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The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, 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.

From a transparency perspective, we may video aspects of the judging session to show on the evening and give entrants an insight into why a winning entry was chosen.

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Alice Harling
Alice Harling | Head of Marketing | Glossify
Having worked in a range of sectors from luxury fine jewellery and women's wear to health tech and beauty. Alice is a skilled head of brand and marketing with a high level of experience in strategy, growth scaling, content, and branding for global brands. BIMA100 Award Winner, Mentor & Programmatic Council member, WomeInTech Writer, DigitalHer Speaker, and Role model.
Amit Masram
Amit Masram | HR Technology and Scale-up Expert |
Amit is a multi-award-winning global HR Leader with over 15 years of experience in regional and international roles across Europe, North America, and Asia. He worked in SaaS-based technology and high-growth organizations in multiple countries in Digital HR Transformation, Strategic Business Partnering, OD, and Change roles. He has demonstrated success and expertise in accelerating the scale-up of tech companies leveraging digital HR, process automation, and AI-led HR Technologies. He is passionate about leveraging technology to create exceptional digital employee experience and advocates investing in developing a future digital workplace. He is a mentor to tech start-ups incubators and is involved with several, not for profits focused on building digital skills for children and youth. He has lived and worked in the UK, USA, Canada, India, Singapore, and Malaysia and enjoys deep connections in the global technology communities. Amit is a regular speaker in global HR tech summits and international marquee conferences.
Bill Hunt
Bill Hunt | Global Strategy Consultant | Back Azimuth Consulting
Bill is the President of Back Azimuth Consulting, which focuses on helping companies improve their Global Digital Marketing Strategies. Bill has extensive experience in multiple verticals uncovering missed opportunities and accelerating growth by implementing strategic centers of excellence maximize ecommerce programs at multinational corporations. Bill is the co-author of the best selling book "Search Engine Marketing, Inc." Driving Traffic to Your Companies Web Site from IBM Pres. This book has been adapted into the best practice guide for many global companies.
Chris Barnicott
Chris Barnicott | Chief Technology Officer | SSE plc
Chris is currently the Chief Technology Officer for SSE and has over 25 years of experience with technology strategy and solutions for consumers, business and industry. Chris’ career has spanned the beginnings of cable TV, internet and communications in the UK with Virgin Media and the digital evolution of the energy industry with Centrica and SSE.
Dolores McLaren
Dolores McLaren | Head of SEO | Vodafone UK
Dolores is a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional in the field of Digital marketing. With 20 years of experience in the industry and a specific focus on SEO, CRO, and UX for the past 12 years. As the Head of SEO at Vodafone, she is responsible for overseeing the company's SEO strategy and managing both internal team members and external partners. Dolores has a strong track record of delivering results and maximizing ROI for clients, as demonstrated by her previous roles at Publicis Media and Reprise. Her passion for technology and innovation drives her to continuously improve her digital and coding skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Gerardo Casas
Gerardo Casas | Head of Ecommerce | TOYS R US IBERIA SA
Computer Engineer with 20 years of experience in technological consulting and business in various sectors (Banking, Large Distribution, Franchises or Tech). In 2006, he launched the first Gourmet Food and Wine Marketplace in Spain, integrating 140 suppliers and 60 dropshippers into sector compliance. Mentor and Tutor in specialized Masters at the University of Malaga, EAE, Camilo Jose Cela, Windup or Cibus. Strategy consultant in leading companies in their sector such as FxStreet, Bulevip, Hispatec or Beclimb. As Marketplace Manager at Iskay Pet, he coordinated the launch of one of the first 3 Marketplaces in the country with Mirakl. Gerardo is currently Head of Ecommerce for ToysRus Spain & Portugal.
Jaime Hill
Jaime Hill | Ecommerce Director | ex Oak Furnitureland, Hurtigruten & Monsoon Accessorize
Jaime has over two decades of experience as a Marketing & Ecommerce professional with a successful track record leading teams and developing strategy to transform organisations’ digital capability and channels to market. She has had success in roles at brands including Avis, Barclays, Dairy Crest and Oak Furnitureland, and across a wide range of B2B and B2C vertical markets. Most recently, Jaime was Interim Head of Ecommerce & Trading at Monsoon. A graduate of the Institute of Digital Marketing and qualified Executive Business Coach, Jaime's professional passion is for making life easier for the customer at every touch point.
