The Judging Panel

The Midlands Family Business Awards is a firmly independent initiative and each of the 10 award category panels is led by a senior family business figure, with support from industry influencers, advisers and our sponsors. We are exceptionally grateful to our judges, who provide so freely of their time, wisdom and insights throughout the judging process.

Running a business can leave you with little free time - and so when you enter awards you want to be sure that the judging process will be independent, ethical and transparent. Since our launch in 2010, we have been committed to ensuring that the judging process for the Midlands Family Business Awards delivers exactly this. 

Each award category has its own judging panel, made up of a lead family business judge, plus a representative from the category sponsors, an industry figure and a facilitator from the awards organisers. The family business judge has the casting vote, should the judges disagree.

Judges in previous years have included senior figures from Norton Motorcycles, Pukka Pies, Samworth Brothers, Speedo, Dodson & Horrell and Manor Pharmacies.

As we confirm our judges for the 2017 Midlands Family Business Awards we will add their details to this page.

Interested in judging? We'd love to hear from you!

Contact Ped Briggs on 0115 942 0111 or click here to email.

People's Choice voting is now open!

Time to have your say? We think so! Voting for the People's Choice Award of the 2017 Midlands Family Business Awards, sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants, is now open. Hit the ‘Vote Here!’ button to go to the awards voting platform and register - you can then place your vote for your favourite family business!