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The 2020 Jury is listed below.

Penny Anderson

Kantar

Penny Anderson has been the Client Director for the Kantar PR agency division for over 10 years and has a total of 25 years in the industry. She oversees the smooth delivery of all Kantar services including global media & social monitoring, analysis planning and demographic data to Kantar’s PR agency clients.

Chris Blackwood

Third City

Chris was made joint-MD of Third City in 2018 after seven years leading its fintech and professional services team. He was award PRWeek Young Professional in 2012 for his data-driven approach and has since delivered award-winning social and digital campaigns for the likes of Wellcome, ABI and National Army Museum.

George Blizzard

The PR Network

George is Co-Founder of The PR Network, an alternative PR agency built on a virtual agency model. George has spent the last 14 years delivering strategic programmes for clients including Dropbox, Snapchat, Vodafone and Workday. Now a Top150 PRWeek agency with global reach, The PR Network ran campaigns in over 32 countries in 2018 alone!

Prior to The PR Network, George ran EMEA campaigns for blue chips including: Apple, Sun Microsystems and Openwave, whilst at Bite Communications. George set up the business with former Bite colleague and fellow PRCA judge Nicky Regazzoni in 2005.

Operating a successful job share for over 14 years both Nicky and George are passionate advocates of flexible working and active supporters of working mums wanting to achieve successful careers in PR and are often found on the speaker circuit talking about their experiences.

George and Nicky are both on the committee for Women in PR, a PRCA working group, where they run the WPR/PRWeek mentoring scheme which helps more women attain leadership positions in the PR industry.

George and Nicky are co-chairs of the PRCA’s Virtual PR Agency Group, a group set up this year alongside 12 other companies to formalise the virtual PR agency model.

Both sit on the PRCA Council.

Chris Calland

Sapience Communications

Chris is a Director at Sapience Communications. A corporate affairs, reputation management and media training expert, he has 14 years’ experience in advising clients across a range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences, defence, telecoms, property, education, FMCG, travel, professional services and not-for-profit. He is Chair of the PRCA Crisis Communications Group and also sits on the PRCA’s PR & Communications Council.

Fergus Campbell

Ebay

Fergus has spent 16 years working in communications and marketing roles for a variety of brands and businesses in the UK and abroad, both in PR agencies including Teneo Blue Rubicon and Golin, and now in-house at eBay (which he has just joined from Gumtree). In his role at eBay he is focused on building the profile and reputation of the business within the UK, and rebutting misperceptions of the brand, by building proactive campaigns for a wide-range of audiences. Fergus also sits on and participates in a number of industry groups and associations, including the Public Relations and Communications Association, Sharing Economy UK and Media Trust.

Richard Cook

Champion Communications

Richard Cook is the founder and managing director of Champion Communications, an award winning B2B PR company, based in central London. With over 20 years’ experience, working with some of the world’s largest and most exciting fast-growth businesses, including Rackspace, MasterCard, the Mobo Awards and NetApp, Richard is currently focussed on leading the team at Champion as they build and implement strategies that help Champion’s client’s grow.  Richard is a Co-Chair of the PRCA Technology Committee and a member of Tech UK. Richard is also a mentor at the Prince’s Trust and has been a guest lecturer at the London College of Communications.

James Crawford

PR Agency One

James in managing director and founder of PR Agency One and has a broad range of PR experience spanning B2B, consumer, healthcare, insurance and decades in agency. He is an expert in measuring conversion from brand, reputation and organic search.

Lizzie Earl

Munch

Lizzie Earl is the founder and MD of creative PR firm Munch, PRWeek’s ‘New Consultancy of the Year’ 2018. Munch offers big agency thinking with a boutique approach and clients range from household names – including Coca-Cola, Eventbrite, Fairtrade, National Lottery and TEDx – through to innovative challenger brands.

Jane Fordham

Jane Fordham Consulting; People. Culture. Equality

An experienced consultant and trainer, Jane focusses on diversity and inclusion, culture and wellbeing, having spent 15 years at Golin, helping to build a brand known as a progressive employer. Clients now include WE Communications, the PRCA, Ticketmaster, Centrica and The Civil Aviation Authority.

Chloe Franses

Franses

Chloe Franses is CEO and Founder of Franses, an award-winning purpose-led strategic and creative PR consultancy with clients spanning entertainment, sport, luxury and cause. Chloe founded Franses in 2016 after recognising early the irrefutable shift towards conscience economics. With 22 years’ experience working with brands, charities and NGOs Franses specialises in building engagement, audience, reputation, authenticity and legacy for businesses – through action and purpose. Franses works with multiple high-profile clients from Bentley and Formula E to Britvic and The Big Issue and has created stand-out campaigns including “Pearson’s Project Literacy”, which helped eight million people around the world learn to read and write. In December 2018, Chloe won NatWest’s Every Woman Award – awarded to inspirational women in business.

