Ethical, transparent, and respected, the awards are judged by esteemed industry experts who follow a robust two-step judging process that includes pre-scoring to establish a shortlist and judge discussion to determine winners and in some cases silver awards.

None of our award judges can take part in the competition and any conflicts of interest must be declared.

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Our Judges

Abdu Alhadithi
Abdu Alhadithi | General Manager | THG Ingenuity
Abdu has 14+ years of experience in eCommerce Marketing & Digital Transformation, helping brands build and grow their global DTC & e-Tail propositions across FMCG, Beauty, Consumer Electronics & Travel. Abdu is passionate about people and supporting great causes, and led a charity initiative, raising £350k for orphans worldwide.
Alex Natthaphon Kanjarnavoranun
Alex Natthaphon Kanjarnavoranun | Consultant in SEO, Digital marketing, and Digital transformation | Foundmatic UK
Alex Natthaphon is a highly experienced SEO expert, digital marketing specialist, and management role in marketing. TechNation UK has endorsed him as the highest-tier Exceptional Leader of UK Global Talent Visa in the Digital Technology category. He has achieved multiple successful career paths in different industries, including Finance, E-commerce, Travel, Education, Automotive, and more. Alex was VP of Digital Campaign Planning & Execution Manager at SCB bank, focusing on digital banking automation and transformation. He is a founder of ABACTODAY, an ed-tech and e-learning platform for students. He was head of SEO and digital marketing at multiple Unicorn startups in Southeast Asia. He has led and provided digital marketing consultants internationally; for instance in Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, US, and UK. Not only online marketing, but he was also AVP Head of Omni-channel Marketing which focused on digital transformation at one of the biggest department stores in Thailand and UK.
Daniel Saunders
Daniel Saunders | Head of Performance Marketing | Evergreen Finance London Ltd
I've worked in Digital for 18 years. Within Digital marketing I work closely with the directors and heads of service to identify new business opportunities and Strategies. Having an in-depth understanding of different markets and competitors in the area to maintain a competitive advantage which is used to work alongside key stakeholders in managing the translation of the business strategy into clear plans. Proactively researching markets, competitors within different regions and establishing ways to develop a competitive advantage within our strategies. Within Stanley Black and Decker, I am a catalyst for change, I plan and execute UK market E-commerce and digital marketing activities to increase sales, grow online channels, and grow new and existing online customers managing substantial 6 figures budgets over many different groups. As an international keynote speaker in the Digital sphere, I inspire and lead a large team of specialists, drive the delivery of brilliant digital products and services, mentoring at levels from executives to C suite. I utilize analytics and insight tools to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple customer touch points. Working with trade marketing teams to analyse product categories and make appropriate product mix recommendations and effectively contributes to SEO, PPC, UX and CRO. I have built, nurtured and lead a diverse, multidisciplinary team to deliver digital transformation across the Stanley Black and Decker group. Defining the required digital capabilities across our people, their processes, and the technology we use. With Stanley Black and Decker being a multinational corporation, I make myself a visible leader by holding regular lectures and Q and A sessions with entry executives all the way up to C suite teams.
Dateme Tamuno
Dateme Tamuno | Head of Marketing | Londonist DMC
Dateme is a digital marketer with experience running organic and paid search campaigns for companies across several verticals. Currently, he is the Head of Marketing at Londonist DMC. A regular speaker at BrightonSEO and often challenging search marketers to create a deeper understanding of the user intent that transcends the informational, navigational, commercial, and transactional classifications. He has completed ten marathons and has a goal of running 50 before he turns 50.
Deepanjan Kundu
Deepanjan Kundu | Senior Machine Learning Engineer and Technical Lead | Meta Platforms
Deepanjan is a Senior Machine Learning Engineer and a Technical Lead at Meta Platforms, where he focuses on the Facebook Integrity area, tackling ranking and ML problems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in India. With an unwavering passion for ML/AI and its real-world applications, he boasts a cumulative experience of over 7 years in the realm of AI/ML. His fervor for machine learning, personalization, and ranking shines through his work. Prior to his current role, he spent 5 years at Google, where he served as a Machine Learning Technical Lead. During this period, he made significant contributions to various projects, including 3 years dedicated to YouTube Comments and Live chat, focusing on problems such as fairness and large language models, and 2 years at Next Billion Users. His work has impacted billions of users across the globe.
Jaime Hill
Jaime Hill | Ecommerce Director | ex Oak Furnitureland, Hurtigruten & Monsoon Accessorize
Jaime has over two decades of experience as a Marketing & Ecommerce professional with a successful track record leading teams and developing strategy to transform organisations’ digital capability and channels to market. She has had success in roles at brands including Avis, Barclays, Dairy Crest and Oak Furnitureland, and across a wide range of B2B and B2C vertical markets. Most recently, Jaime was Interim Head of Ecommerce & Trading at Monsoon. A graduate of the Institute of Digital Marketing and qualified Executive Business Coach, Jaime's professional passion is for making life easier for the customer at every touch point.