Lada Kalashnikova
Lada Kalashnikova | Head of SEO | COPYBET EU LTD
Lada has worked in digital marketing since 2003. She specializes in all aspects of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), with a focus on technical SEO, multilingual search and mobile optimization. Her clients have included Starco, Action-MCFR, and Artec 3D. Lada worked as a Global Head of SEO in Acronis, then she was a Head of SEO at SEMRush. Lada now works as the Head of SEO/ASO in CopyBet EU Ltd, the first social betting platform founded in 2015. CopyBet is a fast-growing tech company, focused on providing the best experience for their customers while following the principles of Transparency and Fair Trade. Lada enjoys lifetime studying; most recently on topics around data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. Her favorite tools are Excel, GWT, GA, Yandex Metrica and brains. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, yoga, and Japanese Art. Definitely a cat person.
Lukasz Zelezny
Lukasz Zelezny | SEO Consultant |
Lukasz Zelezny, UK Search Awards judge, Top10 UK Social Media influencer and former director of organic performance at uSwitch / Zoopla. Currently is working as an independent SEO Consultant helping in organic traffic acquisition, technical SEO and content marketing. Lukasz started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group, Fleetway Travel, uSwitch, Zoopla. Each year Lukasz is speaking at many SEO and social media conferences. He was a speaker at ClickZ Shanghai China, ClickZ Jakarta Indonesia, SiMGA Malta, SES London as well as Marketing Festival in Brno, Brighton SEO in Brighton and UnGagged in London. Every year he is actively participating in 10 to 20 events as an SEO/Social Media keynote speaker. Additionally, he organizes workshops and meetups where he is sharing tips around SEO, Social Media and Analytics. To get in touch with Lukasz simply search “Lukasz Zelezny” or visit https://Zelezny.uk
Martin SFP Bryant
Martin SFP Bryant | Founder | Big Revolution
Martin SFP Bryant is the founder of technology and media consultancy Big Revolution. He is also a speaker, writer, and educator in the fields of technology and media. With Big Revolution, he works to help technology companies craft a narrative around their products and business. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of international technology publication The Next Web, and Community Editor at Tech North, where he shone a light on the stories of startups and entrepreneurs in the North of England.
Mazen Mroueh Mroueh
Mazen Mroueh Mroueh | HEAD OF DIGITAL & PARTNERSHIPS |
Mazen has been in many leaderships and Senior roles, currently he is the head of Digital & Partnerships at Digicrowns and Advisor at Techcombank, based between the Netherlands and Vietnam. Leading a Big team of experts based in Europe and his responsibilities cover MKT/Media, Martech, CRM, Affiliate, Website/SEO, Digital transformation, and innovation. Mazen overseed Global Digital media strategies, media pitches, digital transformation, and design of the technology ecosystem following the JBP with key suppliers such as Facebook, Google, & Tik-Tok. Next to that, Mazen is an Ambassador and Advisor for many Web 3.0 projects (Fitness, gaming, and others) Before moving to the Netherlands, Mazen worked at the agency side for 6+ years based in Dubai, Singapore, and Beirut. His diverse portfolio covers prominent multinationals such as BlackBerry, Samsung, Emirates, Etihad airlines, and all the Richemont Luxury brands. Mazen won many prestigious digital awards targeting the MENA region and is looking to score more worldwide. Mazen is a big believer in training both the body and the mind to be strong. So next to his professional achievements, he is a world marathoner and Guinness World Record holder, with more than 77 full marathons completed and many ultras.
Richard Gregory
Richard Gregory | Co-founder | AgencyNXD
Richard is co-founder of AgencyNXD as well as an advisor and NXD to multiple tech firms and agencies, including Adzooma, Fluid Digitial and Ruler Analytics. Heralding from “Silicon Ramsbottom” he is an ardent supporter of the digital and tech industry in the North of England. Previously, Richard was the managing director of digital agency Latitude, director of Tech North and co-founder of SAScon.
