Executive Chairman and Founder

Syd is Exec. Chairman and founder of multi-award-winning digital agency, Clock. From the company's early days as a Prince's Trust start-up, he now runs one of the top digital agencies in the UK. This success has largely come from inspiring the brilliant people he has around him – all of whom buy into his innovative way of doing business. Syd appears regularly as a motivational speaker in schools, Universities and at industry events, and Clock has been used on numerous occasions as best-of-breed in its field by the DTI and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is often asked to share his inspiring story and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2012 for his work with charity and young people.

Clock focus on delivering creative engineering to solve any mess; helping clients create new experiences that become the foundations of business transformation: Attention Valued.™

"I was honoured to be asked to judge this year's DADI Awards. They are the ones to win in the digital space as they tend to go on to lead and shape the industry. I'll be looking for work that makes me wish I had thought of myself! I believe in personal and public recognition which makes being a judge extra special to me - it gives me the chance to give great work the recognition it deserves. One of our mantras is "whatever we're doing now, there's probably a better way of doing it". So I'm also hoping judging the DADI awards will give me access to best-of-breed practise and better ways of doing things.

I am also looking forward to the party, of course …

Judging panel

Stephen Mai

Chief Content Officer
Boiler Room

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

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

Fear No Space

Wayne Deakin

Executive Creative Director EMEA

Kristal Ireland

Head of Ecommerce and Retail Technology

Dom Bailey

Strategic Director

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

Head of Digital & CRM
Maybourne Hotel 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 Director

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
Karmarama | Accenture Interactive

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