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Nominate the best in family business at the European Families in Business Awards 2019

By James Beech

Nominations are now open for the European Families in Business Awards 2019, the most prestigious celebration of excellence among business families of wealth across the continent.

CampdenFB, in association with BNP Paribas Wealth Management, invites Europe’s elite family businesses to tell us who deserves to be recognised in six award categories. Principals, next-generation family members, non-family directors, and guests from business families established over multiple generations will be welcomed to our gala dinner and ceremony. For the eighth annual edition, the awards will be presented in Milan, Italy on 2 July. The evening awards will be the social highlight of the 16th Campden Wealth Families in Business Conference in the same venue on 2-3 July.

Past winners who attended to collect their awards include Top Family Business 2018: Musgrave Group—Musgrave family (Ireland), Top Family Business Rising Star 2018: Lydia Forte—Rocco Forte Hotels (United Kingdom), Top Family Business Leader 2017: Cyril Camus—Camus (France), Top Family Business Leader 2016: Nadja Swarovski—Swarovski (Austria), Top Sustainable Family Business 2015: Illy Caffe (Italy) and Top Family Business 2014—Pentland Group (UK).

Nicholas Moody, editor of CampdenFB and a member of the judging panel, said the profile of family businesses continued to rise across Europe.

“Across the region there is a growing appreciation for the contribution and impact family businesses are making, not only as entrepreneurs, but as a group that values and supports the social fabric of society,” he said.

“The eighth annual awards are a great opportunity to showcase the talents of these ‘hidden champions’ that are helping to power up Europe. That does not necessarily mean the biggest is the best. The awards give those market-leading European family businesses, from local champions to global conglomerates, the chance to shine.”

Rémi Frank, member of the Executive Committee and head of the Key Client Group of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, said the leading global private bank was “very proud” to sponsor the European Families in Business Awards.

“These distinguished families have been key drivers over generations of economic growth and sustainability across the continent and it is an honour to recognise their achievements and to accompany them on this path.”

CampdenFB called for nominees in the following categories:

Top Family Business

Top Family Business Leader

Top Family Business Rising Star

Top Next-Generation Entrepreneur

Top Non-Family Director

Top Sustainable Family Business

Click here to visit the dedicated 2019 European Families in Business Awards website for category criteria and to submit nominations. View galleries and videos of past awards ceremonies, winners and nominees.

Nominations will close on 8 March.

For comments, inquiries and more information, email: fb@campdenwealth.com and call CampdenFB on +44 20 3763 2829. Visit CampdenFB.com, register for the weekly CampdenFB Bulletin and follow #EFIBA19 for ongoing coverage of the finalists and the grand night itself.