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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

2020 Brilliance Awards - Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to the finalists of this year’s Brilliance Awards.

BUSINESS BRILLIANCE AWARDS CATEGORIES

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brand Brilliance (Large Business with turnover €20m+)

1. GDS Group

2. Sullivan & Stanley

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brand Brilliance ((small to medium) - Finalists

1. Stream Loyalty

2. SoPro

3. ServiceMaster Guildford

BOC Brilliance Awards

Employer of the Year - Finalists

1. Hunter Bond

2. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

3. GDS Group

BOC Brilliance Awards

UK Business of the Year Award – Finalists

1. Hunter Bond

2. gunnercooke llp

3. SoPro

4. ServiceMaster Guildford

BOC Brilliance Awards

International Business of the Year Award - Finalists

1. GDS Group

BOC Brilliance Awards

Start-up of the Year  – Finalists

1. Prevayl

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Environmental & Corporate Sustainability – Finalists

1.VIRTUS Data Centres

2. Fortem

3. Ziraat Bank

BOC Brilliance Awards

Innovative Team of the Year  - Finalists

1. Al Jazeera Media Network

2. TURKCELL

3. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

4. Prevayl

BOC Brilliance Awards

Best New Product Launch – Finalists

1.GDS Group - Product Name: Digital summits

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Customer Service - Finalists

1. Sunrise and Gracewell

2. Sell Electrical Ltd

3. Hunter Bond

4. TransPerfect

5. Markel UK

6. ServiceMaster Guildford

BOC Brilliance Awards

Business Leader/CEO of the Year - Finalists

1. Vladimir Gorbulya, CEO, Animaccord Group

2. Darryl Cooke, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, gunnercooke llp

3. Richard Morson, CEO, Bibby Distribution

BOC Brilliance Awards

Entrepreneur of the Year - Finalists

1. Rob Harlow, SoPro

2. Adam Crofts, Prevayl

3. Dave MacMillan, MacLav Ltd

MARKETING AND PR BRILLIANCE AWARDS CATEGORIES

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in PR/Communications - Finalists

1.Liberty Communications - Campaign Name: Brexit doesn't have to mean Exit

2. Hearst UK - Campaign Name: Good Housekeeping Cracks Christmas

3. Sunrise and Gracewell - Campaign Name: #CelebrateCareHomes

4. FTI Consulting / Sage Group plc - Campaign Name: Sage SME Tracker

5. Spottydog Communications / Autarkys- Campaign Name: The hunt for the UK’s Hardest Working Dog 

BOC Brilliance Awards

Best Marketing/PR Team - Finalists

1. Learning Pool

2. Places for People

3. Hearst UK

BOC Brilliance Awards

Best Social Media Campaign - Finalists

1. Qatar Airways - Campaign Name: Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Qatar Airways

2. The Social Co.- Campaign Name: We Remember Video Campaign

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Marketing - Finalists

1. WiredScore

HR BRILLIANCE AWARDS CATEGORIES

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Employee Engagement in HR - Finalists

1. Reward Gateway

2. KPMG AG Germany Sales Community

3. IRIS Software Group

4. Qatar Airways

5. Dentsply Sirona

6. everis

7. pladis

8. East West Rail Company

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Innovative Use of Technology - Finalists

1. TURKCELL

2. Arctic Shores / Capita

3. everis

4. Sberbank.

5. Kernel

6. pladis

7. V.I.C. your Virtual Interactive Coach

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Diversity and Inclusion  - Finalists

1. Reward Gateway

2. Vodafone

3. everis

BOC Brilliance Awards

HR Team of the Year - Finalists

1. TURKCELL

2. Serco

3. Kernel

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Recruitment & Retention - Finalists

1. Kernel

2. Arctic Shores / Capita

BOC Brilliance Awards

HR Professional of the Year - Finalists

1. Jignasha Grooms, Chief Human Resources Officer, Epicor Software Corporation

IC BRILLIANCE AWARDS CATEGORIES

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Employee Engagement in IC - Finalists

1. FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

2. Ceridian

3. Paysafe Group

4. Lloyds Banking Group

5. Madano / Roche

6. Registers of Scotland

7. pladis

8. BTRMe / Philip Morris International (PMI)

5. Pyaterochka

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Internal Communications Campaign - Finalists

1. Reward Gateway - Campaign Name: COVID-19 response

2. Qatar Airways - Campaign Name: COVID-19 Pandemic Internal Communications Campaign

3. The Ardonagh Group - Campaign Name: Radio Ardonagh

4. JTI & Ignis - Campaign Name: Bringing Pride to JTI

5. DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland - Campaign Name: Staying apart to stay #TogetherUnstoppable

6. DHL International (UK) Ltd - Campaign Name: DHL Euro Party - UK edition

7. BTRMe / Philip Morris International (PMI) - Campaign Name: Cascading PMI’s Transformation Narrative

8.Pyaterochka - Campaign Name: FRESH PROSPECTS, Design and Launch of Pyaterochka’s HR brand

BOC Brilliance Awards

IC Team of the Year - Finalists

1. Places for People

2. O2

3. Qatar Airways

3. Virgin Media

BOC Brilliance Awards

Brilliance in Use of Technology in IC - Finalists

1. FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

2. pladis

BOC Brilliance Awards

IC Professional of the Year - Finalists

1. Sinéad Meckin, Hanover Communications

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