Judge Profile

Julie Barnes-Ward
Managing Director
Business Times

Celebrating 25 years in business this year, publisher of Business Times Julie Barnes-Ward was pleased to be invited to take part in the judging of this year’s awards. ‘It was great to see so many different types of firms from across the county enter the various categories, it was interesting having an insight into some of the individuals and their companies.As well as the less exciting pastimes of reading, gardening and being a taxi service for my teenage son, I have been known to have slightly more exciting challenges in the form of wing walking and hot air ballooning. I have been lucky enough to fly balloons at various locations around the world including Dubai, Albuquerque and a flight across The English Channel.