James Roach
James Roach | Digital PR and Marketing Specialist |
After a successful career in the media industry, James transitioned to SEO specialsiing in Digital PR and content at Distilled (now brainlabs). James led the highly successful team producing hundreds of class leading campaigns for some of the biggest household names in the UK and the US. James went on to join Re:signal as Creative Services Manager and Croud as both Head of Content and Creative and Head of Digital PR, building out the proposition for the agency from scratch. Now operating as a freelancer, James continues to work with the biggest agencies supporting their Digital PR and Content efforts.
Jana Lowe
Jana Lowe | Global Head of Digital Sales | HSBC
Jana Lowe is a seasoned leader in digital sales strategy with a career spanning over 15 years across renowned global brands in financial services. Currently serving as the Global Head of Digital Sales at HSBC, Jana leads initiatives to elevate digital sales performance across markets, products and customer segments. Having led initiatives to optimise digital sales funnels, implement innovative marketing strategies, and leverage cutting-edge technologies, Jana’s expertise spans transformative digital agendas, delivering tangible results and setting new benchmarks for excellence. With a passion for driving digital innovation and a track record of driving sustainable growth, Jana brings a wealth of expertise to the digital landscape, poised to recognise outstanding achievements in digital growth and foster further industry thought leadership.
Lukasz Zelezny
Lukasz Zelezny | SEO Consultant | https://seo.london/
Lukasz Zelezny, UK Search Awards judge, Top10 UK Social Media influencer and former director of organic performance at uSwitch / Zoopla. Currently is working as an independent SEO Consultant helping in organic traffic acquisition, technical SEO and content marketing. Lukasz started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group, Fleetway Travel, uSwitch, Zoopla. Each year Lukasz is speaking at many SEO and social media conferences. He was a speaker at ClickZ Shanghai China, ClickZ Jakarta Indonesia, SiMGA Malta, SES London as well as Marketing Festival in Brno, Brighton SEO in Brighton and UnGagged in London. Every year he is actively participating in 10 to 20 events as an SEO/Social Media keynote speaker. Additionally, he organizes workshops and meetups where he is sharing tips around SEO, Social Media and Analytics. To get in touch with Lukasz simply search “Lukasz Zelezny” or visit https://Zelezny.uk
Michael Emiliani
Michael Emiliani | Founder | Emiliani Digital
Mike is a seasoned digital marketing expert with a decade of experience in PPC and digital media. His passion lies in developing and growing businesses through comprehensive, integrated digital media campaigns. His ability to draw on knowledge and experiences from a wide range of challenges from his time in-house, agency-side and as a consultant has given him a unique depth and breadth to solving complex problems in PPC and broadly digital marketing. Mike has shared insights as a contributing writer and speaker at events. His extensive knowledge has also earned her the distinction of being a featured subject matter expert at Endicott College in Massachusetts, a contributor to industry blogs and recipient of the 2018 Interactive Marketing Award.
Mythili Banka
Mythili Banka | Senior Assitant Director | Egen Solutions Inc.
Director of Data Management and certified Pega Decisioning Architect with 13 years of experience leading projects across banking, telecom, and consulting. Mythili's expertise is in leveraging data analytics and AI to drive customer-centric solutions and deliver measurable business outcomes using BPM and Decisioning platforms. In her current role, Mythili is part of an omnichannel personalization project at Ally Financial to provide the best customer experiences. Mythili works closely with cross-functional teams to develop data-driven strategies that enhance customer engagement and loyalty. As a certified Decisioning Architect, she led various customer-facing engagements helping clients achieve omnichannel customer experience implementations using Pega CDH. Mythili has been in Consulting for over a decade and moved to Industry to grow in the financial sector.
Paul Marks
Paul Marks | Founder, Leadership Coach & Running Coach | Healthy Returns & Running Startups
Paul has spent over 20 years in business strategy and operational excellence helping founders and leaders of PE/VC backed technology firms to create a culture of continuous improvement and customer value. TED speaker on Founder Resilience, Paul is a thought leader in leadership excellence working with Boards to deliver better productivity and growth, through a set of values, behaviors, mindsets, and daily practices that are intimately tied to a firm's reason for being. I am a huge advocate for full body wellbeing and enjoy running ultramarathons (50km+). As founder of Running Startups, the UK's only founder-focused running club, I see the link that successfully running and scaling a business is kind of like running a marathon: both require diligence, commitment, work ethic and planning. To run long distances teaches you endurance and perseverance, it helps develop the physical and mental stamina required to handle the long hours and daily demands of being a founder.
