Judging will soon be underway for the CWB Independent Retail Awards 2017.
Here is the panel of industry professionals who will be deciding the category award winners, which will be exclusively revealed in the November/December issue of CWB magazine.
In 2014, after years working in retail marketing agencies as an account director for companies such as Disney, Gemma Whates launched All by Mama, an online marketplace for parent-run businesses. Since launch, All by Mama – a champion of flexible working – has raised investment of almost £100,000 and boasts a community of over 300 parents in business.
Kate Hill is founder of Alegre Media, a fast paced PR and media agency based between London and Marbella specialising in fashion and lifestyle. Kate has always been involved in PR, working with both start-up and established companies.
Emily Beardsworth is the owner of May Creative Marketing, which specialises in the marketing needs of babywear and kidswear manufacturers and retailers. Emily takes a holistic approach, creating beautiful images and using them both online and offline to boost sales and elevate the profile of a brand.
Lindsay Hoyes is event director of the UK’s leading kids’ trade show, Bubble London. An expert in children’s fashion and the wider industry, Lindsay has been overseeing Bubble – and curating its unique brand edit – for over 10 years.
Laura Turner is editor of CWB magazine, the UK’s only trade title dedicated exclusively to the childrenswear sector. Working in the industry for over 13 years, she’s a trusted authority on retailers and brands.