ICM Chief Executive judges National Business Awards 2007

9:15am GMT, Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Professor Tom Thomas is a judge for the National Business Awards 2007

Professor Tom Thomas, ICM’s Chief Executive, is a judge for the National Business Awards 2007 – one of the most prestigious accolades in the UK.

Once described by Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown as ‘the UK’s business Oscars’, the National Business Awards is an independent programme which recognises and rewards excellence, innovation and success and identifies outstanding businesses of all sizes and from all sectors across the UK.

Sponsored by Orange, and consisting of 18 categories, the short listed finalists for the awards were announced in late August and the judging process is now underway to select each winner.

Professor Tom Thomas has been a judge for the National Business Awards for three years now, having initially been approached whilst Dean of the Business School at Southampton Solent University. This year, Tom is one of the judges for The Orange Business Leader of the Year Award, which will go to ‘the outstanding individual who has best demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision.’

“Fantastic opportunity to network”

Professor Thomas said: “Being involved in the National Business Awards is something that I am very proud of; it really is an excellent programme – very professionally organised with objective judging.

“It is also a fantastic opportunity to network with the top business minds in the country. The awards ceremony in November will be a great opportunity to raise greater awareness of ICM in a corporate arena. Alongside continued growth on a global level, one of my key aims is to further promote ICM in the UK, look to increase the delivery of new courses and push forward the development of professional membership worldwide.”

The awards ceremony is taking place on Tuesday 13 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, set in the heart of Mayfair in London, to be hosted by renowned television presenter Sir Trevor McDonald.

Look out for photos and an update on the National Business Awards 2007 in November.

For more information, visit: www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk