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Our Judges

Ewan Main

Product Manager

Mental Health at Work | Mind

Meena Chander

Founder & CEO

Events Together Ltd

Bruno Cotta

Executive Director

Cambridge Judge Business School | Entrepreneurship Centre

Sarah Beall

Managing Director

Forum Events

Robert Keene

Head of Commercial Division

Aston Lark

Dave Brooke

Vice President Small Business EMEA

Dell Technologies

Ashley Riley

Managing Director

Ashley Riley Communications

Adam Stott

Managing Director

Big Business Events

Barry Cowley

Managing Partner

Cowley Holmes Accountants

Simon Fennell

Employment Law Partner

Shoosmiths LLP

Rob May

Founder and Managing Director

ramsac Ltd

Julie Barnes-Ward

Managing Director

Business Times

Jonathan Tewson

Regional Partnerships Manager, East Region

The Jockey Club

Andrew Merritt-Morling

Portfolio Non-Executive Director, Trustee and Board Advisor

Six Pillars Management

Matt Roberts

Centre Manager

Capital Space Ltd (Milton Keynes Business Centre)

Neil Davies


Close Brothers Asset Finance

Russell Gould


Vesta Property

Ricky Allan

Managing Director

Iliffe Media Ltd

Jason Sinclair

Director - People Strategy and Partnerships

Naturally Tribal

Tony Murdock

Managing Director

TR Global Group

Suzy Wood

Charity Ambassador

Railway Children

Andrea McGeachin


Amack Consultants

Michael Simmons


Wembley Stadium & Delaware North

Chantel Scherer

Director of Marketing

Sport and Recreation Alliance

Antonio Falco

The Sales Director

June Cory


My Mustard

Brendan Brien

Regional Banking, East of England

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank

Keith Middleton


Middleton and Clark Accountants

Martin Wall



Ian Cording


FM World

Sarah Ainslie


Network Engineering Services

We have developed our judging over 15 years and our judges, all top business people within their chosen arena, have cited our awards as both the most transparent and professionally executed. Each application is scored by up to 4 different judges from a panel of up to 30 judges, all applications are seen by different members of the judging panel. The judges spend over several hours and score not only their own sponsored category but several others too, this ensures transparency. The first page of questions is designed to give the judges a real feel for your business, followed by several questions that are scored from 1 to 5. It is worth noting that although all judging is computer based please ensure you upload images or screen shots of all important pages. There are no site visits or presentations involved. The finalists are chosen by adding all the scores and up to 16 entrants can make it through to the final, however if scoring is low, less entrants make it through. Should you wish to read our Top Tips, please click HERE