Judging Panel 2024

Matthew Valentine

Retail Journalist


Matthew Valentine is a highly experienced freelance journalist specializing in the creative sector, particularly in design, marketing, and retail. Over the past 25 years, his insightful writing has graced the pages of numerous prestigious publications. Valentine is a regular contributor to Marketing Week, where he focuses on features that explore the intersections of design, marketing, and retail sectors. His long-established interest in the creative industries, coupled with his extensive knowledge, makes his work both authoritative and highly respected​​.

In addition to his contributions to Marketing Week, Valentine has edited and contributed to a variety of notable titles, including In-Store, Retail Week, Design Week, and others. His former role as editor of Retail Design World further highlights his deep involvement in the retail and design industry. Valentine’s work has been featured in major publications such as The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Retail Week, The Caterer, Essential Retail, and Design Week. He has also been recognized for his expertise in the B2B sector, having developed and run award schemes in the retail and marketing sectors, showcasing his deep understanding of these industries​​​​.

Throughout his career, Valentine has demonstrated a keen ability to delve into the core of design and retail, offering insightful analyses and commentary. His wide-ranging experience and contributions to various esteemed publications make him a valued voice in the world of business journalism, particularly in the creative sector.


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