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All members are invited to be involved with the Star Awards judging. Members at all levels will be allocated categories to score the case studies online. Business Leader members and invited judges with category insights will be invited to sit on the panels which decide the shortlists and winners.

If you’d like to take part as a judge, please register here.

The judging dates are Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 March and Thursday 5 May 2022. Judges will be allocated either a two-hour morning or afternoon session assessing entries where there is no conflict of interest. If there is any potential conflict of interest the judging chair should be informed at the start of the session.

Judges must score the entries online at least 48 hours prior to attending a panel session.

The online scoring will influence the judging but may not determine the shortlists or winners.

The final decision will be made by the judging panel with the judging chair having the casting vote if required.

The judging chair also reserves the right to recommend reviewing entries in other categories.

A maximum of 6 entries will be shortlisted in any category.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be rewarded in most categories if a minimum standard has been achieved

Entrants will be provided with their average scores, if requested, across the various judging criteria

We anticipate that the judging will be held virtually via Zoom.

Huge thanks to our judges for volunteering their time and effort to be a judge in the 2021 awards. All judges can be viewed below. 


Judges from the 2021 awards

Aarti Joshi - DF Concerts
Adam Bell - Moment
Adam Smith - The Gate
Ailsa Graham - Tesco Bank
Alan Wilson - University of Strathclyde Business School
Alasdair Wallace - Material
Alexei Matveyev - IBM
Alexis Ovenstone - Food Standards Scotland
Alison Gibb - University of Glasgow
Amanda Hamilton - Edrington UK
Andrew Robbie - Sky
Andy Gray - StudioLR
Anna Vaughan - NatWest Group
Annabel Leckenby - ScotRail
Anne Phillips - Edrington UK
Anthony Gougeon - Ultimate Finance
Asif Khan - Scottish Poetry Library
Barrington Reeves - Too Gallus
Barry Fearn - Lane Media
Ben Roberts - Boardwalk
Bethan Mackenzie - John Doe
Brian Coane - The Leith Agency
Campbell Ferguson - PUNK
Carol Prest - DC Thomson
Catriona Summers - Guy & Co
Chris Melvin - Sunshine Communications
Claire Prentice - Scottish Government
Clare Smith-O’Donnell - Always Be Content
Dan Sear - MediaCom
Dave Everson - John Doe
David Cotter - Edrington UK
David Craik - Bright Signals
David Handling - STV
David Roberts - Multiply UK
Derek Hemphill - NatWest Group
Dora Czerny - The Union
Ed Vickers - NatWest Group
Elise MacDonald - Lux Events
Elly Harron - AdSmart from Sky
Emma Campbell - Union Direct
Emma McKale - Cutitronics

Eva Kwiecinska - VisitScotland
Fiona Alder - Edrington UK
Fiona Burton - The Leith Agency
Fiona Kennie - Innis & Gunn
Gemma Bell - Stripe
Gill Jarvie - Republic of Media
Gill Petrie - STV
Gillean Mclaren - DC Thomson Media
Gillian Macari - NatWest Group
Gillian Wylie - Frame
Gosia Paterson - Sainsbury’s Bank
Graeme Atha - The Marketing Society
Graeme Davies - French Duncan
Gregor Urquhart - Scottish Government
Gus Chalmers - Union Direct
Guy Vickerstaff - Bright Signals
Hugh Burkitt - Star Awards Judging Chair
Iain Hardie - MediaCom
Ian Mcateer - The Union
Jaimie Anderson - Whyte & Mackay
James Pais - Frame
Jane Strachan- PUNK
Jane Wilson - MediaCom
Janice Hutchinson - ICAS
Jennifer Butler - Weber Shandwick
Jenny Terris - Guy & Co
Joanne Lynn - Lux Events
Joe McAspurn - Ignition Marketing
John Bernard - Dexcom
John Botia - Spirit-Level Associates Ltd
John Denholm - Denholm Associates Ltd
Josh Fardell - The Union
Judith O’Leary - Represent
Katherine McIsaac - Scottish Government
Keli Mitchell - Frame
Kenny Nicholson - Whyte & Mackay
Kirsteen Beeston - Whyte & Mackay
Kirstin Stevenson - STV
Kirsty Anderson - MediaCom
Laura Jones - Multiply
Lee Beattie - John Doe

Lindsay Taylor - Edrington UK
Lisl MacDonald - Spring Atlas
Louise Killough - The Union
Luke Di Rollo - Guy & Co
Lyn MacDonald - Golden Charter Ltd
Lyndsay Snodden - The Union
Marina Maciver - Scottish Enterprise
Mark Gorman - Whitespace
Matthew Mitchell - The Big Partnership
Melissa Munro - ICAS
Melissa Rynn - John Doe
Michael Hart - The Union
Mick Doran - The Brain PeopleMorna McLelland - Stripe
Naomi McCann - Seafish
Nat Ratner - Robotical
Natalie Henderson - The Lane Agency
Neen Kelly - Bluebell Scotland
Nick Archer - Channel 4
Pam Scobbie - John Doe
Patricia Pieroni - SQA
Paul Borthwick - The Lane Agency
Paul Condron - Edrington
Paul Menzies - Tennent’s
Pauline Aylesbury - Scottish Government
Pete Martin - Always Be Content
Petra Cameron - NatWest Group
Rob Catterson - Brand Scotland/Scottish Enterprise
Ross Macdonald - MadeBrave
Saoirse McKenna - Union Direct
Sarah Rowe - The Union
Sheryl Thomson - Union Direct
Shona Smith - Tesco Bank
Simon Crunden - Republic of Media
Simon Watson - Republic of Media
Sir Geoff Palmer - Heriot Watt University
Stuart Mackenzie - Tennent’s
Thea McGovern - The Leith Agency
Toby Hutchins - Republic of Media
Tom Hills - John Doe
Victoria Allison - STV Creative

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