2011 B-Hive Winners announced

The annual B-Hive competition has once again shone a light on some of the brightest creative talents in Birmingham.

The city's budding creatives were competing for 29 placements in five categories - marketing, PR, advertising, graphic design and web design.

Their challenge was to devise original promotional campaigns for the city of Birmingham and the prize on offer was paid placements at some of the region's best known creative departments and agencies.

B-Hive was set up to encourage the region's creatives to stay in the city when they graduate. Pitch Consultants has worked on it alongside Business Birmingham.

The overall winner of the marketing category this year Jasmyn Allen who has won four week placements at First Utility and The NEC.

Jarrod Williams won in the PR category and will go on to complete work experience at Leader, McCann, Seal and Grayling while Cristina Vant and Jessica Preskey were successful in the advertising category and will take on placements at Chapter, Golley Slater, McCann Erickson, RBH, Unsuitable and WAA.

The winner of the graphic design category was Rama Patankar who will spend two weeks at Seal, Orb, Chosen and Tomorrow People while the winner of web design Ahmed Ahmed will work at Freestyle, One Black Bear, Clusta and Made.

Neil Rami, head of Business Birmingham, said: "“The calibre of entries this year, as ever, was extremely impressive and is testament to the fact our universities are home to a huge amount of creative talent.

"With over 12,500 digital and creative companies operating in the region, an increase of 30% since 2005, Birmingham’s creative industries are thriving. The B-Hive competition is a key tool in retaining our young talent in the region, by demonstrating the vast amount of opportunities open to graduates in this exciting sector."

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