Girlguiding chief executive Julie Bentley to chair judging panel for Third Sector Awards

Julie Bentley
Julie Bentley

Julie Bentley, chief executive of Girlguiding and the 2014 winner of Most Admired Chief Executive, will chair the judging panel for this year’s Third Sector Awards, which celebrate the achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

Last year Bentley won the coveted prize of Most Admired Chief Executive at the Third Sector Awards. Her achievements have included positioning Girlguiding as the "ultimate feminist organisation".

Bentley has been chief executive of Girlguiding since 2012 and was head of the sexual health charity FPA before that. She has also led the personal safety charity the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

She will lead a panel of judges comprising experts from across the charity sector who will come together next month to decide this year’s winners.

"I am delighted to be the chair of judges for the 2015 awards," she said. "I am passionate about the third sector and I am looking forward to reviewing entries from some great initiatives and about some fantastic people. I will be very proud to celebrate and champion all the work done by charities across the UK."

Organisations that want to enter this year’s awards have until 25 June to submit their entries, subject to a late fee of £50 per entry. Organisations with annual incomes of less than £500,000 will be charged an entry fee of £99 plus VAT for each entry, including the late fee; all other organisations will be charged £149 per entry plus VAT. All entrants will receive detailed feedback from the judges highlighting the strengths of their submissions.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on 24 September. For more information about the awards, click here.

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