Europe’s most prestigious family business awards begins new era with BNP Paribas Wealth Management

The European Families in Business Awards is to partner with BNP Paribas Wealth Management, a leading global private bank and the largest private bank in the Eurozone, in 2019.

This launches an exciting new era for the annual event that celebrates Europe’s finest business families.

The eighth annual awards, organised by CampdenFB, will be presented in Milan, Italy on 2 July at a gala dinner event attended by some of the Eurozone’s best-known families.

Since 2012, the event has become the leading awards for family-owned businesses on the continent and has toasted 45 winners and 200 shortlisted nominees over seven years.

Announcing the partnership, Nicholas Moody, editorial director at Campden Wealth, said: “The European Families in Business Awards have firmly established themselves as the premier awards for family businesses, and working in association with BNP Paribas Wealth Management will only enhance their importance.”

“We are very proud to sponsor the European Families in Business awards,” stated Rémi Frank, member of the Executive Committee and head of the Key Client Group of BNP Paribas Wealth Management.

“These distinguished families have been key drivers over generations of economic growth and sustainability across the continent and it is an honour to recognise their achievements and to accompany them on this path.”

Dominic Samuelson, chief executive of Campden Wealth said: “We are delighted that BNP Paribas Wealth Management has chosen to partner with CampdenFB on its prestigious European Families in Business Awards which celebrate and recognise the extraordinary contributions of the ‘best in class’ family business leaders and organisations.

“The annual European Families in Business Awards is a golden opportunity to see great examples of family businesses adapting and leading in their respective industries, while preserving proud traditions,” Samuelson said.

The awards, which will be held in conjunction with the 16th European Families in Business Conference, will honour winners across six categories:

Top Family Business
Top Family Business Leader
Top Family Business Rising Star
Top Next-Generation Entrepreneur
Top Non-Family Director
Top Sustainable Family Business

Nominations will open on 2 December.

Click here to visit our dedicated 2018 European Families in Business Awards website for past winners and nominees, videos from the event and category criteria.

Past winners who joined us to collect their award include Top Family Business 2018: Musgrave Group—Musgrave family (Ireland), Top Family Business Rising Star 2018: Lydia Forte—Rocco Forte Hotels (United Kingdom), Top Family Business Leader 2017: Cyril Camus—Camus (France), Top Family Business Leader 2016: Nadja Swarovski—Swarovski (Austria), Top Sustainable Family Business 2015: Illy Caffe (Italy) and Top Family Business 2014—Pentland Group (UK).

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About Campden Wealth

Campden Wealth is a family-owned, global membership organisation providing education, connectivity, research and networking opportunities to families of substantial wealth, supporting their critical decision making, helping to achieve enduring success for their enterprises, family offices and safe guarding their family legacy.

Campden Research supplies market insight on key sector issues for its client community and their advisers and suppliers. Through in-depth studies and comprehensive methodologies, Campden Research provides unique proprietary data and analysis based on primary sources.

Campden Wealth publishes the leading international business title CampdenFB, aimed at members of family-owned companies in at least their second generation.

Campden Wealth owns the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), the pre-eminent membership network for private investors in the United States founded in 1991, and the Campden Club, a global membership network for families and family office executives.

Campden further enhanced its international reach with the establishment of Campden Family Connect PVT. Ltd., a joint venture with the Patni family in Mumbai in 2015.

About BNP Paribas Wealth Management

BNP Paribas Wealth Management is a leading global private bank and the largest private bank in the Eurozone. Present in three hubs in Europe, Asia and the US, over 6,800 professionals provide a private investor clientele with solutions for optimising and managing their assets. The bank has €372 billion worth of assets under management (as at 30 June 2018).