The awards are judged by an esteemed 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 a winning entry was chosen.

Cristina Afonso

Head of Customer Success, Nosto UK/IE |

With over 10 years working in Tech, Cristina's journey in eCommerce began halfway through her career at Microsoft when she became a Project Manager in Digital Product Distribution. After a year working on getting large-scale retailers (Curry's, PCWorld, Fnac and many others) technically enabled to sell Microsoft consumer software in digital formats it became clear that online selling was much, much more than just the technology powering it.

Over the next three years, she worked in developing operational excellence for Microsoft's Digital Product Distribution across Western Europe and EMEA and saw first hand the challenges faced by eTail on a daily basis. 

Early in 2017, armed with a desire to help retailers create online shopping experiences as good or better than in-store, Cristina joined Nosto as a Customer Success Manager where on a daily basis, she works with online retailers to make digital experiences feel as personal and warm as the smile of your favourite shop assistant. Cristina is now Heads of Customer Success for Nosto UK/IE.

Luke Flomo

Head of Ecommerce, Trustly |

Luke Flomo is Head of eCommerce at Trustly, the European online banking payments specialists. With a proven track record in assisting global retailers such as ASOS & Net-a-Porter in expanding their cross border payment offerings and maximising sales revenues. Luke has a unique understanding of how the global payments landscape is evolving, as consumer behaviour and payment preference changes over time, regulatory amendments allow for new cost-effective and technologically advanced payment solutions to grow, and why traditional payment methods are losing market share to these new and innovative solutions that help drive cart conversion. 

Richard Gibbons

Global eCommerce Customer Development Director, Kellogg's |

Richard joined the Kellogg Company in June 2010 and has held various eCommerce positions to date, such as the UK Insight, UK Account and European Regional Lead roles. Since 2016 Richard has held the position of eCommerce Customer Development Director, focusing on the LATAM and Asia Pac markets, whilst also continuing to work with some of our UK & US customers. In his current role Richard has co-developed the company eCommerce go-to-market global strategy.

Paul Kavanagh

Managing Director, Beehive Research |

Paul has spent his career using insight to help global brands engage with their customers more effectively and drive business growth.

He spent 10 years in Experian’s Marketing Services division, working on customer acquisition programmes and subsequently launching a market research arm. In 2007 he set up Beehive, a specialist insight agency, which has helped many global brands understand and serve their customers better. For the past 8 years he has worked with Nespresso, one of the most successful eCommerce brands of recent times, to understand their global customers.

Recently he has investigated what drives loyalty in today’s environment of e-consumerism, and how brands and businesses need to engage with people to earn their trust to win and keep their custom; findings having been published online and in ‘Marketing Week’ and ‘Impact’ magazines.

 

Dan Mahoney

Head of eCommerce & Customer Experience, Whittard of Chelsea |

Dan Mahoney is Head of eCommerce & Customer Experience at Whittard of Chelsea.

Founded in 1886, Whittard of Chelsea source the finest tea, coffee & cocoa from across the globe, and specialise in bespoke blends, equipment & tableware

Steve Rivers

Founder and Chief Customer Officer, Intelligent Reach |

Steve Rivers founded the business in 2006, which later rebranded as Intelligent Reach. Steve now serves as Board Member and CCO running the product, customer and sales teams at Intelligent Reach. Steve has over 20 years of digital experience, having left Bristol Business School, he was a publisher of technology magazines (building their first digital revenues), held various digital agency roles, launched his own e-commerce business, and was part of the team that launched Shopzilla into the European market. Steve has been driving digital sales for some of the worlds’ biggest companies via product feeds for more than 12 years.

Paul Rogers

Founder and eCommerce Solutions Consultant, Vervaunt |

Paul is an experienced eCommerce Consultant with over 10 years' experience in various in-house and agency roles. Paul currently runs a small eCommerce & paid media consultancy, called Vervaunt. Recent clients include Sony PlayStation, Dr Martens, Nestle, The V&A, Waterford, MUJI, O'Neills and various others.

Brian Sheldon

Digital Consultant, Nublue |

Brian has 39 years’ experience in the IT industry and a brain stacked full of ecommerce and hosting knowledge. Brian brings serious customer service expertise to the Nublue team, having worked in software engineering, client services and technical services. His strengths lie in translating business requirements into technical specifications. Also quite handy with charcoal and a match, his secondary job title is ‘Office BBQ Chef’ as he regularly brings his gear for a tasty BBQ’d breakfast for everyone. There’s almost nothing that he hasn’t either solved, upgraded or barbecued.

Chloe Thomas

eCommerce Marketing Problem Solver, eCommerce MasterPlan |

Best selling Author, International Speaker, and host of both the eCommerce MasterPlan Podcast and Virtual Summit.

Chloë Thomas has been in eCommerce since 2003, she’s worked client-side, agency-side, and adviser-side. Working with a wide variety of retailers from high street omnichannel operations, to fresh online only start-ups, covering international launches, subscription, B2B and even dabbling in marketplaces.

Chloë’s speciality is solving eCommerce Marketing Problems from how to increase new customer acquisition, to improving the performance of email marketing newsletters.

Power Retail (Australia) named Chloë as one of the top 10 eCommerce commentators in the world, and the podcast is regularly named as one of the top eCommerce podcasts in the world.

Thomas J. Vosper

Head of Retail & INDUSTRY LEAD, Agencies at Pricesearcher |

Thomas has a long record of delivering growth for many of the largest names online. During six years at Amazon, he led strategic seller acquisitions; executed new category launches; and delivered cutting-edge merchant services. After moving to Tesco, he tripled their marketplace business in twelve months. As a part of the senior team at Pricesearcher, he currently leads Retailer and Agency engagement. Thomas has a detailed insight on strategy, performance and operations across thousands of eCommerce sites, the high street stores, and digital marketing agencies.

Keith White

Board Level Consultant and Solution Director, Communisis |

Keith is a highly experienced and dynamic, Board Level Consultant and Solution Director with 20 years proven experience operating as a CXO trusted advisor.

Keith’s background includes working on major programmes delivering digital transformation in the UK and Europe, particularly covering the design and delivery of solutions for Customer Contact and Experience Management. Keith’s experience is across multiple sectors including Automotive, Airlines, Customer Electronics, Train Operating Companies, Public Sector, Healthcare, Retail Banking and Insurance.

Keith is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and has been delivering eCommerce and digital transformation initiatives since 1999.