One additional week for applying for Forbes Business Awards 2013

Due to the great interest in Forbes Business Awards 2013 the applications will be admitted until 18 h on November 29, 2013 at www.forbesbulgaria.bg. The participants could apply for each of the eight categories:

• Client Policy;
• Business development;
• Excellence in Products;
• Excellence in Services;
• People development;
• Community involvement Award;
• Employee of the year;
• Best Startup

So far the greatest number of applications is for Client Policy, Excellence in Products and Business development. Very attractive categories for participants (because the interest is low) are Employee of the year, People development and Community involvement Award.
Participants competing for the Forbes Business Awards 2013 will be rated by an independent jury of representatives of the business community. The competition is organized for a third consecutive year and it is aimed at encouraging good business practices and entrepreneurial spirit. Jury members of Forbes Business Awards 2013 are:

Grigorii Vazov, President of the Higher School of Insurance and Finance
Jocelyne Thomas-Vukovic, Head of Deposit Business Line at BNP Paribas
Lachezar Bogdanov, Managing Partner, Industry Watch
Lyuben Belov, Managing Partner, LAUNCHub
Maria Shiskova, Managing Partner, AIMS Human Capital
Nikolay Gurnev, Partner, Ernst&Young
Ognyan Donev, Chairman of CEIBG, and Chief Executive Director of Sopharma
Radostina Manahova, Managing Partner, MMD Partners
Stanimir Karolev, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Karoll
Hristo Illiev, founder and Executive Chairman of AG Capital and Chairman of the Association of the Family Business in Bulgaria

Each member of the jury will rate all applications in the Forbes Business Awards 2013 following the Forbes methodology. The five companies with the highest ratings in each category will be announced as finalists in the competition. The winner in each category will be selected among the five finalists. The awards will be presented at a special ceremony scheduled for the middle of January.