Our judges for the 2020 Best of Brighouse Awards will appear here once they have been announced.
Sean Jarvis is Commercial Director for Huddersfield Town FC, Director of PPG Canalside, Trustee for the Town Foundation, and Board Director for Leicestershire County Cricket Club
Sean’s career in sport has spanned over 25 years and includes everything from working with The Premier League, the launch of Super League and even owning Oldham Athletic Football Club.
Over the past two decades Sean has brokered millions of pounds worth of deals working with many numerous national and international brands. Now currently responsible for the off the field activity at the Terriers, Sean and his commercial team has made the Yorkshire club one of the most respected and decorated, having won a record eight Football League Awards, in the industry. On top of building the brand at ‘Town’ Sean has been instrumental in raising over £1million for the Keep It Up Campaign that supports the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Nick is a partner in Chadwick Lawrence LLP solicitors based in Halifax and Huddersfield. The firm has seven other offices covering the whole of
Nick specialises in regulatory work, intellectual property and litigation. Nick is the chair of Business for Calderdale, a not for profit networking organisation founded over ten years ago, and is also a trustee and director of Square Chapel in Halifax, secretary of the Community Foundation for Calderdale, and a director of the Halifax 900 Trust at Halifax Minister.
He was formerly a director of Action Halifax and president of the Halifax Incorporated Law Society. For many years Chadwick Lawrence were the main sponsors of the Courier Business Awards from their inception as a result of which Nick has some years of experience and knowledge in the judging process.
Nick previously lived in Brighouse but now lives in Halifax. Married with three children. He enjoys travelling, walking, gardening and Liverpool FC.
Lizzie Jones MBE
Sporting Soprano and ITV Lorraine Kelly’s 2017 ‘Woman of the Year’ Lizzie Jones has performed throughout the UK both on stage and on screen, most notably when she sang the traditional hymn ‘Abide with me’ live at Wembley arena ahead of the 2015 Super League Grand Final, which subsequently reached no. 34 in the UK charts. Lizzie also performed on BBC Sports Personality of the year 2015 as the solo guest singer and closing act singing ‘Danny Boy’ which spent three weeks at the no. 1 spot in the classical charts. Lizzie recently Performed at Headinlgy stadium for the 2019 Ashes series and 2018 Football world cup game at Elland Road. Lizzie also sang at all three World Club Series for the Rugby world club Challenge on Sky sports.
Lizzie was the first ever singer in 160 years to perform in the main ring at the ‘Great Yorkshire show’ and is delighted to back for her third year next year at this very prestigious event.
Lizzie has started on BBC Songs of Praise and was the national front cover in celebration of the NHS’s 70th birthday due to her tireless charity work and running the Danny Jones defibrillator fund.
Lizzie has won many prestigious awards all over the world for her services to Rugby League, charity work and singing and was delighted to be named in the 2019 New Years honors list and made a member of the British Empire by the Queen.
Lizzie’s husband, Welsh International Rugby League player Danny Jones died aged 29 after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match in May 2015. Post mortem results showed that he died of cardiomyopathy, an inherited condition leading to the thickening of the cardiac muscles. Cardiomyopathy can be diagnosed following an echocardiogram screening which was not available to Danny.
Since his death Lizzie has campaigned for all athletes to be screened, resulting in all Rugby League Championship and League 1 players now being offered screenings. She has also recently launched The Danny Jones Fund providing defibrillators for local Rugby and sports clubs on a grant basis. Her efforts have seen her featured on Good Morning Britain, This Morning London, Radio Leeds, The Pulse and Heart Radio as well as numerous national press publications.
Alongside all of the above Lizzie is also mum to baby twins Bobby and Phoebe.
Dr. Martin Haigh MBE
Dr. Martin Haigh MBE is the founder and owner of multi award-winning Lattitude7. His company provides training solutions in personal development, team building, leadership and business process improvement. Martin is a Chartered Engineer who holds a Ph.D from Leeds University. He has been active in management, leadership, presentations and ethics training for many years. He is an NLP Practitioner and Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner. Martin, a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt, acquired coaching certificates and diplomas and has a qualification in Cultural Awareness. He has been a judge on a number of awards panels and is looking forward to supporting the Best of Brighouse event.