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 2017 judging panel included:

Louise Ahuja
Director, Lansons

Perveen Akhtar
PR consultant and former Intel UK PR Manager

Ruth Allchurch
Managing Director, Cirkle

Iain Anderson
Executive Chairman, Cicero

Sarah Atkinson
VP, Communications, CA Technologies

Kai Britt Boschmann
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, International SOS

Daljit Bhurji
Founder, Diffusion

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

Dan Bowsher
Head of Social Communications, Vodafone

Jamie Brooks
Future Williams & Glyn Team - RBS

Colette Brown
Co-Founder, Prospect Resourcing

Wander Bruijel
Global Assurance Brand, Marketing & Comms Director, EY

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

Dee Cotgrove
Communications Director, Met Office

Martin Currie

Caroline Edgar
Partner, Portland Communications

James Endersby
MD, Opinium Research

Kristina Eriksson
Head of Media Relations, Financial Times

Rob Ettridge
Partner, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

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

Claire Foster
Deputy Head of News, Direct Line Group

Giles Fraser

Oli Francis
Head of Creative, Sky PR, Sky

Rachel Friend
MD, Weber Shandwick

Richard Fogg

Ali Gee
Deputy CEO & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Rachel Gilley
Deputy Managing Director, Bite

Graham Goodkind
Chairman & Founder, Frank PR

James Gordon-Macintosh
Co-Founder, Hope&Glory

Nik Govier
Co-Founder, Unity

Rebecca Grant
UK Managing Director,
Cohn & Wolfe

Andy Green
Founder, Story Starts Here

Dave Greenwood
MD, William Murray Communications

Rick Guttridge
MD, Smoking Gun PR

Samuel Hall
EMEA Corporate Communications Director, ServiceNow

Tom Hargreaves
Director, Publicasity

Jamie Harley
Head of Media Relations, PWC UK Global

Rhodri Harries
MD, Kaizo

Caroline (Macleod-Smith) Harvey
Communications Manager, Tesco Digital Products

Patrick Herridge
UK Managing Director, MMW PR

Pete Hendrick
Director, Octopus Group

Chris Hides
Founder & MD, MC Sattchi PR

Bibi Hilton
MD, Golin

Sam Hodges
Head of Communications, Twitter UK'


Tanya Hughes
President, SERMO Communications, Talk PR

Francis Ingham
Director General & Chief Executive, PRCA & ICCO

Warren Johnson
Founder, W Communications

Howard Jones
Senior PR Manager & Network Comms Lead, EE

Denise Kaufmann
Chief Executive Officer, Ketchum London

Ruth Kieran
Deputy Managing Director, Lexis

Chris Klopper
CEO & Founder, Mulberry Marketing Communications

Christine Jewell
Managing Director, 3MonkeysZeno

Howard Kosky
CEO & Founder, Markettiers4DC

Helen Lacey
Director of External Communications, Barclaycard

Imogen Lee
Director of International Marketing and Communications, Interlaw

Rachel Lloyd
Global Director of PR & Social Media, Cunard, Carnival UK

Jeremy Lucas
Senior Director, Head of Practice - Corporate Affairs, Oglivy PR UK

Meredith Lynch
Regional Technology Lead of EMEA, WE Communications UK

Serena Mariani
Global Marketing Manager, Digital, Oral Care Brand at Unilever

Lewis Marshall
UK and Ireland Country Communications Manager, Ikea

Rachel Matthews
Director of International Public Relations, Instructure

Stuart Mayell
Creative Director, Ruder Finn

Bruce McLachlan
Managing Director, Fever PR

Gareth Mead
Public Relations & Communications, Uber

Robert Metcalfe
MD, Richmond Towers Communication

Charlie de Mierre
Creative Director, Porter Novelli

Richard Moss
Managing Director, Good Relations

Alex Myers
Founder & Group CEO, Manifest

Dan Neale
Co-Founder, Alfred London

Laura O’Connell
Managing Partner, Instinctif

Frankie Oliver
Managing Director, Nexus PR

Aoife Pauley
Director, Global Corporate Communications, GSK Consumer Healthcare

Giles Peddy
SVP EMEA Operations & UK MD

Mark Perkins
Director, MHP Communications

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

Kevin Read
Chairman and Partner Corporate, Brand, Digital, Consumer and Design, Bell Pottinger

Andrew Roache
Head of External Affairs, Carlsberg UK

Alec Samways
CEO, Splendid Communications

James Selman
Managing Director, London, Allison+Partners

Mandy Sharp
Founder, Tin Man

Joe Sinclair
Founder & Creative Director, The Romans

Alistair Smith
Managing Director, Corporate Communications -Group, Barclays

Nigel Snell
Director of Communications, Prudential UK & Europe

Ruth Speakman
PR & Communications, KCOM

William Spiers
Global PR Director, GE Healthcare

David Stevens
Marketing Director, British Land

Louie St Claire
Marketing & PR Leader in Technology, Harvard

Poli Stuart-Lacey
Head of Communications, Cabinet Office

Cairbre Sugrue
Founder & Principal, Sugrue Communications

Chris Talago
VP PR Communications JAPAC & EMEA

Gareth Thomas
Co-Founder, Capella

Catherine Turner
Head of Consumer Services PR & CEO Comms, The Co-Op

Liz Wilder
Director, Teamspirit

Amanda Williams
Storm Communications

Steffan Williams
Group Managing Director, Newgate Communications

Alison Wood
Head of Communications UK, Ireland, Airbnb

Paul Wooding
Director of Public Relations, EMEAI, WD - Western Digital Company

Nick Woods
Founder, Well Hello