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Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing Ireland's fit out industry, will determine the winners of the Fit Out Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving a Fit Out Award.


The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Fit Out Awards.

2023 Judging Panel

Angela Connolly (Judging Co-ordinator)

Angela Connolly (Judging Co-ordinator)

Creative Director, Conbu Interior Design

Angela Connolly founded Conbu Interior Design in 2008 and leads the studio as Creative Director. She was President of the Interiors Association of Ireland (2014 to 2020), and is a member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland and the Irish Georgian Society.

Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE

Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE

CEO & Founder, The Society of British and International Interior Design

Vanessa is an international award-winning interior designer and founder of the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) with over thirty years experience in the design industry, championing standards and representing the interests of the interior design profession in Government.

Kay Sargent

Kay Sargent

Global Co-Director, HOK

With 38 years of experience, Kay is a workplace provocateur and an award-winning designer. Kay is Global Co-Director of HOK’s WorkPlace team and sits on HOK’s Board of Directors.

More judges will be announced soon.

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