2017 Business Leader of the Year Award
The 2017 Business Leader of the Year is an influential leader who has made a notable and sustainable impact on their business, industry and the region, whose input and ideas inspire the next generation of leaders.
Potential candidates represent the range of the region’s business landscape, with a body of work demonstrating the ability to build a business from the ground up, a proven track record of achievement and a commitment to their community. As such, candidates for this award are not constrained by the criteria for other award categories, and can be from larger, more-established organizations.
Candidates are put forward by the BEA committee and the Board. Once candidates are notified and agree to participate, they go through the BEA nomination process and a winner is selected by the committee.