Two women were the finalist on Top Recruiter, North America vs Europe, so it was fitting to have Baroness Karren Brady as part of the judges panel to weigh in on the businesses presented. Baroness Karren Brady is the former managing director of Birmingham City F.C. and current vice-chairman of West Ham United F.C.. She is featured in the BBC One series The Apprentice as an aide to Lord Sugar. She was the Small Business Ambassador to the UK Government under Prime Minister David Cameron.

Also on the judges panel was James Caan; he is best known as a former investor on the BBC television programme Dragons’ Den, in which he was one of the Dragons from 2007 to 2010. More recently, he has hosted The Business Class on CNBC, a series which sees him joined by experts from a cross-section of industries to analyse and advise innovative UK small and medium enterprises. He is also Chairman of the UK Government’s Start Up Loans Scheme, which supports entrepreneurs with funding and mentoring to start their own business.

The two collaborated in front of a live audience in the Old Royal Naval College to select the winner of Top Recruiter, North America vs Europe.