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Judges Alumni

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Globally experienced marketing communications, corporate brand/ branding professional with strong technical & leadership skills. Strategist with ability to develop internal & external networks, achieve buy-in from senior stakeholders, gain C-suite support and deliver-with-excellence. Well- honed decision-making skills. Collaborative. Keep-it-simple approach.

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Stephen McCallion

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

Andrew is a content strategist and producer with in-house experience from the likes of Microsoft, Nokia, Ericsson and nASDAQ OMX. In the past few years Andrew has mainly been focused on producing online videos and TV advertisements for smartphones, yet his broad career also spans financial communication, consumer PR and B2B copywriting.

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Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

James helped businesses create, transform and grow their digital presence, products and teams using strategy, marketing, product and technology. Working for global brands, offering a range of digital services from e-commerce, to online brand protection, digital business strategies and online marketing, helping clients understand new busi- ness practices, new consumer behaviour, and new digital technologies available.

His Clients include: Guardian News and Media, Selfridges & Co, Bacardi, News Interna- tional, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka Hilton Hotels.

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James Stevenson

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

Martin Kirke

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

Martin has held international HR director roles with Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco and BP including vice President resource management for Ericsson based in Stockholm and HR Director Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for the BP Group. Martin has experience of running a business as a General Manager and has also led major change and transformation programmes.

Martin was the lead in HR at Transport for London for the 2012 Olympics after which he decided to focus on non-executive director and consultancy work. His clients include the Cabinet Office, UK (Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government) and healthcare charity ‘Action for Change’ where he is also a non-executive director.

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Martin Kirke

Martin Kirke

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Tony Coll is one of the UK’s most experienced media and presentation coaches and trainers. A former BBC TV and BBC Radio reporter and producer, he has worked for many years with senior figures from companies and organisations of all sizes; politicians; national and local government officers; health service and utility managers; pressure group spokespeople; charity workers; chief police and fire officers. He worked at cabinet level with the late Veronica Crichton, former director of communications at the Labour Party, in media training several UK government ministers.
Tony’s training can be delivered in the form of personal coaching or consultancy, in groups or as part of wider emergency response training. It covers effective emergency communication with newspapers, radio, TV and social media as well as addressing live audiences.

Tony Coll is an Oxford law graduate who began his career as a newspaper reporter in North East London and Sheffield.  He moved on to the BBC World Service, BBC Radio One ‘Newsbeat’, BBC and commercial local radio and BBC regional TV in Manchester and London.  He has interviewed cabinet ministers and other public figures; researched, produced, reported and presented news and current affairs programmes, from hard news, sequence programmes and “built” documentaries, through live political discussions and phone-ins, to lighter features, celebrity profiles and vox pops.

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Tony Coll

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd
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Simon Nicholson

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft
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Omar Rostom

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

International public relations expert and a digital guru with more than 20 years of experience.
- Deputy Managing Director of Edelman EMEA, European Technology – Digital evangelist (2011-2012), fouunder and Managing Director Rumeur Publique (1988, 2011).
- President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for 2013.
- Founder of NGO ‘Internet sans Frontières’ (Internet without Borders) in 2007 then WebDiversity in 2011.
- Published author of Allons, enfants de l'Internet! (Publisher: Diateino, 2010).
- Creator of the "ReputationWar" international conference (2013).
- Professor of Lobbying & Influence at INSEEC (since 2010).

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Christophe Ginisty

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland
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Hannu Koikkalainen

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

Guy has 30 years’ experience in international BBC TV news, corporate communications and media consultancy. Now based in the UAE since 2006, he founded and ran for 10 years a successful media training and consultancy firm in London, Greenwich Village PR, working with blue chip clients such as KPMG, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), L’Oreal (Paris) and the Crown Estate.
In 2006, as adviser to the spokesman of the Asian Games Doha, he led the official response to the media onslaught following the death of a competitor.
Guy has worked for many international news organisations such as BBC TV, BBC World Service Radio, International Television News (ITN), Reuters, EuroNews and Channel 4 News.

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Guy Perry

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

2018 BOC Brilliance Awards - Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to the finalists of this year’s BOC Brilliance Awards, I am proud to announce this is a record year in our 4 year’s history.

The standard of entries is formidable and the number of organisations striving for Business Brilliance is truly remarkable.

Those that didn’t make the grade, I say bad luck to you, but I hope to see you back again next year!

Congratulations once again finalists. I look forward to seeing you at the finals on December 7th.

