March 2023

Judges

Take a look at the 2022 Bath Life Awards Judges...
Anna

Anna Sabine

managing director, Cassia

Anna is the owner of Cassia, a collection of co-working cafes in Bath, Bradford on Avon and (soon!) beyond.  She is the Chair and owner of MPC, an agency which uses the built environment as a catalyst for positive change, addressing inequalities in society.

Briony Phillips

CMO, Rocketmakers

As part of Briony’s work, she dedicates one day each week to running the Investment Activator Programme, a collaboration with TechSPARK to increase the flow of equity capital into the South West. Has had a variety of roles and experience in education since 2003.

Caroline Baxter

director, Aspire to Move

Caroline joins the judging panel having over 20 years’ experience in the property sector in sales, lettings and new homes.  She enjoys running her own letting agency with her fellow director Will Maslin which opened its doors 2 years ago – Aspire To Move.

Dimo Dimov

professor of innovation and entrepreneurship, University of Bath

Before Bath, Dimo was on the faculty at Newcastle University, University of Connecticut and IE Business School. Prior to entering academia, he was finance director with Marriott International, overseeing two hospitality businesses in Budapest. His research focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, process, and practice.

Emma Rose

owner, Emma Rose Art Works

Emma is a successful Artist who specialises in paintings and commissions alongside accessible design advice for the home and office. Her past working life in London spanned theatre, film, photography and dance, all which feed her creative and business process.

Kim Marcer

director, Ripples Bathrooms

As a teenager Kim worked in various Bath based businesses such as Coombe Grove Manor and the Bath Chronicle.  She went on to study Hotel Management in Cheltenham and having successfully completed her degree she joined Ripples Bathrooms in 1993. Today, Kim is one of the owners of multiple Ripples franchises, specialising in the design and supply of award-winning bathrooms.

Mason Pollock

general manager, Picturehouse Cinemas

Mason is an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the retail and restaurant industry, and now happily transitioned into the cinema industry working for Picturehouse.

Tim Rutherford

partner, Stone King

Tim is a partner at Stone King and the Head of the firm’s Charity & Social Enterprise Sector Group. He has a reputation for being one of the leading lawyers acting for charities both in Bath and throughout the country.

Dr Yukteshwar Kumar

deputy mayor of Bath

Elected in May 2021, Yukteshwar, is the first person of Asian heritage to take the role of the Deputy Mayor of the City of Bath. He was voted as the most influential person in the city in 2020 by The Bath Chronicle and is a senior academic at the University of Bath.