The National Business Awards, in partnership with Orange, has today revealed this year’s judges. The Juries will determine the country’s leading businesses and business leaders, across 17 categories, for 2012.
Led by Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, the panel comprises of nearly 100 of the country’s leading CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Senior Directors including Business Economist, Professor Dominic Swords, Carmen Ayo, Technology Specialist, UKTI, Philip King, CEO Institute of Credit Management, Julie Meyer, CEO of Ariadne Capital, Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman at Baydonhill plc and Martin McCourt, former CEO of Dyson and Director at Montagu Private Equity. *See notes to editors for more judges.
Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Chair of Judges said: “This year has seen tough developments across the UK economy so business has to be all the smarter and even more determined to move ahead. We are interested to see how businesses have adapted and developed in order to succeed. We will be looking for leaders who can demonstrate true originality, innovation and tenacity in their field. I’m looking forward to working with the other judges to identify and reward the very best in UK business.
The National Business Awards are distinguished by a robust judging process that begins with an initial shortlist based on a written submission, which is then scored by a panel of judges to determine ten finalists in each category. Finalists are then invited to present live to a panel of judges in London, who will determine an overall winner in each category.
Ruby McGregor-Smith, CEO, MITIE, 2011’s Orange Leader of the Year winner said: “As a previous winner, I know that the judging process for the National Business Awards is rigorous – something that validates the whole programme making it fair and winning all the more worthwhile.”
“The calibre and breadth of judges involved each year are a reflection of the credibility and prestige of the programme” said Alex Evans, National Business Awards Programme Director, who added: “We would also like to thank the judges for giving up their time to be involved in finding Britain’s most exemplary businesses.”
Finalists will be announced in August and winners will be revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner and awards ceremony in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel on the evening of Tuesday 13th November.
The deadline to enter the National Business Awards is 27th June 2012, visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for more information and a full list of judges.
The National Business Awards supports Help for Heroes, a charity that offers support and advice for wounded soldiers.