We place a very high emphasis on an independant, high quality, senior judging panel. We make sure the judging panel is balanced between in house professionals and PR agency professionals. We also believe, because of the temptation for the award owners to create very long shortlists, that there is a conflict of interest for anyone from PRmoment to be on the judging panel.

The judging is a rigorous two stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.

The 2018 judging panel includes:


Perveen Akhtar
PR consultant and former Intel UK PR Manager


Ruth Allchurch
Managing Director, Cirkle


Ashish Babu
Director of Communications, TCS


Fred Banning
Head of Corporate Communications, Pinsent Masons


Neil Bayley
Director of Corporate, Good Relations


Kevin Bell
Worldwide President, Burson-Marsteller


Graham Biggs
Communications Director, BMW Group


Kai Britt Boschmann
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, International SOS


Peter Bowles
Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Dynamo PR


Jamie Brookes
Future Williams & Glyn Team - RBS


Vikki Chowney
Director of Content & Publishing Strategies, H+K Strategies


Frankie Cory
CEO, Mischief PR


Dee Cotgrove
Communications Director, Met Office


Matt Cross
Managing Director, Hotwire PR


Martin Currie
Managing Director, Citypress


James Endersby
MD, Opinium Research


Rob Ettridge
Partner, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry


Shaun Ezlati
Head of Integrated Strategies, tvc


Samantha Fay
Senior Vice President – Global Brand Strategy, Guinness World Records


Richard Fogg
CEO, CCgroup PR


Claire Foster
Deputy Head of News, Direct Line Group


Oli Francis
Head of Creative, Sky PR, Sky


Giles Fraser
Co-Founder, Brands2Life


Rachel Friend
MD, Weber Shandwick


Ali Gee
Deputy CEO & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Fishburn


Graham Goodkind
Chairman & Founder, Frank PR


James Gordon-Macintosh
Co-Founder, Hope&Glory


Fenella Grey
Managing Director, UK, Porter Novelli


Andy Green
Founder, Story Starts Here


Dave Greenwood
Managing Director, William Murray Communications


Rick Guttridge
MD, Smoking Gun PR


Samuel Hall
EMEA Corporate Communications Director, ServiceNow


Sarah Hanratty
Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Corporate Affairs, Portman Group


Jamie Harley
Head of Media Relations, PWC UK Global


Rhodri Harries
MD, Kaizo


Daisy Hawker-Wallace
Head of PR, Virgin Trains


Pete Hendrick
Director, Octopus Group


Patrick Herridge
UK Managing Director, MMW PR


Sam Hodges
Head of Communications, Twitter UK


Gerry Hopkinson
Co Founder, Unity


Richard Houghton
Consultant, Agency Doctor


Tanya Hughes
President, SERMO Communications, Talk PR


Nicky Imrie
Co-Founder, PR Network


Francis Ingham
Director General & Chief Executive, PRCA & ICCO


Gemma Irvine
Managing Director, MHP Communications


Christine Jewell
Managing Director, 3MonkeysZeno


Warren Johnson
Founder, W Communications


Ruth Kieran
Deputy Managing Director, Lexis


Howard Kosky
CEO & Founder, Markettiers4dc Group


Rax Lakhani
PR, Social Media & Digital Marketing Consultant


Nicky Law
Managing Partner, Brand Marketing and Technology, Ogilvy PR


Kirsty Leighton
Founder, Milk & Honey PR


Tania Littlehales
Head of Product PR, Marks and Spencers


Paul Lockstone
Managing Director of Corporate Communications, Barclaycard


Serena Mariani
Senior Manager, Marketing, Amazon


Lewis Marshall
UK and Ireland Country Communications Manager, Ikea


Nick Masters
Head of Online, PwC


Rachel Matthews
Director of International Public Relations, Instructure


Stuart Mayell
Creative Director, Ruder Finn


Bruce McLachlan
Managing Director, Fever PR


Ricky McSeveney
Head of Performance and Engagement, Operations Group, Ministry of Justice


Robert Metcalfe
MD, Richmond Towers Communication


Sarah Maloney
Managing Director, Kwittken


Clare Moore-Bridger
Business & Seller Communications EMEA, eBay


Alex Myers
Founder & Group CEO, Manifest


Laura O’Connell
Managing Partner, Instinctif


Tara O'Donnell
Managing Director, Text100


Giles Peddy
SVP EMEA Operations & UK MD, LEWIS


Debby Penton
Managing Director, Wildfire PR


Mark Perkins
Executive Creative Director, W Communications


Elayne Phillips
Insight & Evaluation, Prime Minister's Office & Cabinet Office Communications


Andrew Roache
Head of External Affairs, Carlsberg UK


Jo-Ann Robertson
London CEO, Ketchum


Bian Salins
Head of Social - Digital, TSB


Sarah Scholefield
CEO, UK & Ireland, Grayling


James Selman
Managing Director, London, Allison+Partners


Sanjani Shah
Senior International Communications Manager, The Body Shop


Simon Skinner
Head of Communications, UK & Ireland, Dell


Mandy Sharp
Founder, Tin Man


Narda Shirley
Managing Director, Gong Communications


Wayne Silver
Managing Director, One


Joe Sinclair
Founder & Creative Director, The Romans


Andy Smith
Head of Media Relations, Santander UK


Nigel Snell
Director of Communications, Prudential UK & Europe


Marcus Sorour
General Manager & Vice President, UK, WE Communications


David Stevens
Marketing Director, British Land


Cairbre Sugrue
Founder & Principal, Sugrue Communications


Chris Talago
VP PR Communications JAPAC & EMEA


Vicky Taylor
Global Communications Director, Financial Times


Dan Thomas
Director of Media Relations (interim), BT


Gareth Thomas
Co-Founder, Capella


Ellie Thompson
Managing Director of PR & AR, Harvard


Catherine Turner
Head of PR - Insurance, Funeralcare & Legal Services, The Co-operative Group


Jules Ugo
Managing Director, We Are Lotus


Holly Ward
Co-Founder & Director, The Forge


Zoe Ward-Waring
Managing Director, Publicasity


Cherie Willers
Head of News, Which


Steffan Williams
Group Managing Director, Newgate Communications


Nick Woods
Partner, Well Hello Communications