners revealed at West Midlands Leadership Awards 2021

Stuart Pratt, the co-founder of developer Godwin, walked away with the top prize at this afternoon’s (September 17) West Midlands Leadership Awards, held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham city centre.

In front of around 180 business leaders from across the region, Pratt was named Leader of the Year – he also walked away with the Company Leader (up to 100 employees) crown.

Sam Metcalf, Midlands editor of, said: “Firstly, congratulations to Stuart and all our winners.

“The last 18 months has meant that strong and decisive leadership is more important that ever, and we’ve found throughout this award process that the West Midlands is well served in this respect. Every single person shortlisted today should be very proud of their leadership skills – congratulations to you all.

“I’d like to extend a special thanks to our judges who gave up substantial amounts of their time to help with picking today’s shortlist and winners – and, of course, our sponsors without whom this event wouldn’t have happened.”

All the winners:

Young Leader
Will Savage, PLMR Birmingham

Public and Third Sector Leader
Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation

Empowering Potential Leader
Errol Lawson, Emerge Leadership UK CIC

Emerging Entrepreneur
Sophie Williams, W Corbett & Co (Galvanising)

Diversity and Inclusion Leader
Kevin Davis, Vine Trust Group

Professional Services Leader
Katie Hale, Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce

Transformational Leader
Samuel Hudman, Savesta Construction

Company Leader (up to 100 employees)
Stuart Pratt, Godwin Developments

Company Leader (100+ employees)
Bev Jessop, Queen Alexandra College

Best Leadership Programme
Shakespeare Martineau

Leader of the Year
Stuart Pratt, Godwin Developments

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