JUDGES

The Lens Awards judging panel will be made up of in-house professionals and supporters of the awards.

If you would be interested in judging for the 2023 awards, please send a short bio over to michelle.manton@communicatemagazine.co.uk for consideration.

Judging spots assigned to agencies are allocated to those organisations who won the 'Corporate video of the year' and the 'Video production company of the year' in the 2022 awards.

Below you can see our esteemed 2023 judging panel announced so far.

Simon Crofts
Client Services Director
Big Button

Simon is an award-winning producer whose work has been recognised by the Royal Television Society, New York Festivals, EVCOM, and Cannes TV. He develops effective video strategy, creative, and content, and has achieved over 45 million organic views, measurable ROI, improved sales performance, and significant increases in brand consideration for clients including Serco, Amazon, Xerox, Network Rail, Rackspace, SEGRO, RSSB and PensionBee - on global change comms projects, TV/cinema commercials, promo films and viral/social media content. Simon is an acknowledged industry expert in strategic video and developed and delivered the CPD-accredited ‘Video Marketing Strategy’ course for Econsultancy to some of the world’s leading brands.

George Fuller
Senior Digital Communications Officer (video production)
House of Commons

George Fuller is a communications and video production professional with many years of experience working for ITN Productions, The Telegraph and as a freelance producer. He currently holds a role in the public sector for the House of Commons, and regularly works with the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, as well as, Parliamentary staff to produce videos on events and procedures across Westminster. 

Steve Garvey
Founder
Moving Image News

Steve helps brands achieve business results with the emotive power of film. He has over 30 years of experience in film and video as an agency head, producer and in-house comms director. Steve’s business, Moving Image, is the independent hub for insights into brand video and corporate film, using data to analyse video, and sharing the results. Moving Image blends a unique understanding of brand video with an extensive database of film content and audience engagement

Scott Horsfield
Head of film
DRPG

Scott has over 20 years experience as a filmmaker, creative and storyteller.  He has created brand, comms and marketing films for a variety of organisations from Citibank, Visa, BMW, INEOS, Tesco and BT.  He has won many industry awards most notably the Grand Prix at both Cannes Corporate and the New York TV & Film Festival.  Scott was previously Head of Film at Media Zoo and now heads up the Film Team at DRPG, ranked number one by Televisual. 

Simon Kramers
Head of film
Deloitte

Simon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a passion for telling stories. He started out working in broadcast news, where he worked with a team of investigative journalists to tell hard-hitting stories with a national reach. For the past 8 years, Simon has been working agency side as a Creative Producer working with brands like Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover, and SAP. Last year he started his latest role as the Head of Film at Deloitte, working within their in-house creative agency, 368.

Bob Morris
Managing Partner
Instinctif

After picking up an impressive four Gold Awards at the 2022 Lens Awards, we are delighted that Bob has joined us as a judge this year. A Managing Partner in the creative practice at Instinctif Partners, Bob helps clients articulate their stories through integrated communications campaigns that tell a compelling story across all channels, encouraging recipients to engage, interact and share.

Sheloa Nichols
Head of Content and Channels
Ministry of Justice

Sheloa Nichols is an award-winning digital content strategist and storyteller with over thirteen years of industry experience crafting impactful digital to deliver insight-driven, multi-channel communications that inspire audiences, increase engagement, create community and build awareness. She has worked in partnership with countless global brands from Nike to Bose to Dior and international companies including HARBOR, Vice, Freeda and Refinery29. Currently she is the Head of Digital Communications at the Ministry of Justice where she leads on content innovation and digital strategy.

Kulveer Ranger
Global Head of Strategy & Communications FS&I
Atos

Kulveer Ranger is Head of Strategy, Marketing, Communications & Public Affairs for Northern Europe, India and APAC at Atos, a global leader in digital transformation with 110000 employees in 73 countries.

He has been a leading figure in the development and communication of innovate, technology led services and has a unique track record of working in politics, the public and private sectors over the last twenty-five years. This includes having worked on the delivery of the London Oystercard, and four years working for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, leading the transport and environment briefs and establishing the Digital London Office. His time at City Hall included preparing London for the 2012 Olympics, making the case for Crossrail, leading on ground-breaking initiatives such as the cycle hire scheme and Tech City and acting as his official spokesman. Operating and influencing at the highest levels, Kulveer has a proven record of building effective and engaging internal and external campaigns that motivate people to act. He has sat on various boards including Transport for London, Bristol 2015 European Green Capital City and is currently on the board of techUK.

Kulveer is an international public speaker, a regular broadcaster on TV and radio and a passionate Tottenham Hotspur FC fan.

Doug Revolta
Head of video
What Car?

Bio to follow

Rebecca Williams
Group Photo & Video Production Manager, Product
Tui

Rebecca is a skilled and experienced expert in photography, video, content management, content strategy, and lean process implementation. She has produced and art directed hundreds of hotel and destination videos and thousands of images for TUI since 2005 and has contributed to creating and Implementing content strategies with a KPI to manage and maintain images for over 4000 hotels. Rebecca is now part of the senior management team in Group Content and focuses on developing, maintaining and implementing visual guidelines for TUI UK and TUI Group. She has delivered an innovative visual content strategy to include virtual tours and insight led photography and video styles. Over the years at TUI, Rebecca has developed and fostered collaborative ways of working with multiple key stakeholders and cross-divisional teams including product, e-commerce and brand marketing.