Judges

New Feature for 2020 – Industry Judging Panel

Tourism NI will be recruiting a panel of industry experts from the fields of media, business, food & drink, tourism development, customer service and marketing.

On Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd April 2020, the panel will judge shortlisted entries in the Experience and Business categories.

These sessions will take place in Grand Central Hotel, Belfast.

You will receive a separate email after submission with the judging date for your category.

Entrants wishing to proceed to stage two must be available on the specified date/s.

Judging Panel

Carolyn Boyd – Industry Development Manager, Tourism NI

Chair of NI Tourism Awards Judging Panel & Tourism NI Co-Judge

Carolyn Boyd Industry Development manager Tourism NI. Prior to Tourism Carolyn has 25 years’ experience working in training and recruitment. Her current role as Industry Development Manager includes the delivery of the Tourism Enterprise Development (TED) training programme, delivery of the annual Tourism awards and skills development.

Carolyn Boyd – Industry Development Manager, Tourism NI

Chair of NI Tourism Awards Judging Panel & Tourism NI Co-Judge

Carolyn Boyd Industry Development manager Tourism NI. Prior to Tourism Carolyn has 25 years’ experience working in training and recruitment. Her current role as Industry Development Manager includes the delivery of the Tourism Enterprise Development (TED) training programme, delivery of the annual Tourism awards and skills development.

Orla Farren – PR and Communications Manager, Tourism NI

Tourism NI Co-Judge

Orla has 25 years’ experience in tourism, marketing and communications and is responsible for Tourism NI’s corporate communications and consumer PR activity in Northern Ireland including the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards.
Orla has managed PR and communications for Tourism NI for a wide range of high profile activity and events including, most recently, the launch of the new destination brand Embrace a Giant Spirit and The 148th Open at Royal Portrush.
Orla has also led successful PR campaigns to promote the Giro d’Italia in Northern Ireland, three Irish Opens and the launch of Titanic Belfast.