Our Judges

Barry Cowley

Managing Partner

Cowley Holmes Accountants

Andrew Merritt-Morling

Trustee and Board Advisor

Six Pillars Management

Matt Roberts

Centre Manager

Capital Space Ltd (Milton Keynes Business Centre)

Neil Davies


Close Brothers Asset Finance

Tessy Ojo


The Diana Award

Russell Gould


Vesta Property

Ricky Allan

Managing Director

Iliffe Media Ltd

Jason Sinclair

Director of Executive Development

University of Buckingham

Alan Perkins

Managing Director


Tony Murdock

Managing Director

TR Global Events

Suzy Wood

Charity Ambassador

Railway Children

Peter Ibbetson



Andrea McGeachin


Amack Consultants

Michael Simmons


Wembley Stadium & Delaware North

Joe McGrath

Senior Partner

Digital Skills Partnership LLP

Karen Bellion

Founder and Managing Director


Antonio Falco

The Sales Director

David Knowles-Leak

Speaker and Writer on Decision-Making


Julie Barnes-Ward

Managing Director

Business Times

Jonathan Tewson

Regional Partnerships Manager, East Region

The Jockey Club

Victoria Nicol

Managing Director

Red Brick Creative Limited

Chantel Scherer

Director of Marketing

Sport and Recreation Alliance

June Cory


My Mustard

David Clarke

Director of Services

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Brendan Brien

Commercial Banking, London & South East

Clydesdale Bank

Keith Middleton


George Hay Chartered Accountants

Martin Wall



Ian Cording


FM World

Mostaque Koyes


Bartham Group

Sarah Ainslie


Ainslie Consulting

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 14 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