Judges

The judging panel for the Corporate Content Awards are made up of leading industry experts who are based in in-house. We have two agency slots and they are filled by the 2022 winners of the 'Best corporate storyteller' and the 'Grand prix'. If you are interested in judging the 2023 awards, please send in a short bio for consideration, to michelle.manton@communicatemagazine.co.uk. Please see our fantastic 2023 panel below.

Snober Abbasi (1)

Snober Abbasi

The British Council

Senior External Communications Manager

Snober Abbasi

The British Council

Snober Abbasi works in communications for international development, with a focus on human rights. He has previously worked at the United Nations, Commonwealth Secretariat and U.S. Mission in Pakistan.

 

 

 

 

Kate Aldridge

Kate Aldridge

Paysafe

SVP corporate communications and content

Kate Aldridge

Paysafe

Kate is SVP, Corporate Comms and Content for Paysafe and has global responsibility for Paysafe’s PR, content/blog strategy, internal communications and corporate responsibility programme.

Kate is a corporate communications leader with over 25 years’ international communications experience; she has worked in a range of industry sectors including technology, travel, financial services and sports marketing.  Kate is passionate about driving impactful communication strategies to achieve commercial and business goals and is experienced across multiple communication disciplines including corporate affairs, investor relations, PR & media relations, internal communications, event management, social media strategy, content marketing and CSR.

Kate studied French and Spanish at Leeds University before completing a post-graduate degree in international marketing. Based in the UK, she has also spent time working in Spain and France. 

Jon Beasley Hays Plc

Jonathan Beasley

Hays plc

Global Senior Communications Manager

Jonathan Beasley

Hays plc

Jon Beasley is Global Senior Communications Manager at Hays plc and has over ten years’ experience in the industry. A key member of the Global Corporate Communications’ team, Jon’s main responsibilities include raising the profile of the Hays brand externally and managing global communications campaigns – both internally and externally. Specialising in both internal and external communications, Jon works across the Group to support Hays’ regional marketing teams and plays an integral role in CEO communications. Hays plc is a FTSE 250 company, with operations in 32 countries and is a world leader in workplace solutions and specialist recruitment. Prior to Hays, Jon worked at Molson Coors.

Noreen Biddle Sah Headshot, Numis (1)

Noreen Biddle

Numis, Reboot

Head of Marketing and Communications

Noreen Biddle

Numis, Reboot

Noreen is head of marketing and communications at the investment bank, Numis. She sits on both Numis’ executive committee and its ESG committee. Overall, she has nearly two decades of financial communications experience, having previously led global client marketing and corporate communications at State Street, and worked at ETF Securities and the Investment Association.

Noreen launched the campaign group, Reboot in 2020 using the power of communications to promote greater diversity through discussions about ethnicity in the workplace and society, with a particular focus within the financial services industry. Reboot is rapidly growing into a leading proponent and moderator of these discussions, commissioning original research as well as  its annual index that measures UK financial services diversity

Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

Luton Airport

Head Of Communications and Marketing

Neil Bradford

Luton Airport

Neil heads up the Marketing and Communications team at London Luton Airport with responsibility for all content, corporate comms, media relations, marketing, and public affairs. Neil places a strong focus on content and video storytelling following a 20-year career with the BBC, ITV and commercial radio as a broadcast journalist.

He has steered the airport’s communications team through a range of challenges including a major redevelopment and the COVID pandemic. Under his leadership, London Luton Airport has previously scooped Gold both at the Corporate Content Awards and Digital Impact Awards and been a finalist in the CIPR Excellence Awards.

 

 

 

Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter

Bladonmore

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Carpenter

Bladonmore

Richard is responsible for driving Bladonmore’s strategy and the running of their global business.

Over his career, Richard has helped a large number of the world’s leading organisations to define and deliver their stories. Covering investor communications, sustainability and employee engagement, he has worked with the likes of Aviva, Facebook, Alibaba, HSBC and the London Stock Exchange.

Before joining Bladonmore, Richard was CEO of MerchantCantos, part of Brunswick Group. A former journalist at the Mail on Sunday, he is also author to various books on corporate governance and investor relations.

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Cocks

Stephanie Cocks

Cazoo

Head of content and design

Stephanie Cocks

Cazoo

Steff heads up content, design and social media at Thames Water, the UK’s largest water company.

With over 15 million customers to look after, Steff and her team are certainly kept busy! Their mission? To design content and experiences that are simple, clear, and accessible to everyone.

Before joining Thames Water, Steff was a Content manager at the telecommunications company, EE. During her time there, she led the content design for major campaigns, including Apple Music, iPhone, and BT Sport.

