Nominations are now open for the BVCA CEO Awards 2009, the first industry awards event dedicated to demonstrating the contribution private equity and venture capital makes to businesses. Simon Walker, CEO, BVCA, invites you to nominate your CEOs now.
The awards will be run nationwide and the BVCA will host the following six regional heats with the final event taking place in London in October 09:
Scotland & Northern Ireland
Nomination deadline of 13 February 09, Glasgow dinner on 26 March 09
Nomination deadline of 6 March 09, Leeds dinner 2 April 09
Nomination deadline of 3 April 09, Bristol dinner 14 May 09
Nomination deadline 1 May 09, Birmingham dinner 4 June 09
Southeast inc. London & Channel Islands
Nomination deadline 15 May 09, Southeast dinner 18 June 09
Nomination deadline 12 August 09, Manchester dinner 17 September 09
The regional heats taking place will include the following five categories:
1.PE CEO of the Year
2.VC CEO of the Year
4.Best Corporate Responsibility
5.Best International Impact
The final national awards will include the following three additional awards:
1.CEO of the Year – Hall of Fame
3.Major impact on an industry CEO
CEOs will be judged on their performance and the performance of their company/companiesfrom 1 January 08 to 31 December 08.
Following the nomination process, Manchester Business School will compile a shortlist of 3 CEOs per category per region. A panel of independent judges will be dedicated to deciding the winners of the awards for each region. The judging panels will include senior private equity professionals, CBI leaders, representatives of Dow Jones, pre-eminent CEOs and advisers.
I do hope you will find time to support this important initiative. It will play a key role in positioning Private Equity as a “force for good” and aid the overall objective of bringing transparency and openness to the way they do business.
Nominate your CEOs now.