Richard Bernstein, chief executive of Eurovestech and winner of the Business Charity Champion category in last year's Business Charity Awards, was among the 13 judges who assembled earlier this month to decide on the shortlist for this year's awards.
Also among the judges were two former Third Sector columnists - Dame Mary Marsh, former chief executive of the NSPCC and director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, and Peter Cardy, chief executive of the charity Aquaterra Leisure.
Another judge, Matthew Sparkes, global community investment manager at Linklaters, said the entries were "illuminating, inspiring and humbling - quite the strongest applications I have assessed".
The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Monday 9 May at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane, London. To book tickets online go to www.businesscharityawards.com or contact Kate Collins, events manager, on 020 8267 8188, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FULL LIST OF JUDGES
Richard Bernstein Chief executive, Eurovestech
Matthew Sparkes Global community investment manager, Linklaters
Graham Precey Head of corporate responsibility, Legal & General
Tom Levitt Sector consultant and former MP
Eileen Donnelly Group corporate responsibility & sustainability manager, Virgin Management
Richard Evans Head of recruitment, CF Appointments
Lila Dowie Senior corporate partnerships manager, Anthony Nolan Trust
Stephen Cook Editor, Third Sector
Klara Kozlov Senior advisory manager (corporates), CAF
Peter Cardy Chief executive, Aquaterra Leisure
Dame Mary Marsh Director, Clore Social Leadership Programme
Stephen Brooker Chairman (charities), Russam GM
Amanda McLean Former chief executive, IoF