17th November 2016

Sir Tom Hunter
Judging Panel Chairman

Scotland’s first home grown billionaire, Sir Tom also holds the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy.

Mark Bevan

Operations Director and Deputy MD at Business in the Community, Mark draws upon his experience as an Executive and Non-Executive Director in national and global NGO’s, working closely with business & government on human rights, environment & responsible business.

Jane Wood

As the Managing Director of Business in the Community Scotland, Jane has responsibility for the strategic direction of one of the country's leading groups for promoting the role of business in delivering on the key issues facing our communities.

Azeem Ibrahim

Dr Azeem Ibrahim is an expert in strategic policy development and has advised many world leaders as an International Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Brian Williamson

Currently leading Jumpstart, the UK’s leading R&D tax credit experts, Brian is an advocate of entrepreneurship being a former director of Entrepreneurial Exchange.

Chris Van Der Kuyl

Chris is one of Scotland’s most active entrepreneurs and leading light of the gaming and internet service providing industries in the UK. He is the Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland.

Jo Bucci

Before becoming Managing Director of the People’s Postcode Lottery in the UK, Jo has been Group Managing Director of Capital Radio Group and successfully prepared and managed the sale of Leicester City FC as CEO.

Bryan Hoare

Bryan is Co-founder and Managing Director of BQ, a national publishing and media brand recognised for celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship to help businesses succeed and grow.

Jennifer Cheyne OBE

Jennifer started Cheyne’s hairdressing salons in the mid-1970s. Since then it’s risen to an industry leader in hair and beauty.

Malcolm Buchanan

Malcolm is the Chair of the Scotland Board and Managing Director of Corporate and Commercial banking in Scotland for Royal Bank of Scotland.

Mick Jackson

Mick is a serial and innovative social entrepreneur. His WildHearts initiative launches businesses and uses its profits to fund global micro-finance.

Shaf Rasul

Shaf is a serial investor, entrepreneur and business journalist for The Sun, and is also a star of the BBC’s online Dragons Den.

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