Meet the influential figures on the Prolific North Awards judging panel

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UPDATE: This year's event is now going to be held virtually

The Prolific North Awards 2020 are on their way - and they'll be judged by a wide-ranging panel of judges, each one a leader in their field.

Like every year, the awards will celebrate excellence, recognising and rewarding outstanding campaigns in the creative and media industries across the region.

They will be celebrated at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, on Thursday, June 4th. The event is set to be attended by hundreds from across the North, who come together to raise a glass to the best in creative.

Entries to the Prolific North Awards are open now, and close on March 20th - enter here for your chance to win.

Once all the entries are collected, it'll be up to the panel of influential judges to create each shortlist. The judging is completed through a rigorous, independent process, and the shortlists will be revealed on Prolific North the next day.

Tickets are currently on-sale for the gala dinner, where winners will be revealed for each award. Ticket-holders get a drink on arrival and three-course dinner, before the presentation of the awards and entertainment.

You can also explore sponsorship opportunities for the available categories. Fill out the form below to express an interest.

Prolific North awards sponsorship opportunities

Judges for the Prolific North Awards 2020

Liam Anderson

Director of Operations, Social Chain

Neil Barnes

PR and Content Manager, Benenden Health

Jamie Boulger

Head of EMEA Digital Marketing, JLL

Richard Collingwood

Brand & Digital Manager, Riverside

Alex Connock

Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford University

Jon Corner

CEO, The Landing

David Edmundson Bird

Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University

Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory


Tom Greveson

CEO, Revolution Viewing

Alex Hamilton

Head of PR and Social, One Brand Magic

Gareth Healey

Beyond Noise

Kristal Ireland

eCommerce Director, Harry Hall International

Hayley James

Assistant Director Communications, Engagement and Campaigns, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

John Jones

Corporate Partner, Beever & Struthers

John Kehoe

CEO, Media Agency Group

Richard Kenyon

Director of Marketing and Communications, Everton FC

Steve Kuncewicz

Partner, BLM Law

Helen Lee

Account Director, Microsoft

Neil McKay

CEO, Endless Gain

Terry McStea

Network Manager, Design Network North

Steve Miller

Membership & Partnerships Director, PRCA

Karen Milligan

Director of Creative Services at dock10

Paul Morris

Digital Marketing Director, Marshalls

Paul Mousley


Ricardo Seixas

Managing Director, One Day Agency

Richard Walker

Director, Mustard Research

Rob Shaw, Jaywing

Rob Shaw

CEO, Epiphany & Jaywing

Lisa Wood

Head of Communications, Now Healthcare Group

Jon Woodall

Managing Director, Space 48