BIMA 100

Recognising the UK's most influential people in digital and tech.

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A Career Defining Moment

Every year, we celebrate 100 of the people who are leading the industry right now. We’re not talking about work and projects –  we’re talking about the leaders, pioneers, entrepreneurs and changemakers – the people we look up to.  Entries open 13 January 2020, with the final 100 announced at a prestigious celebration in May. It’s one of the biggest nights in the digital industry’s calendar, attended by (amongst others) the top 100 brightest digital stars, judges and the new inductee(s) to the BIMA Hall of Fame, who are also announced and interviewed on the night.

 

How to nominate

Who can nominate/be nominated?

Any BIMA member can nominate someone for the BIMA 100. The person you nominate does not have to be a BIMA member. Each category is open to brands, charities, agencies, startups, academic institutions, tech companies and freelancers.

When do nominations open?

Nominations for the BIMA 100 open 13 January 2019. We will be launching the event at our member’s lunch.

How do I nominate?

Nominations are made by online application. To nominate please click below.

Who decides?

We invite a selection of industry experts to judge the nominations. The chair and judges change each year, so if you’d like to be considered for a judge’s role, please let us know.

Categories

BIMA 100 seeks to recognise the individuals who are shaping the future of Britain’s digital industry. There are 10 categories for you to nominate against, allowing us to honour a well-rounded list of the individuals really nailing it in our industry.

BIMA 100 nominations open 13 January 2020

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CEO & Leaders

People whose outstanding leadership within an organisation has created an environment where their people feel genuinely supported and able to excel at work and where the company has made a significant step change. Open to all: big, small, tech to creatives, consultancies to brands etc.

Champions for Change

BIMA champions a diverse, inclusive tech and digital world. Our changemakers are the people finding new ways to make it a reality. This category is about the people who are using their professional skills or resources to achieve social good, to change industry cultures for the better, or to bring new and more diverse talent into our industry and give it the support to flourish.

Client Services and Project Management

This category is for the people whose energy and ideas have led to new and different ways of working with clients or suppliers, delivering profitable growth for both parties. Nominations are welcome from either side of the client/supplier fence and may include anyone in a client services, client relationship or project delivery role.

Creatives and Designers

The digital designers, art directors, videographers, copywriters, UX and UI specialists (for example) who have developed products, services, campaigns or experiences that are challenging convention. Nominations in this category recognise the people whose combination of creative originality and exceptional execution has seen them push boundaries, deliver a category-defining moment, or surprise and delight clients or consumers.

Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

For those who excel in innovation. Nominees in this category will have developed and/or launched a new tech, product or digital venture that has (or is about to) significantly progress an industry as we know it or have influenced the brand or the business where they work, leading to significant, measurable change in the organisation and setting a new bar within their sector.

Marketing Directors and CMOs

Celebrating the brand side marketers who are transforming their brands by building exceptional in-house digital capabilities, or by leveraging the latest technology in a way that delivers exciting new products, services, campaigns or experiences that are making a positive difference to their business.

Rising Stars

Celebrating the future leaders of our industry. Nominations are open to anyone aged 30 or younger. They are ‘ones to watch’ – earmarked for success because of the influence their ideas or work are having in their organisation or the wider world.

Strategists and Consultants

Recognising the people who have applied digital insight and/or technological innovation at either an organisational or product/service level to shift perceptions, solve business problems or, in some cases, bring about complete organisational transformation.

Students and Apprentices

Open to any apprentice or student who is studying full or part time or on an apprentice scheme. Nominees will be making an impact on the industry now, perhaps via the organisation with which they work; perhaps via their ideas or innovations. This isn’t a recognition of potential – it’s an acknowledgement of real achievement over the past year.

Tech For Good Supported by Microsoft

Tech for Good will recognise individuals utilising technology to help solve societal and environmental issues.

Tech Trailblazers

People who are using emerging technology to bring innovative ideas to life – to create digital and physical experiences in the real world; and/or people who are using data in ground-breaking ways to enable new services.

The Ceremony

The BIMA 100 will be announced at a prestigious celebration in London. It’s one of the biggest nights in the digital industry’s calendar, attended by (amongst others) the top 100 brightest digital stars, judges and the new inductee(s) to the BIMA Hall of Fame, who are also announced and interviewed on the night.

