CEO, mentor, and passionate Birmingham Sunny Gill is hoping ‘Birmingham Young Professional of the Year’ will be the next title to add to his list of achievements.
The marketing entrepreneur, who founded the multi-disciplinary digital marketing and video production agency Silver Mountain in 2016, has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious accolade.
Sunny has been listed alongside 16 other young professionals in the city, and is one of only two finalists who are representing a company they founded at the awards.
Now in its 18th year, Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) has been established as one of the most respected accolades in the Midlands’ business community.
Recognised for his outstanding achievements in the marketing and communications sector, he has built a one-stop business that encompasses key marketing and video services to support companies and marketing professionals.
BYPY recognises and celebrates talented individuals aged 35 and under from within Birmingham’s professional services sector. Awards span six categories, with one candidate being named ‘Birmingham’s Young Professional of the Year’.
Having founded it without investment just under two years ago, Silver Mountain has organically grown into a six-strong team, working with regional, national, and international clients spanning a range of sectors including EY, UBS Bank, Clinical Therapy Group, and Project Controls Expo.
Speaking about the nomination and the journey so far, Sunny said: “Silver Mountain went from an idea to a reality; this is by far the highlight of my career. I’m incredibly proud to be a born and bred Brummie, and I’ve seen and experienced first-hand the wealth of opportunities that this great city provides. To be a finalist alongside so many other professionals that I respect and admire in Birmingham is truly an honour.”
In addition to his impressive career to date, Sunny’s altruistic accomplishments contributed to his recognition as an exceptional individual. Not only does he volunteer with charities and support a number of pro-bono projects; he is also an ambassador of LoveBrum, a charity supporting hidden gem projects across Birmingham and also holds an advisory role with The Asian Sports Foundation, a UK-based NGO, campaigning for equality and inclusion for Asian communities in sport.
“I feel it is our duty to give back to those around us, whether that contribution be money, time, or skills. My career accomplishments, and the success of Silver Mountain so far, have all been as a result of the support this city has offered me, and I strongly believe in repaying that so that others can thrive too. CSR should be about all of us doing as much as we can to help make our communities stronger together,” Sunny added.
The BYPY awards take place on Thursday 24 May.
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