Website of the Year

2018 Judges

2018 saw a stellar line up of industry experts, lending their time and support in the pursuit of online excellence.

Simon Liebel

Simon is the Founder and CEO of Entourage Collection, a group of companies that specialise in projects (film, restaurants, hotels and more), branding, consulting, concierge, and events. With offices in London and Hong Kong, Simon is a respected voice in the luxury and hospitality world.

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Whitney Bromberg Hawkings

Three years ago, Whitney quit her role at TOM FORD and set up FLOWERBX, the now-booming international online florist dubbed the Net-a-Porter of the flower business. Her clients include Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta, Dior & Tom Ford naturally.

Charlie Cutler

Charlie Cutler is Digital Director at Story UK and part of the Mission DC leadership team. A Computer Science graduate, he has worked in Digital for over 20 years, since the infancy of the web. Throughout that time he has led many successful digital transformation projects.

Sam Crocker

Sam is Digital Director at themission, the marketing communications and advertising group. Sam has led a number of digital transformation initiatives and worked with clients including Post Office, Intel, BP, Freederm, Castrol and Wrigley.

Matt Isherwood

Matt is Managing Director of themission Agency Fuse, exploring emerging technologies to create transformative products. He’s worked in digital for almost 20 years and has a passion for innovation, gadgets and improving customer experiences.

Nick Lisher

Nick is the UK Country Manager for Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighbourhoods. With stints at, and most recently as CMO for Depop, a fast-growing social shopping app based in the UK, Nick has a wealth of experience building and managing online communities.

Fergus Hay

Fergus is CEO & partner in independent global communications agency Leagas Delaney, leading the agency through a transformative era. Within the first 12 months Leagas Delaney have risen from ranked #50 in the UK for growth to #4 with major new business wins such as Investec, BASF, Peroni, Royal British Legion and Shiseido.

Emily Murray

Former lifestyle journalist Emily Murray is the founder of The Pink House, an award-winning interiors blog / brand / business / Instagram account (@pinkhouseliving), which is all about fabulous family living, despite the kids. Last year Emily was named as one of The Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine’s top 50 UK Influencers

Cecilia Harvey

Cecilia is on a mission to champion diversity in tech and to support women who want to be leaders. She heads up Tech Women Today and is working on This Tech World. She is also the founder of the mobile beauty and fitness services app, WalkingRed.

Alex Minchin

Alex is the founder & MD of Zest Digital, award-winning integrated digital marketing agency, helping clients win more customers online. They achieve this by driving customers to key landing pages and increasing the number of those visitors who convert into customers through a unique marginal gains approach.

Anna Tyzack

Anna is a senior writer at the Daily Telegraph and founder of Mumfidential, a small but perfectly-formed resource to inspire mums through the highs, lows and baby brain moments of motherhood. Contributors include journalists, bloggers and experts.

Anna Bance

Anna Bance is co-founder of Girl Meets Dress, the luxury online dress rental site. Anna also writes for The GWG, sharing her web know-how and shedding light on the latest launches, the hottest feeds on Instagram and high street trends.

Jerry Horwood

Serial entrepreneur and business angel, Jerry is Chairman of the S100 Investment Club. The new national investment platform is the only angel investment club connected to the SETsquared Partnership, the world’s top university managed business incubator.

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Kirsty Hulse

Kirsty is the Founder and Managing Director of Manyminds, a digital marketing agency, a collective of people working remotely worldwide, collaborating together according to project needs, giving clients an unrivalled talent pool at a lower cost.

Anna Hart

Anna is the brains behind lifestyle blog, South Molton St Style. Such was the success of her blog that Anna launched One Roof Social, an influencer media agency that pairs digital influencers with premium brands such as L.K.Bennett, Moet & Chandon and Gap.

Kelly Eastwood

Kelly, aka The London Chatter, is a London-based fashion and lifestyle blogger, and resident columnist at Hello! Fashion Monthly. It is Kelly's joie de vivre, chatty writing style, eclectic wardrobe and compassion that keeps her 96,000+ Insta fans enchanted.

Tony Brennand

Tony is a Director of award winning web design company, Digital Marmalade. Having been in the industry since 1996, Tony has seen and been involved in delivering a lot of digital products over the years. Recent clients inc The Times, HRH The Duke of York, WSJ & Fusion Lifestyle.

Holly Tucker MBE

Holly is the co-founder of gift site, Notonthehighstreet, which she launched alongside Sophie Cornish in 2006. Her latest venture is Holly & Co, an online platform providing free advice and a busy community for small businesses and artisans.

Kinvara Balfour

Director, writer and producer, Kinvara frequently speaks at conferences around the world on the subjects of tech, trends, film, fashion and the zeitgeist. A recent project, THE VISIONARIES is an exclusive series of mini-films for the insta generation.

Lex Deak

Lex is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pia, the AI powered comparison site for investment and savings products. Prior to Pia Lex founded QVentures, the leading private investment network in the UK. He is listed in the Top 10 City AM Alternative Finance Powerlist.