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Prolific North Champions Awards 2023: Meet the judges


Ahead of the Prolific North Champions Awards returning in 2023, we are delighted to reveal some of the industry experts joining the judging panel next year.

With preparations ramping up for Prolific North to celebrate its 10th birthday next year, this flagship awards ceremony returns to The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club on 18 May to shine a spotlight on the best innovations, creativity and talent across the North.

Entries are now officially open with the early bird deadline closing on 22 January 2023.


These awards continue to recognise the flourishing digital, creative, media and tech sectors across the North, celebrating all the incredible companies, individuals and teams doing truly impressive work.

With a wide variety of returning and brand new categories to enter, a panel of industry leaders with a wealth of experience right across the sector will be judging the awards once again.

The shortlist and winners for the awards are decided by the judges in a rigorous two-step and independent process, with the winners revealed at the awards ceremony on 18 May.

Let’s take a look at some of the judging panel so far:

Prolific North Champions Awards 2023 Judges

Prolific North Champions Awards Judges so far for 2023

  • Ben Davies, Group Marketing Director at Prateura Group
  • Davina Lines, Managing Director at Ecommerce Club & Mixing Digital
  • Alex Hamilton, Head of PR & Social at McCann Leeds
  • Nicky Unsworth, Ex CEO, BJL Group
  • Sharon Amesu, Leadership Consultant
  • Lisa Wood, Marketing and Communications Lead & NW Manager, Naimuri and PRCA
  • Lee Chambers, Founder/Director, Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing
  • Mike Jeffs, Chief Commercial Officer, Hark
  • Andrew Diggle, Head of Content, Formula One
  • Caroline Cooper Charles, Chief Executive, Screen Yorkshire
  • Hannah Cox, Founder, Betternotstop
  • Claire Butters, Head of Marketing, Sale Sharks
  • Mirage Islam, Digital Strategy Director, M Digital Consulting


Get started on your entries today to be in with a chance of taking home one of the prestigious awards on the night!

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