#VOOM: Meet the Crowdfunder Award Judges


With five incredible businesses now though to the next round of the Crowdfunder Award as part of Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016, we’ve lined up an incredible panel of judges to decide who will win £50,000 to take their business to the next level. 

Meet the Judges: 

Scott Wilkinson – Head of #VOOM, Virgin Media Business:

“With more than £678,000 pledged this year, Crowdfunder has helped bring massive and measurable impact to Virgin Media Business #VOOM 2016. So helping to decide who has shown the true entrepreneurial vision and determined grit to be handed the Crowdfunder award at this year’s Live Final is an absolute honour.”

Rob Love – Chairman of Crowdfunder

“Bold bright and innovative – that’s true of every business that has taken part in VOOM 2016. It’s an honour to work with our partners, Virgin Media Business, JC Decaux, Virgin Start Up and Xero as we now face the tough task of judging the Crowdfunder Five.”

Maria Clark – Director of Business Development, JCDecaux

“VOOM Media Business 2016 is showing the true colours of Great British Business and it’s an honour to be involved, not only driving awareness of the competition across the UK, but also in a decision that’s going to change the life of one of the Crowdfunder Five.”

Darren Upson – Marketing Director, Xero

“Xero is about Beautiful Business and we’ve certainly got some beautiful businesses to judge for the Crowdfunder Award! It’s an honour to be on the panel and I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the team on this momentous decision.” 

Mei Shui – Managing Director, Virgin Start Up

“Business talent comes in many shapes and sizes and crowdfunding brings out the very best in creativity, innovation and sheer determination to make it to the top. I’m delighted to be involved in the Crowdfunder Five judging panel, bringing Virgin Start Up’s expertise and knowledge to the table.”

What’s next for #VOOM crowdfunders? 

Everyone who has taken part in VOOM 2016 – in whatever category, will be able to continue/enable crowdfunding for their pitch via the #VOOM website. Just click on the enable crowdfunding button on your dashboard from June 3rd. We’ll be giving away £1000 a week to crowdfunding pitches who raise the most per week and run the best campaigns. Watch this space…

Not only but also….

If you’re up for it we’ll also be opening the People’s Choice Award on June 3rd. There’s one cash lump sum of £10,000 up for grabs – and an appearance at the live finale on June 28th in London.


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