The awards will be judged by a panel of industry leaders and experts. The judging is a rigorous two stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.

From a transparency perspective, we may video aspects of the judging session to show on the evening and to give entrants an insight into why our winners were chosen.

The 2018 judging panel will be announced shortly.

Gary Jenkins

Co-Owner and Director at PR, social media and content agency No Brainer |

Gary is co-owner and director of No Brainer, an award-winning PR, social media and content marketing agency based in Cheshire. 

Gary is a former news journalist and corporate communications expert across private and public sectors. Formerly Senior Communications Officer at Warrington Borough Council, Gary moved on to become Head of Communications at Merseytravel in Liverpool and then latterly Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bank of America in Chester, before setting up No Brainer with his business partner Lee Cullen in 2015.

In recent years, No Brainer has been nominated in the British Small Business Awards and has been named one of the UK’s hottest Start Ups (Start Ups 100 Index 2017), the Chartered Institute of PR’s Outstanding Small PR Consultancy (Silver winner) and PRmoment’s Best New Agency in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Gary Jenkins

Co-Owner and Director at PR, social media and content agency No Brainer |

Gary is co-owner and director of No Brainer, an award-winning PR, social media and content marketing agency based in Cheshire. 

Gary is a former news journalist and corporate communications expert across private and public sectors. Formerly Senior Communications Officer at Warrington Borough Council, Gary moved on to become Head of Communications at Merseytravel in Liverpool and then latterly Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bank of America in Chester, before setting up No Brainer with his business partner Lee Cullen in 2015.

In recent years, No Brainer has been nominated in the British Small Business Awards and has been named one of the UK’s hottest Start Ups (Start Ups 100 Index 2017), the Chartered Institute of PR’s Outstanding Small PR Consultancy (Silver winner) and PRmoment’s Best New Agency in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Gary Jenkins

Co-Owner and Director at PR, social media and content agency No Brainer |

Gary is co-owner and director of No Brainer, an award-winning PR, social media and content marketing agency based in Cheshire. 

Gary is a former news journalist and corporate communications expert across private and public sectors. Formerly Senior Communications Officer at Warrington Borough Council, Gary moved on to become Head of Communications at Merseytravel in Liverpool and then latterly Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bank of America in Chester, before setting up No Brainer with his business partner Lee Cullen in 2015.

In recent years, No Brainer has been nominated in the British Small Business Awards and has been named one of the UK’s hottest Start Ups (Start Ups 100 Index 2017), the Chartered Institute of PR’s Outstanding Small PR Consultancy (Silver winner) and PRmoment’s Best New Agency in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.