Brad and Spencer Parkes, store partners of Specsavers in Solihull and Shirley, have been crowned ‘Best Business Person of the Year’ in the Solihull Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 annual awards.


The brothers took the gong at the online ceremony on 15 October.


A word from Brad

‘We were over the moon to get the news that we’d won,’ comments Brad.  ‘Spencer and I have been offering eye care here in Solihull for the last 27 years, so this is wonderful recognition for our contribution to a community that we are so incredibly passionate about.


‘Obviously it wasn’t a usual award ceremony, but we look forward to celebrating in the traditional sense with our team as soon as we are able.  But for now, we’re just humbled to have received this award and grateful to our loyal colleagues and customers who help make our job so satisfying.’


A word from the judging panel

Headline sponsors for the awards included Solihull College and University Centre, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Gymshark. The judging panel was chaired by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s chief financial officer, Helen Bates. She says: ‘We’ve had yet another bumper year of superb award applications from across Solihull. Our judges had a tough time judging, as everyone was deserving of an accolade.’


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