Website of the Year

2019 Judges

The industry experts lending their support and expertise in the search for winning websites and apps.

We have another stellar line up of judges, industry experts, who are lending their support to this year's Awards. The judging panel will assess entries on the quality of design, usability, content and product or service evident within each site put forward.

Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey

Ginnie worked at British Vogue for twelve years, as the Executive Retail Editor; a role which gave her insight into the workings of both fashion and beauty brands and their different approaches to targeting the consumer, in an age of fickle consumerism where brand loyalty is almost impossible to secure. Presenting the bi-annual Vogue Trend Report fused the creative with the commercial, and this is exactly what Ginnie has taken into her own company, VCHStyle. She now writes for the Sunday Telegraph, consults for brands both high street and high end, and she works as a stylist to her private clients. Most importantly of all she is mother to two girls.

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Rosie Nixon

Rosie is Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! magazine, where she has worked for the past 11 years. She was awarded Editor of the Year (celebrity and entertainment) by the British Society of Magazine Editor's in 2017. Rosie has worked in the magazine industry for 20 years and previously held senior positions at glossy women's titles including Grazia, Glamour and Red. Rosie is the author of two novels The Stylist and Amber Green takes Manhattan. The Stylist is currently in development as a Hollywood movie.

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Sara Tasker

Sara is a writer and creative business consultant who credits Instagram with changing her life. Her podcast, Hashtag Authentic, offering advice for creatives business owners online has over 1M downloads to date. Her work is regularly featured by press such as The Guardian, BBC Radio, Stylist Magazine and Wired, and she was named 'content creator of the year' by Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2018.Sara has a chronic health condition that makes it hard for her to access traditional work, and is passionate about helping others build lives and businesses that allow for both their strengths and struggles. Twitter: @meandorla Instagram: @me_and_orla

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Lily Liebel

Lily is the Creative Director of Entourage Collection, a group of companies that specialise in brand building and consulting, concierge and events. With offices in London and Hong Kong, Entourage is a leading voice in the luxury world. Lily is also involved in various philanthropic endeavours, including the Old Vic and the English National Ballet.

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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.

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Not Such A Model Mum

Jessica Arora and Caroline Barton founded ‘Not Such A Model Mum’ in 2016 as a lifestyle, fashion and beauty blog for mums trying to juggle it all. With over four decades of modelling and fashion experience between them, their blog and Instagram is jam packed full of fashion and beauty tips learnt from the best in the business.

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Glenn Thorsen

Glenn is a curious minded and rampant lifestyle tech enthusiast. He has a strong background in startups and scaling companies with experience ranging from advisory roles to developing new market and product strategies from the ground up. Most recently, he was part of the team that was acquired by Airbnb in early 2019 where he now works on Strategic Partnerships.

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Becky Gunning

Becky is the founder of Bricks & Stitches, lifestyle blog and shop. When the former solicitor had children, she wanted work to be more flexible and so took on various part-time jobs from home. Like many people, Becky started with an Instagram page more for herself; she was in the process of renovating a Victorian house and wanted to share her progress along with some fashion posts. Soon after she launched the blog and leading on from that her online clothing shop.

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Polly Williams

Polly, inspired by her love of helping designers and brands launch or expand their business, founded the multi - award winning Camberyard in 2015. She is now one of the UK’s leading business development consultants for interiors, brands and designers. Spotting a gap in the market for the ‘business side’ of interior design, she now offers expert business advice, mentoring and networking to interior design professionals.

Patrick Furse

Patrick, Digital Director of themission Agency Bray Leino, is an expert in planning and executing effective, creative and innovative digital experiences - from websites and apps to marketing campaigns, social media and interactive content. Patrick has spent 20 years as a leader in digital and integrated agencies – delivering digital excellence at senior level for brands like British Airways, Castrol, Visa, BP, News International, Sky, Intel, Orange, Vodafone, BT, Post Office & the BBC.

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.

Ashika Chauhan

Ashika is the Digital Creative Director at bigdog – part of themission, headline sponsor of The GWG Website of the Year Awards. Passionate about engaging content, immersive user experiences, beautifully crafted design and creatively harnessing emerging technology. Over the last decade Ashika has worked in the UK and Australia on local and global campaigns for the likes of L’Oréal, NEFF, Bridgestone and EA Games, to name a few.

