It is a decision to avert the risk of bias: companies that have been nominated for the business award in the district of Starnberg may no longer be represented on the jury.
District – A company that has been nominated for the business prize of the district of Starnberg may no longer be represented on its jury.
The organizers, the economic development agency gwt and the economic forum, as well as the jury members have agreed on this, as the Starnberger Merkur found out.
Annette von Nordeck from gwt confirmed the decision when asked.
"It's better this way.
We didn't want it anymore," she said.
In November 2022, the Seefeld company 3M, a manufacturer of dental products, won the business prize that has been awarded for more than ten years.
The motto was "Role Models - corporate role models for women-oriented, profitable advantage".
Some were surprised that 3M manager Bettina Richter herself had been a member of the jury.
At the time, however, she did not take part in the winner vote, it said.
Von Nordeck emphasizes this again, four months later, in an interview with Merkur.
And she emphasizes that the decision is not a direct reaction to the latest business prize.
Because time and again, representatives of nominated companies would have sat on the jury – in order to bring in a certain level of specialist expertise.
Nevertheless, the body has always been independent.
However, von Nordeck admits that a different impression could arise from the outside.
This danger should now be averted for the 2023 business prize.
In addition to gwt and the Economic Forum, the jury recently included mayor spokesman Rainer Schnitzler, the employment agency, VR-Bank and the Stockdorf-based automotive supplier Webasto - and of course 3M from Seefeld.
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