The Judges

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Connie Cynthia Henry MBE

Connie Cynthia Henry MBE is a social mobility consultant and former international triple jumper who won bronze in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

She is the founder and director of Track Academy by Connie Henry in North-West London, a registered charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through sport, education and mentoring, thus creating social mobility.

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Connie Cynthia Henry MBE

Connie Cynthia Henry MBE is a social mobility consultant and former international triple jumper who won bronze in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

She is the founder and director of Track Academy by Connie Henry in North-West London, a registered charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through sport, education and mentoring, thus creating social mobility.

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James Espey OBE

James has been a top influencer throughout his career. Despite his success and his age (80 next May) he continues to give his time and resource every single day to help others and create real change and impact.

James’s work has delivered over 10,000 new jobs and £10 billion of brand value to the UK economy over his career – from his days as a senior leader in the world’s biggest liquor companies to the present day as he mentors and finances start-ups.

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James Espey OBE

James has been a top influencer throughout his career. Despite his success and his age (80 next May) he continues to give his time and resource every single day to help others and create real change and impact.

James’s work has delivered over 10,000 new jobs and £10 billion of brand value to the UK economy over his career – from his days as a senior leader in the world’s biggest liquor companies to the present day as he mentors and finances start-ups.

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Trevor Gilbert OBE

Trevor, Chair of Trevor Gilbert & Associates, is a multi-awarding winning expert witness who has had a significant, long-lasting and far-reaching impact on the profession. He was a winner in our inaugural Top 100 Influential People awards.

As an employment expert Trevor has ensured justice is served to claimants seeking compensation following an accident, clinical negligence or child abuse. He has been involved in some of the most significant cases in the personal injury field including the largest claim in British legal history pleaded at more than £230 million.

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Trevor Gilbert OBE

Trevor, Chair of Trevor Gilbert & Associates, is a multi-awarding winning expert witness who has had a significant, long-lasting and far-reaching impact on the profession. He was a winner in our inaugural Top 100 Influential People awards.

As an employment expert Trevor has ensured justice is served to claimants seeking compensation following an accident, clinical negligence or child abuse. He has been involved in some of the most significant cases in the personal injury field including the largest claim in British legal history pleaded at more than £230 million.

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Lord Rami Ranger CBE, Chair of Judges

Rami is an entrepreneur and social and political reformer, as well as being an all-round top chap.

His business interests span from his principal company, Sun Mark, which is an international supermarket products marketing and distribution company...

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Lord Rami Ranger CBE, Chair of Judges

Rami is an entrepreneur and social and political reformer, as well as being an all-round top chap.

His business interests span from his principal company, Sun Mark, which is an international supermarket products marketing and distribution company...

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Professor Joy Duxbury OBE

Joy is a leader in her field of Mental Health nursing and research, currently in post at Manchester Metropolitan University.

In 2020, she was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for her outstanding contributions to mental health nursing, practice, research, and policy.

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Professor Joy Duxbury OBE

Joy is a leader in her field of Mental Health nursing and research, currently in post at Manchester Metropolitan University.

In 2020, she was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for her outstanding contributions to mental health nursing, practice, research, and policy.

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Russ Shaw CBE

Russ is the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates.

Tech London Advocates was created in 2013, when Russ realised a need for an independent voice within the technology sector, primarily focusing within the private realm. It currently has over 14,000 Advocates...

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Russ Shaw CBE

Russ is the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates.

Tech London Advocates was created in 2013, when Russ realised a need for an independent voice within the technology sector, primarily focusing within the private realm. It currently has over 14,000 Advocates...

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Uma Mehta CBE

Uma is currently the Assistant Director of Law at the London Borough of Islington. Uma qualified in 1991, gained experience in both the private and public sector, and joined Islington Council in 2007.

She previously held roles such as the Chief Community Services Lawyer within the Council. Uma is considered a pioneer within her field...

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Uma Mehta CBE

Uma is currently the Assistant Director of Law at the London Borough of Islington. Uma qualified in 1991, gained experience in both the private and public sector, and joined Islington Council in 2007.

She previously held roles such as the Chief Community Services Lawyer within the Council. Uma is considered a pioneer within her field...

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Mike Thompson CBE

Mike Thompson, is founder and chairman of the European Business Award-winning Childbase Partnership, a leading provider of childcare and early years education in the South of England rated ‘World Class’ by Best Companies.

A leading exponent of employee ownership, sharing the success, Mike began turning his family-owned business over to employees 22 years ago.

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Mike Thompson CBE

Mike Thompson, is founder and chairman of the European Business Award-winning Childbase Partnership, a leading provider of childcare and early years education in the South of England rated ‘World Class’ by Best Companies.

A leading exponent of employee ownership, sharing the success, Mike began turning his family-owned business over to employees 22 years ago.

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John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies is one of Britain’s most legendary actors who has starred in many of the greatest films and productions of the past 50 years.

His memorable performances in iconic masterpieces such as the Indiana Jones franchise and the Lord of the Rings series have helped confirm the films’ status as modern-day classics.

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John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies is one of Britain’s most legendary actors who has starred in many of the greatest films and productions of the past 50 years.

His memorable performances in iconic masterpieces such as the Indiana Jones franchise and the Lord of the Rings series have helped confirm the films’ status as modern-day classics.

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