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David Cook

Honeywell

Senior director, EMEA communications

David Cook

Honeywell

David is responsible for leading Honeywell’s communications team across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), a region that includes all the company’s global businesses, representing approximately 30,000 employees. Among his top priorities are to drive the communications strategies and programs to support Honeywell in becoming the world’s leading software-industrial company driving digital transformation across advanced industries.

David has more than 20 years of international communications experience; prior to Honeywell he led Canon’s internal and external communications functions across EMEA, (2017-2021), where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the communications strategy across B2B and B2C for all stakeholder groups.

Before that he was based in Singapore where he led the communications team for General Electric’s (GE) Global Growth Organization (2012-2016), with a primary focus around supporting GE’s growth in all markets outside of the US and for managing GE’s reputation with top tier influencers globally.

Prior to joining GE, David spent 12 years at Cisco (1999-2012), most recently building and running Cisco’s communications team in Asia Pacific and China (2008-2012), with responsibility for all external and internal communications functions and for Cisco’s Globalization Centre in Bangalore, India. Earlier roles at Cisco included leading Cisco’s European PR group (2006-2008), after spending several years in Corporate PR managing thought leadership campaigns, crisis communications, M&A and C-Suite communications at industry and business events such as the World Economic Forum, Davos.

David has travelled extensively and has a genuine passion for the developing world having grown up in Zambia and Papua New Guinea. He is an active participant in endurance sports events and currently lives in Surrey, England, where he and his family have lived for the past five years.

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook

Legal and General

Group head of brand content strategy

Sarah Cook

Legal and General

Sarah has worked in communications for over 15 years: both in-house and for agencies. She is currently responsible for social media and content at Legal & General. Established in 1836, it is a leading financial services and investment management company.

Gary Corcoran

Gary Corcoran

Polar Capital

Head of Coprorate Communications & content at Polar Capital

Gary Corcoran

Polar Capital

Gary joined Polar Capital on 1 May to take up a newly created position of Head of Corporate Communications and Content.

He joined after spending 12 years at Last Word Media, starting as the launch Editor of Portfolio Adviser in 2006. In 2015 he joined the board of Last Word Media as Editorial Director with responsibility for the editorial strategy of all the firm’s publications worldwide - International Adviser, Portfolio Adviser, Expert Investor and Fund Selector Asia. He also had responsibility for the design and delivery of content for third-party asset management clients across video, websites, bespoke microsites, hard copy and digital publications.

He has over 25 years industry experience, previously spending 11 years at Legal & General in various senior marketing and business development roles before making the switch to financial journalism in 2003 when he joined FT Business.

 

 

 

 

 

Tiffany De Koninck,

Tiffany De Koninck

Deloitte

Creative content manager

Tiffany De Koninck

Deloitte

Tiffany is an award-winning content creator based in London. Originally trained as a translator, she has worked in a variety of communications roles and industries around the world. In her current role, Tiffany leads on creative content for Deloitte’s priority campaigns, including climate, people and wellbeing. She is also part of the team behind The Green Room, the firm’s much-loved podcast. Prior to starting at Deloitte, Tiffany was corporate communications advisor at RBC.

Deborah Gouineau

Deborah Gouineau

Warner Leisure Hotels

Head of content

Deborah Gouineau

Warner Leisure Hotels

Deborah Gouineau is the newly appointed head of content at Warner Leisure Hotels. She has been directing and optimising content departments for the past 10 years at top companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Trainline and until recently Three, to consistently bring their brand to life through engaging visual and written content at every consumer touchpoint.

Magda Bulska

David Hendy

Mace Group

Head of Corporate Communications for Mace Group

David Hendy

Mace Group

David Hendy is Head of Corporate Communications for Mace Group, one of the UK’s leading construction and built environment consultancy firms. He is responsible for all of Mace's external communications, as well as engagement with Mace’s 7,500 colleagues around the globe. He has spent over five years at Mace, and before that worked in-house at a FTSE100 firm. He has experience delivering communications on behalf a wider range of businesses, including some of the UK's leading developers and infrastructure delivery organisations.

 

 

 

Imran Javaid (1)

Imran Javaid

Credit Suisse

Vice President of Corporate Communications

Imran Javaid

Credit Suisse

Imran is an experienced PR professional with a PR Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and 8 years of experience working in external communications in the financial services sector. He has proactively co-ordinated global media outreach for thematic research produced by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, including the annual Global Wealth Report and Global Investment Returns Yearbook, as well as promoted both equity research and the Investment Solutions & Products teams. Prior to Credit Suisse, he spent 5 years working in the insurance sector devising both proactive and reactive media strategies.

