Business Person of the Year Awards 2014

Held on Thursday 5th December


The Marriott Riviera – La Porte De Monaco

BPOY 2014


The Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony of The Riviera Business Club Business Person of the Year Awards 2014 took place on Thursday 4th December at the Marriott Riviera - La Porte De Monaco with a record attendance of 145 persons.

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This year's awards had the support of the CCI Cote D'Azur (French Chamber of Commerce & Industry) with the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation coming in as the title sponsor. Among the other sponsors were deVere France, The Riviera Times, AngloInfo, The Marriott Riviera and Events by George. Amy Blake (Soprano) held the audience spell bound with her magical performance.


The evening was co-hosted by Mark Dezzani & Cassandra Tanti who needed no introduction to the audience.


At the end of a great event Thady Nolan of Ma Nolans was selected as the RBC Business Person of The Year 2014 while the Best Start Up Award was won by Alice Andrusca of Aquarelle Cafe, from a field of 10 Nominees who won through to the final evening from a record number of 26 nominations!


In addition to the fabulous trophy the winners were also awarded advertising vouchers worth 1200/- Euros each - a generous award from the Editor in Chief of the Riviera Times, Petra Hall.

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The event continued with DJ Mark Dezzani of Riviera Life TV providing music for dancing till the early hours of the morning.


A special tribute to Siegfried Poppe, General Manager and Maura Richards, Events Manager and the very professional team of the Marriott Riviera for a perfect evening!


Our grateful thanks to……..

The distinguished Panel of Judges:-

Dorothy Foster – Skema Business School (Chairperson)

Petra Hall – Riviera Times

Siegfried Poppe – Marriott Riviera


The Sponsors :-

 The Stelios Foundation

Marriott Riviera

 Riviera Times


Riviera Life TV

Events by George!




And the people about whom the entire event was…….

The Nominees!  Thank you for taking the time to be a very important part of this event!


And here they are, the prestigious line up of Nominees for 2014!


Business Person of the Year 2014 (in alphabetical order)

1. Aymeric Even - Evolution Jet International -

2. Mira Guchan-Mclean - Friend In France -

3. Peter Mackley - Riviera Organisation -

4. Sheila Goddard - Environmental Yacht Services -

5. Thady Nolan - Ma Nolans -


Start Up of The Year 2014 (In alphabetical order)

1. Alice Andrusca - Aquarelle Cafe -

2. Aline Abravane - Nice Wine -

3. Annina Kraft - Annika -

4. Mariek Anselme & Andrea Saliu  - A.M.A Selections -

5. Nicolas Angel - Quai 21 -