NEWS30 September 2022

Research Live awards judges announced for 2022

Awards News UK

UK – The final line-up of judges for the Research Live awards, part of the annual MRS awards, has been announced. 

MRS Awards

The Research Live awards categories for 2022 are: agency of the year; best place to work; in-house team of the year; best new venture; innovation of the year; business impact of the year (UK); business impact of the year (global) and young researcher of the year (supplier and client).

The main judging panel for the Research Live Awards are:

  • Christina Finlay, data and analytics director, Nest
  • Catherine Haigh, head of consumer insight for EMEA, McCormick
  • James Holden, director of marketing and audiences, BBC Nations
  • Seema Hope, global customer insight director, Dennis Publishing
  • Mike Taylor, group head of insights, Vodafone
  • Katie McQuater, editor Research Live and Impact (chair).

In addition, finalists for the innovation of the year category took part in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch process with a separate judging panel. Judging the innovation award are:

  • Jessica Salmon, director of customer base management, Virgin Media O2
  • Harry Davies, vice-president of marketing investment and effectiveness, Sage
  • Jake Steadman, chief marketing and insight officer, Access Intelligence.

Also on the panel were McQuater and Liam Kay, Research Live and Impact deputy editor.

The MRS Awards ceremony is taking place on 5th December at Old Billingsgate, London.