Good Retail Awards 2023: Judges

Our judging panel is a selection of industry experts and representatives from both Modern Retail and Spring Fair.

These awards are about celebrating retailers who are making a positive impact in our industry. Our judges are therefore looking for positive innovations in retail that benefit both retailers and their customers. Consideration is given to original and pioneering ideas that are not necessarily reliant on significant financial investment, yet make a significant difference to the retail experience.

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Catherine Erdly

Catherine Erdly

Catherine has over 20 years experience working with product businesses of all sizes from high street names (such as Paperchase, Laura Ashley and Coast), to some of the most exciting new independent businesses.

She helps product businesses grow their sales, manage their stock and build lasting businesses through 1-2-1 mentoring and her membership The Resilient Retail Club.

Naeem Arif

Naeem Arif is the founder of NA Consulting Ltd, a retail Business Consultancy, and the Vice Chair of the Midlands Retail Forum. Naeem is also the author of ‘Customer First’ an Amazon #1 Best Seller.

Rob Gamage

Rob is Managing Editor of Modern Retail. Combining many years of experience in publishing with a keen interest in small business and entrepreneurship, Rob is passionate about sharing interesting and inspiring content with retailers to help them grow.

Holly Worthington

Holly Worthington

Holly is Modern Retail’s Content Editor and brings a wealth of experience in both print and digital publishing. She is passionate about helping independent retailers to thrive in today’s ever-changing market.

Helena Mansell-Stopher

Helena Mansell-Stopher

Helena Mansell-Stopher is CEO and founder at Products of Change, an online business hub for sustainability.

Helena founded Products of Change as a safe place for industry to learn, connect and lead the conversation together to transition the industry to a more sustainable future.

Helena is also co-founder and curator of the sustainability in licensing conference (SILC) the first of its kind in the brand and licensing industry and works closely with her business partners at Max Media Ventures to maximise the awareness of sustainability in the industry.

Nicola Meadows

Nicola Meadows

Nicola Meadows is the Portfolio Director of Spring Fair, Autumn Fair and Moda.

She has knowledge in the direct-to-consumer sector. Nicola previously worked at Amazon UK and Spring Fair International.

Nicola is an active member of the Women in Exhibitor network and is passionate about engaging young talent and empowering women in the industry whilst helping to nurture the next generation of female leaders.