New panel of judges geared up for closing date

With an amazing response from entrants to the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards (MKBAA) 2022, the awards’ new
judging panel are preparing for their final shortlisting process when second stage entries are submitted at the end of this month. New Chair of the judging panel, Anita Nadkarni, Supply Chain and Operations Growth Driver at PwC, UK takes over from veteran head judge, Sir John Southby Bt, following his successful seven-year reign.

Anita is a great addition to the panel. With more than 15 years’ experience in defining and driving large transformations to completion, Anita is a champion of helping businesses achieve their objectives through the implementation of strategies, which are underpinned by technology.

With such a high level of business experience across both the public and private sectors, Anita’s appointment to the judging panel marks an important step forward for MKBAA. Having built strong relationships across the regionwith businesses, educational institutes, charity organisations and professional bodies, Anita is also a brand ambassador for MK College and MK Hospital Charity.

Joining Anita on the judging panel will be:

  • Robin Webb – Shoosmiths
  • Viren Patel - The Open University
  • Steve Eccles - MK Gateway
  • Tracey Aldworth - MK Council
  • Jason Sinclair – Profile Resourcing
  • Jo Lewington – Network Rail
  • Francesca Skelton – Arts & Heritage Alliance
  • Ruth Devine – SJD Electrical
  • Kurshida Mirza – MK Community Foundation

The awards, which will return to the Stadium MK on March 24, are a popular event in the Milton Keynes business calendar. Second stage entries must be in by the closing date of January 28. Nicholas Mann, Chair of MKBLP and co-organiser of MKBAA, said: “We are delighted that Anita Nadkarni has joined us as Chair of the MKBAA judging panel and we welcome our fantastic new judges, who will help to recognise and celebrate the successes of our diverse business
community in Milton Keynes.

“Moving back from the Arena MK to the smaller venue at Stadium MK does mean that there will be a reduced number of tickets than in the previous two years (2019 and 2020) and as a result we would highly recommend that businesses who have entered the awards purchase their tickets within plenty of time, in order to avoid disappointment.”

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