Meet our Judges!

Scroll down to view our amazing judges for LOYA24, with several years experience covering all areas in the industry,
they will be part of the judging panels on Monday 17th June 2024.


Amanda Hemming

Amanda was a LOYA winner in 2022 alongside her husband Nick Hemming as operators of the Heron Inn, Malpas. Amanda is also a BII Trustee and BII Ambassador.



Ashley McCarthy

Ashley was a LOYA winner in 2013 alongside his wife and BII Trustee, Kelly McCarthy. Together they run Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster. He is also a chef, chocolatier and BII Ambassador.


Flo Pearce

Operator and LOYA 2023 Winner - The Tollemache Arms


Joe Buckley

Operator and LOYA 2023 Winner - The Tollemache Arms


Mike Clist

Non-Executive Director - BII


Nick Hemming

Operator and LOYA 2022 Winner - The Heron Inn


Jody Bennett

People Director - Brewhouse & Kitchen


Katy Moses

Founder and Management Director - KAM


Sam Hagger

Founder & Director - The Beautiful Pubs Collective


Rosie Lewis-Marsh

Sales & Marketing Consultant (London Hospitality Girl)


Dawn Lawrence

Founder - Hospitality Jobs UK


Emma Heal

Managing Director - Lucky Saint

Steven Pike

Managing Director - HGEM

Chris Welham

CEO - Licensed Trade Charity