Discovery ADR Group has been shortlisted in two categories (Employer and Innovator) for the West Midlands Business Masters 2016.

An eight-strong judging panel sifted through the record number of entries from across the region with 33 making the shortlist for the nine awards.

The winners of those awards, plus the individual award of Ambassador, will be announced at a black-tie awards evening at Edgbaston Stadium on Thursday, June 16.  Business presenter Steph McGovern will be hosting the evening.

The judging panel was chaired by editor Alex Turner and was made up of Chris Barlow (MHA Macintyre Hudson), Richard Butler (CBI), Mark Hales (, Justine Howl (Birmingham International Airport), Ninder Johal (Nachural), Sue Summers (Finance Birmingham) and Louise Wall (Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce).

Mr Turner said: “The quality of the entries was really strong which reflected the strength of the businesses and also the passion and pride they have in their achievements.

“It was difficult to exclude many good entries from the shortlist because of the high standard across the categories. We are now looking forward to a fantastic evening at Edgbaston in June.”