Meet the Judges

The 2018 Comms Dealer Sales and Marketing Awards judge panel comprises successful business professionals, all with channel sales and marketing experience, who give up their time freely to evaluate entries fairly without any commercial bias. This year’s line-up of judges is as follows:

Andy Grant

Andy is Managing Director of B2B Marketing Consultancy Bowan Arrow, which provides intelligent marketing solutions for vendors and channel partners. Andy is Vice Chair of the DMA's Responsible Marketing Committee, Vice Chair of the IDM's B2B Marketing Council and is a trainer with B2B Marketing magazine.

Crissi Williams

Crissi Williams is CEO of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals. Since joining the ITP in 2008, Crissi has worked across several functions – most recently as Head of Operations. With a background in recruitment, Crissi was instrumental in launching the ITP’s successful apprenticeship scheme.

Elizabeth Sparrow

After completing her degree at Lancaster University Elizabeth quickly carved a Sales and Marketing career in the telecoms industry. She set up Blabbermouth Marketing in 2011, whose mission is to make joined-up marketing accessible to all companies no matter their size.

Jason Spring

Jason has been in ICT sales for 27 years and held sales leadership roles at Siemens, Avaya, Telent and Daisy. He recently formed Silver Bullet Group to enable businesses to invest in their sales skills and address important go to market opportunities.

Miles Pierce

For the last 12 years Miles has held senior marketing roles within the unified communications and software industry. In that time, Miles has worked with Voicenet Solutions as a start-up company through to 8x8, a global player in the communications arena.

Steve Harrington

Since entering the telecoms industry in 1994, Steve has built and sold multiple businesses. As well as running his own companies, Steve has also been the sales director for start-ups and larger corporations. He was at the forefront of the adoption of SIP and hosted voice in the channel.

Ken Trim

When asked to describe himself in one word, motivational sales trainer Ken Trim invariably says ‘tenacious’. When asked to describe himself in more depth he usually points people to the two-minute video clip ‘are you insane,’ on his website.

John Donohoe

John has been in front end technology sales since 1980 working for Lloyds Bowmaker, Altus Group and Contec before co-founding resellers Essential Group and Absolute Voice & Data. He has since become a partner at sales growth and leadership company Believe alongside Kevin Moorhouse.

Adrian Barnard

Adrian founded the award-winning ICT company, Modern Communications, which he sold in 2014 to embark on his next venture Prime Networks, which he helped re-value before exiting with its future guaranteed. Adrian is now regularly asked to provide telecoms insight on TV and Radio.