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Awards

We are really proud of all the awards that the Coffin Works Project has received. They acknowledge all the hard work that the staff and volunteers at Birmingham Conservation Trust have put in to bring this important and remarkable slice of Birmingham’s history alive. See pre-conservation and transformation galleries and find out about the building preservation project HERE. 

Not only have we rescued a grade II* listed industrial heritage site, removing it from Historic England’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ Register, but we are conserving and sharing the wonderful and unique Newman Brothers collection through the museum.

Winner: Birmingham Civic Society Renaissance Award 2014

Tim Prince and the Lord Mayor at our celebration event

Volunteer Tim Prince and the Lord Mayor at our celebration event

 

Winner: RICS West Midlands Best Conservation Project 2015

Winner: RICS West Midlands Best Tourism & Leisure Project 2015

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Our happy party consisted of key players in our project team; from our contractors Fairhurst Ward Abbots, Rodney Melville & Partners, Qoda Consulting, Greenwoods and the BCT team. Two awards in one night!

Winner: Conservation in the Community ICON Award 2015

A fantastic film given to us by ICON, featuring Deb Magnoler, Sarah Hayes and Simon Buteux


Winner: Historic England Heritage Angel – The ‘People’s Choice’ Award 2015

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We feature centre stage, from Lorraine in the flowery dress (left) to Sarah dressed in white! It was great to know that the public was behind us and voted us their ‘favourite’ Heritage Angel project.

Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

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Our wonderful volunteers Cornelius (left), Martin and Neville with our Certificate. A proud day!

Also, we were shortlisted for the following awards:

Our latest award and  Our video documenting what it means to them is coming very soon!

Winner: Museums + Heritage Award for Customer Service 2016
The first award of 2016 was a Museums + Heritage Award for Customer Service, and it’s dedicated to our volunteers. This video documents what it means to them!

Winner: West Midlands Volunteer Awards – Young People Award 2016
Given to an individual who has brought New Ideas and energy, this award was won by Adam Sutcliffe-Brown for developing the Relaxed Tours with fellow volunteer Suzanne Carter for visitors on the Autistic spectrum.

Left: Sarah Falkland Centre: Adam Sutcliffe-Brown of Newman Brothers at Coffin Works. Birmingham (winner) Right: Hugh James, Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England (judge).

Winner: West Midlands Volunteer Awards – Outstanding Award for Excellence 2016
Overall winner from all eight categories was also won by the amazing Adam Sutcliffe-Brown!

Left: Sarah Falkland Centre: Adam Sutcliffe-Brown of Newman Brothers at Coffin Works. Birmingham (winner) Right: Barrie Williams, Chairman IGMT (judge)

Left: Sarah Falkland Centre: Adam Sutcliffe-Brown of Newman Brothers at Coffin Works. Birmingham (winner) Right: Barrie Williams, Chairman IGMT (judge)