Meet the people making the tough decisions at the UK Money Blogger annual awards.
When I set up the SHOMO awards in 2015 I wanted them to be the best they could be. And that meant they needed to be very different from other blogging awards.
Apart from one category (the People’s Choice), the shortlist and winners aren’t decided by a popular vote. Instead a panel of judges look at the finalists and pick the best blog. Yes the BEST BLOG. Which is as it should be.
It’s also really important to avoid personal bias and cronyism. So each award panel is made up of four judges – one blogger, one personal finance journalist, one sponsor and Karyn Fleeting (Aka Miss Thrifty), who co-chairs the awards with me.
So as a thank you for taking part and putting in the time to pick the winners and runner-ups for all 18 categories, here’s a list of all the blogger and journalist judges. Please do check out their work!
Cat Plummer – Penny Wise Life Rich
Eileen Adamson – Your Money Sorted
Emma Drew – Emma Drew
Emma Maslin – The Money Whisperer
Hollie Hutchinson – Thrifty Mum
Jane Berry – Shoestring Cottage
Jo and Leisa Creed – Penny Pincher’s Paradise
Laura Light – Savings 4 Savvy Mums
Or Goren – Cord Busters
Vicky Eves – I Beat Debt
Journalists / Bloggers
Charlotte Burns – Lotty Earns / The Money Advice Service
Faith Archer – Much More With Less / Freelance
Kara Gammell – Your Best Friend’s Guide to Cash / Freelance
Ed Greaves – Deputy Editor, Moneywise
Emma Munbdoh – Personal Finance Correspondent, The Mirror
Georgie Frost – Broadcaster
Helen Knapman – Digital Deputy Consumer Editor, The Sun
Kalpana Fitzpatrick – Finance Editor, Heart Magazines (inc Good Housekeeping & Red)
Kevin Peachey – Personal Finance Reporter, BBC
Sue Hayward – Freelance
Andy Webb – Be Clever With Your Cash
Karyn Fleeting – Miss Thrifty
One representative from each of our sponsors