Meet the Judging Panel

Nick Scott

Managing Director, arrangeMY

Nick started his career in hospitality as a sales co-ordinator for an large international hotel group. Having learnt his trade he joined the arrangeMY family in 2004, originally in a sales role taking over as Managing Director in 2008. Nick remains committed to the core values that have underpinned arrangeMY’s success, overseeing turnover growth from £8million to over £25 million. He is passionate about remaining as personally close to our clients as possible, building a business that remains at the forefront of the travel and events industry.

Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News

Paul is an award-winning editor and has spoken and moderated at many industry forums, as well as appearing as an industry analyst on the BBC TV, and in the national press and radio.  Paul has driven Conference News to become the leading monthly magazine for the UK MICE sector and the print publication continues to grow ahead of the competition.  Paul has been in the industry since 2005 and is a fluent Russian speaker.

Craig Prentice

Hospitality Industry Recruitment Expert

Craig is thrilled to be involved in this year’s Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards.

Having worked in venues, events, and hospitality his entire career, Craig now loves using his industry experience, knowledge and network to recruit exceptional people for high profile clients nationwide.

Craig is proud to be a part of the wonderful hospitality industry we work in and feels very privileged to be personally invited back a second year to judge.

Kevin Howland

Business Development Manager, FC Business

Kevin is Business Development Manager at fcbusiness Magazine, which is the business magazine for the football industry serving as a practical guide to those involved in the business of running a football club at every level. Published since 2004, fcbusiness is now at the forefront of the football industry.

Juliet Price

Executive Director, HBAA

Juliet has been immersed in hospitality and events since her first role with Trusthouse Forte and subsequently enjoyed a successful career in venue sales and marketing, which also encompassed De Vere Hotels and Hotel de France. In the late 90’s she moved to the agency sector as an account director for an event management company, before becoming head of operations at Hoteline, which was later acquired by Hotelzon where Juliet headed up marketing in the UK. In 2011 she joined her husband as co-director of Polygon Consulting, and has been working with industry association HBAA as consultant Executive Director for the past four years.

Shirley Pinn

Managing Director, Venue Smart

Shirley currently manages Venue-Smart, Destination Southampton and Hampshire Conference Bureau – all organisations working within the MICE industry, offering venue research support and event management expertise.  Also the Events Logistics Lead for business engagement organisation Business South and Treasurer to the Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association.

Shirley won Venus Business Employer of the Year in 2014, and in 2007 the Stadium Experience Award for Outstanding Achievement rewarding her commitment to the industry.

Previously Shirley was the membership secretary for Stadium Experience until 2015, and managed the organisation on behalf of the members for 14 years.  Shirley joined the conference industry at just 21 as a conference co-ordinator at one of Country Club Hotels properties in Hampshire and has since enjoyed almost 25 years within this exciting sector.

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