The full list of BIMA 100 members is published on the evening in hard copy and digital formats.

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Class of 2019
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Talent Champions
Aishat Ola-Said
Senior Emerging Talent Manager, Livity
Students and Apprentices
Al Morris
Transformation Lead This is Milk
Creative and Designers
Alastair Eilbeck
Creative Consultant Meyouandus, Liverpool University and AmazeRealise
CEO and Leaders
Alex Pymm
Managing Director Huge London
Strategists & Consultants
Alisdair Gunn
Founder & Director Framewire
Champions for Change
Amali de Alwis
CEO Code First: Girls
Rising Stars
Amy Williams
Founder and CEO Good-Loop
Strategists & Consultants 
Ann Higgins
MD, Consulting Principal, EMEA Ogilvy Consulting
Strategists & Consultants
Anne Bienia
Senior Strategy Manager, Technology Cancer Research UK
Champions for Change
Anne Grieve
Associate Creative Director AmazeRealise
Tech Trailblazers 
Artur Fiedorowicz
Technology Lead GPJ UK
Client Services & Project Management
Ashleigh Cameron
Senior Digital Producer & Product Manager After Digital
Entrepreneurs & Visionaries
Cally Russell
Chief Executive Officer Mallzee
Champions for Change
Carlos  Eriksson
Inclusive Design Lead Studio 24 
Champions for Change
Carole Logan
Development Team Leader Equator
Champions for Change
Caro;ine Keep
Director Spark Penketh Physics Teacher Penketh High School
Marketing Directors & CMOS
Cat Leaver
Director VisitScotland (BrandScotland)
Strategists & Consultants
Catherine Vaughan
Marketing Director Nomensa
Rising Stars
Charlotte Hamill
COO Born Social
Strategists & Consultants
Christel Wolthoorn
Principle, Experience Consulting EPAM
Creatives & Designers
Cristina Vigano
Senior UX Designer Cyber-Duck
CEOs & Leaders
Chi Onwurah
Labour MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation UK Parliament
CEOs & Leaders
Damian Proctor
Head of Strategy Redweb
CEOs & Leaders
Dan Berry
Managing Director Kagool
Client Services & Project Management
Dan Moran
MD & Head of Creative Products Part of Accenture Interactive Karmarama
Champions for Change
Dan Willis
Managing Director Why Digital
CEOs & Leaders
Daniel Gilbert
Founder and CEO Brainlabs
Strategists & Consultants
Daniel Rae
Strategy Director Hydrogen
CEOs & Leaders
Danielle Bassil
CEO Digitas
Tech Trailblazers
Danielle Haugedal-Wilson
Head of Technology Co-op
CEOs & Leaders
David Lockie
Founder and CEO Pragmatic
Creatives and Designers
Dipa Thank
 Senior Digital Designer Wunderman
Entrepreneurs & Visionaries
Don Smith
 Inventor  One Hundred Flowers
Marketing Directors & CMOs
Dorothy Hui
  VP, Digital & Audience Development Sony Music UK – 4th Floor Creative
Strategists & Consultants
Duane Holland
 Founder and Strategist DH Ready
Students & Apprentices
Elen Parry
 Student MSc in Industrial Digitalisation
Creatives & Designers
Emil Blum
 Designer & Art Director www.emilblum.com
Rising Stars
Emily Hewitson
User Experience Researcher hedgehog lab
Client Services & Project Managment
Emma Cooper
Business Development & Product Manager Cooperative Innovations
Entrepreneurs & Visionaries
Emma Lawton
Creative Lead Parkinsons UK
Rising Stars
Emma Hopkins
 UK Creative Lead Spotify
Champions for Change
Ete Davies
Managing Director Analog Folk Co-Founder WeAreStripes,  CultureHeroes 
Champions for Change
Gemma Emmett
Senior Solution Architect Bluewolf an IBM Company
Champions for Change
Georgie Barrat
Presenter The Gadget Show
Rising Stars
Hannah Owens
 Account Manager Livity
Client Services & Project Managment
Ingrid Olmesdahl
 Client Services Director Red Badger
