LONDON—Senior executives from major corporations Accenture, IKEA, Mubadala, Starbucks and Trainline have joined the jury for next year’s EMEA region SABRE Awards competition.

  • Among the senior client side jurors for this year’s competition are:
    Øystein Ingdahl, communications lead for Accenture in Norway;
  • Pranill Ramchander, head of communications and branding for AngloAmerican in South Africa;
  • Lewis Marshall, country communications manager for IKEA in the UK and Ireland;
  • Brian Lott, executive director of group communications at Mubadala in the UAE;
  • Simon Redfern (pictured), EMEA VP of public affairs for Starbucks;
  • Victoria Briggs, European communications director for
“Our senior client-side judges bring a unique perspective on what constitutes great public relations programming,” says SABRE jury chair Paul Holmes. “They understand the kind of results that major corporations are looking for, results that have a real impact on the business.”

The EMEA region SABRE Awards are now open and accepting entries. The early deadline is December 16, 2016, with entries accepted until January 30, 2017 with payment of an additional late fee.

Our website includes a complete list of categories for this year’s competition,  and tips for crafting a winning entry.