Founder & Managing Director

Having left University as a qualified Teacher I went on to follow my passion for the web and put to practice my talents which had previously been recognised by the Institute of Directors when awarded a Rising Star Award.

I launched Reckless New Media with no initial capital/investment and have successfully built the company within 4 years to a point where we are now a well recognised brand and digital agency. The resources which RNM have built have allowed me to develop other web brands and I now own or have shares in a number of web businesses. The most successful of which is Smart Smoker, a supplier of electronic cigarettes and now one of the largest suppliers in Europe.

My specialism is really in dealing with people and building relationships with both clients and staff. Problem solving and developing solutions which meet goals and objectives is a real passion of mine. My team is always willing to go the extra mile when needed and our clients feel they can talk openly and honestly with me, this helps to ensure free and open communication which results in effective relationships and projects.

My passion is in the web and in building new opportunities which the web presents. With the ever changing possibilities it is a busy sector which I really enjoy being part of.

Judging panel

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

Ben Wyatt

Head of Communications
Red Bull Racing

Mark Brayton

Marketing Director

Anna Rafferty

Global Director: Digital Marketing, Digital Studios
BBC Worldwide

Tom Head

Co-Founder & Director

Marcus Foley

Managing Director
This Is Tommy LTD

Paul Smernicki

Co-founder / Artist Manager
Restless Natives

Beverley Sullivan

Guidelines Manager

Stephen Mai

Chief Content Officer
Boiler Room

Mark Sherwin

Managing Director
Accenture Interactive

Kevin Dunckley

Chief Digital Innovation Officer
HH Global

Peter Markey

Marketing Director

Pj Jones

Mallard and Claret

Darren Whittingham

Founder & Group Chief Creative Officer
Start Design

Viktorija Grigorjevaite

Co-founder & Ad photographer
Sane Seven

Chris Brown

Global Head of Digital
M&C Saatchi PR

Charlie Greenwood

Digital & Sponsorship Consultant For The Sports Industry

Trevor Chambers

Founder and Creative Partner
Fear No Space

Wayne Deakin

Executive Creative EMEA

Kristal Ireland

Head of Ecommerce and Retail Technology

Dom Bailey

Strategic Director

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

Alex Bubb

Marketing and Sales Excellence
Canon Europe

Rebecca Brennan

Managing Director

Tom Burton

Head of Interactive
BBC Studios

Katy Howell

immediate future

Tom Foulkes

Marketing Director
Carter Jonas

Alastair Keeble

Director of Digital Marketing
Hakkasan Group

Alex Trickett

Alex Trickett Consultancy

Syd Nadim

Executive Chairman and Founder

Thom Groot

Data & Digital Director
The AA

James Chorley

Group Creative Director

Paula Jago


Mike Flynn

Digital Marketing Entrepreneur

Sandra McDill

Global Digital Media

Kate Dale

Head of Brand and Digital Strategy
Sport England

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy officer

Valerie Bounds

Head of Digital

Nikki Barton

Head of Digital Design
British Airways

Hannah Matthews

Managing Partner

Melissa Ditson

Executive Creative Director

Des Johnson

Global Marketing Director
Castrol/BP Lubricants

David Stanley

Marketing Director, UKI
Getty Images

Callum Reckless

Founder & Managing Director

Gion-Men Kruegel-Hanna

Group Creative Director