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2020 Judges

Judges are senior business and community figures who have been carefully selected for their expertise and professionalism.

Each Award Category is assigned three judges who assess the applications and decide on three finalists and an eventual winner.

Kate Westbrook
Thrings
Kate Westbrook
Mette Jensen
Four Wealth Management Ltd
Mette Jensen
Nathan Guest
Partner, VWV
Nathan Guest
Chris Walford
Partner, Albert Goodman
Rob Crews
Partner, Momentum Corporate Finance
Rob Crews
Paul Falvey
Corporate Tax Partner, BDO
Paul Falvey
Heather Frankham
Whiteoaks Capital & Origin Workspace
Heather Frankham
Lauren Couch
BOOST & Co
Lauren Couch
Mike Beesley
TIMESTWO
Mike Beesley
Ray McDowell
UWE
Ray McDowell
Nathan Bradberry
Bevan Brittan LLP
Nathan Bradberry
Paul Brown
Mail Handling International
Paul Brown
James Ryan
Bristol Airport
James Ryan
Allan Rosengren
Investor and Businessman
Allan Rosengren
Dr Alex Young
Virti
Dr Alex Young
Peter Gibbons
Sprague Gibbons
Peter Gibbons
Laura Stevens
FutureSpace
Laura Stevens
Karen Brooks
SETsquared

Karen Brooks

Shona Godefroy
Thomas Wescott
Shona Godefrey
Naseem Taludkar
HSBC
Naseem Taludkar
Dr Saima Rana
Varkey Foundation
Dr Saima Rana

The 2020 Business Leader Awards


The South West Business Leader Awards is the region’s premier business event and is attended annually by CEOs, directors and professionals. For 2020 we have launched a new Covid-19 Business Hero category which you can view here.

If you have any questions regarding award entry, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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