Tom Glover

Golin

Tom has nearly 20 years of international communications experience, working in-house and in agency in the technology, media and digital sectors. He has broad expertise across all areas of external and internal communications, but remains particularly passionate about technology and developing new creative ways to tell stories and grow the value of brands. Tom has previously worked with and for Orange, Microsoft, Computer Associates, Seagate, Adobe, Pearson and The Financial Times.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Hope&Glory

James is a founder and Creative Planning Director at Hope&Glory, the agency that he helped start at the end of 2011. So far things seem to be going adequately.

Niki Hunter Ekins

Splendid Communications

Niki Hunter Ekins is MD & Head of Client Partnerships at Splendid Communications, who utilise a bespoke People First Creativity approach to deliver business success for clients. With over 15 years’ experience Niki leads a team of 45 experts across industry leading clients such as Greggs, Tesco and William Grant.

André Labadie

Brands2Life

André is MD of Brands2Life’s Business and Technology practice. He is focussed on building better stories with bigger impact for the largest brands in the tech industry as well as some of its most exciting scale ups.

Claire Lamb

Skout PR

Claire’s 25+ year career in PR began in tech where she worked for some of the world’s biggest brands. Claire also spent several years working as deputy editor for Hong Kong’s biggest circulating monthly magazine and went on to establish the region’s first green PR practice. As a director at Skout she puts her limitless enthusiasm into everything she does from business planning and client strategy – to everything in between.

Will Painter

WP Communications

Will began his career in PR as a technology and business communications specialist, working across brands including the likes of Microsoft, Coca Cola Enterprises, Logitech, and Ericsson.  Following this, Will went on to become a highly commended and trusted PR practitioner working at Ogilvy as a director of brand storytelling and media strategy, delivering award winning campaigns for consumer, corporate, CSR, and technology brands including the Ford Motor Company, IBM, and Vodafone.

Will launched WP Communications in February 2018 out of a passion to provide big agency impact on a nimble, flexible basis working with start-ups, scale ups, SMEs and large enterprises. As part of the new model, the company harnesses a specialist network of highly trained PR specialists and industry collaborations to maximise ROI.

Lindsay Paterson

CoachingConsultants

Lindsay is the founder and CEO of CoachingConsultants, providing specialist one-to-one leadership and business coaching to the public affairs and communications industry. She was previously a member of the senior leadership team at Interel, the global public affairs consultancy, where she led on innovation and global integration. She has worked in varied communications roles with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the European Commission, the Law Society and as a solicitor.

Jo Patterson

Porter Novelli

Jo is Managing Director of Porter Novelli, London.

With more than 25 years FMCG and retail experience, she specialises in delivering integrated, insights driven, multi channel campaigns.

Driven by creative ideas that generate business results, she has particular responsibility for the agency’s brand and corporate reputation teams, and led Porter’s central strategy and creative team for four years. Prior to that she was Consumer Head of Practice.

At PN she’s delivered UK, EMEA and global PR campaigns for brands including P&G, HP, Glenfiddich and NIVEA. She was a board director at the RED Consultancy where she led accounts including Yellow Pages, Johnson & Johnson and SMA Nutrition.

Nicky Regazzoni

The PR Network

Nicky is Co-Founder of The PR Network, an alternative PR agency built on a virtual agency model. Nicky has spent the last 14 years delivering strategic programmes for clients including Dropbox, Snapchat, Vodafone and Workday. Now a Top150 PRWeek agency with global reach, The PR Network ran campaigns in over 32 countries in 2018 alone!

Prior to The PR Network, Nicky held director level positions at Citigate, Brands2Life and property specialist Phoenix. Nicky met George whilst both working at Bite and set up The PR Network together a few years later in 2005.

Operating a successful job share for over 14 years both Nicky and George are passionate advocates of flexible working and active supporters of working mums wanting to achieve successful careers in PR and are often found on the speaker circuit talking about their experiences.

George and Nicky are both on the committee for Women in PR, a PRCA working group, where they run the WPR/PRWeek mentoring scheme which helps more women attain leadership positions in the PR industry.

George and Nicky are co-chairs of the PRCA’s Virtual PR Agency Group, a group set up this year alongside 12 other companies to formalise the virtual PR agency model.

Both sit on the PRCA Council.

Liesl Smith

FreedomPay

Liesl has over 20 years’ experience in business marketing and communications and is a critical member of FreedomPay’s ambition to grow globally and dominate as the leading digital consumer commerce platform. FreedomPay is a technology payments solutions company based in Philadelphia serving predominately large, corporate enterprises. Liesl led the marketing and communications at Verifone for its European business which included Russia and the Nordics. In addition, she was responsible for global communications at Western Union’s B2B unit across several key markets including U.S, Canada, UK, France, Germany and APAC. Liesl has won numerous awards including RTS accolades during her time at the BBC as a Multi-Media Editor and more recently has been listed several times in the PRWeek Power Book: The definitive guide to the most influential people in PR. Liesl is also a member of the European Association of Communication Directors and the Strategic Marketing and Branding Forum.

