Our leading panel of judges are industry professionals who have in-depth experience of running events. Each of our judges are allocated an award category and vote independently and separately to score each entry. They then meet to share scoring and discuss feedback to consolidate the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Scott Rooney-Ashby

Scott Rooney-Ashby

Client Account Director​, Encore

With over 20 years’ experience in the events industry, Scott Rooney-Ashby joined creative technical event production company Hawthorn (which became Encore in 2021)  in March 2017  to support the development of new and existing business. His career has taken him through various roles from a technical Project Manager through to his current role as Account Director.​

 In his previous roles, Scott has been responsible for retaining and developing UK, European and International key accounts from all sectors, working with prestigious corporate clients including Royal Mail, JTI (Japan Tobacco International), RBS, Network Rail and the Olympic Delivery Authority to name a few. His event experience consists of delivering conferences and award dinners through to large scale events within the Olympics Stadium, The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and the US.