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We are delighted to announce this year’s PCR Awards judges – a diverse panel of discerning experts from across the industry:
UK&I Retail Sales Channel Director
With over 20 years within the technology industry, Mark has a background spanning various sales and marketing roles, specialising in enterprise level contract negotiation.
HP Inc. is the world’s largest technology company, bringing together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, supplies, software and services.
Senior Partnership and Business Development Manager
Simon Doe has spent 20+ years in the IT industry, supporting and working with resellers, retailers, distributors, and vendors. Having worked in distribution for many years and more recently at ebay he is passionate about the industry and the challenges and opportunities that it brings.
eBay creates pathways to connect millions of sellers and buyers in more than 190 markets around the world.
As Chillblast’s managing director, Ben is heavily involved in the company’s innovation and product design elements. He is the Director of Gaming for the Tactus Group.
Established for over 20 years, Chillblast is a UK PC manufacturer and a globally recognised gaming brand.
Anna Marie Constantinou
Business Unit Director
Tech Data, Maverick AV Solutions
Anna Marie has a tech-focused career spanning some 19 years, 12 and a half of which spent within Tech Data. Most recently she has lead the Maverick AV Solutions business within the UK.
Maverick, a specialist division of Tech Data, is an AV distribution business with a portfolio of 25 of the world’s leading audiovisual technologies.
Having worked in etail marketing for over 8 years and with an extensive tech background, Mike is now Marketing Manager of Box.co.uk heading up the company’s entire marketing strategy.
One of the UK’s leading online destinations for consumer electronics, Box.co.uk stocks thousands of cutting edge products from laptops, TVs, gaming PCs, through to 3D printers and mobile phones.
Vice President of Product & Player Strategy
As Vice President of Product & Player Strategy at Jagex, Neil has proven experience leading large-scale publishing, monetisation and live operations teams to commercial success. With over a decade of experience at Jagex alone, Neil is a games industry veteran with an unparalleled knowledge of the RuneScape franchise.
A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed almost 300million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion lifetime revenue franchise.
Five in a Boat
Managing Director of Five in a Boat, start-up specialising in transformative tech founded in 2018.
Five in a Boat is an independent strategic communications consultancy, specialising in companies, which are transforming lives with their technology.
Chief Operating Officer
Revere Agency Limited
Fiona is an experienced leader and marketing agency professional with 15+ years of experience working in B2B Technology.
Revere Agency Limited is a strategic B2B technology marketing agency.
Retail Marketing Group
Peter is an experienced Marketing Director, having spent 17 years at Microsoft. In 2019, Peter moved to Retail Marketing Group as Marketing Director.
Retail Marketing Group is an award-winning UK-based multichannel marketing agency.
UK and Ireland Regional Sales Director
Paul Butler has worked in the global displays industry for over 35 years. Paul has specialised in technical displays through companies such as Aydin Displays, iiyama Corporation both UK and International and for the past 10 years at TPV brands – AOC and Philips in Northern Europe, specialising in the UK and Ireland markets.
AOC is a global leading monitor and IT accessories brand and a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest LCD manufacturer.
Network Group/Technology to Go
David Tulip has over 25 years’ experience in the Channel, and the tech industry. He began programming in 1985 and worked his way through various roles and organisations until becoming Managing Director of Network Group (NG) and their sister company Technology to Go (TTG) in 2019.
NG and TTG work closely with TSP’s, vendors, and distributors across the UK&I.
Simon Meredith has been working as a journalist, consultant, media expert and copywriter for more than three decades.
Channelstar Media provides professional copywriting and trade media relations services and advice for channel-facing organisations.
With a career spanning some twenty-five years in the IT sector, Paul is excellent at building and sustaining strategic relationships with customers and partners.
Consenna specialises in developing sales and marketing programmes, directly supporting hundreds of channel partners.
CI-Distribution & Marketing
Jon is an accomplished commercial lead with a proven track record of consistent achievement supporting growth and performance within leading distribution technology businesses.
CI-Distribution now trading for over 15 years has seen a sharp increase in business and exposure since Jon became Director less than 5 years ago, the business is a powerhouse in client rugged solutions across the UK and the Nordics.
Head of Consumer
Carly Cheshire’s professional background is within the AV & IT industry, with over two decades of experience.
BenQ is a manufacturer of hardware and software solutions, specialising in technology for business, education, gaming, and home entertainment.
Regional Director – UK & Ireland
Ann Keefe is regional director for UK & Ireland at Kingston Technology. She is responsible for driving the business for all Kingston product lines and for managing the Business Development team for UK & Ireland.
Kingston is an independent manufacturer of memory products.
Global Brand Ambassador & Senior Sales Channel Manager
Jack Legate started out in the industry at vendor level as an Account Manager. Seven years on he is now a Global Band Ambassador & Senior Sales Channel Manager for UK, IRE & EMEA markets.
Seagate Technology is a provider of electronic data storage technology and solutions.
Retail & eCommerce Sales Director
Lino Notaro’s sales career within the IT Retail Channel spans across almost 30 years, having worked for the likes of Logitech, Garmin, Archos & TP-Link.
Notaro is currently Sales Director for Retail & Ecom and is in his 9th year at TP-Link.
TP-Link is a global provider of networking devices and accessories.
Mark Reed is business owner of Heaven Media and subject matter expert in eSports and the world of Online Gaming. This is based on 20 years experience in PC hardware, including VR/AR.
Heaven Media is a Specialist Online Gaming Agency
Public Relations Manager
Ambitious and passionate public relations manager with over ten years’ experience in the consumer and business technology industry.
Founded in the UK in 2016 by entrepreneur Cas Paton, OnBuy is a fair, transparent marketplace that benefits buyers and sellers.
Global Partnerships Manager
COROS Wearables Inc.
Winner of the 2021 PCR Award for ‘Rising Star of the Industry’, Ben has been in the industry now for nearly 3 years and currently works with COROS Wearables as their Global Partnerships Manager.
COROS Wearables Inc. is a multinational GPS technology company specialising in fitness and sports wearables.
Storeowner and brand builder
With over 30 years experience in the industry, CK has been a system manufacturer, distributor, reseller, storeowner and brand builder.
Kohli is presently the driving force behind his new brand ‘AlphaBetaPC’ where he spends most of his time working on his passion to ensure the new brand delivers its tagline BIGGER. BETTER. POWER.
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