Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Equator

Along with John and Garry, Jamie is one of the owners and founders of Equator. She is Equator’s Chief Creative Officer and has overall responsibility for the creative output of the business. Jamie actively and passionately supports the team, clients and the wider creative community. Jamie works hands-on with project and client teams to direct the creation of effective experiences that marry business and end-user needs. She has created gamechanging websites, national integrated campaigns, start-up brands, business models and strategies across almost every sector from finance (Lloyds, Santander, AXA and RBS), utilities (SSE and Spark) to travel (Malmaison, Village, Rocco Forte) and consumer goods (Baxters, Macallan, Paul Mitchell) to name a few.

Having studied at Glasgow School of Art, Jamie’s career began at an agency called ZigZag where she met John. In 1999 she and John founded Equator. Jamie’s creative principles of attention to detail, insightful thinking and remarkable content underpin the brand to this day. Jamie plays an active part in promoting diversity within Equator and in the creative and digital industries as a whole through her place on the Inclusion & Diversity Council of BIMA (British Interactive Media Association). Jamie is equally passionate about improving prospects for young creative talent. In 2016 she created Scotland’s first tech festival, Techaus, to share ideas and strengthen the community in Scotland’s growing digital sector.

Her drive to make change happen also led her to be invited to join the governing board of Creative & Cultural Skills, a national charity aimed at closing the gap between creative education and employment. As a founding trustee board member of The National College for Creative Industries, she was also instrumental in gaining government approval to launch and ensure the ongoing success of this innovative college supporting employer-led learning in the creative sector.

Judging panel

Amy Williams

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Sarah Haynes

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Julia Jones

CEO
FOUND IN MUSIC

Damien Cullen

Senior Content Innovations Manager
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Jamie Jefferson

Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Equator

Dan Maudhub

MD
Wonderful

Gregory Roekens

Chief Innovation Officer
MPC

Tamara Littleton

Founder & CEO
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Roger Evans

Independent
Consultant

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
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Charlotte Hillenbrand

Executive Director, Digital & Innovation
Comic Relief

Simon Dixon

Co-Founder
DixonBaxi

Peter Dolukhanov

Founder & CEO
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David Edmundson-Bird

Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing
Manchester Metropolitan University

Becky McOwen-Banks

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Becky Franks

Digital Optimisation Lead
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Stuart Avery

Group CEO & Co-Founder
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Kate Dale

Head of Brand and Digital Strategy
Sport England

James Cross

Creative Director
BBC Creative

Daniella Messer

Marketing & Communications Manager
Co-op Power Division

Terry Willis

Director of Technology
Church of England

Adam Harris

Global Head, Twitch Brand Partnership Studio
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Elizabeth Tweedale

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Tove Okunniwa

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Syd Nadim

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