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Riviera Business Club: Business Person of the Year Awards 2021

Awarding excellence in the international community for creating a successful business in the French Riviera - and supporting them to become greater.

With the 2020 Start-up of the Year winner, Francesca Lazzaro, owner of Utopia vegan restaurant in Nice. From Left: RI editor, Nicole Ruskell; Francesca Lazzaro; RBC president, George Kasiliyake; RBC Radio host, Karine de Vahl Rubin.

Each year, in association with the Nice Côte d'Azur Chamber of Commerce (CCI), the Riviera


Business Club hosts an award for Best Businessperson of the Year and Best Start-up of the Year. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges who thoroughly examine the stability, growth and potential of businesses nominated by the public. Winners are then awarded at a lively gala dinner.

If you would like to nominate someone to be considered for the award, they must fit the following criteria:


  • RBC Business Person of the Year Award The Business should be registered and operating in the PACA Region or the Principality of Monaco and should have been in business for a minimum of three years.


  • RBC Start-Up of the Year Award The Business should be registered and operating in the PACA Region or the Principality of Monaco and should have been in business for a minimum of one year.


Nominations can be made on the club’s website until 15 October.


The Nominees will be judged by an independent panel of distinguished Judges which includes a representative from the Chamber of commerce and Industry Nice Côte d'Azur in a transparent judging process which will include personal interviews and presentations of the Nominees.


Any individual currently resident in the PACA Region OR the Principality of Monaco is eligible to nominate a Company of his or her choice.

The President of this year’s panel of judges is Antonia Beauvoisin-Brown, founder and CEO of Kidooland and winner of the RBC Business Person of the Year award in 2017.


The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony on Friday the 26th of November 2021.

Good luck to this year’s nominees!


To nominate a business owner or new start-up, visit the RBC website and download the form:

www.rivierabusinessclub.com


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