Esteemed panel of judges unveiled for the MBCC Awards 2023

Anticipation is mounting as the prestigious Multicultural Business & Community Champion (MBCC Awards) 2023 announces an esteemed panel of judges, all set to play a pivotal role in recognising the unsung heroes who have made remarkable contributions to both the business world and their communities. This year’s panel represents a diverse array of talents and expertise, ensuring a fair and comprehensive assessment of the outstanding nominees.

The MBCC Awards have gained renown for their dedication to acknowledging individuals and organisations that often go unnoticed but have made profound impacts on society.

These unsung heroes are the backbone of progress and positive change, and the 2023 awards ceremony promises to shine a spotlight on their exceptional achievements.

The distinguished panel of judges for the MBCC Awards 2023 includes:

The judging panel is headed up Head Judge, Justice Williams MBE, Co-Founder & Editor in Chief of the Black Business Magazine. Williams will bring a wealth of experience and dedication to the panel having been involved with the awards ceremony from inception.

Panel of Judges:
1. Jay Blades MBE: TV Presenter
2. Dame Denise Lewis OBE: Olympic Gold Medalist & TV Presenter
3. Jamelia: Singer/Songwriter/Actress
4. Luke Vernon: Entrepreneur and Social Media Influencer
5. Paul Thandi CBE: CEO, The NEC Group
6. Jonathan Townsend: UK Chief Executive, The Princes Trust
7. Professor Dilshad Sheikh: Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, Arden University
8. Azeem Rafiq: Former England Cricketer
9. Dal Darroch: Head of Diversity, The Football Association
10. Dr. Carmen Watson: Chair, Pertemps Catering
11. Daniel Bridgewater: CEO, Buckt
12. Henrietta Brealey: CEO, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
13. Denise Maxwell: International Photographer
14. Marverine Cole: Award Winning Journalist
15. Lee J Walker: Managing Director, TheBusinessDesk
16. Monica Shafaq: CEO, Kaleidoscope
17. Satnam Rana Grindley: Director of Marcomms, GBSLEP
18. Scarlett Allen-Horton: Managing Director, Harper Fox Partners
19. Keith Smith: CEO, The Legacy Centre of Excellence

“We are thrilled to present such an illustrious panel of judges for the MBCC Awards 2023,” said Dr. Tru Powell, CEO of the MBCC Awards. “Their collective expertise and diverse backgrounds will ensure that those who have quietly made an impact receive the recognition they deserve.”

The MBCC Awards 2023 promises to be an evening of inspiration and celebration, spotlighting the stories of individuals and organisations that have ignited positive change.

14 victors will be announced during the awards ceremony on December 2nd at Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

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