Simon Marquis, who chaired the judging panel, joined Haymarket Business
Publishing three years ago, and is group editorial director of Marketing
and its sister magazines. His earlier career was spent in advertising,
and he was formerly managing director of Burkitt Weinreich.
Imagination’s marketing director Ralph Ardill joined the company after a
varied career with Sampson Tyrrell, CBS Records, and Laura Ashley. With
Imagination’s founder Gary Withers, he led the company’s successful bid
for the Millennium Exhibition contract.
Bruce Beresford, of Beresfords Design, started in the design business in
the late 70s, and has worked in Chicago, Tokyo and the Middle East, as
well as London. He has been the senior creative consultant for major
corporate identity and brand development projects.
Communication director for the Design Council since 1995, Paul Crake has
worked mainly in the public sector. Among claims to fame, he introduced
a corporate identity for Stirling District Council which provoked death
threats from Scottish nationalists, but is now featured in text books.
With a background in the creative departments of ad agencies, Derek Dear
has held a number of posts with British Airways, from art director to
the advertising co-ordinator for Europe. Now general manager, marketing
communications, he is an ISBA council member.
Richard Gibb is a chemistry graduate who spent 16 years in marketing at
Rowntree Mackintosh before joining Scottish & Newcastle in 1988.
Appointed to the board as marketing director in 1993, he has been
corporate affairs director for the past year.
Fiona Gilmore is managing director and founding partner of Springpoint,
a brand and corporate ID design consultancy. She joined the design
industry 12 years ago, after spending seven years in advertising, and
has become a regular speaker at international forums.
Well-known advertising figure John Hegarty was in at the start of,
successively: Cramer & Saatchi, TBWA, and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, where he
is chairman and creative director. In 1994, he received the D&AD
President’s Award for outstanding achievement in the advertising
Jim Hytner was a graduate trainee at General Foods, later moving to
Coca-Cola Great Britain where he rose to be senior brand manager on the
flagship product. After a brief spell at Sega, he moved to BSkyB, where
he was recently promoted to marketing director.
Trained originally as an electrical engineer, Craig McCulloch moved into
marketing communications - initially with Arthur Pike Communications,
and later Scott Stern London, and the Independent Communication Group.
He is now managing director at MCA Group.
Christine Restall trained as a market researcher before moving into
advertising. In 18 years at McCann-Erickson, she rose to become
executive planning director. She joined The Research Business
International in 1989, and was appointed chairperson in 1994.
David Robinson has spent 16 years in the communications industry,
particularly electronic media. For five years he was marketing head for
Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service, moving to Lambie-Nairn a year
ago to help service international clients on TV marketing issues.
After a varied career on both the agency and the client side - including
General Foods, Unilever and St. Ivel - Nick Stokes joined Boots in 1979.
He is now head of marketing services with a staff of 75, and
responsibilities ranging from in-house design to market research.
Richard Watson founded EDR (formerly known as the European Design
Register) in 1992, to advise clients on the selection and management of
design consultancies. He had previously worked with packaging design
specialist Lewis Moberly, and before that in advertising.