Fiaz Iqbal

Fiaz is a dynamic, self-motivated and performance driven businessman, Founder & CEO of Cult Furniture and has several other successful businesses in his portfolio. The unique attribute to Cult Furniture is that Fiaz and his team of over 100 work hard to ensure impeccable design meets quality and style; while offering a wide range of different styles at affordable prices.

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Tanya Hamilton-Smith

Tanya started her career working for Omnicom then WPP agencies across a range of global and local clients. She worked through the shift from traditional to digital advertising with her clients and partners. She co-founded The Influence Room with Alex Payne; identifying and commercialising the market for the product that he created.

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Jessica Rogers

Jessica is a Business & Executive Coach with a diverse range of clients that includes established entrepreneurs scaling up business and women ready for challenge and impact. She started her career in marketing, working for international media and publishing organisations. She has been featured in press including Marie Claire magazine, and regularly on BBC local radio.

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Alex Minchin

Alex is the founder & MD of Zest Digital, an award-winning digital agency focused on driving revenue growth for its ambitious clients. Zest positively influence the two most important metrics for businesses marketing online; increasing the volume and quality of traffic and conversions from digital channels.

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Dan Ziv

Dan joined TouchNote as Chief Product Officer in 2016 and became UK Managing Director in May 2017. Prior to TouchNote, Dan was co-founder of Uncover, the award-winning premium restaurant reservation app, which was acquired by Velocity in 2015. He was previously a M&A lawyer in the technology sector and is currently an advisor and board member in several early and late stage startups and mentors at Techstars London.

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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.

Natasha Courtenay-Smith

Natasha is a leading expert on integrated digital marketing, social media and PR. She is also a best-selling published author, keynote speaker, accredited Facebook trainer, CEO of Bolt Digitaland and mum of two. Natasha has an extensive media and journalism background, having worked for national newspapers in a variety of roles, before striking out on her own in 2007. Over the next seven years, she created and built the UK’s leading digital press agency, before selling her company to the UK’s largest press agency group.

Neil Finnie

Founder of the international training provider Corkscrew and South West based cowork space the Generator, Neil has built communities and ecosystems committed to helping future proof individuals and businesses in the fourth industrial revolution through innovation in education, training and Corkscrew Thinking.

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Lucinda Robins

Lucinda created The London Mummy when her youngest child was a baby as she was tired of emailing round robins about her friends new businesses. She decided to put them in a central place and those who were interested could subscribe. It evolved into a directory, product reviews, fashion and lifestyle and now has it's own shop, selling clothes and accessories - TLM Edit.

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Tori Cadogan

Tori is the Education Editor for Tatler magazine. She edits the Tatler Schools Guide, the impartial guide to the best independent UK schools, and recently relaunched their social media and online output. She writes and hosts an accompanying podcast series called Tatler Talks: Education, which focuses on wellbeing and mental health within the education system. Prior to her role at Conde Nast, Tori worked as a Senior Broadcast Journalist and Producer for BBC Newsgathering, mainly based 'in the field', she produced news output from riots, court rooms, floods and Buckingham Palace.

Brian Woulfe

Brian founded multi award-winning London interior design studio, Designed by Woulfe. With over a decade’s experience, he has overseen projects throughout Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific regions creating modern, classic designs reflecting his intrinsic understanding of the international property market. He is passionate about creating comfortable, luxurious yet playful interiors.

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Coral Garlick

Coral is the founder of Brand Me Collective, a membership network for ambitious female founders of pioneering, upscale brands. Coral is an experienced British business mentor specialising in brand building. She spent the first ten years of her career working in advertising, directing global accounts at Ogilvy & Mather and TBWA. Her eponymous lifestyle photography business provided her with first-hand experience in founding and building a successful company, underscoring the importance of building a brand and focusing on a strong commercial strategy.

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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.

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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.

Leanne Walstow

Leanne is Editor of The List by House & Garden. She began her career at the magazine in 2016 when she joined the online team, she has since worked on the print edition before becoming Editor of The List in February this year.

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