The following people will be judging your entries across all the categories. If there is any conflict of interest or potential bias towards any nominee, they will be excluded from assessing that particular category.

Julie Futcher – The Sales Ace

Julie Futcher - The Sales Ace

Julie has over 25 years experience within a sales role, both in business-to-business and business-to-consumer. During her career, she has successfully trained many individuals to sell by developing their own style but using tried and tested sales techniques. She understands how daunting it can be to have to pick up the telephone or meet with clients/customers face to face with the view of interesting them in the product or service that is being offered. Julie established The Sales Ace to support and train business owners to increase their revenue. She also provides a sales support service which provides telesales/telemarketing, assisting in managing sales staff, help with setting and managing KPI’s and well as one to one coaching.

Steven Mather – Nexa Law

Steven Mather - Nexa Law

Steven Mather is a Consultant Solicitor and specialist in advising SMEs on all legal issues affecting their business – from contracts, employees, intellectual property or disputes. He qualified as a lawyer in 2008 and in January 2020 set up on his own in order to deliver extremely high quality & efficient services to SMEs. He provides all his services at a reasonable rate and is a strong believer in supporting small business owners achieve their objectives; overcoming legal obstacles that get in their way! There is a wealth of information available on his website.

Marie-Louise O’Neill – Lovely Evolution

Marie-Louise O'Neill

Marie-Louise specialises in logo and branding evolution; keeping your brand fresh, up to date and ahead of the pack. She offers a comprehensive range of visual services – from logo design, social media templates and website design in the digital space, to printed brochures, adverts, banners and packaging. She’s equipped with a breadth of design knowledge and more than 16 years’ industry experience.

Roger Eddowes – Essendon Accounts & Tax

Roger Eddowes - Essendon Accounts & Tax

Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts & Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014. Roger loves ‘getting his hands dirty’, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Using an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions, he has been called a Business Godparent due to his caring, hands-on approach.

Mhairi Richardson – Tomrom Team Coaching

Mhairi Richardson - Tomrom Team Coaching

Mhairi specialises in coaching teams to help them achieve more and improve their well-being. Her focus is on building trust within the team and a combination of coaching, mentoring and facilitation and she can tailor the program to the needs of your business. She enjoys working with newly formed teams, established team or teams who just feel they should be achieving more. Mhairi is also a coach with a strong SME background, a focus on the detail, a high level of emotional intelligence and a strong desire to develop talent and grow high performing teams.

Ashish Kumar – Web Alliance

Ashish Kumar - Web Alliance

Are you still using cumbersome Excel spreadsheets to manually track your leads, customers and invoices? Ashish and his team can help you replace them with your very own affordable, tailored-made CRM to follow your business workflow. Ashish’s company provide bespoke software to businesses so that they can get rid of spreadsheets/off-the-shelf CRMs/legacy systems which are not quite working for them. Unlike others Web Alliance complete the software in specified timeframe and allowed budget, otherwise they refund the money. They offer 100% satisfaction guarantee!