Aspire team shortlisted for West Midlands Leadership Awards 2022

Aspire team shortlisted for West Midlands Leadership Awards 2022


The West Midlands Leadership Awards 2022 shortlist has been revealed.

And we’re delighted to announce that members of the Aspire team are on the shortlist for not one, not two, but three awards!

First up is Aspire Active Partnerships and Customer Experience Manager, Luke Johnson, who’s been a valued part of the Aspire team since 2013. Luke is shortlisted for Young Leader of the Year.

Reacting to the news, Luke said: “Humbled, flattered, blown away, excited, motivated... some of the many emotions I've felt since hearing the news.

“Not sure I strictly class as 'young' still, but I'll take it!

“A huge congratulations to fellow nominees, I cannot wait to see and network with you on the night!”

The second Aspire member to be shortlisted is Co-Founder Paul Griffiths, who’s up for two awards! Paul’s on the shortlist for Emerging Entrepreneur Leader and Company Leader (up to 100 employees).

Paul said: “It's an honour to be recognised and shortlisted with people who have achieved so much in the past year. And of course wish them luck!

“To be shortlisted in three categories is testament to the amazing work the Aspire team put in day in, day out. Now more than ever before, physical activity will shape the future health and well-being of our society and to be at the forefront of engagement around the country is very exciting for Aspire. It’s been a great 12 months for the organisation. We have a team full of incredibly good people and I am chuffed to see Luke get recognition for his excellent leadership skills too.”

The awards ceremony is set to be held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on 31st March.

We wish Luke and Paul the very best of luck!