Mike Brooman, CEO of Innovation Birmingham Campus-based company, Vanti, has been crowned the winner of this year’s Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) technology category.
BYPY is a prestigious award ceremony which recognises and rewards the most talented individuals in Birmingham’s business community. The event, which was held on May 12 at the ICC, welcomed over a 1000 professionals from across the region, to celebrate the best professional talent across six categories including; Finance, HR, Recruitment and Training, Legal, Marketing and Communications, Property and Construction and Technology.
Mike, who was announced as BYPY tech winner following an intensive application and interview process, is CEO of Vanti – an international award-winning audio-visual and IT systems integration and managed services practice which works with clients to make the most of their existing or new technology. The company has made 11 appointments during the past 12 months, achieved an average growth of 32 per cent for the last three years and has secured a number of high-profile award wins including Most InAVative Corporate Facility at this year’s inAVation Awards and an AV News Award for AV Project of the Year. Mike was also shortlisted for BQ Emerging Entrepreneur 2016.
Mike Brooman, CEO of Vanti, said: “It has been a fantastic year for both myself and also for the wider Vanti team following a number of impressive award wins and nominations. I was thrilled to be shortlisted as a BYPY tech finalist, so to win the title is the icing on the cake for a brilliant year so far for Vanti.
“Moving forward, we are about to embark on building the smartest, most connected office in Birmingham as a demonstrator for our Smart and Intelligent building capabilities and look forward to expanding our team as we look to recruit additional designers, solution architects and engineers.”
Vanti has a number of high profile clients including United Business Media, Tottenham Hotspur, Canary Wharf Group, Library of Birmingham and BSH Appliances, which includes the Bosch, Siemens and Neff brands. They have also recently been awarded the £1.6 million audio-visual fit-out for Birmingham City University’s Conservatoire, which will run entirely on the very latest low-latency, network-based audio standards allowing students, educators and performers to play live with musicians from across the world, as well as route audio streams anywhere in the building.
They are one of 15 early-stage companies receiving support from Innovation Birmingham’s e4f Inspire programme, which delivers a series of workshops, keynote events, entrepreneur dinners, off-site visits, funded internship/apprenticeship placements, and peer group sessions, in order to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial tech companies.
For additional information on Vanti, please visit: https://www.vanti.co.uk/
For more information on e4f Inspire, please visit: https://www.innovationbham.com/projects/e4f-inspire/