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Our Judges

We have developed our judging over 18 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 at least 4 different judges from a panel of up to 20 judges, all applications are seen by different members of the judging panel. The judges spend 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


Kirsty Simmonds

Senior Associate & Head of the Start-up and Scale-up Team


Claire Bolton van Weert


Apex Ability Limited

Nicola Shepherd

Senior Director of Global Marketing


Sue Keogh



Juliet Fisher

Hospitality Specialist

Highwaymans Accommodation & Events

June Cory


My Mustard

Jason Sinclair

Strategic Advisor - People & Partnerships

Naturally Tribal

Elaine Diviney

Health and Wealth Coach

I help people achieve body confidence and financial freedom

Sara Searle

HR Manager

Liebherr GB

Andrea McGeachin


Amack Consultants

Emma Leaver

Senior Special Events Manager

Breast Cancer Haven

Karen Bellion

Founder and Managing Director


Suzy Wood

Charity Ambassador

Railway Children

Sarah Ainslie


Network Engineering Services

Ian Cording


FM World

Jules White

Chief Inspiration Officer

Live it Love it Sell it

Jo Bevilacqua


The Unique Mumpreneur

Sian Pearce

Director & Co Founder

Canopy Insight

Hannah Grosvenor

Regional Head of Sales

The Jockey Club

Fiona Wells

Centre Manager

Basepoint Innovation & Business Centre Luton

Chantel Scherer

Director of Marketing

Sport and Recreation Alliance