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Nominations open for European Families in Business Awards

By Nicholas Moody

CampdenFB, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the third annual European Families in Business Awards 2014.

This year the awards gala dinner will take place in Barcelona on 3 June – a fitting location to celebrate family businesses; given the significant role family businesses play in the Spanish economy and society.

In Spain, 85% of businesses are categorised as family-owned, and they contribute 70% of Spain's GDP. Indeed many of Spain’s most well known brands, including Zara or Santander, have a strong family element.

This year’s categories are:

·      Top family business of the year

·      Top family business leader of the year

·      Top family business rising leader of the year

·      Top non-family director of the year

·      Top sustainable family business of the year

Nicholas Moody, editor of CampdenFB and a member of the judging panel, is excited about celebrating the best examples of European family-owned businesses.

“Family businesses are crucial to the health of Europe's economy. They contribute more than 50% to the eurozone's private sector activity and are playing a crucial role in the recovery of many of the hard-pressed economies of the region. The awards salute the best-in-breed and we think it’s vital to champion their achievements.”

Public nominations will remain open on the awards site for the next seven weeks, closing on 21 March.

Click here to make a nomination.

Following the public nominations period, qualifying family business nominees will be added to the jury’s personal recommendations and a long-list drawn up.


The long list will then be analysed based on the parameters for each category and a shortlist created of five companies per category.

For a full outline of the nomination process, click here.

If you would like to register to attend the gala dinner, please contact: simidhillon@campdenwealth.com

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