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The CampdenFB European Family Business Awards

The selection process will be made by firstly offering our readers the opportunity to propose top companies/leaders for each category. A team of senior business school professors and institutions will then decide a shortlist, which the eventual winners will be selected from.

The selection process will be made by firstly offering our readers the opportunity to propose top companies/leaders for each category. A team of five experts in family businesses will then decide a shortlist, which the eventual winners will be selected from.

The judges for the European Families in Business Awards, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, are:

Guido Corbetta
Aidaf-Alberto Falck professor of strategic management in family business
Professor of corporate strategy
Bocconi University

Tom Rüsen
Witten Institute for Family Business
Managing director
Witten/Herdecke University

Leif Melin
Director and head of the Centre for Family Enterprise & Ownership
Jonkoping InternationalBusiness School in Sweden

Jozef Lievens
Head of the Family Business Network in Belgium
 
David Bain
Editorial director
Campden Wealth

In order to be considered for the award, the family business must have annual revenues of at least €100 million, have at least second generation or more of family involvement in the business and the family needs to control at least 25% of the voting rights in the business.

The business will also need to be headquartered in Europe.

The five awards will be for:

Top Family Business of the Year

This will be awarded to the outstanding family business in Europe, which adheres to the best practices in family business stewardship, succession planning and corporate governance, coupled with long-term growth and profit performance.

Top Family Business Leader of the Year

This will be awarded to the outstanding family business leader in Europe, who has set exemplary standards in pursuing best practices in family business stewardship, succession planning and corporate governance, and has also overseen a business that has achieved long-term growth and profit performance.

Top Family Business Rising Star of the Year

This will be awarded to the outstanding next generation leader under the age of 40, who has shown impressive entrepreneurial talent in the context of the family business and/or outside of the family business, as well as having adhered to the principles and culture that have underpinned the success of the family business.

Top Non-Family Director of the Year

This will be awarded to the outstanding non-family director who has shown exemplary managerial and entrepreneurial skills, as well as adhering to the principles and culture that have underpinned the success of the family business.

Top Sustainable Family Business of the Year

This will be awarded to the outstanding sustainable family business, which will has shown exemplary economic, social and environmental standards throughout the business over a period of at least five years.

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