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Media Awards head to Edgbaston Stadium

Edgbaston Stadium

One of Birmingham’s premier leisure venues is to host this year’s prestigious Midlands Media Awards.

The HSBC-sponsored event, organised by Birmingham Press Club to celebrate the achievements of the region’s journalists, photographers, broadcasters and bloggers, will now take place on 23 November at Edgbaston Stadium, the award-winning home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

Press Club chairman Llewela Bailey said: “The awards, now in their 17th year, showcase the tremendous professionalism of media specialists throughout the East and West Midlands and clearly demonstrate that their talents are amongst the best in the country.”

Kate Epworth, HSBC UK’s Head of Communications, said: “We are delighted to again be sponsoring the Midlands Media Awards – a much-anticipated and highly-contested highlight of the Press Club calendar, celebrating the region’s continued high quality of journalism.”

HSBC, which later this year officially opens its new national head office at Arena Central in Birmingham, is the overall sponsor of the Press Club – the oldest organisation of its kind in the world.

Bareface, the award-winning Digbeth-based digital marketing and web design agency, is providing additional sponsorship support.

Entries for the award’s 16 categories will initially be scrutinised by a panel of professionals who will then submit a shortlist to the final judging panel. Deadline for entries has now been extended until 4 October.

Details on how to enter the awards are on

Ticket prices for the event are £85 (including VAT) for individuals, while tables of ten are available at £800.

For further information regarding the awards, sponsorship opportunities and tickets please contact event organiser Jo Jeffries at 7LOCO event management either on or 07984 319692


Llewela Bailey – Chairman, Birmingham Press Club

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