Entrepreneurs take responsibility for the promotion of German SMEs: Managing Partner Christian Wewezow and Michael Noack appointed to the board of the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes

At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation, which awards the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes, our Managing Partners Christian Wewezow and Michael Noack were appointed to the Foundation's Board of Directors. Christian Wewezow and Michael Noack have been involved in the Grand Prix of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Germany's most coveted business award, for 15 and 12 years respectively. Translated with DeepL.com (free version) 

"With the appointment of Christian Wewezow and Michael Noack to the foundation's board, we want to take a decisive step into the future in the 30th anniversary year of our competition and strengthen our board with technical and strategic expertise," emphasized Dr. Helfried Schmidt, founder and chairman of the board of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation. "As an SME expert for large, medium-sized and small companies, Christian Wewezow in particular knows the special challenges of owner-managed and family-run companies. He has been tirelessly committed to the Oskar Patzelt Foundation and German SMEs for 15 years, which is why he enjoys a high level of trust and recognition among family and medium-sized companies," emphasizes Petra Tröger, Deputy Chairwoman of the Foundation. Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

"As Chairman of the Foundation, I am looking forward to this new challenge and the opportunity that comes with it to do even more for SMEs, family businesses and hidden champions in Germany," says Wewezow. "Entrepreneurship and SMEs are close to my heart, as I learned early on in a family business what it means to take on performance and responsibility. SMEs are and will remain the solution to our major economic challenges in Germany - that's why I'm involved in the SME Grand Prix!".

"Germany's successful model - the German SME sector - is under great pressure due to the polycrises. It is thanks to the resilience of the German SME sector that our social market economy works," emphasizes Michael Noack. "As Chairman of the Foundation, I am looking forward to the new challenge and the opportunity to promote SMEs and give them the recognition they deserve!"

Christian Wewezow and Michael Noack become members of the Board of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation with immediate effect. 

Picture (left to right): Christian Wewezow, Petra Tröger, Dr. Helfried Schmidt