Founder
Green Square

Tony brings a wealth of experience from within the marketing communications sector, not only across mergers & acquisitions, but also in a strategic advisory capacity. He has led transactions across many marcomms disciplines including digital PR, corporate comms, branding, experiential, research, sponsorship and healthcare advertising. He has also advised many agencies on growth strategy and preparing for sale.

Having started his career in investment banking with Midland Group and HSBC, he subsequently became CFO of the US tech company Unisys’s largest UK discipline. He moved into marketing services in 1997, leading a 3i-backed MBO and merging CLK and Michael Peters to form the leading independent design and communications agency, Corporate Edge. He further augmented the business with a number of strategic acquisitions prior to selling the company to an Australian listed marketing communications group in 2007, realising an 11x return for investors.

Tony is a Chartered Management Accountant and Chartered Corporate Treasurer. He founded the multi-award winning M&A boutique Green Square in 2008.

Judging panel

Anna Dalziel

Marketing Director
Momentum Worldwide

Andy Edge

Chief Commercial Officer
Away Resorts Ltd

Ben Stephens

Chief Executive
STACK

Heidi Myers

Marketing Director, EMEA
Uber

James Cannings

Co-founder
 

Jon Ostler

CEO (UK)
Finder

Libby Child

Co-Founder
Greengrass

Mark Iremonger

CEO
iCrossing UK

Nick Morris

Head of PR and Communications
Dropbox

Oliver Illing

Agency Head
Google

Peter Czapp

Director
The Wow Company

Simon Ward

Chief Executive
Lloyd Northover

Tom Foulkes

Marketing Director
Carter Jonas

Tony Walford

Founder
Green Square