Meet the PCR Awards 2021 Judges!

** SAVE THE DATE: PCR Awards 2021 Wednesday 29th September at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London **

We are delighted to announce this year’s PCR Awards  judges – a diverse panel of discerning experts from across the industry:

Paul Butler

Paul Butler

UK and Ireland Regional Sales Director

AOC International

Paul Butler has worked in the global displays industry for over 35 years. Paul has specialised in technical displays through companies such as Aydin Displays, iiyama Corporation both UK and International and for the past 10 years at TPV brands – AOC and Philips in Northern Europe, specialising in the UK and Ireland markets.

AOC is a global leading monitor and IT accessories brand and a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest LCD manufacturer.

David Tulip

Managing Director

Network Group/Technology to Go

David Tulip has over 25 years’ experience in the Channel, and the tech industry. He began programming in 1985 and worked his way through various roles and organisations until becoming Managing Director of Network Group (NG) and their sister company Technology to Go (TTG) in 2019.

NG and TTG work closely with TSP’s, vendors, and distributors across the UK&I.

Simon Meredith

Channelstar Media

Simon Meredith has been working as a journalist, consultant, media expert and copywriter for more than three decades.

Channelstar Media provides professional copywriting and trade media relations services and advice for channel-facing organisations.

Trevor Evans

Consenna Ltd

Trevor Evans has a diverse and highly accomplished career within the global IT community, spanning some three decades. Having held domestic and overseas director-level roles at both HP and Apple, he joined Consenna as Managing Director in 2019.

Consenna specialises in developing sales and marketing programmes, directly supporting hundreds of channel partners.

Jon Atherton

Group Director – CI-Distribution & Marketing.

Jon is an accomplished commercial lead with a proven track record of consistent achievement supporting growth and performance within leading distribution technology businesses. Particularly adept at developing and maintaining productive customer/supplier relationships, management & strategic initiatives leading to enhanced operational, sales and commercial results.

CI-Distribution now trading for over 15 years has seen a sharp increase in business and exposure since Jon became Director less than 5 years ago, the business is a powerhouse in client rugged solutions across the UK and the Nordics. With a further sales office opening in Telford two years ago which has seen huge success with MSI Gaming, Prowise AV and SFF solutions with Shuttle, Intel NUC to name but a few of our strategic partners.

Linda Hassall


Linda Hassall has over 20 years’ experience across retail, channel and the UK tech and gaming industry.

Agent42 are an award-winning marketing and PR agency.

Simon Buckingham, Brand & Marketing Manager, EZVIZ UK

Simon Buckingham

Senior Marketing Manager


Simon Buckingham is a Senior Marketing Manager with 14 years of experience in both Sales and Marketing, from grassroots to senior level in multiple sectors, more recently in the Smart Security & IoT / AI sector.

EZVIZ is a Global Smart Home Security Brand, providing next generation AI and IoT Smart technology solutions

Carly Cheshire

Head of Consumer


Carly Cheshire’s professional background is within the AV & IT industry, with over two decades of experience.

BenQ is a manufacturer of hardware and software solutions, specialising in technology for business, education, gaming, and home entertainment.

Ann Keefe

Regional Director – UK & Ireland

Ann Keefe is regional director for UK & Ireland at Kingston Technology. She is responsible for driving the business for all Kingston product lines and for managing the Business Development team for UK & Ireland.

Kingston is an independent manufacturer of memory products.


Andy Bogdan

Head of UK Channel


Andy Bogdan has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Andy spent 17 years in distribution working alongside vendors, resellers and direct customers predominantly in the data storage industry, before making the move to cybersecurity five years ago.

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company.

Jack Legate

Global Brand Ambassador & Senior Sales Channel Manager

Seagate Technology

Jack Legate started out in the industry at vendor level as an Account Manager. Six years on he is now a Global Band Ambassador & Senior Sales Channel Manager for UK, IRE & EMEA markets.

Seagate Technology is a provider of electronic data storage technology and solutions.

Lino Notaro

TP Link

Retail & eCommerce Sales Director

Lino Notaro’s sales career within the IT Retail Channel spans across almost 30 years, having worked for the likes of Logitech, Garmin, Archos & TP-Link.

Notaro is currently Sales Director for Retail & Ecom and is in his 8th year at TP-Link.

TP-Link is a global provider of networking devices and accessories.

Mark Reed


Heaven Media

Mark Reed is business owner of Heaven Media and subject matter expert in eSports and the world of Online Gaming. This is based on 20 years experience in PC hardware, including VR/AR.

Heaven Media is a Specialist Online Gaming Agency

Michelle Cross

Ambitious and passionate public relations manager with over ten years’ experience in the consumer and business technology industry.

Founded in the UK in 2016 by entrepreneur Cas Paton, OnBuy is a fair, transparent marketplace that benefits buyers and sellers. 

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