Andy Preston (Head Judge)


Since 2004, Andy Preston has been the founder of Stand Out Selling by creating and delivering remote online sales training and keynote speeches.

Andy also is a sought-after professional sales motivation speaker and sales conference speaker, speaking worldwide on the topics of sales and motivation. He has spoken at more than 2,000 events in UK, Europe, USA, South Africa, Egypt, Canada, Dubai and more.

As a specialist in sales training for recruiters, Andy helps recruiters influence more candidates, win more vacancies, improve their billings, and close more deals.

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Paul Mirage


Paul is the co-founder and director of GM Business Connect Magazine. He runs the day-to-day sales and marketing of the independent publication that was set up in 2013.

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Heather Baker


After over 20 years working as a secretary and then PA, Heather pioneered the training of Office Professionals when she established Baker Thompson Associates in 2000.  She now enables PAs, EAs and administrators of all levels around the world to achieve their potential for their career development and the success of their organisation.

Her training is informal and relaxed and is aimed at building delegates’ confidence and appreciation of their value, as well as enhancing their skills. Courses are endorsed by the Institute of Administrative Management and CPD Certified, whether face to face or online.

She is the author of 4 Amazon top ten selling books and the creator of the BakerWrite speedwriting system. She is also an NLP Practitioner, TAP.cert trainer and 3 years winner of the North West Enterprise Awards Best Administrative Staff Training Provider. She is also nominated for a National Business women’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Heather is proud to be a Prince’s Trust Business Mentor and a supporter of Isipho Admin in South Africa.

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Gavin Redman


Gavin is the business development partner for Express Solicitors for the last 9 years. He looks over the marketing, PR, advertising, and online media for the firm. Express Solicitors is a nationwide firm dealing with personal injury, accident claims along with medical and clinical negligence claims. They pride themselves on giving personal service by using state of the art technology to manage their claims.

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Carole Fossey


Carole has opened and run 6 businesses in the last 20 years. She is the founder of Leading Woman in Business, Strategy Social Media and and Partner in Passport2Success and Tru Social.  Carole is also a bestselling author with 5 books published, and an award-winning speaker and speaker coach, and is known as The Social Media Mentor, having mentored business owners in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australasia and the Far East.

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