The Judges of the 2021 PCIAW® Awards

We are thrilled to announce the judging panel of this year's prestigious PCIAW® Awards ceremony, taking place at the luxurious London Hilton Metropole Hotel.
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We are thrilled to announce the judging panel of this year’s prestigious PCIAW® Awards ceremony, taking place at the luxurious London Hilton Metropole Hotel.

Our judges will gather to judge the final garments in September and winners will be announced during the live PCIAW® Awards ceremony on the 3rd November 2021.

Don’t miss the chance to have your accomplishments celebrated at the most prestigious event in the professional clothing industry – submit your applications now!

Sabina Tayub

Sabina graduated with a Masters of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering at Coventry University. She joined Balfour Beatty as a Graduate Site Engineer and later became an Assistant Quantity Surveyor. Sabina’s association with PCIAW® goes back to 2018-2019, when she campaigned for proper size and fit for women’s PPE. For her accomplishment, she won the PCIAW® Best Individual Newcomer Award in 2019.

As a Balfour Beatty Graduate and ‘Best Young Women in Construction’ finalist, Sabina was featured in The Guardian’s UK 300 Rising Stars. Originally from Malawi, Sabina has always had an interest in Civil Engineering, particularly how highways and infrastructure can boost the economy.

Mariah Esa

From graduate to runway, Mariah is on the forefront of repurposing fast fashion waste from within the industry. The Mariah Esa graduate current collection has transformed over 200,000 garment labels and is reviving them into luxury garments.

Since being a PCA VISION finalist in 2019, Mariah has gone on to showcase at London Fashion Week, BBC, Great Britain Campaign, Size? 20th Anniversary, Vogue Germany, Harper’s Bazaar and Azeema Magazine. She has now launched an independent collection with renowned online retailers Browns and Farfetch. 

Mariah is also this year’s esteemed PCA VISION Ambassador.

Annette Mark

Annette is Director of BTK Europe, which is part of the circular wear2wear™ consortium. Annette has creative and technical design responsibility in the fields of sustainable fashion, design2recycle, third-party garment making and protective wear. She is currently a Lecturer in thermodynamics, physiology and circular fashion at the Swiss Textile College, as well as a former scientist at the German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf. Annette now assumes full responsibility for the European roll-out of the URBANTIGER fashion brand.


Mallory Meadows

Mallory is a Marketing Communications Specialist for the Textile Division at Milliken & Company, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

A graduate from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Mallory now leads the marketing efforts for two Milliken Textile protective fabric businesses, Workwear and Napery. In addition, Mallory is responsible for managing all facets of the division’s tradeshow participation across nine different industries – including Uniforms and Workwear, Fire Safety, and Government and Defense.

Cindy McNaull

Cindy McNaull

Cindy McNaull is Business Development Director at the INVISTA CORDURA® Brand, where she has been a thought leader and “durable ambassador” for over a decade.

Cindy graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. In her current role, she harnesses over 25 years of passion and experience within specialty chemical, textile and non-woven industries. She has led the expansion of the brand from its heritage in military and outdoor applications to today’s durable performance textile powerhouse.

Samantha Heilling

Samantha is the co-founder of the PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network, an exclusive group developed to facilitate peer-to-peer discussion in uniform sourcing and tendering. Samantha was a key proponent in introducing a new UK Border Force uniform for 11,000 UK staff across the UK and beyond, which won three awards at the 2014 Professional Clothing Awards, including Business Buyer of the Year.

Samantha is passionate about raising the profile of the professional workwear industry. Her day job in the public sector allows her to contribute to projects which value community safety.

Janet Prescott

Janet is a highly experienced journalist and feature writer with regular columns in prestigious trade publications. She is also the Fabric and Yarns editor of WTIN Twist magazine.

Janet reports regularly on exhibitions in Paris, Florence, and Milan, as well as the Woolmark Company and the International Wool Textile Organisation.

Her book, Fashion Textiles Now,is a guide to all types of fashion fabrics, from traditional tweeds and luxury fabrics to recycled and eco fabrics.

Janet is a great supporter of sustainable textiles development and has worked extensively with PCIAW® CEO Yvette Ashby in her pioneering involvement in the professional clothing industry.

Lila Thompson

Lila is Chief Executive of British Water, a trade association representing the supply chain of the water and wastewater industry. British Water is delighted to be supporting the 2021 PCIAW® Awards.

Lila is the first woman to lead British Water, which has an 80-year heritage and now boasts over 200 member companies.

With over 20 years of experience in policy development and stakeholder engagement, Lila has led business development visits to a range of markets including Saudi Arabia, Libya, Morocco, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, China and India.

We look forward to seeing you at the PCIAW® Awards, an evening of opulence and glamour, on the 3rd November 2021!

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