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