Meet the Judges

About Stephen
Stephen Askew



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About Peter
Peter Searle

Peter is a consultant in the construction industry. He has secured £400M of profitable work from £1000M of bidding over 10 years as director of a Tier 1 contractor. 


Tracy Searle, is an experienced and competent Business Manager with over 20 years of experience operating at a senior level. Tracy has spent her career within a customer service environment that demands commitment to excellence always. With a wealth of business expertise and experience her high expectations build confidence and worth within all individuals she works with. Tracy's role includes assisting businesses of all different sizes from micro right up to large from a wealth of different sectors throughout Kent. Working with them to establish their goals and propose solutions and innovative ideas to enable them to succeed and therefore maximise their business potential.

About Tracy
Tracy Searle

Account Manager,

Heart FM Kent

About Claire


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Claire Burroughs
Gareth Cairns
About Gareth

ZCSocial Media

Zoe Cairns

ZCSocial Media

About Zoe
About Sophie
Sophie Cawsey

MidKent College

Belinda Collins
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About Belinda


Chartered Director and Ambassador for the Institute of Directors, Kent

William English
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About William
About David
David Milham


(Ashford Judge)

With over 30 years of business experience in roles that included Sales Management, Product Development and Customer Service both in the UK and overseas,


Tina George has a wealth of business knowledge and experience to share. She has worked in blue chip companies and has also been responsible for establishing UK

start-up operations for US businesses.

She has an entrepreneurial flare and is passionate about developing teams and nurturing young talent and oversees her company’s successful apprenticeship scheme.

About Tina
Tina George

Customer Service Director,

Sureline Communications

Royal Bank of Scotland

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Mark Holder
About Mark
Mark Holder

MidKent College

About Chantelle
Chantelle Horton
Alastair Jessel

Previous Managing Director,

Taywell Ice Creams

About Alastair

Multi Award winning serial entrepreneur has started, grown and sold diverse range of businesses.  Twice appeared on ‘The Apprentice’.

Deborah Turner


(Ashford Judge)

About Deborah

Highway Business Services

David Shaw
About David
Tony Buddin
About Tony
Tony Buddin
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About Andrew
Andrew Priestley

Copper Bottom Investments

Terry Hewett

Alluxi Consulting

Linda Garcia

Loch Associates 

Pam Loch
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About Pam

Pam set up Loch Associates in 2007 to respond to the need for commercial and bespoke solutions for clients. She has continued to evolve the business to respond to client needs and is now proud to have services offering solutions in all elements of HR and employment law.

As well as being the Managing Director of Loch Associates Group, Pam has also been a specialist, award-winning employment law solicitor for over 20 years. Her passion for finding solutions to help businesses manage and look after their people is reflected in the development and success of the four businesses across the group.