Meet the PCR Awards 2023 Judges
We are delighted to announce this year’s PCR Awards judges – a diverse panel of discerning experts from across the industry
UK&I Retail Sales Channel Director - HP
With over 20 years within the technology industry, Mark has a background spanning various sales and marketing roles, specialising in enterprise level contract negotiation.
HP Inc. is the world’s largest technology company, bringing together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, supplies, software and services.
Sales and Purchasing Director - Spire Technology
Michael has been at the forefront of Spire Technology’s considerable growth over the past 15 years. His current responsibilities include vendor acquisition and supporting the channel in his role as Sales & Purchasing Director.
Spire has always been channel focused; always in partnership and never in competition. Now in it’s 32nd year of trading, the company are a leading distributor for the likes of Asus, Corsair and TP-Link.
Managing Director - Chillblast
As Chillblast’s managing director, Ben is heavily involved in the company’s innovation and product design elements. He is the Director of Gaming for the Tactus Group.
Established for over 20 years, Chillblast is a UK PC manufacturer and a globally recognised gaming brand.
Marketing Manager - Box.co.uk
Having worked in etail marketing for over 8 years and with an extensive tech background, Mike is now Marketing Manager of Box.co.uk heading up the company’s entire marketing strategy.
One of the UK’s leading online destinations for consumer electronics, Box.co.uk stocks thousands of cutting edge products from laptops, TVs, gaming PCs, through to 3D printers and mobile phones.
Managing Director - Five in a Boat
Managing Director of Five in a Boat, start-up specialising in transformative tech founded in 2018.
Five in a Boat is an independent strategic communications consultancy, specialising in companies, which are transforming lives with their technology.
Managing Director - Revere Agency Limited
Fiona is an experienced leader and marketing agency professional with 15+ years of experience working in B2B Technology.
Revere Agency Limited is a strategic B2B technology marketing agency.
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.
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.
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.
Sales Director - Consenna Ltd.
With a career spanning some twenty-five years in the IT sector, Paul is excellent at building and sustaining strategic relationships with customers and partners.
Consenna specialises in developing sales and marketing programmes, directly supporting hundreds of channel partners.
Group Director - CI-Distribution & Marketing
Jon is an accomplished commercial lead with a proven track record of consistent achievement supporting growth and performance within leading distribution technology businesses.
CI-Distribution now trading for over 15 years has seen a sharp increase in business and exposure since. Jon became Director some 6 years ago, the business is a powerhouse in client rugged solutions and gaming across the UK and Europe.
Regional Director, UK & Ireland - Kingston Technology
Ann Keefe is regional director for UK & Ireland at Kingston Technology. She is responsible for driving the business for all Kingston product lines and for managing the Business Development team for UK & Ireland.
Kingston is an independent manufacturer of memory products.
Owner - Heaven Media
Mark Reed, a tech industry veteran, founded Realtime Distribution in the late 90s, which played a pivotal role in bringing pioneering brands like AMD, Razer, and Corsair to the UK. In the early 2000s, he founded Heaven, a leading marketing and creative agency specialising in brand building, creative execution, and strategic planning.
With over two decades of experience in computer hardware, online gaming, and esports, Mark and his team provide bespoke services for clients ranging from Fortune 250 companies to niche gaming endemics. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker at top global conferences and events, including CES and E3.
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 9th year at TP-Link.
TP-Link is a global provider of networking devices and accessories.
CEO-<br /> QBS Software Ltd.
QBS operates Europe’s largest software delivery platform representing 10,600 enterprise software publishers sold via 6,200 reseller partners into over 200,000 enterprises across Europe. QBS is scaling quickly and has been formally recognised by London Stock Exchange, Bloomberg, D&B and several other research firms for their technology platform and rapid growth. QBS has revenues approaching USD250million, 180 colleagues and 9 offices in EMEA.
Dave Stevinson is the founder of the QBS Technology Group incorporating businesses across advanced analytics, financial modelling and Software delivery, Dave has been CEO of QBS Software and has grown the company 12X in 5 years. He has a background in technology and has worked in and on the channel for over 25 years.
Founder and Managing Director - AlphaBetaPC
Industry Veteran with more than 30 years of success driving Gaming PC Brands. Equipped with a strong portfolio of achievements, reputable for fuelling commercial growth and partnerships with a lifelong passion for technology. Proud winner of PCR ‘Retailer of the Year’ and been accoladed with ‘Industry Achievement’.
CK is presently the driving force behind his new brand ‘AlphaBetaPC’ where he spends most of his time working on his passion to ensure the new brand delivers on its tagline BIGGER.BETTER.POWER.
Director - Orchestra
Joshua Nicholls has 8 years channel experience spending most time at CDW where he accumulated a number of awards. Most recently Josh worked at a subsidiary of Bain & Co.L and now leads Orchestra’s mission of accelerating Orchestra’s hypergrowth vendors into the European channel.