Completing the shortlist
are Glass Animals, with their sophomore effort How To Be A Human Being.
This has been narrowed down to a shortlist
of Holyhead firm D&P Graphics, Corwen water drilling experts Dragon Drilling (Water & Energy) Ltd and recruitment business, the JVP Group.
are Al Rayan Bank, Glide Utilities and Marks Sattin.
novels include a thriller by Paul Hawkins, titled Girl on the Train, which is currently being made into a film in New York by Dreamworks; Harper Lee's sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, titled Go Set a Watchman; A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, said to be a favourite for the 2015 Man Booker Prize; And My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, the only translated book on the shortlist
John Rostron said: "We are very proud to announce this year's shortlist
. In light of the fact that over 60 albums in total were put forward we decided to include 15 albums on the shortlist
Eight category winners and a Project of the Year will be selected from the 32 shortlisted
projects and the winners will then be invited to represent the West Midlands at the main RICS Awards in London.
If I'm honest almost, everyone deserved to be shortlisted
This year, nearly double the amount of entries were received from Malaysia than in previous years, while Singapore put forward an impressive performance with 2.5 times more entries from the city-state making it to the shortlist
as compared to 2013.
Lynn Davidson has been shortlisted
in the Reporter of the Year category for a series of hard-hitting investigations.
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