Managing Director
Hearst Live

"In an industry that is growing at such pace I am looking forward to highlighting and rewarding some truly innovative and exciting work and those who had the creative brilliance to deliver it."   

Victoria Archbold was appointed Director of Events and Sponsorship at Hearst Live in June 2015. She oversees the events division of Hearst Magazines UK and is responsible for creating 360 multi-platform campaigns for trade and consumer events and developing commercial partnerships and sponsorship activity that drives revenue and customer retention. Victoria has increased attendance figures and revenue by 50%.

Victoria has managed an array of diverse events for brands including Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Country Living and Esquire These include Women of the Year Awards for Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Red, Cosmopolitan’s #Fash Fest, Red Smart Women Week, Bazaar at Work, Country Living Shows and Hearst Beauty Unbound at Westfield Shopping Centre.

Previously, Victoria was Head of Events and Sponsorship for Cosmopolitan, Company, Prima, Red and Zest at Hearst Magazines UK and before that Group Events and Sponsorship Manager at The National Magazine Company, which is now owned by Hearst. Before joining the magazine industry as an events expert, Victoria was Event Marketing Manager at Cardiff County Council.

Judging panel

Damian Clarke

The Current Collective

Adam Lee

VP Experiential Marketing and Partnerships Manager

Alison Camps

Co-chair and Marketing Director - Pride in London
Deputy Chairman & Joint Managing Partner - Quadrangle

Andrew Akuffo

Director of Events and Brand Partnerships
Ministry of Sound

Andy Dougan

Head of Experiential & Growth
Geometry Global

Catherine Borowski

Founder and MD
Produce UK

Kia Hanly

Corporate Events Director
Quintessentially & Co

Leigh Fergus

Managing Director, ESI Live
ESI Media

Michelle Bryan-Low

Director, Large Customer Marketing and Events, EMEA

Nick Tether

Head of Experiential
Exterion Media

Victoria Archbold

Managing Director
Hearst Live