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Prolific North Champions Awards 2024: Meet the judges

Prolific North Champions 2024

As the Prolific North Champions Awards returns for 2024, we can now reveal some of the industry experts joining the judging panel.

Renowned as Prolific North’s biggest flagship awards, the live awards ceremony will be hosted on 9 May 2024 at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire Cricket Club.

Over the past 11 years, these awards continue to celebrate the incredible companies and talent from the North’s creative, digital and tech sectors.

Entries are now officially open, with the early bird deadline closing on 2 February 2024.

There are a variety of returning and brand new categories to enter this year.

The shortlist, and winners of the awards, will be decided by an expert judging panel in a fair, independent and rigorous two-step process which you can find here.

Let’s take a look at some of the judging panel so far for 2024:

Prolific North Champions Awards 2024 Judges

  • Arafa Heneghan, director of brand, AO Retail
  • Hannah Cox, founder, betternotstop
  • Lee Chambers, founder and chief psychologist, Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing
  • Sharon Amesu, leadership consultant, SA Consulting
  • Simon Donohue, strategic communications lead, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Mirage Islam, digital strategist and senior lecturer in digital marketing, and Innovation Lead, at Salford Business School, The University of Salford
  • Mike Jeffs, chief commercial officer, Hark
  • Wayne Silver, managing director – integrated marketing, tigerbond
  • Nicky Unsworth, ex-CEO and consultant, BJL Group
  • Lisa Wood, marketing and communications lead and North West manager, Naimuri / PRCA
  • Gill Riley, marketing director, Quorn Foods UK
  • Alex Hamilton, PR and comms consultant, Across the Board
  • Davina Lines, managing director, ecommerce club and mixing digital
  • Chris Bond – freelance journalist, ghostwriter, copywriter and lecturer
  • Ben Davies, group marketing director, Praetura
  • Andrew Diggle, head of content, Formula 1

Find out more about the judges and their industry experience here.

It’s quick and easy to get started on your entry – sign up to the portal here and make sure you enter before the early bird deadline on 2 February 2024. Good luck!

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