co-founder and managing director
Gravity Thinking/Vivaldi

Andrew Roberts is the co-founder and Managing Director of Gravity Thinking/Vivaldi in London, now part of the Vivaldi family. The award-winning agency builds brands through creating connections with today’s rapidly changing consumer with a client list including some of the world’s leading brands like Hyundai, Disney and Allianz.

Andrew’s career has spanned both client and agency side roles including running European marketing for brands such as Star Wars, Action Man and Monopoly at Hasbro Europe to working at Virgin Group in Richard Branson’s office across a variety of brands such as Virgin Trains, Virgin Holidays and Virgin Wines. Andrew has also worked at some of the leading independent and network agencies, growing his experience in promotional, experiential, digital and social media marketing.

Why am I judging these awards

Having set up a business when the first iPhone was launched and just before the 2008 recession hit and managed growth through challenging times until the sale of the company to Vivaldi Group in November 2018 I have experienced not only the vagaries of the economy but also the huge evolution of the marketing industry. I know how tough it can be to stay relevant and focus on what matters and can’t wait to judge the success stories of my peers.

Judging panel

Paul Stephen

CEO
Sagittarius

Mette Davis

creative business growth partner & co-founder
OurAgencyValue

Laurent Maguire

founder & ceo
Kyan

Ben Rudman

chief operating officer
Be Heard

Charles Southey

founder & ceo
Forge

Mark Panay

founder
Simpleweb

Camilla Honey

managing director
JFDI

Shaun Meadows

partner
SI Partners Global

Dan Saxby

founder
The Elephant Room

Aaron Hutchinson

managing director
Across the Pond

Graham Kemp

director
Marketing Agencies Action Group

John Rudaizky

partner, global brand and marketing
EY

Katie Traxton

managing partner
WeAreFearless

Gavin Sheppard

chief marketing officer
Smart Energy GB

Mark Fitzsimmons

managing director
Xigen

Tim Bourne

ceo
Exposure

Becky Simms

founder & ceo
Reflect Digital

Richard Barrett

managing director
Initials Marketing

Niki Ekins

managing director and head of client partnerships
Splendid Communications

Sean Redfern

managing director
Red-Fern Media Limited

Chris Kemp

founder & ceo
Ingenuity

Jenny Kitchen

managing director
Yoyo Design

Rebecca Brennan

managing director
Cubo

Ian Millner

global ceo & co-founder
Iris

Jamie Matthews

ceo
Initial

Michael Murphy

senior partner
Michael Murphy & ltd

Tarek Nseir

Founding Partner
Think

Beth Pope

founder & brand partner
Firehaus

Andrew Roberts

co-founder and managing director
Gravity Thinking/Vivaldi

Peter Pedersen

senior principal consultant
Equanimity

Nicky Unsworth

ceo
BJL Group

James Connelly

investor & advisor
Whalar

Debarshi Pandit

head of multicultural business / special projects
Sky

Ali Hanan

founder & ceo
Creative Equals

Kitty Poole

marketing director
Doddle

iain Jacob

ceo, chair, ned & investor
LoopMe

Debbie Morrison

managing director - global partnerships & events
Ebiquity

Sera Miller

co-founder
Fawnbrake

federica bowman

managing director, digital
FirmDecisions

Phil Smith

director general
ISBA