Champions for Change
Isabel Farchy
 Founder & CEO Creative Mentor Network
Tech Trailblazers
James Hall
 Technical Director Parallax
CEOs & Leaders
James Hilton
 Global CEO M&C Saatchi Performance
Marketing Directors & CMOs
James Wilkinson
 Marketing Director CTI Digital
Creatives & Designers
James Dellar
 Creative Director Onespacemedia
Tech Trailblazers
Jared Thomas
Data Scientist Atos-Google AI Lab
Entrepreneurs & Visionaries
Jennifer Arcur
 CEO/Founder Hacker House
CEOs & Leaders
Jillian Moore
 Head of Digital UK & I Atos
Rising Stars
Jodie Rodgers
Cloud Scale Analytics Lead Microsoft
Strategists & Consultants
John Tafe
 Head of Digital University of the West of Scotland
CEOs & Leaders
Jonny Tooze
 Founder and CEO LAB
Rising Stars
Josh Akapo
Youth Marketing Assistant Hype Collective
Rising Stars
Josh White
Director, Paid Search Jellyfish
Champions for Change
Josie Klafkowska
 Director of Marketing Cognifide
CEOs & Leaders
Karen Pearce
 Director of Client Strategy Digirank
Entrepreneurs & Visionaries
Katie Mills
 Co-Founder & Director StateZero Labs
Marketing Directors & CMOs
Katie Street
Sales & Marketing Director Etch Group / Big Radical
CEOs & Leaders
Kevin Gibbons
 CEO Re:signal
CEOs & Leaders
Leigh Dobson
 Client Services Director Signal
Tech Trailblazers
Liz Ashall-Payne
CEO ORCHA
Entrepreneurs & Visionaries
Lindsay Herbert
 Inventor & iX Innovation Leader UKI IBM Instant Checkout
Champions for Change
Lucy Weston
 Senior Art Director Great State / Two Girls Co.
Students & Apprentices
Maddie Crawford
 Paid Search Executive Adido
Client Services & Project Management
Mark Colling
 Digital Programme Manager IBM iX
CEOs & Leaders
Matt Lodder
 EVP Managing Director R/GA EMEA
Creatives & Designers
Matt Roberts
 Digital Designer Sightsavers
Marketing Directors & CMOs
Matthew Read
 Head of Digital Marketing  Jellyfish Connect / Magazine.co.uk / Pocketmags.com / uOpen.com
CEOs & Leaders
Michael Olaye
 CEO Dare, CTO Inside Ideas Group
Rising Stars
Melissa Rynn
 Digital Innovations & Insights Director, Wire
Tech Trailblazers
Mike Tapp
Lead Data Scientist, SHARE Creative
Strategists & Consultants
Nathan Fulwood
Strategy Director / Co-Founder CreateFuture
CEOs & Leaders
Nick Scott
 CEO Big Group
Rising Stars
Nikki Parkins
 IT Business Partner, Unilever
Marketing Directors & CMOs
Nina Jasinski
 CMO Ogilvy UK
Champions for Change
Paul Davenport
Head of Sixth Form / In Training Head Teacher Abbots Lea School
Creatives & Designers
Pharaoh Woghiren
Founder / Design Director Neworks
Tech Trailblazers
Phil Beaman
Technical Director VCCP iX
Tech Trailblazers
Phil Stuart
 Founder and Creative Director PRELOADED
Tech Trailblazers
Priya Lakhani
 Founder CEO CENTURY Tech
Tech Trailblazers
Richard Brisley
Tech Lead Sagittarius
Champions for Change
Richard Robinson
Managing Partner Econsultancy
Champions for Change
Rob Verheul
 Managing Director Graphite Digital
Marketing Directors & CMOs
Russell James
 Digital Engagement Director The FA
Marketing Directors & CMOs
Sam Hoyland
Global Director of Commercial Operations & Marketing Centrica Business Solutions
Marketing Directors & CMOs
Shona Gold
Director of Sales & Marketing Vue
Tech Trailblazers
Sam Cox
Senior Creative Technologist We Are Social
CEOs & Leaders
Sam Fenton-Elstone
CEO & Co-Founder Anything is Possible
Champions for Change
Simeon Quarrie
Founder VIVIDA
Creatives & Designers
Sunny Kumar
Head of Experience Design Tribal World  wide London
Champions for Change
Umesh Pandya
 Co-Founder Wayfindr
Marketing Directors & CMOs
Victoria Morrison
Marketing and New Business Director EPAM TH_NK
Entrepreneurs & Visionaries
