Judges

Amjad Bashir MEP

Amjad Bashir MEP
Amjad Bashir travelled to the United Kingdom from Pakistan aged just eight years old, to join his father who worked in Wool mills in 1960s Bradford.

Joanne McCartney AM

Joanne McCartney AM
Joanne is the Deputy Mayor of London. She was elected as the London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey in June 2004.

Shany Gupta

Shany Gupta
Shany qualified in 1996 and practised as a Litigation/Public Law Solicitor for over 8 years.

Jonathan Reynolds MP

Jonathan Reynolds MP
Jonathan Reynolds is the Labour Party Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde and Shadow Economic Secretary.

Steve Turner

Steve Turner
Steve is Assistant General Secretary at Unite. His responsibilities include the development of the union’s international and political work alongside Unite’s community and young member strategies.

Jim Pickard

Joanne McCartney AM
Jim Pickard is the chief political correspondent of the Financial Times, based in Westminster.

Tracy Brabin MP

Tracy Brabin MP
Tracy Brabin is the Labour Party Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, and the Shadow Minister for Early Years.

Samson Sohail

Samson Sohail
Samson Sohail has been working with Cobra Beer for the last 24 years. He has been instrumental in the success of Cobra Beer as the best beer which complements food and as one the most loved beer brands in the country.

Maurice Abboudi

Maurice Abboudi
Maurice is an experienced operator who developed and sold a chain of 12 Pizza stores to a Burger King Franchisee. He then became Head of Business Development at Domino’s Pizza leading the 50 stores per year roll-out.

Jennette Arnold AM

Jennette Arnold AM
Jennette Arnold OBE AM has been a member of the London Assembly since 2000. Initially a London-wide member, since 2004 Jennette has represented the North East London constituency of Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.

Nadhim Zahawi MP

Nadhim Zahawi MP
Nadhim Zahawi is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010, after the retirement of previous MP John Maples.

Lawson Muncaster

Samson Sohail
Samson Sohail has been working with Cobra Beer for the last 24 years. He has been instrumental in the success of Cobra Beer as the best beer which complements food and as one the most loved beer brands in the country.

Mustafa Topkaya

Mustafa Topkaya
Mustafa Topkaya was born in Sivas, Turkey in 1955. He spent his childhood in Sivas in summers and Adana in winters.

Altan Kemal

Altan Kemal
Altan Kemal is a Chartered Accountant. He came to the UK in 1973, graduating in Business Management before qualifying and working in accountancy. He subsequently founded his own firm of accountants in 1983, namely Alton & Co.