Dan Williams, Head of Resourcing at Avison Young’s Birmingham office, has been named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year for 2019.
Dan was presented with the award at the prestigious BYPY Awards, which shines the spotlight on the best of the city’s business community aged under 35.
Dan won the overall award at the ceremony, which was held at the ICC, after winning the category for HR, Training and Recruitment, and received praise for his positivity and desire to push diversity and inclusivity.
As part of the award, Dan has now been awarded a fully funded scholarship to study an executive MBA at Aston Business School.
The annual awards are hosted by networking group BPS Birmingham Future.
Dan Williams said: “To be named Birmingham’s Young Professional of the Year for 2019 is a watershed moment for me in my career.
“I’m incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to be an ambassador for a city that’s given me so much and owes me so little. It’s an honour to play a part in what is an incredibly exciting future for the people who live and work in Birmingham.
“Without Avison Young, none of this would have been possible: they’ve supported, challenged and encouraged me every step of the way.”
Carl Potter, Avison young, said: “Dan thoroughly deserves his award win and we are all exceptionally pleased to see him recognised for his hard work, dedication and talent.
“It is particularly pleasing that Dan’s achievement follows immediately on from Avison Young’s Rebecca Halbert’s similar achievement at the Future Faces Awards. To have two “Best of the Best” Awards in the same year is recognition of all the hard work that has gone into building our emerging leaders programme”.
“At Avison Young, we strive to put our staff in the best positions to produce high quality work and progress their careers with us, and Dan is a fantastic example of how putting in the effort to continually improve pays off.”