Warren Hutchinson
 Founder & Chief Experience Officer Else
Students & Apprentices
Zaynah Din
 Digital Marketing Apprentice Facebook
Rising Stars
Alex Price
Founder, 93digital
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Alex Pym
VP, Marketing and Business Development, Huge
Tech Trailblazers
Alexandra Willis
Head of Communications, Content & Digital, The Championships, Wimbledon
Rising Stars
Alexis Scobie
Senior Innovation Strategist, Idea Couture
Creative Stars
Alison Clark
Industrial, IBM iX Sector Lead
Creative Stars
Alistair Campbell
Executive Creative Director, We Are Social
CEOs & Leaders
Andy Kent
CEO, Angel Solutions
CEOs & Leaders
Anna Rafferty
Global Director: Digital Marketing and Digital Studios, BBC Worldwide
CEOs & Leaders
Antony Mayfield
CEO, Brilliant Noise
Entrepreneurs
Ardy Danielewicz
Founder and Partner, M&C Saatchi Accelerator
Champions for Good
Barry Matthews
Director of Legal and Third Party Sales, ITV
Champions For Good
Ben Wallace
Director, adrpdigital
Entrepreneurs
Carl Wong
CEO, LivingLens
Tech Traiblazers
Carla Raven
Strategy Director, SHARE Creative
Champions For Good
Casey Bird
Creative Lead, Refinery29
Rising Stars
Charles Parkinson
Director, Unity and Motion
Tech Trailblazers
Charlie Fuller
Technical Director, Wolf in Motion
Ux & Design Stars
Chris Barnes
Customer Experience Director, Realise
Industry Visionaries
Chris Scull
Experience Design Director, ORM
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Claire McGarry
Managing Director, Wireframe Immersive
Talent Champions
Craig Steele
Digital Skills Consultant, Digital Skills Education
Champions For Good
Dan Willis
Founder & Managing Directorat Why DIgital
Rising Stars
Danielle Dwyer
Marketing Executive, Redweb
Tech Trailblazers
Darren Wood
Creative Technology Director, Digitas
Creatvie Stars
Davor Krvavac
Executive Creative Director, B-Reel
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Des Johnson
Global Marketing Director, Castrol
UX & Design Stars
Dominic Hurst
UX/UR Consultant, Valtech
CEOs & Leaders
Ete Davies
MD, AnalogFolk
Talent Champions
Euan Blair
Founder and CEO, WhiteHat
Tech Trailblazers
Gary Pretty
Technology Strategist and Microsoft MVP, Mando
Industry Visionaries
Giulia Merlo
Service Design Lead at Cancer Research UK
Rising Stars
Gregor Matheson
Design Director, Tayburn
Talent Champions
Helen Reid
Marketing and Communications, Dog
Talent Champions
Helena Good
Graphic Design lecturer, Edinburgh College
Talent Champions
Inga Paterson
Programme Leader Interaction Design, Glasgow School of Art
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
James Cotton
MD and Founder, Onespacemedia
CEOs & Leaders
James Freedman
CEO, Zone
Creative Stars
Janelle Feliciano
Associate Creative Director, Weber Shandwick
UX & Design Stars
Jessica Cameron
Senior UX Consultant, User Vision
CEOs & Leaders
Jim Bowes
CEO / Chief Innovation Officer, Manifesto / The Panoply
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Joanna Hinchliffe
Client Partner, AmazeRealise
Creative Stars
John Treacy
Executive Creative Director, Proximity London
Industry Visionaries
Jon Davies
Head of Digital, Vodafone
CEOs & Leaders
Jon Wilkins
Chairman, Karmarama
Industry Visionaries
Kat Hahn
Creative Strategist, Head of Northern Europe, Facebook
Talent Champions
Kerensa Jennings
Director, iDEA
Risin Stars
Kieron Rennie
Junior Planner, Ogilvy UK
Champions For Good
Lani Shamash
Delivery Lead, Red Badger
Creative Stars
Laura Jordan Bombach
Chief Creative Officer, Mr President
Rising Stars
Laura McHard
Lead Creative, Soluis
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Leigh Gammons
