The Great Hall, 9 March 2023


Meet our 2022 Judges...

Cameron Hodder

Managing director, Dirty Martini

Cameron is the managing director of Dirty Martini, a creative marketing agency based in Exeter. He launched the company in 2018 and since he’s been on a mission to build a forward-thinking, creative agency that puts people at the heart of everything it does. Cameron has grown the company organically into a recognised digital agency with a team of eight.


Chantelle Znideric

Personal stylist

Chantelle is an experienced award-winning personal stylist that provides exceptional styling, shopping, and corporate branding services to high profile clients, politicians, and celebrities. Her raison d’être is to inspire her clients to love the clothes they wear and to recognise the need for sustainability in fashion.

Charlotte McGregor

Partner, Wollens

Charlotte McGregor is a partner at Wollens Solicitors, in their Exeter office. With over 15 years’ experience, Charlotte’s specialism is in Estate Administration with a focus on high value and complex Estates, acting for clients across the UK. Charlotte is also a director of the Exeter Chamber, enabling her to support, champion and engage with the local business community.

Chris Evans

Director of regional engagement, University of Exeter

Chris is director of regional engagement within the Innovation, Impact and Business Department of the University of Exeter. Responsible for the University’s regional strategy across Exeter and the wider south west Peninsula. Chris is also responsible for running student entrepreneurship activities, business support and the innovation facilities at Exeter Innovation Centre and the Science Park Centre.

Laura Seaward

Senior manager, Bishop Fleming

Laura was listed in the 35 Devon business people under 35 to watch in 2018 and was treasurer for Exeter Chamber of Commerce for 4 years until 2021. She is a champion for local businesses and lives in the city with her husband and two children. Laura is also a chartered accountant working closely with businesses throughout the south west.

Nikki Fairclough

Marketing and customer experience manager, Guildhall Shopping Centre

Nikki is the marketing and customer experience manager at the Guildhall Shopping Centre and Board Member for InExeter. She is passionate about indie businesses in her city, with a focus on community engagement and creating spaces for the public to enjoy. Originally hailing from South Africa, Nikki has been in the UK for 17 years and loves it.

Tom Bedford

associate director, Savills Exeter

A former professional rugby player, who has since successful progressed into a career in residential property. Tom now works for Savills, a global real estate services provider, and specialises in the sale of country homes and townhouses throughout Devon and West Somerset. Having grown up in mid Devon and now living in the Exe Valley, he knows just how good Devon really is.