Judges

The Business Champion 2023 Judging Panel:

Helen Brown

Helen Brown is Managing Partner of Seeblue, an award-winning Account Based Marketing agency for technology companies.

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Phil Jones MBE

Phil Jones is Managing Director of Brother UK, an Information, Communication and Technology business supplying products and services to hundreds of thousands of UK enterprises.

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Richard Alvin

Richard Alvin is no stranger to the world of media and events. Group Managing Director of business media company Capital Business Media which has a keen focus on UK SME’s delivering the country’s largest business magazine brand Business Matters within its stable of professional titles.

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Rob Stone

Rob is the founder and sole director of the UK’s largest installer of loft storage solutions, Instaloft.

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Cherry Martin

Cherry is the Associate Editor for Capital Business Media’s SME focused title Business Matters alongside a healthy freelancing career spanning international copywriting and ghostwriting.

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Charlie Mullins OBE

Charlie Mullins is the archetypal entrepreneur having started Pimlico Plumbers in 1979 with from scratch with a second hand van and a bag of tools and built it into a multi-million pound company he sold in 2021 for over £100m.

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Richard H Harris

Richard is known as a hands-on, technology entrepreneur with a 20+ year track record of building, transforming and exiting early-stage technology companies such as Ensygnia, Swivel Secure, Mobix, SAVortex, Clearswift and Tumbleweed.

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John Cunningham

John Cunningham has over 35 years of successful sales and business development experience, including leadership of the largest Virgin Group B2B Sales operation in the world at Virgin Media Business

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Matthew Margetts

Matthew Margetts is the Marketing Director for Smarter Business Group. Smarter Business is a Crown Commercial Supplier and one of the largest utility procurement specialists in the UK.

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Rune Sovndahl

Rune Sovndahl, is the co-founder of Fantastic Services – an international brand with 10+ years of experience that combines technological innovations with bespoke customer care to deliver services for the home, office and garden.

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Alex Robson

Alex Robson is co-founder and CEO of West End Drinks, a truly independent spirits company.

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Victoria Head

Victoria Head is Director of NCS, Employability and Skills at Catch22

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Steph Douglas

Steph Douglas founded Don’t Buy Her Flowers in 2014, leaving her brand marketing role, to pursue an idea she had following the birth of her children.

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Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons is an award-winning young entrepreneur, public speaker and subject expert on youth, and is known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer.

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Dean Forbes

Dean Forbes is a British tech entrepreneur and business leader with a reputation in mid-market software business transformations. He’s one of Britain’s top 50 business leaders according to Lloyds Bank and The Daily Telegraph. He is also named on the Black Powerlist as one of the one hundred most influential black people in the United Kingdom.

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Tevin Tobun

Tevin Tobun, is an award-winning entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of cutting edge logistics company, GV Group.

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