The Midlands & Central Awards lunch is a networking occasion not to be missed and we are delighted to announce that this popular event will be retunring to the impressive ICC Birmingham in 2022. The world-class conference centre will not only provide the perfect setting for this awards lunch, but also be able to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for tables.

Start Date / Time 20 May 2022 12:00
End Date / Time 20 May 2022 15:30
Venue ICC Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
Category BCO Awards
National No
Region Midlands and East Anglia
Type Awards
Available to Non Members Yes


The BCO Midlands & Central Awards lunch is a great opportunity to stimulate new thinking on the design, development and occupation of offices and celebrate the achievements of our talented professional teams.

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Beverley Turner is a broadcaster, Daily Telegraph columnist, businesswoman and ante-natal educator. Her career has covered writing and reporting on sport, lifestyle and current affairs.

Starting her presenting career in sport, Beverley covered pit lane developments for ITV’s Grand Prix coverage, as well as the Tour de France and NBA basketball. She distanced herself from F1 with a controversial book, The Pits: The Real World of Formula 1 in which she revealed the seamier side of the sport and business but remained in broadcasting. She covered entertainment news for This Morning, fronted Taste, a daily food and drink show, and the documentary Across The Line for Sky One's Sport Matters series.

Beverley was one of the few women regularly asked back onto BBC One’s comedy sports show They Think It's All Over. She sees this is as a happy consequence of being very difficult to offend. She also co-hosted (with Eamonn Holmes) Radio 5Live’s Saturday morning show, adn hosted her own Sunday show on LBC. Other guest appearances include Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Anita Anand's 5 Live debate show and ITV's Loose Women.

As well as media work, Beverley runs her London-based business, The Happy Birth Club, which she describes as a “posh NCT course” (she also wrote The Happy Birth Book with her business partner, midwife Pam Wild). Beverley also presented 5Live’s Bump Club and regularly talks at maternity and women’s health conferences. She has written for The Independent and Daily Telegraph on sport, motherhood, sexual politics and society.                                                              










Ian Reid is the Chief Executive Officer for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and for the last ten months has been overseeing the establishment of the Organising Committee and early stages of planning and delivery of the city and the region’s largest-ever cultural and sporting event.

He brings a wealth of Games, finance and commercial experience to this role, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from 2009 to 2015, leading the Corporate Services and Support Functions including finance, legal, procurement, HR, programme management and office management. The event procured almost £250m of goods and services, recruited 1,500 staff and exceeded attendance and commercial targets.

Ian’s previous roles include Head of Commercial Finance for AG Barr plc and Chief Financial Planner for the Glasgow Housing Association, Europe’s largest landlord, owning 70,000 homes as part of a 30-year investment programme of £1.9bn.



£128 +VAT per place
£1,280 +VAT per table of 10

Price includes drinks reception, three course meal, tea & coffee and Awards Presentation.

Bookings can be made by downloading the booking form and returning to Createvents:

Clare Hollick, BCO Awards, Createvents, 
450 Brook Drive, Reading, Berkshire RG2 6UU
E: F: 01183 340085



 Tickets for the event will not be issued until payment has been received in cleared funds.
1. Confirmation of booking: TBookings are only accepted with full payment in advance. Your table booking is not guaranteed until you have received written confirmation from CreatEvents. If you do not receive written confirmation within 10 working days, please contact us on 01183 340085.The BCO are unable to raise invoices in advance for payment but will issue a VAT invoice after payment has been received.
2. Cancellation policy: Unfortunately, due to commitments with the venue, we are unable to offer refunds.
3. Special dietary requirements: Instructions of how to order will be sent with your wine ordering information. Simply complete and return as instructed on the form. This form must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event, otherwise charges will apply and it may not be possible to take care of the specific requirements of any guest.
4. Lighting and special effects: It is the table booker's responsibility to inform guest(s) that special effects, including strobe lighting, may be used at the event.
5. Alterations: It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to alter the venue or the date of the event. We will give you as much notice as we can and your booking will be transferred to the new venue or date.
6. Event cancellation: If we cancel the function we will refund all booking fees paid. We do not, however, accept liability for travelling, accommodation, or any other expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation or postponement of the event.
7. Loss or Damage: Our liability for loss or damage incurred as the result of cancellation or postponement of the event is limited to the amount of your booking fee.
8. Guest speaker: The guest speaker is subject to change as a consequence of illness, accident or other reasons beyond our control. In such a circumstance a suitable replacement will be found.

These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute.