Brummie of the Year 2009 – Nominations Open

Doom, Tighe, Mitton, Malik, Furnell, Babu — who’s next?

Nominations are now open for Brummie Of The Year 2009 — and you’re welcome to nominate any Brummie or Brum resident that has been great or just very very Birmingham this year.

How about Brian Travers of UB40 for sterling efforts to save Brummie music culture? Or maybe you know better?

All that we know is that the nominations will close at 7am Saturday 5th December and the voting will open the next day. Leave your nominations, with a reason, in the comments — and feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.

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50 comments for “Brummie of the Year 2009 – Nominations Open

  1. Anonymous
    17 November 2009 at 12:20 pm
  2. benjibrum
    17 November 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I'd like to nominate Anthony Pratt the inventor of Cludeo for Brummie of the Year.

    2009 sees the celebration of 60 years of Cluedo & I'd like to see Anthony Pratt recognised for his creativity & bringing the joy of murder investigations to us all.

  3. 17 November 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Like it, wondering what he's done this year tho' ;)

  4. Helen
    17 November 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Chris, the handyman at the Barber Institute.

  5. 17 November 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I nominate Paul Hadley for his work with Rhubarb Radio

  6. 17 November 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Justice Williams. Inspiring!

    http://www.birminghampost.net/news/power-50/pow

  7. Lyle Bignon
    17 November 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I second Mr Urbanfly – Paul Hadley has worked solidly for around 2 years to bring Rhubarb Radio to life, with great results. An absolute diamond geezer and great Brummie.

  8. Chris H.
    17 November 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Lisa and Jenny for all the great work done as Capsule over the past ten years. Without their efforts the music scene that Birmingham has today simply wouldn't be what it is.

  9. Lyle Bignon
    17 November 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Ah bloody hell, yes Capsule deserve this too – as do Dan, Ollie and Jon at Jibbering who celebrated 10 years recently

  10. Benjaminbrum
    17 November 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Well, this year he's not done much due to him being dead, but the game he created is 60.

  11. Benjaminbrum
    17 November 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Alison Smith for her campaigning about web accessibility issues for disabled people & continuing to be a critical friend to the digital community in Birmingham.

  12. nickygetgood
    17 November 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Mr Ralph. Because he's lovely and he's suffering from the credit crunch. I spoke to him the other day – he's finding it hard to source cheap stock because all the warehouses he used to buy it from are closing down! He can't even find the usual festive goodies for his suitcases in the run-up to Christmas. Give Mr Ralph your support, and keep a Birmingham institution alive.

    (In case you're wondering who Mr Ralph is: http://digbeth.org/2008/10/mr-ralph/)

  13. 17 November 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Don't think we can open it up to the dead Ben, sorry.

  14. 17 November 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I would like to nominate Gurcharan Mall, organiser of the World 501 Dholis world recording breaking dhol playing event, and the man behind Birmingham's wonderful Dhol Blasters. He is a brilliant dhol teacher, who made me feel very welcome at the event and subsequent dhol classes. He is an very likeable man who recognises that music can transcend cultural differences.

  15. 17 November 2009 at 8:07 pm

    seconded!

  16. 18 November 2009 at 12:01 pm

    It's just got to be Glyn Purnell. How many other Brummies won the AA National Restaurant of the Year AND made Tim Lovejoy look stupid on national TV in 2009? Answer: none. The man's a legend.

  17. 19 November 2009 at 5:23 am

    Seconded. Mr Ralph it must be.

  18. 20 November 2009 at 8:07 am

    Harry Palmer – for having big, crazy ideas and seeing them through. And for being a very nice man :)

  19. 22 November 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Shona @graphiquillan for being cock on.

  20. cap10xb1s
    22 November 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Professor Roger Shannon for freely giving support and guidance to grass roots filmmakers

  21. johnmostyn
    22 November 2009 at 6:42 pm

    All of the above and Mr Mohammed Arif: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8021332.stm

  22. 23 November 2009 at 4:16 pm

    While of course it would be great for Capsule to be Brummie Of The Year as we've reached the ripe old age of 10 this year – it'd also like to nominate Little Chris of Brumcast fame for his support of Brummie bands and for being our very own John Peel!

  23. james
    23 November 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Cassius Neon of Neon Asylum http://www.myspace.com/neonasylum

  24. james
    23 November 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Because of his contributions to music this year

  25. Chris Bates
    23 November 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Too many to choose from! Paul Hadley, Dan, Oli, Jon @ Jibbering, Adam Reagan, Emily Bartlett from ArtsFest.

  26. shelley atkinson
    24 November 2009 at 12:49 am

    agreed!!!! legend

  27. 24 November 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I nominate one Jon Bounds.

  28. 24 November 2009 at 6:54 pm

    nah, he's shit.

  29. 24 November 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Nah, he's shite.

  30. 24 November 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Nah, he's rubbish

  31. 24 November 2009 at 8:42 pm

    C'mon gang, I'm sure we can get a second on this one.

  32. cris
    25 November 2009 at 5:15 pm

    The Capsule ladies
    Cassius Neon of Neon Asylum
    both for what theyre doing to music in birmingham
    weither its promotion (capsule) or creation (cassius)

  33. Marc Reeves
    26 November 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Definitely vote for Glyn. He may be a bluenose, but no-one else serves up a haddock foam poached egg with curry oil like his

  34. damian Eston
    29 November 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I think Simon 'Phathead Jones should get Brummie of the year for if it was not for him Brum would not have as good music scene!

  35. The Birmingham Music Scene
    29 November 2009 at 6:06 pm

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    best joke I've heard all year.

  36. The Birmingham Music Scene
    29 November 2009 at 6:18 pm

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    best joke I've heard all year.

  37. paulgroves
    30 November 2009 at 11:02 am

    Audrey Miller from the Jubilee Debt Campaign.

    Birmingham-based debt campaigner, she's started embracing social media to spread the word around the world and simply one of the loveliest women I've ever met. She has single-handedly motivated hundreds (thousands?) of people to campaign, think and engage.

  38. SteveChapman
    30 November 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I'd like to nominate Rhonda Wilson for the amazing coup of bringing Obama's People to Birmingham ahead of any other city.

  39. 3 December 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Thirded. Lisa & Capsule deserve it for their sterling efforts on Home of Metal alone.

  40. roblyttle
    3 December 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I would like to nominate a guy i work with called Tom Clowes; Tom is a currently living in London, but does everything in his power to promote Birmingham to anyone who will listen. He even convinced me to take a trip to birmingham, and despite the fact it was a bit shit and i will never go back, he got me there. I think birmingham need more people like Tom to promote the city dispite its shitness. I am from belfast and we have been doing this for year with great success, keep up the good work Tom

  41. 3 December 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I nominate Alan Dolhasz, Kipp Jones and Justin Kasey! Brilliant work you guys have been doing for Rhubarb Radio, all as volunteers and with great dedication & honesty! :)
    (Would like to nominate you too Jon… can I? :))

  42. Anonymous
    4 December 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  43. Anonymous
    4 December 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  44. Anonymous
    4 December 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  45. Anonymous
    4 December 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  46. Anonymous
    4 December 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  47. Anonymous
    4 December 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  48. Anonymous
    4 December 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  49. LorraineFrancis
    4 December 2009 at 9:47 am

    I'd like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

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