3 May 2011

Judging the Judges - how we pick our awards team

Event Director Jacqueline Yanko tells us how they choose the judges that judge the European Business Awards

The judging panels play a pivotal role in the Awards programme.

The judges for the European Business Awards are selected through a rigorous process to assure the quality and high standards that identify the Awards programme. Invitations are sent only to those businessmen and women who have demonstrated the key principals of the European Business Awards throughout their career; that is innovation, financial success and business ethics.

Judges are recruited from the commercial, academic and political arenas, and the judging panels are made up of 40 leading business and establishment figures, industrialists, thought leaders, public servants, academics and entrepreneurs from all over Europe. The European Business Awards recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community and thus the judges are selected so as to reflect these values.

When approached for the first time, most individuals respond with appreciation and gratitude for having been contacted. Although the majority are unable to participate, they express support and enthusiasm for the Awards programme. Judges who have previously participated on the panels are usually eager to do so again, having found their experience most rewarding. In short, the European Business Awards is an increasingly recognised and renowned Awards programme which attracts exceptional talent from across Europe.

To see the list of judges working on the 2011 awards programme, click here

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