Judges

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Cathy French

Head of Communications, St John’s Foundation

As Head of Communications at St John’s Foundation, one of Cathy’s current roles is to convey to people the true extent of the charity’s work. Established in the 12th century as an alms-house charity, the modern day St John’s does so much more. Of note, is its ambitious ten-year project, The Foundation Fund, established specifically to support disadvantaged children. St John’s is very fortunate to have had an extensive property portfolio bequeathed to it over the centuries and this is how it’s able to generate the funds that makes its charitable work possible. Prior to coming to St John’s, Cathy worked as a marketing manager for a local architect firm , where her interest in buildings and the city environment grew. She has lived in Bath since 2002 and says she has only seen Bath improve, architecturally, year on year.

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Hannah Yoell

Senior Architect, DKA

Having qualified in 2009, Hannah Yoell has worked across a range of sectors including a series of leisure projects involving close liaison with Historic England, Natural England and the LPA in complex site contexts. More recently Hannah has been focused on working with a number of independent schools to develop their briefs and visions, delivering a series of projects. Outside of the office, Hannah enjoys spending family time with her husband and three sons, particularly exploring the surrounding woods and canal in Bathampton. She is also involved in the Bath satellite committee for Women in Property and in 2019-2020 she tutored first year design students at Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.

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Jay Greatley

Director, Blaise Commercial Finance

Jay has been working in the banking and finance industry for the last 17 years having joined Barclays Corporate age 18 working in their offices in Chippenham, Bath, Bristol and Swindon in his 10 years with the bank. Jay grew up in Warminster and has lived in West Wiltshire for most of his life. He is passionate about supporting businesses and co-founded Blaise Commercial Finance in June 2017 to provide whole of market access to finance for SME & Property clients. To date, Blaise have helped clients raise over £150m of finance.

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Louise Kelly

Head of Marketing, Mogers Drewett

Louse is an experienced head of marketing with over 20 years’ experience, gained across several successful professional services organisations. She re-joined Mogers Drewett in 2020 having previously worked with the team from 2010 to 2017. As Head of Marketing, Louise enjoys that no two days are ever the same, she gets to work on an array of projects, including developing its marketing strategy to creating videos and writing articles.

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Rob Gregory

Campus Division Architect, University of Bristol & Lecturer, University of Bath

Rob Gregory is an award-winning architect and academic currently working as Senior Architect in the University of Bristol’s Campus Division. Rob is responsible for design quality across the University’s £1bn portfolio of capital projects. He is also design review panel chair for the BANES branch Design West. As a graduate of the University of Bath, Rob spent almost a decade working on a number of Millennium Projects, including Feilden Clegg’s Earth Centre, the Manchester City Art Gallery by Hopkins and Allies and Morrison’s work to the Royal Festival Hall. He then embarked on a ten-year detour from conventional practice with the Architectural Review, when as Senior Editor he was part of the magazine’s highly respected editorial team.