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Meet the Judges

The ECA Industry Awards' independent judging is undertaken by a panel of leading industry figures representing different areas of expertise and interest. Judges look for a company that can show it has achieved the highest standards in our industry, to which others can aspire.

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2023 Judging Panel

Paul has previously held senior posts at the Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF) and the Chemical Industries Association.
He was also a non-executive director of BVQI UK and, more recently, a Director of Retrofitworks. He is currently on the advisory board of certification body BM Trada Exova.
Paul is a chartered Fellow of both the Institute of Environmental Management and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Helen became ECA’s Director of Member Services in September 2014 and is responsible for the Regional Teams, Marketing, Member Services and also the ECS contact and administration centre.  Previously Helen worked for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) where she was Director of Strategy and Communications. Prior to that, she was Director of Client Services at CORGI and Membership Services Director at BTS Ltd.  Her career has also spanned house building, local government, technical publishing and consultancy.

ECA Industry Awards judging panel will be moderated by Helen, but she will not be involved in the judging decisions.

Andrew has been involved in the international network infrastructure and data centre industries for the past 27 years.  He joined CNet Training in 1997 as Sales Director and has been CEO since 2004.  Andrew has always been an active member of numerous industry trade bodies. He created the global network infrastructure and data centre education framework and has been instrumental in the development of the only truly mapped qualifications and certifications for these sectors.  He has also been awarded a number of industry accolades for his work.

Matt Nimmons is Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA, the leading association for the residential home technology industry. Matt’s role is to oversee the operations and implementation of the association’s strategy, whilst defining the programmes and activities to reflect these strategies. Joining CEDIA over 12 years ago, Matt previously held positions in the Operations team, where he was responsible for organising, managing, and marketing key events in the industry’s calendar, including the CEDIA Home Technology Event and the CEDIA Awards. Before joining CEDIA, Matt held marketing roles at British loudspeaker manufacturer, Mission, and The Acushnet Company, one of the largest manufacturers of golf equipment in the world.

Tessa is an experienced general management professional with an extensive track record in leading business growth, Tessa joined the Electrical Industries Charity as their Managing Director from Parsons Brinckerhoff (a Balfour Beatty company) where she held the position of National General Manager for Oil & Gas.  She has an extensive track record leading business growth and change initiatives for a multidisciplinary engineering and construction business focusing on the energy and resources industry.