Newspress is delighted to announce its line-up of expert judges for the 2019 Newspress Awards with an experienced panel that will decide the winners for the ceremony in March.

The judging panel consists of:

  • Trevor Adams
    Celebrity photographer extraordinaire, Trevor runs his own photographic agency. Matrix Media Ltd sits proudly at the forefront of the celebrity picture industry with photographers based in London, New York, Sydney, Los Angeles and many other worldwide locations.
  • Patrick Fuller
    Patrick is currently working as a strategy consultant, but automotive journalism is part of his DNA having spent 23 years at Haymarket. There he worked on a number of titles including Autocar, What Car?, Autosport and Motorsport News, culminating in his appointment as Group Director of the company’s Automotive Division in 2009 where he stayed until 2016.
  • Lawrence Webb
    Features sub-editor at the Daily Mail, Lawrence is a stickler for accuracy and a crafter of words. He started out his journalistic journey in Oxfordshire eventually becoming Group Editor of Courier Newspapers. His experience on national newspapers is broad having worked on the Daily Mirror, the News of the World before ending up at the Mail.
  • Matt Majendie
    A sports writer for the Evening Standard and former athletics correspondent for The Independent, Matt has a wealth of experience, working across all manner of sports including F1, rugby as well as athletics. Of his many highlights, his work during the London Olympics in 2012 will be difficult to beat.
  • Gillian Rodgers
    Gillian started out her career in local newspapers working as a journalist for the Surrey Mirror before joining Haymarket where she took on various subbing roles for motorsport titles including Autosport, where she was appointed Managing Editor. She then went on to become Chief Sub-Editor at Motorsport magazine.
  • Graham Hope
    Graham is part of the furniture in automotive journalism, having spent 22 years at Dennis Publishing where he ultimately become editor of Auto Express in 2015. He is now working at Redwood Publishing as Content Director on the Mazda account, primarily editing the Japanese car brand’s global customer magazine.
  • Lindsey Collumbell
    A respected PR consultant, Lindsey is a CIPR Board & Council Member and Chair of Professional Development & Membership Committee.
  • John Nolan
    John was Executive Producer at North One Television, where he launched the Audi Channel on Sky and Virgin and ran Renault TV on YouTube as well as WRC, Fifth Gear and 4Car.
  • Rob Skelton
    Rob is the director of the Commercial Vehicle Show, managing the event on behalf of the LLP.

This year the Newspress Awards will be presented during a black-tie dinner at Quaglino’s restaurant in London on March 28, 2019 and all entries for the awards must be received by March 4, 2019 at 11.59pm.

As with last year’s Newspress Awards, there will be a number of sponsorship opportunities allowing automotive and associated companies to put their brand in front of the UK’s elite motoring media and OEMs.

Manufacturers, PR agencies or associated companies wishing to find out more about sponsoring the event, as well as those looking to purchase tickets/tables, should contact Jackie Allard at Newspress,