Publisher September 2013

BBA: You Judge the Judges

Just before we sent this issue of BCCJ ACUMEN to print, we were pleased to be able to confirm the names of those who will judge our 2013 British Business Awards (BBA), on 1 November at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.

Last month, I revealed that Michael Woodford MBE, managing director of Michael Woodford Associates Ltd., had agreed to adjudicate.

In case you needed more reasons to nominate a candidate for one of the six awards, or attend one of the foreign community’s most prestigious events of the year, here is a list (in alphabetical order) of the diverse and expert luminaries who will serve as judges.

For balance, we’ve tried to cover as many angles as possible, including the arts, finance, industry, culture, trade and … whistle-blowing. Both genders and those based in Japan and the UK are represented.

And don’t forget that, for the first time, all BCCJ members can vote for Person of the Year, once nominations close on 18 October.