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

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

Jamie Brooks
Future Williams & Glyn Team - RBS

Colette Brown
Co-Founder, Prospect Resourcing

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

James Endersby
MD, Opinium Research

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

Oli Francis
Head of Creative, Sky PR, Sky

Ali Gee
Deputy CEO & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Graham Goodkind
Chairman & Founder, Frank PR

Andy Green
Founder, Story Starts Here

Rick Guttridge
MD, Smoking Gun PR

Jamie Harley
Head of Media Relations, PWC UK Global

Rhodri Harries
MD, Kaizo

Pete Hendrick
Director, Octopus Group

Sam Hodges
Head of Communications, Twitter UK'

Tanya Hughes
President, SERMO Communications, Talk PR

Christine Jewell
Managing Director, 3MonkeysZeno

Warren Johnson
Founder, W Communications

Ruth Kieran
Deputy Managing Director, Lexis

Lewis Marshall
UK and Ireland Country Communications Manager, Ikea

Rachel Matthews
Director of International Public Relations, Instructure

Stuart Mayell
Creative Director, Ruder Finn

Robert Metcalfe
MD, Richmond Towers Communication

James Selman
Managing Director, London, Allison+Partners

Mandy Sharp
Founder, Tin Man

Joe Sinclair
Founder & Creative Director, The Romans

Nigel Snell
Director of Communications, Prudential UK & Europe

David Stevens
Marketing Director, British Land

Chris Talago
VP PR Communications JAPAC & EMEA

Gareth Thomas
Co-Founder, Capella

Steffan Williams
Group Managing Director, Newgate Communications