Our judges

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is unique in the depth of expertise it draws on from its extensive judging community.

As well as our Advisory Board who steer the judging selection process, and work to maintain the awards at the highest standards in the UK, our judges bring industry knowledge and category-specific skill sets to assess every entry.

Our community of judges come from a diverse range of companies and disciplines, from well-known retailers, to expert consultancies, previous winners and academia.

Entering the Awards and winning shows that you have proven yourself and company to leaders across industry.

The Lloyds Bank Exporter of the Year Award

Alex Robson

CEO/Founder
West End Drinks

Allyson Stewart-Allen

CEO
International Marketing Partners

Gwynne Master

Managing, Global Head of Trade
Lloyds Bank

 

Joe B. Lynam

BBC Presenter


The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award

David Higgins

Non Executive Director
Levy UK

Dene Jones

Regional Director to Mid-Corporate Team
Lloyds Bank

 

Gillian Sharman

Investment Origination
LDC

Yapincak Erkan

Advisor / Mentor
YASHA Consulting & Trading


The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award

Gareth Oakley

Managing Director Business Banking
Lloyds Bank

Mary Harris

Deputy Managing Director
M&C Saatchi

Miles Nolan 

Partner
Sterling Investments

Scott English

Brand Director
Elite Business


The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award

Gary Lapthorn

 Head of Sustainability & Responsible Business
Lloyds Bank

Hadeel Ayoub

Founder & CTO
BrightSign Technology 

Jon Cronin

Director & Partner
Lansons


The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award

David Atkinson

Regional Director
Lloyds Bank

Hadeel Ayoub

Founder & CTO
BrightSign Technology 

Miles Nolan 

Partner
Sterling Investments

Rob Law MBE

CEO/Founder
Trunki

Sue Swanborough

HR Director


The Castle Corporate Finance Scale-Up Business of the Year Award

Jonathan Caswell

Origination Director
LDC

Stuart Stepney

Managing Director & Owner 
Castle Corporate Finance

Victoria Asnell

Director
Castle Corporate Finance


The LDC Growth Through Innovation Award

Elizabeth Anderson

Editor
iNews

Hadeel Ayoub

Founder & CTO
BrightSign Technology 

John Garner

Head of New Business
LDC


The Give A Grad A Go Employer of the Year Award

Cary Curtis

CEO & Founder
 Give A Grad A Go

Mirko Senatore

Global Supply Chain Lead – European Distributor Markets
Pfizer

Rimmi Shah

Partner & Director
Lansons

Dr Ruth Owen OBE

CEO
Whizz-Kidz


The Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year Award

David Whileman

Partner
Inflexion

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE

Chief Executive 
Morningside Pharmaceuticals


The Virgin Atlantic Customer Experience and Loyalty Award

Andrew McMillan

Director
Engaging Service

Natalie Calvert

Founder
CX High Performance


The Artificial Intelligence Business Award

Alexander M. Boast

Writer
Self-Employed

Hadeel Ayoub

Founder & CTO
BrightSign Technology 

Sarah Porter

CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds


The Business Enabler of the Year Award

Ann-Marie Blake

Managing Director
Verdayne Communications 

Henrietta Jowitt

John Welsh

Executive Coach


The Data Excellence Award

Guy Bradshaw

VP Business Development
VIQTOR DAVIS

Lesley Wolfenden

Company Secretary
Business in the Community

Neil Currie

Head of Data Management
Crowe


The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Andrew Webb

Commercial Director
The i Newspaper

Julie Devonshire OBE

 Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute
King's College London

Seni Glaister

CEO
WeFiFo