Business leaders honour Birmingham professor for work on transatlantic conference


A Birmingham professor has been honoured for his contribution to business in the city.

Prof Julian Beer

Prof Julian Beer

Prof Julian Beer, deputy vice-chancellor at Birmingham City University, became one of two people awarded the President’s Medal at a presentation by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

He was honoured for his work on the British American Business Council conference in the city which saw US ambassador Robert Johnson deliver a keynote speech.

Prof Beer said: “I am delighted to have been awarded this medal and am equally delighted that the outgoing President Paul Kehoe CBE has chosen to name me among such prestigious company receiving this accolade.

“Paul made a significant contribution in his role and in other key roles in the West Midlands during his time in office and it’s a great honour to have been mentioned by him as having achieved a significant impact in the business community.

Prof Beer's President's Medal

Prof Beer’s President’s Medal

“One of the highlights was bringing the British American Business Council’s main conference to Birmingham in June 2018 and this was a major achievement for the business community in the second city.

“It was great to see the hard work of so many people who helped to organise and support the event have had such a positive impact and I would like to thank all those involved.”

Paul Anderson, head of office at Deutsche Bank, was also handed the accolade during the special presentation event.

Paul Faulkner, CEO of the Chamber sai: “When considering who he wanted to award his President’s medal to, Paul told me that it was easy to select Julian as a result of the immense and wide ranging impact and contribution he has made to the regional business community, not just over the past 12 months but actually since he arrived in the city and took up his role at BCU.

“Julian is a massive asset for Birmingham and it was a pleasure to honour and recognise him with the award of the president’s medal.”


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