Assembly Rooms, 3 March 2022

Judges

Take a look at the 2021 Bath Life Awards Judges...

Ed McKenzie

Principle, McKenzie & Co. Financial Consultants

Ed is principle of Bath based Financial Advice Firm McKenzie & Co. He has lived and worked in Bath his whole life, working in the financial advice industry since he left University. Now a father to five children, Ed spends his free time engaged in sporting activities, coaching and charitable endeavours, including the recent 24-hour Ski-Erg challenge for Bath Rugby Foundation. McKenzie & Co are heavily involved in supporting local community sport engagement.

Harriet Barber

Owner, B Hairdressing

Harriet has been working in the hairdressing industry for 16 years and has been running her own hair salon for five years. B Hairdressing is Harriet’s absolute pride and joy; it was one of the first gender neutral and vegan salons in the south west. Cutting down its carbon footprint wherever it can, and also creating an inclusive and diverse space by charging by hair length not gender.

Helen Rich

Founder, Taste of Bath

Helen grew up in Bath, attending Hayesfield School. Starting her career in retail management, she became a trouble-shooter, travelling the country. In 2013, after years of fixing other businesses, she knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur. With a passion for food and drink, she came up with the ‘Taste of…’ concept. To gain contacts in the industry, she taught herself butchery and launched a Pate business. Launching in 2015, Taste of Bath is linking small Bath producers with over 140 business gifting clients and a new ecommerce audience.

Jamaar Semper

Junior sous chef, Lucknam Park Hotel

Jamaar is a junior sous chef at Lucknam Park Hotel, originating from Bristol. Having joined Lucknam as a commis chef he has risen through the ranks over the last four years and was recently a contestant on MasterChef: The Professionals making it to the semi-finals.

Katie Vander Woerd

Director, Mallory

Katie grew up in Bath, she studied at both Bath High School and King Edward’s, and Oxford Brookes University. She has spent the majority of her career specialising in marketing in the professional services sector. Katie joined Mallory in 2014 as the fifth generation of the business, which has been family-owned and run since 1898. Today she works alongside her father, Robert, helping to continue its legacy as one of the oldest and most prestigious purveyors of fine jewellery and luxury timepieces in the UK.

Kelly Marie

Founder, Kelly Marie Kitchens

Kelly runs a successful boutique kitchen design company and contracts out to her team of friendly installers from her base in Widcombe. Kelly Marie Kitchens specialises in beautiful bespoke designs and installations of high-quality kitchens. Kelly has grown consistently over the years and has a reputation as one of the best kitchen designers in the city. Kelly has an artistic background and has previously worked for the BBC and working title films.

Paul Daniels

Partner, Royds Withy King

Having joined King Edwards’ School in 1983, Paul has since been fortunate to live and work in Bath all his life with his wife, Louise and two children. Paul joined Royds Withy King in 1993 as a trainee solicitor and is now a real estate partner and the commercial strategic lead for the firm. During Paul’s career, he has worked with numerous new and established businesses in the city.

Stephen Brammer

Dean of the School of Management, University of Bath

Stephen spent the first eleven years of his academic career at Bath before taking up senior positions at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. An economist by training, Professor Brammer holds BA (Hons), MA, and PhD degrees in economics from the University of East Anglia. Stephen is recognised globally for his research in the fields of corporate social responsibility, corporate reputation, stakeholder management, and sustainability.