Phil Myerscough
Phil Myerscough | Owner/Director, eCommerce & Digital Marketing Consultant | pjm:digital
Phil is an experienced eCommerce professional with nearly 25 years of expertise in eCommerce management and digital marketing. He started his career at Richer Sounds, where he quickly rose from selling hifi on the shop floor to become their first eCommerce Manager at the turn of the millennium. Later, he worked for three well-known Bradford-based mail order businesses, managing and developing their eCommerce operations for a range of fashion brands before a brief foray into the luxury sector at N.Peal. In 2017, Phil established pjm:digital, and works as a consultant for a range of bigger clients, supporting them in their replatforming and digital transformation projects. Alongside this he supports clients manage their development roadmap as a consultant liaison between them and their agencies as well as working as a Shopify and digital marketing agency supplier. Phil is known for his creative thinking and his strong belief in delivering exceptional service across all channels to achieve success. He is particularly passionate about exploring new technologies and leveraging them to enhance e-retail and improve the engagement with consumers through digital platforms. Outside of work, Phil continues to write and produce music in his home studio and dedicates his time as a trustee for Alliance Française de Leeds and Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity. He also actively participates in running and fundraising events for Worldwide Cancer Research.
Phil Hobden
Phil Hobden | Head of Growth & Strategy | Know It
Phil has spent over 15 years in financial services & the Fintech accountancy sectors, working for some of the most innovative businesses in these industries, including Intuit, Natwest Banking Group and Wolters Kluwer. Phil is now the Head of Strategy & Growth for credit management fintech platform Know-It. Know-it is a platform that enables a business to effectively manage all their credit processes, to mitigate risk and to get a better understanding of their customers. Phil is a business and strategy contributor for Elite Business Magazine online, a featured writer for Engage Sales, a serial podcast host including his latest project ‘The Story of’, judge for UK Business Tech awards & the Global Tech awards across 2021 to now , a public speaker (having spoken at Elite Business Live x3, Accountex x3, Accountex North, QuickBooks Get Connected, Customer Engagement Transformation Conference and more) and has guested on numerous industry podcasts and industry webinars including with the ACCA, Accounting Influencers, Humanise The Numbers, Advance Track and others. Phil has worked with partners, practice owners, accountants and bookkeepers in the UK, South Africa and beyond, from Top 5 through to leading niche and boutique firms, helping them implement new technology, change processes and launch new service lines to better support their own practices and as well as their SMB clients.
Polly Walton
Polly Walton | Head of Experience Optimisation | UNRVLD
Polly works with SEO consultants, PPC managers, content & PR consultants, and technical developers. Polly works on digital strategies and solutions for major brands in sectors including higher education, sport, property, travel and more. She is also a search marketing conference speaker on SEO, page speed and performance and digital marketing.
Rejoice Ojiaku
Rejoice Ojiaku | SEO Manager | Nelson Bostock UNLIMITED
Rejoice Ojiaku is an SEO Specialist & Content Strategist, as well as the Co-Founder of B-DigitalUK – a platform for showcasing and empowering black talent in the UK digital marketing scene. Her expertise lies in SEO, Diversity and inclusion, all bolstered by strong personal branding both online and offline.
Sarthak Srivastava
Sarthak Srivastava | | Visa Inc
Saurabh Kumar
Saurabh Kumar | Senior Manager of Data Science | Kraft Heinz
Saurabh Kumar is a Senior Manager of Data Science at Kraft Heinz, focusing on marketing analytics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. With over 14 years of experience in the consumer internet industry, Saurabh has held senior positions at Facebook, WhatsApp, Uber, Lending Club, PayPal, and Wells Fargo. At Kraft Heinz, he has led various initiatives to optimize marketing processes and automate analyses. During his tenure at Facebook, he helped advertisers improve their ROI through innovative data solutions. As a founding member of the marketing analytics team at WhatsApp, he drove insights that enhanced global marketing campaign performance. At Uber, Saurabh led a team focused on performance marketing and omni-channel marketing budget allocation. His roles at Lending Club and PayPal involved campaign analysis, budget allocation, and customer segmentation. Saurabh is passionate about leveraging data science to drive business insights and optimize processes.
Sophia 'Puff' Story
Sophia 'Puff' Story | Co-founder | 3 SIDED CUBE
Puff Story is Co-Founder of 3 Sided Cube Inc, responsible for the client relationships and impact of projects. Named as one of the top 100 most influential business developers in the UK, Puff is known for her contagious laughter, love of neon colours and an unrelenting passion to help organisations such as the American Red Cross, World Resources Institute and numerous UN agencies to make a real difference. Puff has vast amounts of practical experience in a variety of industries but has a love for using tech for good in the NGO, charity and third sector.
Steve Kuncewicz
Steve Kuncewicz | Partner & Head Of Creative, Digital & Marketing | Glaisyers ETL
Steve is a Partner and Head of Creative, Digital and Marketing at Glaisyers ETL in Manchester. He specialises in intellectual property, media social media and privacy law and is listed as a "recommended lawyer" in the Legal 500, and was a oo-founder pf the Bulletproof Agency Network. He is a regular media spokesperson, and has given interviews to the local and national press through BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC London. Steve is also the Manchester Publicity Association’s Honorary Solicitor.

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