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25 SEP 2020

North West Charity Awards

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[ Judge Nomination ]

We Need You!

Interested in becoming a judge for the North West Charity Awards 2020? Please complete your details to be put forward for next year’s judging panel. To be considered, you must be of a management or senior level within the charity sector or on behalf of charities.

[ What's involved? ]

The judging process is done all electronically, consisting of three weeks of online reading of approximately 30 entries. Judges are required to provide feedback on every entry read and an overall score.  Reading can be done at your leisure during the three weeks duration.   So, if you have a few hours spared and meet the judging criteria we would be delighted to have you as part of the team.


Dr Phil Robertshaw

Senior Philanthropy Manager

I have been a fundraiser for nearly thirty years, based almost entirely in the north west. I’ve worked at senior level across a range of disciplines and delivered significant income growth for regional, national and international charities. I currently lead the NSPCC’s philanthropy team in the North of England and Northern Ireland, more than trebling our income during my time in post. Before that I led the Fundraising team at East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield.

Emily Kennedy

Head of Income Generation and Marketing

Emily has worked in the charity sector for nine years, with experience across a number of income streams including events, community, corporate partnerships and capital appeals. Emily is currently the Head of Income Generation and Marketing for Springhill Hospice (Rochdale) and is responsible for all aspects of income generation. Emily holds a Diploma in Fundraising through the IOF and a 1:1 degree in Events Management. Emily is also a committee member for the IOF North West Region

Jenny Haskey

Chief Executive

As a passionate, committed and experienced leader, Jenny thrives on a ‘bigger picture’ focus to drive strategic vision and deliver results. Taking the skills and experience garnered through her work at well-known and respected North West charities coupled with national commercial acumen, Jenny is a trusted mentor and advisor to peers throughout the sector and champions sound governance and transparency throughout the not-for-profit sector. Jenny is proud to ensure the unsung heroes of the third sector gain their deserved place in the spotlight.

Amelia Lee

Third Sector Regional Recruitment Manager

Based in Manchester, Amelia supports third sector organisations across the North West to find talented, skilled people with particular specialisms around fundraising and development, marcomms and regional senior executive opportunities. Working with a wide range of charities and not-for-profits across the region from large nationals with a regional presence right through to local community, grass roots level, she has been a trusted partner of charities, Arts and heritage organisations, the Higher Education sector, environmental causes and those championing social welfare for many years. With huge energy and enthusiasm for the significant value added by the third sector, Amelia is an active fundraiser and volunteer in her spare time.

Tim Cornes

Connecting Charities with Businesses

30 years experience working at senior director level in a number of businesses, working with SME, 3rd sector, public limited, private and private equity ownership. I have led businesses in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia I have been a Business Coach and Mentor to a number of local SME business leaders. Currently working as a Business Connector in Cheshire East for a charity Cheshire Connect, matching skills and expertise of local businesses and professionals, kindly offered for free, with the needs of the voluntary and community sector. I have a passion to create successful and sustainable local voluntary organisations, working in partnership with local businesses.

Becky Roberts

PR and social media consultant

Becky has worked in PR for over 13 years both in-house and within agencies across Manchester. Becky specialises in PR and social media, working on regional and national consumer, B2B, not for profit and public-sector campaigns across a wide range of industries. She has extensive knowledge and experience delivering successful projects that demonstrate strong return on investment, raise awareness and position brands within their target publications/ sites positively.

Naomi Timperley

Co Founder

Naomi is a translator, mediator, enabler and fixer. She is a bridge-builder. In business, bridge-builders are essential. Co-Founder of Tech North Advocates and a consultant working with tech and digital business Naomi was named in the Maserati 100 in 2015 – a definitive list of business leaders who actively support the next generation of entrepreneurs. She is also a TEDx speaker and mentor.

Sue Hutchinson

Partner - Beever and Struthers

Sue has a wealth of experience, having focussed in the specialist sector areas of charities, social housing and education for over 15 years. She has worked with clients at local, regional and national levels and currently works with a number charities in the north west including; The Gaddum Centre, The Co-operative College, The Jewish History Museum, Manchester Pride, Z-Arts, Birtenshaw, The Booth Charities and Contact Theatre. Sue is very experienced in providing support to clients for the accounting treatment under the new UK GAAP accounting regime. She enjoys providing training and sector update sessions for clients on various topics and also supporting CFG in their regional events. She has also been an independent member of the Audit Committee at a multi academy trust.

Craig Backhouse

Chief Executive Officer

Currently the CEO of Furness Carers based in the South West of Cumbria and I have over 23 years’ experience of working in the Voluntary and Community Sector. I have been in my current role since 2004 and have experience of representing at local, regional and national level in supporting the role of Carers. My drive, passion and aims are to ensure all unpaid Carers in Cumbria are able to receive appropriate high quality support with their caring role and I am able work towards this in partnership with the four other Carers organisations in the county which make up Carers Support Cumbria, together we have a strong voice and have a long and established track record in delivering successful support to the Carers of Cumbria.

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