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Headrow House |
September 30th 2020

Judges

Greg Wright

Greg Wright

The Yorkshire Post

Currently working for The Yorkshire Post, Greg is an award-winning journalist who has worked for daily and weekly newspapers, regional magazines, the UK's national news agency and a pioneering news website which earned a place in The Guinness Book of Records. He has won 15 business journalism awards and is ranked at 158 in Richtopia's list of the top 250 business journalists in the world. Greg has interviewed the likes of Bob Geldof, George Osborne, Vince Cable, John Smith and John Prescott and was one of the first journalists to write about the "Calendar Girls" of Rylstone WI, a story which inspired a major film. During the dotcom boom, Greg worked on the business desk at Ananova.com, the news service which featured the world's first virtual newscaster. Greg played a major role in developing The Yorkshire Post's award-winning content, and establishing our Excellence in Business Awards and Fastest 50 awards. Greg chaired a childcare coalition fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester and hosted The Yorkshire Post's Environment Awards, alongside Natalie Bennett, the former leader of the Green Party.

Cleveland Henry

Cleveland Henry

UKCloud

Cleveland, Director of Cloud at UKCloud Health since November 2018 having previously been at NHS Digital where he led as Programme Director a number of National Programmes including NHS Choices and NHSmail in addition to leading NHS Digital’s horizon scanning on market innovation nationally and internationally. Cleveland is also a Trustee at Leeds Community Foundation, which supports thousands of charities and voluntary groups across the city, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that need help the most.

Eve Roodhouse

Eve Roodhouse

Leeds City Council

Eve leads on Economic Development at Leeds City Council where she is responsible for bringing forward the delivery framework for the city’s Inclusive Growth Strategy. Also, Eve leads to economic policy, business growth support, inward investment and visitor economy. Eve is a member of the Leadership Group of the Chamber of Commerce and a Director of North Invest. Before joining Leeds City Council Eve worked for NHS Digital where she established a nationwide implementation team to support the delivery of major national IT programmes across health and care. She remains passionate about all things digital and the potential that the digital revolution brings for people and businesses. When she is not at work Eve enjoys running with her local running club, Harrogate Harriers, and spending time with her family.

Zandra Moore

Zandra Moore

PanIntelligence

Zandra has over 20 years’ experience of working in the technology sector whilst based in Yorkshire. Prior to working for Panintelligence, Zandra ran her own software solutions consultancy business and has founded a range of local B2B networking organisations, including LeanIn Leeds – a network of over 550 professional women, holding regular monthly events. Zandra is proactive in promoting Northern tech and women in tech and regularly gives talks and participates in panel discussions aimed at furthering these causes (eg. speaking for FinTech North at events across the Northern Powerhouse). In 2018 Zandra was recognised as the female CEO of the Year in the English Women’s Awards, North and is currently shortlisted for Mentor of the Year in the Northern Power Wom