Meet the Judges

The judges for the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019 are listed below. 

Judges are carefully selected from a number of academic and industrial backgrounds and are invited based on their experience and expertise. 

Thanks to the impartiality and deep industry understanding of our judging panel, each and every finalist and winner can be justifiably proud of their acheivements.

  • Emily Lawrence

    Programme Manager, Make UK

    Emily Lawrence runs Make UK’s partnerships with trade associations and with a selection of commercial partners.

    Her work

  • Gail Hunt

    Editor, Machinery Update 

    Gail Hunt has been editor of Machinery Update for eight years and has developed the editorial to measure up to readers’

  • Jonathan Ridley

    Head of Engineering at Southampton Solent University

    After qualifying with an engineering degree from Southampton Institute, Jonathan worked for the

  • Martin Miller

    Director of Engineering, Allied Bakeries

    2013 - 14 MD, MWM Engineering

    2012 - 2013 Operations Director, Jex Engineering

    2009 - 2012 Group Chief Engineer, Wm

  • Prof. Phil Webb

    Head of the Centre for Structures, Assembly and Intelligent Automation at Cranfield University

    Professor Phil Webb is a member of the BARA council and

  • Prof. Val Braybrooks

    Dean of Holbeach Campus, The National Centre for Food Manufacturing 

    Val leads the University’s work for the Food Manufacturing sector partnering

  • Steve Adams

    Steve left school at the age of 16 and completed a 4 year Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship gaining both ONC and HNC in this discipline. Steve

  • Warren Clark

    Managing Director, Europa Science

    Warren Clark is managing director of Europa Science Ltd, a leading publisher of science and technology business