Michael Emiliani
Michael Emiliani | Paid Marketing Manager | Amazon PPC
Mike is a seasoned digital marketing expert with a decade of experience in PPC and digital media. His passion lies in developing and growing businesses through comprehensive, integrated digital media campaigns. His ability to draw on knowledge and experiences from a wide range of challenges from his time in-house, agency-side and as a consultant has given him a unique depth and breadth to solving complex problems in PPC and broadly digital marketing. Mike has shared insights as a contributing writer and speaker at events. His extensive knowledge has also earned her the distinction of being a featured subject matter expert at Endicott College in Massachusetts, a contributor to industry blogs and recipient of the 2018 Interactive Marketing Award.
Montserrat Cano
Montserrat Cano | International SEO & Digital Marketing Consultant |
Montserrat Cano is a seasoned, all-round digital marketer and project manager who specialises in integrating the digital marketing areas to maximise marketing and business results. Having started in SEO and content almost back in the dark ages of digital, her core skill is SEO, as well as PPC,CRM/ email and social media strategy and execution. Her focus and passion is on solving issues and building internal processes to handle and prevent them using data. Being bilingual English-Spanish, she has worked with brands operating in the UK and internationally in a range of niches, such as ecommerce, legal, membership, public sector, technology or publishing. She has also spoken at the eCommerce Expo and Measurecamp. In her spare time, she mentors other SEO/ digital professionals to help make the industry stronger.
Mythili Banka
Mythili Banka | Director of Data Management | Ally Financial
Director of Data Management and certified Pega Decisioning Architect with 13 years of experience leading projects across banking, telecom, and consulting. Mythili's expertise is in leveraging data analytics and AI to drive customer-centric solutions and deliver measurable business outcomes using BPM and Decisioning platforms. In her current role, Mythili is part of an omnichannel personalization project at Ally Financial to provide the best customer experiences. Mythili works closely with cross-functional teams to develop data-driven strategies that enhance customer engagement and loyalty. As a certified Decisioning Architect, she led various customer-facing engagements helping clients achieve omnichannel customer experience implementations using Pega CDH. Mythili has been in Consulting for over a decade and moved to Industry to grow in the financial sector.
Naomi Timperley
Naomi Timperley | Co Founder | Tech North Advocates
Naomi Timperley is Co Founder of Tech North Advocates and We Are GSI Ltd. She’s proud to be in the top 50 Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK IT 2018, 2019, 2020, 3rd most influential woman in 2021, 4th in 2022 and 2023. Naomi is an experienced growth and innovation consultant and has extensive experience working with start-ups & growth businesses particularly in the tech, digital & creative sectors. Naomi has been a mentor for over 12 years and has mentored hundreds of businesses. She is an Honorary Industry Fellow at the University of Salford Business School and on the board of the Industry Advisory Board. Naomi also sits on the board of charity Digital Inc and Social Enterprise PIE. She is the Innovation Director of Merseyway Innovation Centre in Stockport.
Olesia Korobka
Olesia Korobka | SEO entrepreneur | Fajela
Olesia Korobka is SEO entrepreneur from Ukraine. She runs a few businesses most related to SEO and a small localization service. When not doing SEO, Olesia usually studies hows and whys of SEO, testing and researching. And now also helping other SEOs from Ukraine to adapt during the ongoing war.
Phil Hobden
Phil Hobden | Head of Digital Sales | Wolters Kluwer
With a background over 15 years in financial services & the Fintech accountancy sectors, Phil has worked for some of the largest and most innovative businesses in these industries, including Intuit, Natwest Banking Group, HSBC and now Wolters Kluwer. Phil is a contributor for Elite Business Magazine online, a serial podcast host, judge for UK Business Tech awards 2021/22 & the Global Tech awards 2022 , a public speaker (having spoken at Elite Business Live x3, Accountex x3, QuickBooks Get Connected and more) and guested on numerous industry podcasts and webinars including with industry bodies such as the ACCA. During his previous role at funding platform Capitalise as their Head of Customer Education he worked with over 1500 accountants, from Top 25 through to leading niche and boutique firms across the UK and South Africa, to help them implement funding as a service within their firms.
