Website of the Year

GWG Awards Judges

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

The GWG Awards 2021 are back and we're delighted to announce another stellar line up of judges, industry experts, who are lending their support to the Awards. The judging panel assess entries on the quality of design, usability, content and product or service evident within each site put forward. More names are being added to the list... so please watch this space.

Tenishia McSweeney

Tenishia is the founder of Escorpi, a company pairing lab grown diamonds with recycled gold to create fine jewellery. A Diamond Graduate, with a background in PR and marketing, Tenishia combines her skills and vision to build her company which aims to keep humanity and full transparency at its heart.

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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, travel, 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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Abbie Oguntade

Abbie is CEO/Founder of Freya + Bailey Skincare and a self-confessed skincare obsessive and crusader in chief. A seasoned marketeer of 20 years plus working with global brands including Adidas, Swatch and Sonos, she is the former Northern European Vice President of Match Group and previously helped launch the Skincare division of global health care brand Philips.

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Christina Strutt

Christina is the founder of the lifestyle brand Cabbages & Roses. Established in 2000, the company has had the environment and fairness to all suppliers and producers at the forefront of all their activities. From its conception, the company has believed in slow fashion providing collections of clothing in real time, created and stitched in England – all in small quantites with as little waste as possible. The range of furnishing fabrics, printed to order in the UK is made entirely from sustainably sourced linen. Christina is the author of five lifestyle books including ‘Green Housekeeping’ which has sold 34,000 copies world-wide and been translated into several languages.

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Jason Mohr

Jason is the founder and CEO of AnyJunk, the winner of GWG Website of the Year 2019. He recently founded LoveJunk, an online marketplace for waste removal and junk reuse. A former investment banker and solicitor, he loves combining technology and design to make getting rid of stuff easier and more sustainable.

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 107,000+ Insta fans enchanted.

John Mitchinson

John is the co-founder of Unbound, a revolutionary publishing house which puts the power in the hands of consumers. It does this by crowdfunding all of its projects, thus ‘liberating ideas’ that don’t quite fit the often-narrow mould of traditional publishing. He is also the co-host of the Backlisted podcast in which he and Andy Miller discuss a book as nominated by their weekly guest, as well as the wider idea of what makes certain stories endure. In his words, John is ‘the oldest of the QI elves’ – one time head of research – and co-author of the official QI series of books.

Courtney Adamo

Mother of five, Courtney ia co-founder of Babyccino Kids, a global lifestyle site for parents, with daily family blogs, useful and friendly parenting advice, child-friendly travel guides, recipes, and edits of stylish things – both for the home and to wear. Through her own website, In The Loop, she also runs courses on family lifestyle, pregnancy, birth and beyond. She has recently launched Tweens and Teens, a three-week course to help understand teens, build stronger relationships with them and make the most of these vital years. All this and a 276k-strong following on Instagram.

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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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Alastair Hendy

Voted at once the ‘World’s Best Food Journalist’ and the ‘World’s Best Food Photographer’, Alastair darts from one sublime creative pursuit to the next. He is by turns, a retailer, a brand consultant for the likes of M&S, an art director; a cookery writer for magazines such as Australian Vogue and Sunday Times Style, a TV presenter and a designer. In 2012, after three years of painstaking renovation, Alastair opened the doors to AG Hendy & Co Home Store, a paean to the utilitarian beauty of life below stairs. Groaning with enamelware, ostrich feather dusters, the most exquisite cleaning brushes, sinks and glassware, it is almost like entering a stage set (Alastair is, after all, a master of scene setting). Follow Alastair on Instagram @alastairhendy and @a_g_hendy_co_homestore.

Craig Landale

In addition to Craig's passion and love for menswear, he is an experienced online marketing consultant, member of the British Society of Magazine Editors and qualified in Post Compulsory Education and Training. The Founder and Editor-in-Chief of MenswearStyle has previous experiences as leading the marketing department of a corporate clothing company and overseeing the digital marketing of a large menswear group. Through the rapid success of MenswearStyle Craig has been featured in Shortlist Magazine's 'Chosen Few' numerous times, interviewed for non-fiction books and has successfully collaborated with a range of brands such as Mulberry, Harrods, Jaguar and Lacoste to name a few.

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Mecca Ibrahim

Mecca was formerly Head of Marketing & Social Media at Great British Chefs – the UK’s fastest growing food website and GWG Website of the Year winner. After almost eight years in that role, Mecca (who everyone calls Mex) co-founded ‘Women In The Food Industry‘ – an initiative that shines a spotlight on the work of inspiring women in the industry. Mex has also set up a freelance social media, marketing and content creation agency, is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and sits on the editorial advisory board for New Food Magazine. Her expertise includes sustainability, food entrepreneurs, equality within the food industry and ethical eating.