Our Judges

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

Simon Fennell

Specialist Employment Law Solicitor

Shoosmiths LLP

Rob May

Founder and Managing Director

ramsac Ltd

Barry Cowley

Managing Partner

Cowley Holmes Accountants

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

CEO

Close Brothers Asset Finance

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

CEO

Amack Consultants

Michael Simmons

BDM

Wembley Stadium & Delaware North

Antonio Falco

The Sales Director

June Cory

CEO

My Mustard

Brendan Brien

Commercial Banking, London & South East

Clydesdale Bank

Martin Wall

Director

Stanair

Ian Cording

Entrepreneur

FM World

Sarah Ainslie

Consultant

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