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As the deadline for our Window with a View nominations draws ever closer, we’re delighted to reveal our judging panel who will select the four best entries from each area of the UK to be put forward to the first public voting stage.
We’ve secured experts from the tourism, architecture, photography and interiors industries to help us choose the most impressive and creative Window with a View photos and it’s brilliant to have them on board!
Our first judge is Bernard Donoghue, Director at the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). Bernard has held the position of director of ALVA since September 2011, having previously worked at a number of tourist organisations and bodies including VisitBritain, VisitManchester and British Tourism Week.
In July 2015, Bernard was elected Chairman of the Tourism Alliance, which represents over 200,000 businesses across the whole of the tourism sector in England; from airlines and airports, cities and destinations, the hospitality industry, restaurants, attractions, B&Bs, caravan parks and business conferences and events.
Also on the judging panel is Aaron Andrews, Creative Director of interior and homeware boutique The Gifted Few. With a keen eye for design and detail, Aaron searches across the UK and Europe to source authentic industrial and vintage lighting, furniture and homeware, as well as contemporary soft furnishings, kitchenware, prints and home accessories from some of the most talented new designers and craftspeople, giving him a keen eye for design and detail.
Passionate about quality and accessible design and interiors, The Gifted Few is a firm favourite with homeowners and businesses, including those in the retail and leisure sectors. Aaron has also worked with mainstream TV shows and film production companies, providing props and accessories for on set.
Representing the architecture sector, we have Katie Tonkinson, Partner at Hawkins\Brown, an internationally-renowned award winning practice of over 200 architects, interior designers, urban designers and researchers. Founded in 1988, the practice bring a wealth of experience designing and delivering innovative and socially sustainable buildings across multiple sectors.
People are at the heart of everything they do, from their design approach to the way they run their studio. Their designers bring a fresh and collaborative approach to each new design challenge, creating places with personality and purpose that are well-made, well-used and well-loved.
Architectural photographer Ståle Eriksen has also joined our judging panel. Ståle runs a London based photographic practice working across the architecture, art and design communities both in the UK and abroad.
Ståle photographs buildings, architectural scale models and still life for a wide range of clients and is a long-standing regular contributor to the market-leading publication Architect’s Journal.
Finally, our very own James Lee – head of the Glass and Glazing Federation’s group marketing and communications – will sit on the judging panel. With over 20 years’ marketing management experience gained in manufacturing, media, art publishing and retail, James joined the GGF in 2011 with a remit to grow and develop the GGF brand in all markets across the glazing industry, as well as in the political and broader construction sector.
A Chartered Marketer and active Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Member, James is also a judge for the Construction Marketing Awards and is part of the CIM Construction Industry Group.
Nominations for our Window with a View competition close 16th May and judging will take place later this month. So if you’ve got a great Window with a View, be sure to get your photos in soon!
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Wednesday, 18th May 2016
Meet our expert Window with a View judging panel who will select the four best entries from each area of the UK.