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.

The waiting is over!

The Winner and Highly Commended in each of our Award categories were announced at our glittering black-tie ceremony at The Velodrome, Derby Arena on Thursday 9 November.