SME National Awards
Judges – SME Surrey Awards 2017

Judges

Judging Panel


We have developed our judging over 15 years and our judges, all top business people within their chosen arena, have cited our awards as both the most transparent and professionally executed.
Each application is scored by at least 4 different judges from a panel of up to 22 judges, all applications are seen by different members of the judging panel.
The judges meet over several hours and score not only their own sponsored category but several others too, this ensures transparency.
The first page of questions is designed to give the judges a real feel for your business, followed by several questions that are scored from 1 to 5. It is worth noting that although all judging is computer based please ensure you upload images or screen shots of all important pages.
There are no site visits or presentations involved.
The finalists are chosen by adding all the scores and up to 8 entrants can make it through to the final, however if scoring is low, less entrants make it through.
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Kathryn Beldon

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Kathryn Beldon is the Chief Executive of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, a role she has held since April this year. Kathryn joined the Council in 2014 as Director of Finance & Resources, coming from Shepway District Council.  Her career has focussed on the public sector and the police force.

As Chief Executive, Kathryn is responsible for over 300 employees delivering a wide range of services, such as waste and recycling collections, on and off-street parking enforcement, food hygiene inspections, the regulation of over 200 licenced establishments, and management of a herd of cattle grazing Epsom Common!

As Returning Officer, Kathryn is also responsible for ensuring local and national elections are run correctly and in her short time as Chief Executive has successfully delivered County elections in May swiftly followed by a General Election in June!

Kathryn makes sure that Council decisions are open and transparent, that the Council delivers on its objectives and directs Council initiatives to achieve value for money in the delivery of its services, both mandatory and discretionary.

 Cllr Humphreys

Cllr Humphreys

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

I have been in the Financial Service industry advising high net worth clients for the past 26 years.  My career started with being a man from the Pru. After which I worked for a Global Bank, HSBC, as an Independent Financial Adviser.  Following a long employment with them, I became an equity owner and IFA for a National IFA company.

Our company utilises 21st century technology to conduct our business following the recent over haul through the Retail Distribution Review.  We offer a fee based advisory service through all channels of communication.

My wife and myself also have 2 further Businesses, a cost management & procurement company and Cardiacaid distributing Defibrillators.

As a Councillor I am involved with the local community including representing my constituents, helping events and safe guarding Banstead as a Village.