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West Midlands awards for business and community excellence set to recognise diverse successes

Ali Mahmood of In Touch With and Nick Kalirai at WS10 preparing for the ITW Gala Awards

A vibrant awards ceremony highlighting achievements amid a wealth of diverse business, charity and not-for-profit talent is set to be held this weekend.

The In Touch With Gala Awards is an invitation-only event for members to recognise those who have excelled in the last 12 months.

It brings together businesses and organisations from communities of different faiths and backgrounds to pay tribute to what can be achieved when local people work together to boost the region’s economy.

Around 200 invited guests will attend the event at WS10 in Wednesbury on Saturday, January 25.

ITW founder Ali Mahmood said: “In Touch With is a family and we are getting together for a great family party, highlighting the positive experiences and achievements of our very varied members.

“We may have different routes to where we are now but we are united in wanting the best for our businesses, our families and our area.

“At a time when there is so much negativity spread through modern-day communications and prejudices arising through division, we are celebrating what happens when people unite with a common purpose.

“Even the food on the night caters for a vast array of tastes – traditional British, afro-Caribbean and Indian – it’s going to be amazing.”

Awards presented will include Business of the Year, Networker of the Year, Not for Profit Organisation of the Year and a ‘Going the Extra Mile’ award for the most helpful member.

In Touch With is a business networking organisation that unites members from across West Midlands. It also has a community CIC division which supports vulnerable and hard to reach communities with business training.