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Unique Contribution to Birmingham

The second of the judges’ special awards, recognising a unique contribution to Birmingham. 

Unique Contribution

L-R; Stella Manzie; Andy Argyle, Midlands Head of Devolved Government & Infrastructure; Chris Neville; Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place; Iwan Thomas


Chris Neville
Place Directorate

For his work improving air quality within Birmingham

Taxis have been shown to affect air quality in cities and the Birmingham taxi licencing policy developed by Chris will go a long way to improving the health of our City’s residents.

There was considerable media coverage, some adverse, on the proposed changes but Chris’s communication with all affected parties made the achievement possible.  The policy will lead to better outcomes for both the citizens of Birmingham and for taxi drivers, and this policy really shows Birmingham as a leader.