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Judges Confirmed For Family Business Of The Year Awards 2020

The Family Business of the Year Awards are the annual spectacle that puts the family business sector in the UK under the spotlight.  A rigorous process gets under way from the moment that nominations are received with a desktop review undertaken to confirm suitability of the entries and then the shortlists are announced.

Shortlisted family firms complete and submit a detailed submission that includes their story as a family firm, the roles of family members, governance, key milestones and achievements and a whole lot more besides and it is these submissions that are sent to the judging panel.

A panel of judges is drawn from previous winners, family businesses and the advisory network and the awards would not work without their support and involvement, giving up precious time to review the submissions and add to the debate.  2020 is no exception and we are delighted to confirm the judging panel for the awards as:

The Judges

Ben Fowler – Western Pension Solutions
Natalie Wright – Mazars
Alexandra Nelson – Birketts LLP
Charlotte Tong – Goodman Jones
Sue Howorth – The Family Business Network
Norma Stewart – Kin Alliance
Christian Mancier – Gorvins
Jon Sharp – Western Pension Solutions
Nick Heath – Seven Investment Management
Hannah Harris – PwC
Mike Kane – Turcan Connell
Mike Donaldson – James Donaldson & Sons (Previous Family Business Winners)
Jane Knapp – Phillips Brothers (Woodshavings) Ltd (Previous Family Business Winners)
Stephen Bagnall – Bagnalls (Previous Family Business Supreme Champions)
Jody Downes – Mattioli Woods
Paul Andrews – Family Business United (Chairman of the Judging Panel)

As Paul Andrews concludes, “The judges play a vital part in maintaining the integrity of the awards and we could not run the awards without them.  We really appreciate the time taken to review the entries and join the deliberations in determining the winners and look forward to crowning some great family business ambassadors in June.”

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