Judging Panel

The judges for this years event will be:-

Hilary Devey - the latest addition to the BBC Dragons’ Den panel and founder of the £100 million turnover logistics company Pall-Ex.

Joe Morris - operations director at TJ Morris, the operator of the £600 million turnover Home Bargains retail chain.

Gerald Ratner – the former chief executive of Ratners Group who now runs geraldonline, the UK’s largest online diamond retailer.

Tony Wilson – chairman of the £300 million automotive aftermarket spares manufacturer Klarius, and winner of last year’s EN North West Entrepreneur of the Year award.

The panel will be chaired by EN’s editor Stuart Anderson.