2018 Judges  


Dr. George Dibb - Head of Manufacturing, Design & Innovation Policy Connect

As Head of Manufacturing, Design & Innovation at Policy Connect, George oversees and coordinates the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group, the Manufacturing Commission, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Design and Innovation, the Design Commission, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Data Analytics.

George holds a PhD in Physics and joined Policy Connect in September 2016 after working at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) for three years as a Higher Research Scientist. In addition George holds experience working at a European aerospace manufacture and design corporation.

Outside work, George enjoys cooking, marathon running, pub quizzes, playing the piano and is currently attempting to learn Italian.



Robert Lea -  Industrial Editor, The Times

Robert Lea is the Industrial Editor of The Times.He covers the breadth of manufacturing and engineering as well as industrial public policy.

He has been a financial and business journalist for more than 25 years in a career which included 12 years on the London Evening Standard as City Correspondent and an earlier stint as a Business News Editor at The Times.

He believes the best-read stories in newspapers are often the ones which are accompanied by the strongest images.


Tom Mayor - Principal Thermal Engineer, MBDA

I have worked in the engineering industry for over 10 years undertaking various roles, including Tooling design, Design support and Thermal Analysis.
I started my career as a mechanical engineering apprentice, spending 4 years completing further education and spending 3 month placements in different aspects of the company. During this time I developed a broad understanding of all aspects of engineering.
My current role is within the mechanical analysis team, primarily Thermal Analysis. I am also undertaking a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with the Open University.
Outside of work I am a keen photographer. I have always had an interest in photography but truly began honing my skills with an old 35mm Olympus SLR around 7 years ago. Since then I have shot various sports, weddings and wildlife. A key achievement was being Highly Commended in the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) photography competition with my photograph of a Panda.
Being a judge for the EEF photography competition combines my love of engineering with my passion for photography.


Matt Pulzer Managing Editor, The Manufacturer

I am the Managing Editor of The Manufacturer, a magazine devoted to supporting and celebrating the full spectrum of British manufacturing industries. From micro gin distilleries to the production of key components for the F-35 fighter, The Manufacturer covers all aspects of production.

I have been involved with technology and engineering journalism for over 25 years. From old-fashioned blueprints to the latest CAD, engineering and design is a strongly visual discipline. Photography beautifully complements descriptions of technology and I have used it wherever possible to help tell the fascinating stories that emerge from the industrial sector