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

James Herring
Managing Partner, Taylor Herring

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

Sam Knowles
Founder & MD, Insight Agents

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

Dan Neale
Co-Founder, Alfred

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

Alex Wood
Executive Creative Director, Golin

Nick Woods
Partner, Well Hello Communications