 

 

 

 

Parveen Johal (1)

Parveen Johal

John Lewis

Financial & Strategic Communications, senior Manager

Parveen Johal

John Lewis

Parveen has over 20 years' communications experience in leading complex multi-stakeholder strategies for UK and global brands in the retail, technology, healthcare, media, travel and hospitality sectors. She is currently responsible for Financial & Strategic Communications at the John Lewis Partnership and has previously held senior comms roles at Bupa, Expedia, Sainsbury’s, The Telegraph, Hilton Worldwide and Pizza Express.

 

 

 

Miranda Mclean

Miranda McLean

Banking Circle Group

Global Head of Executive Communications and ESG

Miranda McLean

Banking Circle Group

Miranda McLean, Senior Director, Global Head of Sustainability at Banking Circle Group and founding member at ground-breaking payments bank, Banking Circle, has built a considerable reputation for developing and executing successful marketing strategies for a wide range of financial services businesses over more than two decades.

In 2015 Miranda was appointed by payments start-up Saxo Payments (now Banking Circle) to create the brand identity and marketing strategy which took the cross-border payments bank to a multi-million-dollar business within three years

Miranda is also on the Executive Board of the European Women Payments Network which has the primary objective of championing diversity and inclusion in the financial sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Pullan (1)

Michael Pullan

Centrica

Head of digital Communications

Michael Pullan

Centrica

Michael Pullan leads on digital communications for Centrica, the UK’s biggest energy company and parent company to British Gas. His role stretches across both web and social media planning and executing the digital communications strategy to enhance and protect Centrica’s reputation and drive brand awareness. He’s responsible for centrica.com, the corporate hub, ensuring the company’s strategic direction is understood by investors, shareholders and potential employees. Prior to joining Centrica, he was Head oJf PR and Social in EMEA for Panasonic Business.

Laura Roach

Laura Roach

Livv Housing Group

Communications manager

Laura Roach

Livv Housing Group

Laura Roach is a CAM qualified marketing and communications professional with over 15 years’ award-winning experience in internal and external communications.

She is based in Liverpool and has been in her position as Communications Manager at Livv Housing Group for over two years. 

Her current role involves developing and delivering communications for around 25,000 customers living in the Group’s 14,000 properties and 500 employees.

Prior to joining Livv Laura has worked in various communications roles across the housing, financial and environmental sector.

Michael Pullan

Julie Scott

Travers Smith

Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Pullan

Julie Scott

Travers Smith

As Chief Marketing Officer Julie is responsible for all aspects of Travers Smith's marketing, communications and BD activities.

The remit of the team includes business development, brand and design, client listening and management, corporate hospitality and events, internal and external communications, press and public relations and BD technology and systems. In 2019 Julie spearheaded a rebrand of Travers Smith, adopting a new visual identity, new tone of voice and new approaches to clients, potential recruits and other stakeholders, culminating in the winning of several awards, including the Grand prix at the 2020 Corporate Content Awards.

Prior to joining Travers Smith, Julie undertook several consulting and interim positions with a number of UK and international law firms. Julie’s experience spans business strategy and management, marketing and communications, and business development

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Sanjay Tanday

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Associate director for content and channels

Sanjay Tanday

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Sanjay is a content specialist with a track record of developing and implementing successful communication strategies and campaigns in the healthcare sector, covering the NHS, drug development, public health and prevention agenda. In his current role, Sanjay is Associate Director for content and channels at NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. He is embarking on a new content strategy to help NICE deliver the aims of it's ambitious new 5-year strategy. He previously lead on content at Public Health England working across a number of health improvement campaigns on topics such as smoking, obesity and dementia. Most recently he worked on public facing messaging during the COVID pandemic including the Stay at Home and self-isolation advice. Sanjay started his career as a health journalist writing for GP trade press and The Lancet.

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Jessica Tompkinson

Unilever

Global Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Unilever Operations

Jessica Tompkinson

Unilever

Jessica heads up Global Communications and Corporate Affairs at Unilever, one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies with 148,000 people, 400 brands, operating in 190 countries.   She is responsible for managing internal and external communications for the team that underpins Unilever’s operational excellence delivering through impactful campaigns, storytelling and change management.

Prior to joining Unilever, Jessica has led communications and corporate affairs at global technology companies in the FTSE 100 and NASDAQ including Cisco and Intersection, having started her career in Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at British American Tobacco.

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Michael Ward

Ferguson plc

Former head of Corporate Communications for Mace Group

Michael Ward

Ferguson plc

Mike is a communications executive with 15 years’ experience, 10 of those managing FTSE 100 teams to promote and protect business reputation. He is enthusiastic about developing and executing integrated communication strategies across all channels and passionate about collaborative working and getting the best out of people. Mike started his career agency side before moving in house to run the external communications at TUI, one of the world’s leading tourism groups. For the last eight years he has been the Head of Communications at Ferguson plc, a leading value-added distributor to trade professionals in North America.