Judges

Here are our impeccably independent Judges, they are solely responsible for deciding all the Winners. They will give time to go through all the Finalists’ nominations with care.

Adam Davies

Customer relationship manager, Halsall

Adam has seventeen years of experience in business development and client engagement within the construction industry. He has built up an extensive knowledge of the built environment in the South West of England and a large network of business relationships.

Adam is responsible for strategically seeking out new opportunities to maintain and grow Halsall’s customer and project portfolio. He also heads up Halsall’s continuous improvement drive within customer satisfaction and customer management.

Marcela Pomphrey

Founder and marketing director, 299 Lighting

Marcela came to the industry late after driving high-growth for a performance cycling brand. Since setting up 299 Lighting with her husband James, she has been leading the creative identity of the business. Without a traditional education in lighting, she was free to push the boundaries and helped to attract more women and industry outsiders into the business. With her energy and passion for storytelling, 299 has developed a unique position in commercial lighting.

Marcela has lived in Bristol for 13 years and with James, they have two lovely daughters. She is a passionate dressage enthusiast

Nick Cryer

Founder, Berkeley Place

Born in Bristol, Nick is a chartered engineer with over 30 years experience in property and construction. His career began on site in contracting and progressed into consultancy where he led high profile construction projects in London.

In 2002 Nick established a new regional office in Bristol, for global cost and project management consultants EC Harris LLP (now Arcadis Group) leading consulting initiatives throughout the UK and Europe as head of commercial development for the Group.

In 2009 Nick formed property and construction company Berkeley Place. Based in Bristol and Bath, Berkeley Place is now a leading provider of high-end period and listed residential property renovation and enhancement.

Robyn Knibb

Owner & creative director at Fawn Interiors

Robyn, a trained interior architect, is the founder & creative director of Fawn Interiors, a luxury residential design studio based in Clifton. Since 2015, Robyn has been entirely focused on building a business that is respected and recognised for its for its detail driven design aesthetic with an honest approach.

Robyn is heavily involved in every aspect of the business; from the initial consultations to project coordination and all the design work in between. Robyn has previously worked within the superyacht industry and for a high-end bespoke joinery company.

Salma Maqsood

Head of commercial property at Barcan+Kirby LLP.

Salma acts for developers on site acquisitions, development finance, bridging finance and loan syndication. She also advises on the disposal/purchase of freehold and leasehold properties, and landlord and tenant matters.

Salma is a Law Society Social Mobility Ambassador and represents the Bristol Constituency as a council member on The Law Society Council for England and Wales.

Salma is passionate about Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and is a member of The Bristol Law Society Council, The Association of Women in Property South West, The Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Board at UWE and co-Chair of Bristol Law Society’s EDI Committee.