We place a very high emphasis on an independent, 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 included:

Perveen Akhtar
Perveen Akhtar
PR consultant and former Intel UK PR Manager

Ruth Allchurch
Ruth Allchurch
Managing Director, Cirkle

Ashish Babu
Ashish Babu
Director of Communications, TCS

Fred Banning
Fred Banning
Head of Corporate Communications, Pinsent Masons

Neil Bayley
Neil Bayley
Director of Corporate, Good Relations

Kevin Bell
Kevin Bell
Worldwide President, Burson-Marsteller

Graham Biggs
Graham Biggs
Communications Director, BMW Group

Kai Britt Boschmann
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
Vikki Chowney

Director of Content & Publishing Strategies, H+K Strategies


Frankie Cory
CEO, Mischief PR

Dee Cotgrove
Dee Cotgrove

Communications Director, Met Office


Matt Cross
Managing Director, Hotwire PR


Martin Currie
Managing Director, Citypress

James Endersby
James Endersby

MD, Opinium Research


Rob Ettridge

Partner, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry


Shaun Ezlati
Head of Integrated Strategies, tvc

Samantha Fay
Samantha Fay

Senior Vice President – Global Brand Strategy, Guinness World Records


Richard Fogg
CEO, CCgroup PR

Claire Foster
Claire Foster

Deputy Head of News, Direct Line Group


Oli Francis

Head of Creative, Sky PR, Sky


Giles Fraser
Co-Founder, Brands2Life

Rachel Friend
Rachel Friend
MD, Weber Shandwick

Ali Gee
Ali Gee

Deputy CEO & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Graham Goodkind
Graham Goodkind

Chairman & Founder, Frank PR

James Gordon-Macintosh
James Gordon-Macintosh

Co-Founder, Hope&Glory


Fenella Grey
Managing Director, UK, Porter Novelli

Andy Green
Andy Green

Founder, Story Starts Here


Dave Greenwood
Managing Director, William Murray Communications

Rick Guttridge
Rick Guttridge

MD, Smoking Gun PR

Samuel Hall
Samuel Hall

EMEA Corporate Communications Director, ServiceNow


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

Jamie Harley
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
Sam Hodges

Head of Communications, Twitter UK


Gerry Hopkinson
Co-Founder, Unity


Richard Houghton
Consultant, Agency Doctor

Tanya Hughes
Tanya Hughes

President, SERMO Communications, Talk PR


Nicky Imrie
Co-Founder, PR Network

Francis Ingham
Francis Ingham

Director General & Chief Executive, PRCA & ICCO


Gemma Irvine
Managing Director, MHP Communications

Christine JewellChristine Jewell
Managing Director, 3MonkeysZeno

Warren Johnson
Warren Johnson

Founder, W Communications

Ruth Kieran
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
Lewis Marshall

UK and Ireland Country Communications Manager, Ikea


Nick Masters
Head of Online, PwC

Rachel Matthews
Rachel Matthews

Director of International Public Relations, Instructure

Stuart Mayell
Stuart Mayell

Creative Director, Ruder Finn

Bruce McLachlan
Bruce McLachlan

Managing Director, Fever PR


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

Robert Metcalfe
Robert Metcalfe

MD, Richmond Towers Communication


Sarah Maloney
Managing Director, Kwittken


Clare Moore-Bridger
Business & Seller Communications EMEA, eBay

Alex Myers
Alex Myers

Founder & Group CEO, Manifest


Dan Neale
Co-Founder, Alfred

Laura O'Connell
Laura O’Connell

Managing Partner, Instinctif


Tara O'Donnell
Managing Director, Text100

Giles Peddy
Giles Peddy

SVP EMEA Operations & UK MD, LEWIS


Debby Penton
Managing Director, Wildfire PR

Mark Perkins
Mark Perkins

Executive Creative Director, W Communications

Elayne Phillips
Elayne Phillips

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

Andrew Roache
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
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
Mandy Sharp

Founder, Tin Man


Narda Shirley
Managing Director, Gong Communications


Wayne Silver
Managing Director, One

Joe Sinclair
Joe Sinclair

Founder & Creative Director, The Romans


Andy Smith
Head of Media Relations, Santander UK

Nigel Snell
Nigel Snell

Director of Communications, Prudential UK & Europe


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

David Stevens
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
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
Steffan Williams

Group Managing Director, Newgate Communications


Alex Wood
Executive Creative Director, Golin


Nick Woods
Partner, Well Hello Communications