We are delighted to announce that a number of Mell Square retailers have been nominated for the Solihull BID Excellence Awards.

Heading into its fifth year, the Solihull Business Improvement District (BID) Excellence Awards aims to recognise the town’s outstanding employees and innovative companies.

Over 100 entries were received for the annual celebration, sponsored by Mell Square owner I.M. Properties, as well as Touchwood, Solihull College and University Centre, Phoebus Software, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Solihull Observer and Wasps Rugby

This year’s awards feature seven categories spanning across hospitality and leisure through to customer service and corporate social responsibility.

Mell Square has a flourishing retail community and we’re proud to see our high street and independent shops shortlisted in six of the seven categories:

Best Hospitality and Leisure: Tap & Tandoor

Best Independent: Café Isabella

Best Customer Service: Loaf

Best Customer Service: New Look

Outstanding Young Person: Becky Salt at Dorothy Perkins

Outstanding Innovation and Enterprise: Loaf

Outstanding Team of 2019: Boots No 7 team

Outstanding Team of 2019: Clark’s

Outstanding Team of 2019: Loaf

Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project: James Bushell Hair

Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project: Mountain Warehouse ­

Rob Hemus, asset director at I.M. Properties, said: “Solihull is home to a thriving and exciting business community and I.M. Properties is proud to be a part of this.

“We think the Solihull BID Excellence Awards are a fantastic celebration of town centre enterprise and innovation. We’re delighted to be sponsoring the event on behalf of Mell Square and we are looking forward to celebrating with nominees and award-winners in November.”

Each category will be judged by a panel of local figures, with the ceremony taking place at St Johns Hotel on Warwick Road on November 21. To book your tickets, email

Keep your eyes peeled as we reveal the winners. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest Mell Square news.

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