The Assembly Rooms, February 2021

Judges

Take a look at the 2020 Bath Life Awards Judges...

Cherie-Anne Baxter

Marketing director, Unividual

Cherie-Anne grew up in Bath, attending Kingswood School. After studying her degree, she became one of the youngest chartered marketers’, at the time. In 2015, she came back to Bath to apply her experience and success to the family business, Unividual. Cherie-Anne created Unividual’s own in-house financial adviser academy, refreshed the business’s brand, recruited incredibly dedicated people, and implemented a growth strategy that led to the launch of Unividual’s London branch. Cherie-Anne’s contribution to marketing was recognised when she was awarded Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing at just 34 years old.

Dave Dixon

Marketing director, Minuteman Press

Dave was born in Bath, and is a local businessman and active community member. In 2003, at the age of 23, he became a Councillor for Bath and North East Somerset Council, before going on to become deputy leader. He stood down in 2015 to focus on his family and his work as marketing director at Minuteman Press. Dave, who holds the title of Honorary Alderman of the City of Bath, works directly with hundreds of companies across the south west. He also serves on the steering group of the Bath Percent Club, which encourages charitable giving by businesses, and actively works to help promote good causes and fundraising events across the region.

David Mackenzie

Partner and head of the residential sales team, Carter Jonas

David has worked in the property business since 1999, and in Bath since 2003. He joined Carter Jonas in 2011 and specialises in the sale of prime properties in Bath and the surrounding countryside. He has sold some of the most expensive properties in Bath and has a track record for excellent service, providing honest advice. David lives with his wife and two young sons in Lansdown. He enjoys any competitive sport, running and music, as well as travelling having lived in The British Virgin Islands, Papua New Guinea, Oman, Borneo, Yemen, Nigeria, and Romania.

Debbie Still

Director, Walcot House

Back in 2017, Debbie and her family embarked on an ambition to create a multi-purpose space incorporating all the experiences that we enjoy and value and hold dear to our hearts. Using their 30 years of hospitality experience, they created a space for the community of Bath to enjoy under one umbrella; great food and drink, fitness/wellbeing, film, charity events, book launches, inspirational talks, music and live entertainment. Debbie firmly believes that there should be no rules on how a space can be used, all it needs is people that care and want to go that extra mile, with a sprinkle of good old-fashioned hospitality.

Lizzie Heffer

Director of marketing, Thrings

An experienced marketing director with a demonstrated history of working in the professional services sector, Lizzie prides herself on enabling growth and success through every element of the marketing mix including strategic marketing planning, branding, event management and corporate communications. As a passionate advocate of Bath, Lizzie is proud to have been a director of Bath in Fashion during its seven successful years. She is also marketing and business development director for We Get It, a Bath-based not-for-profit organisation focused on supporting people who are dealing with cancer.

Matthew Weaver

Company chairman, Tile & Flooring Bath

Matthew grew up and was educated in the Bath area and whilst working across the south of England has always remained local with his wife and three children. Matthew started his career in the property sector with a small firm of chartered surveyors, which led him to move within the industry to ultimately lead his own property development business with prestigious sites throughout the west and south east of England. Latterly Matthew has been instrumental in developing interior and home improvement business’s within London and the south west, alongside his interests in property development.

Rosa Park

Co-founder and editor in chief, Cereal

Rosa Park is the co-founder and editor in chief of Cereal Magazine & Cereal City Guides. She is also the founding director of Francis Gallery, and the author of children’s book, A Balloon Away. She currently resides between Bath and Los Angeles, with her partner Rich Stapleton.

Serena Guthrie

Professional netball player

Serena Guthrie is a professional netball player from Jersey, who plays internationally for England. She has returned to England after a 4-year stint playing professionally in Australia and New Zealand. Serena represented Team England at her second Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and helped the team to a historic gold medal. She plays in the centre and wing defence position and made the England squad in 2008, debuting soon after when she was just 17. She has earned 98 caps for the England roses.

Tarquin McDonald

Chief executive, Bath Rugby

Tarquin spent seven years at KPMG in finance and corporate finance roles, working on a wide range of projects. He subsequently spent five years in a private equity backed business before joining Bath Rugby in 2012, initially as finance and strategy director, then as managing director from 2014, before taking on the chief executive role in 2016. Tarquin believes passionately in the opportunity for sport to inspire and change lives by connecting people, purpose and place, in a uniquely meaningful and powerful way.