Phil Myerscough
Phil Myerscough | Owner/Director, eCommerce & Digital Marketing Consultant | pjm:digital
Phil is an experienced eCommerce professional with nearly 25 years of expertise in eCommerce management and digital marketing. He started his career at Richer Sounds, where he quickly rose from selling hifi on the shop floor to become their first eCommerce Manager at the turn of the millennium. Later, he worked for three well-known Bradford-based mail order businesses, managing and developing their eCommerce operations for a range of fashion brands before a brief foray into the luxury sector at N.Peal. In 2017, Phil established pjm:digital, and works as a consultant for a range of bigger clients, supporting them in their replatforming and digital transformation projects. Alongside this he supports clients manage their development roadmap as a consultant liaison between them and their agencies as well as working as a Shopify and digital marketing agency supplier. Phil is known for his creative thinking and his strong belief in delivering exceptional service across all channels to achieve success. He is particularly passionate about exploring new technologies and leveraging them to enhance e-retail and improve the engagement with consumers through digital platforms. Outside of work, Phil continues to write and produce music in his home studio and dedicates his time as a trustee for Alliance Française de Leeds and Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity. He also actively participates in running and fundraising events for Worldwide Cancer Research.
Rejoice Ojiaku
Rejoice Ojiaku | SEO Specialist & Content Strategist | Feedia LTD
Rejoice Ojiaku is an SEO Specialist & Content Strategist, as well as the Co-Founder of B-DigitalUK – a platform for showcasing and empowering black talent in the UK digital marketing scene. Her expertise lies in SEO, Diversity and inclusion, all bolstered by strong personal branding both online and offline.
Roxana Stingu
Roxana Stingu | Head of SEO | Alamy
Roxana heads the SEO efforts at Alamy, a stock photography agency with a collection of over 270M images to date. She loves getting into the nitty-gritty of technical SEO and, besides theorising about the future of Image Search, her favourite past-time is automating anything repetitive. She’s been previously working in the web hosting industry for almost 10 years, leading the technical SEO efforts for brands such as 123 Reg, Host Europe and GoDaddy EMEA. Roxana is also a proud member of the Women in Tech SEO community and a frequent speaker at BrightonSEO and WTSFestival.
Steve Kuncewicz
Steve Kuncewicz | Partner & Head Of Creative, Digital & Marketing | Glaisyers ETL
Steve is a Partner and Head of Creative, Digital and Marketing at Glaisyers ETL in Manchester. He specialises in intellectual property, media social media and privacy law and is listed as a "recommended lawyer" in the Legal 500, and was a oo-founder pf the Bulletproof Agency Network. He is a regular media spokesperson, and has given interviews to the local and national press through BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC London. Steve is also the Manchester Publicity Association’s Honorary Solicitor.
Tiago Perdigao
Tiago Perdigao | CEO | Fractal Mind
Tiago is an experienced Manager with +25 years of experience in the areas of marketing, sales and retail, having worked in companies such as adidas, Jeronimo Martins, Sonae and FNAC. He has worked for adidas in several Marketing roles in Europe and the MENA, where he received many media, activation and retail awards. He also as been part of several jury panels in marketing awards events on the region. Always pioneering in the use of new technologies to the business world, he took on gamification as his latest challenge in 2017, currently leading Gamification startups in both Portugal and the UK. He achieved is Bachelors in Management in Portugal, followed by an MBA with Marketing focus in the UK. More recently he concluded a Post-Graduation Diploma in Retail Management and another in Arts Markets and Collections. He is also a long time Member of the CIM (MCIM) and (believe it or not!) a Chartered Accountant.
Trond Lyngbø
Trond Lyngbø | Senior SEO Consultant |
Trond Lyngbø is the founder of Search Planet and a senior SEO Consultant. He has over two decades of experience in SEO, e-commerce, content strategy and digital analysis. His clients include multinational Fortune 500 corporations and major Norwegian companies. Trond has helped grow businesses through more effective search marketing and SEO strategies. He is most passionate about working with e-commerce companies and web shops to develop and expand their omni-channel marketing initiatives.

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