Our Judges

We have developed our judging over 18 years and our judges, all top business people within their chosen arena, have cited our awards as both the most transparent and professionally executed. Each application is scored by up to 4 different judges from a panel of up to 30 judges, all applications are seen by different members of the judging panel. The judges spend several hours and score not only their own sponsored category but several others too, this ensures transparency. The first page of questions is designed to give the judges a real feel for your business, followed by several questions that are scored from 1 to 5. It is worth noting that although all judging is computer based please ensure you upload images or screen shots of all important pages. There are no site visits or presentations involved. The finalists are chosen by adding all the scores and up to 16 entrants can make it through to the final, however if scoring is low, less entrants make it through. Should you wish to read our Top Tips, please click HERE

Lee Keogh

Head of People & Projects | Watford Chamber of Commerce

Meet Lee Keogh, taking over from Chris this year – he is a driving force behind our vibrant community!

As the Head of People & Projects at Watford Chamber of Commerce, they’re he’s a go-to person for boosting local businesses and igniting economic growth. With wizardry in HR, digital marketing, and getting things done. He has has earned the title of a multi-award-winning Disability & Inclusion Ambassador, recognized with the Universal Peace Federation Youth Achievement Award and the Watford 2019 Young Achiever Audentior Award. Lee’s passion for diversity and disability confidence shines bright, leading initiatives that make a difference. They’ve been a trailblazer in supporting Purple Tuesday and fostering an inclusive environment for all.

When not lighting up the community, Lee finds excitement at the cinema, and even had a legendary encounter with Tom Cruise!

With a keen eye for excellence, Lee’s ready to celebrate greatness with flair and compassion!

Saffron Johnson

Operations Director | Watford and West Herts Chamber of Commerce

Finding the right connections for your business can be difficult. It’s often overwhelming to know who to speak to, or to know what exactly your organisation needs to grow. But at the Chamber, that’s what we do best.

As Operations Director at the Watford and West Herts Chamber of Commerce, I have an incredibly varied role.

I plan and host multiple events, meet with potential and existing Chamber members, work with various partners on collaborative projects and sit on many local strategic and steering groups that drive change in our community.

I’ve always been a people person. For me, there’s nothing like connecting businesses and people, and watching them collaborate and grow. I drove a change through the Chamber when I first joined shifting the way we network. Now, the Chamber is community driven. It builds connections, gets businesses out there and has a focus on young people – there’s something for everyone.

It’s hugely important to us that everyone gets the same level of help and support; whether it’s a new business or a huge corporation. We create bespoke plans of action tailored to your business’s needs.

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