Tom Griffin

Chair of BOC Brilliance Awards

NEW VENUE ANNOUNCED!

Le Méridien Piccadilly

21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BH

Georgian Suite

BOC BRILLIANCE AWARDS CATEGORIES

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brand Brilliance (Large) - Finalists

1. VHR

2. SCX Ltd

3. XERO

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brand Brilliance (small/Medium) - Finalists

1. DJS (UK) Limited

2. ClickIQ

BOC Brilliance Awards

Employer of the year - Finalists

1. Dubai Statistics Center

2. Drivers Direct Recruitment Agency Ltd

3. VHR

BOC Brilliance Awards

UK Business of the Year Award – Finalists

1. Modus Brands

2. SCX Ltd

3. Adepto

BOC Brilliance Awards

International Business of the Year - Finalists

1. VHR

2. Antavo

3. SPLASH WORLDWIDE

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Environmental & Corporate Sustainability – Finalists

1. Umniah

2. 3 Step IT

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Customer Service - Finalists

1. Interactions

2. Umniah

3. DJS (UK) Limited / PiggyBank

BOC Brilliance Awards

Best New Product Launch – Finalists

1. DS Smith Recycling & Paper - BedKind

2. M-Integrated Solutions Plc (M-is) - RAF Op. VR

3. The Blogger Programme - Corian Design Moodboard Maker

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Marketing – Finalists

1.M-Integrated Solutions Plc (M-is) - Project Name - RAF Op. VR

2. DS Smith Recycling - Project Name - Coffee Cups Recycling

3. Great Western Railway - Project Name: Five go on a Great Western Adventure

4. Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa - Project Name - Deep State Europe & Africa Marketing Campaign

BOC Brilliance Awards

Innovative Team of the Year - Finalists

1. Dubai Electricity And Water Authority

2. Dubai Statistics Center

3. SCX Ltd

4. Lloyds Bank International Limited

BOC Brilliance Awards

Best Marketing / PR Team - Finalists

1. Dignity Funerals

2. Total Gas & Power

3. DS Smith Recycling & Paper

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in PR and Communication - Finalists

1. M-Integrated Solutions Plc (M-is) - Campaign Name- RAF Op. VR

2. Storycatchers Limited - Campaign Name - Mercedes-Benz Vans: Business Barometer

BOC Brilliance Awards

Best Marketing/PR Agency – Finalists

1. Labyrinth Marketing

2. Storycatchers Limited

BOC Brilliance Awards

Best Social Media Campaign – Finalists

1. SPLASH WORLDWIDE - Campaign Name - The Weekenders

2. Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa - Campaign Name - DEEP STATE Social Media Campaign

3.Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa - Campaign Name - The Walking Dead Facebook Live Q&A With Cast

PEOPLE CATEGORIES

BOC Brilliance Awards

CEO of the Year - Finalists

1. Modus Brands - David Feakins

2. Umniah - Ziad Shatara

3. Dubai statistics center - Arif Obaid Al Mehairi

4. RAK Ceramics PJSC – Abdallah Massaad

BOC Brilliance Awards

Business Leader of the Year - Finalists

1.Dubai Electrecity And Water Authority - Marwan Salem bin Haidar

2. Adepto - Chris Milligan

3. RAK Ceramics PJSC - Abdallah Massaad

BOC Brilliance Awards

Rising Star - Finalists

1. Adepto - Chris Milligan

2. Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa - Antoine Chapuy

BOC Brilliance Awards

Best individual Marketer/PR - Finalists

Winner will be announced at the award ceremony

HR BRILLIANCE AWARDS CATEGORIES

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Employee Engagement - Finalists

1. Etisalat

2. Everis (an NTT DATA company)

3. Hermes UK

4. PT PEMBANGKITAN JAWA-BALI (PJB)

BOC Brilliance Awards

HR Team of the Year - Finalists

1. Etisalat

2. The AA

3. MHA MacIntyre Hudson

4. Odeon Cinemas Group

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Innovative Use of Technology - Finalists

1. The AA

2. ClickIQ

3. Coca-Cola FEMSA Mexico

4. Globant

5. Dubai Police

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Recruitment and Retention - Finalists

1. AstraZeneca

2. CSHR (Ministry of Justice) CASE WORK TEAM

3. The AA

BOC Brilliance Awards

HR Director of the Year - Finalists

1. Jane Walker-Smith, Human Resource Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

2. Cliff Morton, People & Organisational Development Director, Smart DCC

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