Style Awards 2015: Meet the Judge – Rod Nutter

Updated on: August 21 2015

Rod nutter bw image blogWho are the judges deciding this year’s Style Awards winners and what exactly do you have to do to impress them? We caught up with Vision Support Service’s Commercial Director, Rod Nutter, the final judge in our Meet the Judge series.

You have just 10 days left to enter the Hilden Style Awards, the only awards that recognise the style and interior design from the independent hospitality sector. Enter now by visiting

To help with your entry, each day this week we have spoken to each of our five judges about what they’re hoping to see from this year’s awards, and what styles tend to catch their attention.

Rod Nutter – Commercial Director, Vision Support Services and Style Awards Judge 2015

As Commercial Director at Hilden’s parent company, Vision Support Services, Rod looks after a multitude of heritage-rich textile brands such as Hilden, Liddell and Whitaker Services. Having worked in the textiles industry for more than 25 years, Rod has amassed a considerable amount of experience in retail, laundry and the hotel & hospitality industries. His previous background was in pattern cutting and garment design, then progressing into production and factory management.

What made you decide to be a judge this year?

Following the competition in the initial years it’s been fabulous to see some of the different entries from a distance, now I get to see first hand all the entries and compare them accordingly, hopefully I will also pick up some ideas for my own home.

What kind of entries are you looking for / do you hope to see?

Elements of all aspects of design perhaps a little edgy, when combined with practicality in use, delivers that wow factor we enjoy throughout our experience as a guest.

What is your interior design style?

Very modern, clean lines but ergonomically designed, traditional buildings that have been given a sympathetic re design using modern materials cleverly mixed with traditional materials always catch my interest, those designers who have this vision I do admire.

We’ve had some stunning entries to this year’s Style Awards so far, but if you think that you can beat our current entries – and appeal to Rod’s sense of style – then please upload your photo here before the 31st August to be considered.

This year we have three categories – Most Stylish Bedroom, Bathroom or Dining room. View our other Meet the Judges posts here.

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As Hilden’s brand manager, Jenny gets involved in everything from product development to digital campaigns. She oversees our annual Style Awards as well as the overall look and feel of the brand and the positioning of products in the market.