Managing Director
MASH Staffing

Chris Wareham has worked in the experiential industry for 20 years. Beginning his career in field marketing, Chris moved to Geoff Howe in 2002 where he ran successful consumer events for Nintendo and Samsung. Chris then spent four years at TRO developing increasingly immersive events for clients that included Renault, T-Mobile, Samsung and FHM. In 2010 Chris set up an experiential department at INITIALS, delivering experiences for both established clients like Pepisco and SAB Miller and new clients including Peugeot and Samsung. In 2013 Chris became Managing Director at Mash Staffing, providing staff to deliver brand experiences in the promotional, retail and corporate event sectors.

"A successful experiential campaign is one that puts the consumer first, and this is what I’ll be looking for in judging these awards. For example, is the experience something consumers want to engage with? Is the message simple enough to ‘get’ without effort? And how does the activity fit within the context of the full consumer journey?"

Judging panel

Chris Wareham

Managing Director
MASH Staffing

michelle linaker

head of national events
Pride of Britain

Joost Dop

Chief Executive Officer, EMEIA

Andy Dougan

Head of Experiential & Growth
Geometry Global

Nathan Homan

Creative Director
Rouge Events

Mariam Ahmed

Events Director

Rosa Chapman

Client Services Director

Jonathan Emmins


Victoria Archbold

managing director
Hearst Live

Damian Clarke

The Current Collective

Kyra White

Head of Brand Activation
Benefit Cosmetics

Jasper Goossen

Managing Partner
Apenkooi Events

Michael Gietzen

Group Managing Director

Ben Turner

Managing Director
Wonder London

Rachel Bateman

head of experiential

Duncan Welsh

Head of Events
Serpentine Galleries

Stacey Knight

Commercial Director
CSM Live

Sian Baker

Managing Director - Content and Production / The Producers

Jonathan Owen