The Practical Caravan Awards 2023, in association with Auto Finance, are starting on the 26th September and will see our expert judging panel use our collective decades of industry experience to pick out the best of the best, across a range of categories. Whether you’re looking for a tourer or towing vehicle, our Awards will have you covered. Our judges will also be picking out the best caravan accessories, in association with Compass. In this guide, we’ll introduce our panel, so you know exactly who the judges of the Practical Caravan Awards 2023 are.

The judges of the Practical Caravan Awards 2023

Meet the judges of the Practical Caravan Awards 2023:

Sarah Wakely

Sarah Wakely

Sarah is the Editor-in-chief of Practical Caravan. An experienced caravanner, Sarah has been with the brand since 2013. Her first trip took place in a Sprite Alpine, and since then, she hasn’t looked back.

Paul Critcher

Paul Critcher

Paul is the Deputy Editor of Practical Caravan and loves getting out in a van to explore the great outdoors. With over 20 years of experience as a journalist behind him, Paul specialises in adventure and travel.

Peter Baber

Peter Baber

Peter is Practical Caravan’s Reviews Editor and reports on the latest forecourt releases. He initially worked for the magazine in the 90s, before moving on to business journalism and a magazine start-up. He returned to Practical Caravan 20 years later and, since then, has been regularly providing impartial reviews for both print and online

Peter Byrne

Peter Byrne

As the Content Editor for Practical Caravan, Peter has over half a decade of experience as a digital editor behind him, and oversees the brand’s online buying guides and features.

Jo Davies

Jo Davies

Jo is the Staff Writer for Practical Caravan, and loves taking her converted micro-camper out for trips. She regularly writes travel features, campsite round-ups, and sources gear recommendations for the title.

Andrew Jenkinson

Andrew Jenkinson

One of the UK’s leading caravan historians, Andy is an expert within the industry, and has numerous books published. He has been touring since 1969, and is a frequent contributor to Practical Caravan.

Nigel Hutson

Nigel Hutson

A lifelong caravanner, Nigel often contributes travel features, reviews and technical articles to Practical Caravan. He regularly takes his van out for trips across the UK and Europe with his wife Kay.

David Motton

David Motton

David Motton is a former editor of Practical Caravan. He is now Tow Car editor for the title, carrying out tow car tests and reviews that appear in both print and online.

The Practical Caravan Awards 2023 will be starting on 26th September, and we’ll be providing more information on the categories and shortlists over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, you can also take a look at the winners from the Practical Caravan Awards 2022, to see who won last year.

You can also take a look at our About Us page to find out more about our testing process.


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