The TiARAs are distinguished by the rigour and quality of its judging and feedback

Our three-stage TIARA judging process makes a Talent Tech Star Award a powerful endorsement for all those recognised. Entries are judged by a respected and independent panel of senior HR and Recruitment industry leaders, investors, advisors, business authors and journalists.

The process begins with a benchmark of entries to identify finalists​. Shortlisted entries are then scored by the most relevant judging panel. And finally, our expert jury meets to debate and agree winners for each award.


The Judging Panel

Martin McCourt

Chair of Judges

Chairman & NED

Philip Ellis


Optima Corporate Finance

Devyani Vaishampayan

Managing Partner

HR TECH Partnership

Parveen Dhanda

Head of Programmes/Future Fifty

Tech Nation

Sophie Devonshire


The Marketing Society

Martin Ewings

Brand & Operations Director


Michael Rendell

Founder Partner

Nala Ventures

Kirstie Kelly-Batt

HR Tech Investor & Advisor

Tiffany St James



Laurie Padua

Managing Director

Talent Collective / AMS

Umerah Akram

Head of Elite UK

London Stock Exchange Group

Adam Hawkins

Head of Search & Staffing UK&I, EMEA


Mike Lander



Chris Gray

Sales and Marketing Director

ManpowerGroup UK