Jo James

Chief executive of Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, the county’s only accredited Chamber of Commerce that serves more than 1,300 members’ businesses across Kent.  Jo James also represents business on the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, and in recognition of her 25 years work at the chamber she was recently voted National Woman of the Year 2015.  Following Jo’s assistance in last year’s award ceremony as judge and co-presenter we are delighted that Jo has agreed to be our head judge for 2017.

Darren Austin

A partner/owner at Synergee, the chartered accountants and business advisers. He is himself a chartered accountant with more than 30 years’ experience. Most of this has been gained working closely with owner managed businesses covering all industries, although there have been one or two multi-nationals along the way. His main focus is business development which involves working with clients on defining and achieving their business goals.

Richard Moore

Editorial director of One Media, publishers of the Times of Tunbridge Wells and So Magazines. He is an award-winning journalist who has been News Editor of the Sunday Mirror, a current affairs producer with BBC Radio Four and financial journalist in Bermuda. He also ran a political lobbying company in London, worked on US Presidential election campaigns and in 2008 helped launch So Tunbridge Wells magazine.