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The Judges

The judges of the 2014 CN Group Business Awards have been announced. Once again, CN Group is celebrating the best of business in the county. And with so many Cumbrian firms giving grounds for optimism even in the most challenging of economic climates, our judges will face a tough task in selecting winners. Marie Whitehead, director of cnevents, will chair the panel and says:
“These awards are a chance for companies in Cumbria to highlight their success and we hope many of them take the opportunity to do so.”Judging will take place at CN Group’s Newspaper House headquarters in Carlisle in late August. All short-listed finalists will be invited to the gala awards presentation at Carlisle Racecourse on Thursday, 16 October.

The judges will be:

David Hymers, managing director of Totalpost Systems, Alston

Tony O'Pray, managing director of TIS Cumbria, Workington

Jackie Arnold, finance, governance and strategy director, BAE Systems, Barrow and vice-chairwoman of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership

Rob Johnston, chief executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

Julian Whittle, business editor, Cumbrian Newspapers Limited

Marie Whitehead, director of cn events, will be the independent chair of the panel.