We’re so thrilled to introduce our panel of judges for the Life With Style Awards 2016. We welcome back some familiar faces, but also say hello to new judges Katrina Dunbar and Graham McWilliam.


Karen Molloy

Co-founder of a successful company, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment, she understands the challenges faced by SMEs. In addition to her own business commitments, Karen regularly works with local third sector organisations and is an active charity fundraiser.

Ken Massie

Joined Visit Scotland in 2008 as Regional Director for Aberdeen City and Shire, having been Managing Director at Northsound Radio. In 2011, Ken took on a national role within the organisation and is now Head of Strategic Partnerships, managing a team responsible for the direct delivery of key VisitScotland services at national, regional and local level.

Graham McWilliam

An Executive Director with over 35 years experience in all aspects of company management and business strategy. A corporate banker by profession, Graham is the former MD of Empire HR and is currently Managing Director of Glencraft (Aberdeen) Ltd, winner of the Social Enterprise of the Year 2015.

Simone Barnett

A Business, Sales & Marketing professional with over 20 years cross sector experience. Simone established Kennedy Barnett & Associates in 2015 and works with executive teams developing strategies and infrastructures to support the strategic goals and growth of their business.

Karen Cross

Gained a design degree at Heriot Watt University before working as a designer for fashion brands in London. She is currently the Subject Leader for Fashion at Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, leading both the BA (Hons) and MSc Fashion Management courses.

Katrina Dunbar

Set up her own event management consultancy in 2014 following 20 years’ experience delivering events, exhibition and marketing projects across the UK and overseas.  She is on the advisory committee of the Lord Provosts Charitable Trust in a voluntary capacity and a part time lecturer at the Robert Gordon University.

James Storrie

Has been with the John Lewis Partnership for over 15 years. He is part of the senior team who lead the Aberdeen branch in delivering the goals of the co-owned business – with the specific responsibility for Electrical and Home Technology, Catering and Customer Services business within the branch and city.

James Knowles

A retired local government official with considerable experience and knowledge of the area and the food sector. He continues to be involved in business development and volunteering.

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