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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 Jenson
Four Wealth Management Ltd

Mette Jenson

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
The HR World

Mike Beesley

Ray McDowell
UWE

Ray McDowell

Nathan Bradberry
Bevan Brittan LLP

Nathan Bradberry

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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