Magin Trewhella

John Doe

Magin’s agency experience has seen him working on clients including adidas, Red Bull, Vauxhall, Tiger and Levi’s amongst many others. Magin also has a wealth of in-house experience, spending five years at global spirits co-leader Pernod Ricard, as Head of Marketing on whisky, gin and cognac, before re-joining John Doe as Managing Director in 2018.

Tess Willmott

Sauce Communications

Recently appointed MD at restaurants, food, drink and travel specialist agency Sauce Communications, Tess’s career has spanned both in-house and agency roles within luxury hospitality in London and Hong Kong, world class food and drink festivals and leading consumer brand agencies. With an overall mission to build on the existing reputation and business growth of Sauce, Tess has been integral in re-shaping structure and fine-tuning ways of working across the agency – to deliver exciting work for clients and an engaged, fulfilled team.

Shelley Frosdick

The PHA Group

Shelley has over thirteen years of experience working with consumer brands in the retail, lifestyle, charity and health space. From delivering reliable, powerful media relations strategies to creating and delivering campaign activations, Shelley is an expert when it comes to appealing to consumers via the media, both online and offline.

Sharon Bange

Kindred

Managing Director at Kindred and a former PRWeek ‘30 Under 30’, Sharon has over 15 years’ experience in directing large scale multi-channel PR and comms campaigns in the public and private sectors. Sharon has led integrated teams for clients including LV=, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Business is GREAT Britain, and Post Office.

Emma Hazan

Sidekick Comms

Emma Hazan is the founder of Sidekick Comms. With over 20 years’ experience in PR, Emma has delivered award-winning work across the tech, lifestyle and travel industries for brands such as GoPro, HomeAway, Travelex and O2.

Lynda Redington

Another World

Lynda co-foundedthe purpose driven communications agency, Another Word. She specialises in reputation management, stakeholder communications, media and digital strategy and activation. Lynda has worked with some of the most recognised global brands, including The Body Shop, Bupa and KP Snacks, delivering award winning creative corporate brand building programmes.

 

Joan O'Connor

The Coca-Cola Company

Joan O’Connor is European Brand Communications Director at The Coca-Cola Company and has over 25 years’ experience in both consultancy roles and in-house.  Her experience covers some of the worlds’ best known brands including Mars, Nestle, GSK and Coca-Cola.  Whilst best known for leading brand building consumer campaigns for Coca-Cola her experience also includes business to business, Corporate and internal communications.

John Evans

Hawthron Advisors

John Evans established Hawthorn in 2013. He has over 20 years’ experience working in financial and corporate communications, and reputation management.

John currently advises a broad range of clients across the financial services, TMT, engineering, retail and property sectors.  John also advises a number of Hawthorn’s private clients across business, politics and entertainment.

Since 1997, John built his experience working at some of London’s most established communications consultancies advising clients through many high profile and often complex situations.   In 2005 John started a London and Bangalore based digital production business servicing advertising agencies across Europe and the Middle East; the business subsequently raised private equity in 2005 and grew to over 80 people in 3 years. In 2010 the business was sold to an AIM listed printing solutions business.

John brings his clients a rare combination of communications expertise with first-hand experience of the challenges in building and running a business.

John is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is married with three children. In 2018 John was included in the Spears Top Recommended list for reputation managers and won the CityWealth career achievement award.  John also sits on a government SME advisory group.

Natalie Orringe

Access Intelligent

After more than 18 years in PR, in October 2019 Natalie joined Access Intelligence PLC, the tech innovator for the PR and Communications industries, as Chief Marketing Officer. Her role includes implementation of brand and high growth marketing strategies for Group companies Vuelio, the platform that helps organisations make their story matter; ResponseSource, the network that connects journalists and influencers to the resources they need fast; and Pulsar, the social listening and insights platform.

Prior to this, Natalie was a Board Director at Teamspirit Group for more than ten years having joined in 2008 to found its award-winning PR agency. Leading on innovation and fintech, key clients at Teamspirit included Age UK, Barclays, Fidelity International and Trussle. Natalie is also Chair of Together Co, a Brighton and Hove based charity that tackles isolation and loneliness by supporting the largest network of befriending volunteers in the UK.

Roudie Shafie

OVID Health

Roudie is a Director at OVID Health, an award winning, independent, health communications agency. Roudie has worked in senior roles in-house as the Head of Government Affairs at the leading pharmaceutical trade body (ABPI) and Pfizer UK. Before going into public affairs, she was a senior advisor to Boris Johnson as Mayor of London.

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