Uberglam Awards, 18 May 2022

Meet our 2022 Judges

Angie Bual


Angie is the founder of independent art organisation, Trigger. She is the creative director of The Hatchling, as well as PoliNations and WithYou, an innovative digital service enabling families to send voice messages and music playlists to loved ones in hospital or care. Angie is a Clore Fellow, winner of the Creative Producer Arts Foundation Award and is on the London Area Council for Arts Council England.

Chris Thurling


Having founded a successful boutique web design agency in the mid-1990s, Chris was among the early internet pioneers in the UK. After 17 years, he retrained as an executive coach, moving on to run a small strategic consulting practice as an advisor to creative and digital businesses. In 2017 he was part of a buyout of Armadillo and took over as chairman, combining his role with chairing Bristol Creative Industries.

Jen Reid

activist and author

Jen is best known for her statue Surge of Power which became a defining global symbol for the Black Lives Matter movement whilst it stood in Bristol. She is also a TV presenter, speaker and author; her first children’s book, A Hero Like Me is due for release in 2023. Jen is also a patron of CARGO, a movement that addresses the lack of American history within school curriculums.

Michele Barbour

associate pro vice-chancellor,
University of Bristol

Michele is associate pro vice-chancellor of Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Bristol. Having founded her own spin-out company in 2016, she is committed to building and strengthening links with companies of all sizes to help the university’s academics realise the impact of their world class research. She is professor of biomaterials in the university’s Faculty of Health Sciences where she is a research group lead and teaches undergraduate dentists.

Niki Facey

client executive,
Marsh Commercial

Niki has been involved in the Bristol Life Awards since 2017 through Marsh Commercial’s sponsorship of the Awards. Niki works with a variety of businesses from an insurance and risk perspective, aligning with their operational objectives and growth plans. She is chair of the West of England Committee of the British Insurance Broker’s Association, lobbying on insurance issues and looking at the needs of young insurance professionals, helping them thrive and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Nick Hounsfield

The Wave

Nick founded The Wave in 2010, aiming to bring surfing, nature and ‘blue health’ to people of all backgrounds and abilities. The Wave’s first destination opened in Bristol in 2019, allowing anyone to surf all year round and reap the many benefits it offers. Nick is the chair of Surfing England and was selected as one of only 15 people to be part of UK Sports International Leadership Programme 2019-20.

Phillip Bate

team leader,
Triodos Bank

Phillip leads the lending team for the South West and Midlands at Triodos Bank which exists to help create a society protecting and promoting quality of life and dignity for all. He enjoys working with organisations that contribute to positive social and environmental change. Triodos bank’s sustainable financial products have enabled individuals and organisations to use their money in ways which benefit people and the environment.

Randa Abdullah-Hucker

Hullabaloos Lemonade

Randa set up Hullabaloos Lemonade in 2014 with her Husband Leigh, having previously worked in the financial and catering sectors. The aim was to create a soft drink using only natural ingredients, with no additives or sweeteners. Whilst their company has grown over the years, their production methods and ingredients remain the same. Their ethos is to create a company which makes people smile – from customers to team members.