Apply to Judge

To put our finalists to the test, we rely on an expert panel of judges who will provide insightful feedback and rigorous scoring. This year we are looking for astute individuals like you to form our team of independent and impartial judges.

Judging at the UK Business Awards 2018 is a valuable way to share your knowledge and experience, and at the same time, you have the beneficial opportunity to hear business initiatives first hand from cross-sector organisations. You can also raise your profile, network with other business leaders, and of course celebrate at the ceremony with the finalists and winners!

"This was my first year as a judge and I was really impressed with the organisation of the day and evening. I took a huge amount from the day from the networking and the presentations I was able to see. Thank you!"
Kate Birtles, Director of Customer Experience at Certsure LLP

"A great day and some really engaging and impressive presentations - thanks for having me and look forward to being a part of a future event!"
Emma Raynsford, Head of Service Delivery and Planning - Customer Care at

"The UK Business Awards remains a key date in my diary each year as I enjoy being inspired by innovative business initiatives across a broad spectrum of industries from start-ups to SME's and large organisations. The Awards finals also provide an excellent platform for networking with other business associates."
Danny Clayton, Managing Director, Droptop Business Solutions


Hear first-hand from other professionals (in your judging category) representing a range of organisations sharing some of the latest ideas about delivering great business initiatives

Use your knowledge and experience to assess entries both online and from face to face presentations – giving you the opportunity to learn, ask questions and clarify important elements

Provide scores and written comments to entrants – which go on to make up part of their feedback reports, helping them continuously improve their business practices


Enhance your credibility – both from your presence at the awards and from the inclusion of your role in your CV.
Network with the other judges and finalists at the Awards Finals.
Attend the awards finals.
Have access the awards judge logo and a promotional card for your use in e.g. your email signatures, on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Be included on the "meet the judges" webpage with your personal profile and company logo and within the awards e-Brochure provided to all attendees.
Have your judge profile included in our weekly emails to our judge's segment
Have your judge profile tweeted to over 8,000 followers plus a post on Linkedin across more than 100,000 connections.
Submit contributions to Customer Experience Magazine (which has almost 45,000 subscribers) .
Discuss being involved in our conference for the relevant Awards which will be held post awards.
Gain credibility and develop your personal and professional brand - align yourself to a prestigious awards programme endorsed by the Cranfield School of Management.
Become a thought-leader within your field - what better way to position yourself as a thought - leader than to share your insight with our finalists?
Discover initiatives to influence your own journey - in an ever - changing business landscape, judging provides an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations.
Network with fellow judges as well as inspiring finalists - the unique open atmosphere of the finals allows you to make connections with many other cross-sector companies.
Maximise PR potential through social media engagement and blogs - becoming a judge is an achievement to be proud of, so shout about your experience on your social media channels.
Benefit from exposure within the Customer Experience Magazine - Awards International welcomes editorial content from judges and will share your profile with its readers.
Shape future business strategies - your feedback can have a real impact on the development of a brand’s future initiatives.


We are looking for a diverse team of judges with a range of knowledge and skills to provide judging panels with a robust mix of business expertise.

Therefore, we are looking for applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have knowledge, skills and/or experience in a variety of business disciplines
  • Have substantial business experience
  • Hold a relevant business qualification or belong to a relevant academic establishment e.g. a business school
  • Have a passion for the delivery of exceptional business performance

So, if this sounds like you, please send in your CV/profile to in order to apply to be a judge at the UK Business Awards 2018.

Please note: If you have judged at one of our awards before, you will not be required to send another copy of your CV.


The fee to judge is £299+vat and includes:

  • your seat at the gala lunch and awards ceremony
  • a personalised judge’s logo to use on your business stationery, social media profile, and website or blog
  • a judge’s announcement graphic shared across our online network
  • the inclusion of a personal profile and logo on the "meet the judges" webpage
  • plus much more - contact our team today

If you would like to discuss becoming a Judge at the UK Business Awards please call Lisa Bailey on 01223 911755 or email

Alternatively, you can send us the link to your LinkedIn profile using the form below.