Family Business United (‘FBU’) is delighted to confirm that Jody Downes has joined the judging panel for the Family Business of the Year Awards 2022, representing headline sponsors Mattioli Woods who will be presenting the overall Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year Award in June 2022.
As Paul continues, “We are delighted to welcome Jody to the judging panel. His background in equity capital markets and having spent more than two decades advising plc boards and private companies on capital raising/liquidity events, IPOs, M&A activity and institutional investor relations means that he brings an extensive knowledge of the business world to the judging panel, especially family and owner managed businesses.”
Jody adds, “It is a pleasure to judge these awards as each year they provide a rich insight into the history, heritage, values and purpose that underpin the very essence of family businesses the length and breadth of the UK. Family firms are the engine room of the UK economy and each year there are some incredible entries which does not make the judging easy by any means. It is fantastic to see so many great businesses enter each year and to find out more about them too.”
“Mattioli Woods are delighted to be sponsoring these awards that shine a light on the very best of British family firms and we look forward to presenting the ultimate award, Supreme Champion Family Business of the Year 2022.”