eviivo Awards 2019

Meet the Judges

 I’ll be the judge of that…

Being a judge can be a dangerous game, but we’ve recruited the brightest and the best in the industry to be On eviivo’s Secret Service and lend us their expertise to judge The Living Daylights out of this competition. But with No Time to Die, the judges have a tough mission ahead of them to determine this year’s eviivo Award winners. Time is running out, so it’s high time we met them.

Rosemary Shrager
Celebrity Chef

Judging Expert for the Tastiest Breakfast Award

Rosemary endeared herself to the nation when she took part in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, where she proved she could cook just about anything, anywhere! She regularly appears on popular television series The Real Marigold Hotel and Marigold on Tour and was a much-loved judge on The Big Family Cooking Showdown.

Rosemary’s professional career includes working under Pierre Hoffmann at the internationally famous Tante Claire restaurant in London and working for Jean-Christophe Novelli. Rosemary’s cookery courses have run at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, Swinton Park and in Tunbridge Wells.  She has written numerous cookbooks. Her latest, Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery Course, was published in 2018.

Mark Palmer
Travel and Property Editor at the Daily Mail

Judging Expert for the Star Amongst Stars Award

Mark Palmer is a Fleet Street veteran. He has worked as a gossip columnist on the Evening Standard, News Editor of the Sunday Telegraph, columnist on The Times and Executive Editor of the Daily Express. He is currently Travel & Property Editor at the Daily Mail where he has been for the past 11 years, and is the author of two books.

Zoë Dawes
The Quirky Traveller Blogger & Business Coach

Judging Expert for the Quirkiest Place To Stay Award

Zoë shares her adventures on her award-winning blog The Quirky Traveller. With an unusual take on life and travel, she regularly contributes articles and blog posts for tourism organisations in the UK, USA and around the world. She has won many blogging awards, the latest being Business Development’s ‘Most Unique Travel Blog 2019’. She appears on TV & radio and gives talks on her travels both locally and internationally, as well as giving seminars, workshops and coaching individuals in business development.

Giselle Wainwright
Sun Savers Editor at The Sun

Judging Expert for the Budget With A Twist Award

Giselle Wainwright is the Editor of The Sun’s award-winning loyalty scheme Sun Savers, dishing out top money-saving tips and recommending the best deals to millions of readers via her daily column in the paper. She also fronts her own very successful ‘Shop-along with me’ video series. Giselle has worked in consumer journalism for over ten years, and she knows good value when she sees it.

Andrew Lockwood
Emeritus Professor of Hospitality Management – Uni. of Surrey

Judging Expert for the Multi-Property Wizard Award

Andrew Lockwood is the Forte Professor of Hospitality Management in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in international hospitality management. He has written numerous books on the management of hospitality operations, and his international hotels in a range of managerial positions, as well as running his own hotel.

Miranda Martin
Portfolio Director at The Independent Hotel Show

Judging Expert for the Outstanding Host Award

Miranda is Portfolio Director of Montgomery’s Independent Hotel Show London & Amsterdam, and PUB20. Having launched the Independent Hotel Show in 2012, she has 8 years of experience in the hotel community and has had the pleasure of meeting with hundreds of fantastic hosts of independent accommodation. An event specialist, she prides herself on brand-building and strategic direction; skills which lend themselves to her current responsibilities, in launching the Independent Hotel Show in New York and transforming the PUB20 show brand in the UK. Passionate about great hospitality and delivering memorable, exceptional live events, her mind-set is experience first, exhibition last.

Lee Hayhurst
Head of News at Travel Weekly & Travolution Editor

Judging Expert for the Sweetest Homestay Award

Lee Hayhurst has been covering news in the travel sector for the last 14 years. He first joined leading UK trade title Travel Weekly in 2005 and continues to work there in his current position of Head of News. Since 2008, he has also edited Travel Weekly’s Travolution title, which focuses on technology and the online and digital sectors in travel both in the UK and globally.

Beth Allcock
Senior Travel Reporter at the Daily Express

Judging Expert for the Bed, Breakfast & Beyond Award

Beth is an experienced freelance Lifestyle journalist, who began her 11-year career in local newspapers in Cheshire and Manchester. Following this, she moved to London, where she worked on national titles including The Sun Online, OK! Magazine Online, Express Online and Mirror Online, as well as the London-based publication, The Wharf. Travel has been a significant part of her job, and the increasingly discerning nature of readers requires her to give exceptional detail and insights on hidden, independent gems, B&Bs and apartment style accommodation.