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Our Judges

Peter Smits

Managing Director

Ashbourne Insurance

Micky Kosowycz

Area Business Manager


Lisa Devayya

Economic Development Officer

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Stewart Graham

General Manager

Hunton Park Hotel

Lorraine Kokas

Community Manager Team Leader


Sarah Sanderson

Sales Director

Hertfordshire Living

Emma Brindle


TalentHQ Ltd

Abi Purser

Founding Director

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel

Lucy Barrow

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel

Mark Mills-Bishop

Broxbourne Borough Council


Peter Hawtin

Marketing Director

Ground Skips

June Cory


My Mustard

Ian Cording


FM World

We have developed our judging over 17 years and our judges, all top business people within their chosen arena, have cited our awards as both the most transparent and professionally executed. Each application is scored by up to 4 different judges from a panel of up to 20 judges, all applications are seen by different members of the judging panel. The judges spend over several hours and score not only their own sponsored category but several others too, this ensures transparency. The first page of questions is designed to give the judges a real feel for your business, followed by several questions that are scored from 1 to 5. It is worth noting that although all judging is computer based please ensure you upload images or screen shots of all important pages. There are no site visits or presentations involved. The finalists are chosen by adding all the scores and up to 8 entrants can make it through to the final, however if scoring is low, less entrants make it through. Should you wish to read our Top Tips, please click HERE