Meet the Judges


JOSE HENDO (Chief Judge)


Jose Hendo is a designer who produces high-end fashion products using unique, popular, reclaimed, organic and other eco-friendly fabrics. Apart from promoting the use of eco textiles like organic and recycled materials the designer also supports ethical trading, and raising awareness about environmental issues raised by the fashion industry. In 2016 the label was awarded a Good Brand Award by Sublime magazine. José Hendo was also featured in their July 2016 issue in the article titled “7 who are changing the fashion industry”.

Bark to the Roots (B2TR) is an initiative to promote the use of barkcloth globally in the modern world, anchored in the ethos of the sustainable development goals, reminding us to preserve both our heritage and the environment. It endeavours to bring together people who are working with barkcloth in different and innovative ways, including those who harvest it and those who are using it. B2TR aims at saving the barkcloth heritage that is recognised by UNESCO. It is supporting a campaign to plant 1 million mutuba trees to increase the sustainability of the practice.




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Gayle Ngozee Thompson-Igwebike, is an ITV (THIS MORNING) model, who is booked for fashion and beauty segments on mainstream TV.
She is one of the faces of Trinny Woodall’s cosmetic line, TrinnyLondon. 
UK based, Gayle is also, a Professional Actress and TV presenter with over 10 years experience in the fashion, beauty and media industry.
As a TV presenter (for Vox, on SKYtv) Gayle Ngozee is eloquent and elegantly stylish. Merging her black heritage with her fashion sense, knowledge and experience, makes her the perfect host for her TV segment, FashionKonnekt on The Buzz Tv Show, a UK based entertainment TV show. 
Gayle Ngozee has achieved a measure of recognition for her works and acquired a number of awards to her name including; Screen Nation Awards for, Best International West African Female Screen Personality, The Creativity and Arts Awards for TV Presenting and modelling and is also a nominee on the Hollywood NAFCA awards for best actress in her last film role. 



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Helena is a photographer of people, products and space. Her experience as interior designer for 25 years has given her her unique style. Her personable approach to the people she photographs result in genuine photographs portraying real people. “there is something in Helena’s photographs that I have never seen before. I think it is her capacity to turn the simplest objects into real beauty. She has this ability to picture the soul of her subjects and turn it into art.”

Helena has been involved with the Cambridge Style Week ( since its inception, both as a photographer and model. 



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Linda Muyobo is a host of The Linda Muyobo Show, TV Presenter, John Maxwell Team Member Speaker, Teacher, Coach and Trainer and MC (Master of Ceremonies). Linda is wife and mother to two God fearing boys. Proud Ugandan in the diaspora.  

Linda is the host of the Linda Muyobo Show- Honest Conversations Transforming Lives which airs every Friday on Faith World TV, Sky Channel 589 or stream live on This show was born out of a lack in the market to provide platform for small business owners, entrepreneurs, game changers and youth to share their story of failures and successes to inspire the audience to never give up and through their stories inspire, educate, motivate and encourage viewers to take that full responsibility for their lives. All my videos can be found on my Youtube channel -






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