Meet the PCR Awards 2021 Judges

We are delighted to announce this year’s PCR Awards judges – a diverse panel of discerning experts from across the industry

Paul Butler

Paul Butler

UK and Ireland Regional Sales Director - AOC International

Paul Butler has worked in the global displays industry for over 35 years. Paul has specialised in technical displays through companies such as Aydin Displays, iiyama Corporation both UK and International and for the past 10 years at TPV brands – AOC and Philips in Northern Europe, specialising in the UK and Ireland markets.

AOC is a global leading monitor and IT accessories brand and a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest LCD manufacturer.

David Tulip

David Tulip

Managing Director - Network Group/Technology to Go

David Tulip has over 25 years’ experience in the Channel, and the tech industry. He began programming in 1985 and worked his way through various roles and organisations until becoming Managing Director of Network Group (NG) and their sister company Technology to Go (TTG) in 2019.

NG and TTG work closely with TSP’s, vendors, and distributors across the UK&I.

Simon Meredith

Simon Meredith

Channelstar Media

Simon Meredith has been working as a journalist, consultant, media expert and copywriter for more than three decades.

Channelstar Media provides professional copywriting and trade media relations services and advice for channel-facing organisations.

Trevor Evans

Trevor Evans

Consenna Ltd

Trevor Evans has a diverse and highly accomplished career within the global IT community, spanning some three decades. Having held domestic and overseas director-level roles at both HP and Apple, he joined Consenna as Managing Director in 2019.

Consenna specialises in developing sales and marketing programmes, directly supporting hundreds of channel partners.

Jon Atherton

Jon Atherton

Group Director – CI-Distribution & Marketing

Jon Atherton is responsible for marketing, distribution and implementing a proactive approach to commercial aspects for the CI-Distribution group.

CI Distribution is a supplier and distributor of a wide array of hardware devices.

Linda Hassall

Linda Hassall

Agent42

Linda Hassall has over 20 years’ experience across retail, channel and the UK tech and gaming industry.

Agent42 are an award-winning marketing and PR agency.

Simon Buckingham

Simon Buckingham

Senior Marketing Manager - EZVIZ UK

Simon Buckingham is a Senior Marketing Manager with 14 years of experience in both Sales and Marketing, from grassroots to senior level in multiple sectors, more recently in the Smart Security & IoT / AI sector.

EZVIZ is a Global Smart Home Security Brand, providing next generation AI and IoT Smart technology solutions.

Carly Cheshire

Carly Cheshire

Head of Consumer - BenQ UK

Carly Cheshire’s professional background is within the AV & IT industry, with over two decades of experience.

BenQ is a manufacturer of hardware and software solutions, specialising in technology for business, education, gaming, and home entertainment.

Ann Keefe

Ann Keefe

Regional Director – UK & Ireland

Ann Keefe is regional director for UK & Ireland at Kingston Technology. She is responsible for driving the business for all Kingston product lines, HyperX internal component products and for managing the Business Development team for UK & Ireland.

Kingston is an independent manufacturer of memory products.

Andy Bogdan

Andy Bogdan

Head of UK Channel - Kaspersky

Andy Bogdan has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Andy spent 17 years in distribution working alongside vendors, resellers and direct customers predominantly in the data storage industry, before making the move to cybersecurity five years ago.

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company.

Jack Legate

Jack Legate

Global Band Ambassador & Senior Sales Channel Manager - Seagate Technology

Jack Legate started out in the industry at vendor level as an Account Manager. Six years on he is now a Global Band Ambassador & Senior Sales Channel Manager for UK, IRE & EMEA markets.

Seagate Technology is a provider of electronic data storage technology and solutions.

Lino Notaro

Lino Notaro

Retail & eCommerce Sales Director - TP Link

Lino Notaro’s sales career within the IT Retail Channel spans across almost 30 years, having worked for the likes of Logitech, Garmin, Archos & TP-Link.

Notaro is currently Sales Director for Retail & Ecom and is in his 8th year at TP-Link.

TP-Link is a global provider of networking devices and accessories.

Mark Reed

Mark Reed

Owner - Heaven Media

Mark Reed is business owner of Heaven Media and subject matter expert in eSports and the world of Online Gaming. This is based on 20 years experience in PC hardware, including VR/AR.

Heaven Media is a Specialist Online Gaming Agency.

Michelle Cross

Michelle Cross

OnBuy.com

Ambitious and passionate public relations manager with over ten years’ experience in the consumer and business technology industry.

Founded in the UK in 2016 by entrepreneur Cas Paton, OnBuy is a fair, transparent marketplace that benefits buyers and sellers.