Director of Business Development, Cognifide
Champions For Good
Leyya Sattar and Roshni Goyate
Co-Founders, The Other Box
Entrepreneurs
Loral Quinn
CEO and Co-Founder, Sustainably
Talent Champions
Louize Clarke
Founder / Creator of ConnectTVT / Digital Gum
Rising Stars
Luciana Carvalho Se
Head of Partnerships, REWIND
UX & Design Stars
Luke Medlock
Designer, hedgehog lab
Rising Stars
Lydia Gregory
Co-Founder , FeedForward
Champions For Good
Lynsey Briston
User Satisfaction Manager, Skyscanner
Champions For Good
Marianne Waite
Founder, Think Designable
Entrepreneurs
Martin McDonnell
CEO / Founder at Sublime Digital / Soluis
Tech Trailblazers
Matt Meckes
Chief Technology Officer, Cohaesus
CEOs & Leaders
Mel Edwards
EMEA CEO, Wunderman
CEOs & Leaders
Michael Olaye
CEO / CTO at Dare / Inside Ideas Group
Tech Trailblazers
Mike Shorter
Senior Creative Technologist, Uniform
CEOs & Leaders
Miranda Glover
Business Director, Creating Great State
Creative Stars
Nathalie Gordon
Senior Creative, Above+Beyond
Industry Visionaries
Neil Collman
Practice Director, Nile
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Neil Dawson
Chief Strategy Officer at Publicis.Sapient International
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Nicky Fagan
Web and Publications Editor National Theatre of Scotland
Rising Stars
Oli Green
Managing Partner, Tangent
Entrepreneurs
Owen Cotterell
Co-Founder and Director, Juice Immersive
Industry Visionaries
Pip Jamieson
Founder, The Dots
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Rachel Faber
Business Director, Your Favourite Story
UX & Design Stars
Rachel Ward
Senior UX Designer, After Digital
UX & Design Stars
Rachel Wells
Head of Digital Design, MullenLowe Profero
Industry Visionaries
Richard Fearn
Co-Founder, Friday Club London
Industry Visionaries
Richard George
Global Head, Digital, User Experience & Marketing Technology, Refinitiv
Client/Supplier Relationship Stars
Richard Warren
Client Partner, Rufus Leonard
Champions For Good
Rob Edwards
Managing Director, GIANT
Entrepreneurs
Robyn Dooley
Founder at OH
Champions For Good
Roxanne Hobbs
Founder, The Hobbs Consultancy
CEOs & Leaders
Ruth Harrison
UK Managing Director, ThoughtWorks
Entrepreneurs
Sam Booth
CEO, Just After Midnight
Entrepreneurs
Sarah Jordan
Co-Founder and CEO, Y.O.U underwear
Champions For Good
Selma Nicholls
CEO and Founder & Looks Like Me
Talent Champions
Shanice Mears
Chief Talent Scout at The Elephant Room
Talent Champions
Shaun McInerney
Principal, The Studio School
Creative Stars
Simon Gill
Chief Creative Officer, Isobar
Rising Stars
Sofia Breg
Marketing Manager, Cyber-Duck
Champions For Good
Sulaiman Khan
Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, ThisAbility
CEOs & Leaders
Susan Hallam
Managing Director, Hallam Internet Ltd
UX & Design Stars
Tim Smith
Global Auto & Mobility Director, ustwo
Rising Stars
Toluwani Farinto
Founder/ Emerging Talent Manager/ Programme Director at Limitless Future Achievements / Livity / The Ideas Foundation
UX & Design Stars
Tom Moran
UX Lead, Th_nk
UX & Design Stars
Vicky Brown
Senior Consultant and UX Manager, Nomensa
Creative Stars
Victoria Buchanan
Executive Creative Director, Tribal Worldwide London
Creative Stars
Will Cookson
Creative Director
Tech Trailblazers
Zoltan Vass
Co-Founder and CEO, CoderDog

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Being a part of the BIMA 100 has been an invaluable experience because it has raised both my personal profile and the work of TRC with the wider digital community throughout the UK.
Claire Scally, Joint Managing Director at TRC Media