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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

BUSINESS BRILLIANCE AWARDS

RECOGNISING BUSINESS BRILLIANCE FROM

ACROSS THE WORLD!

3 DECEMBER 2020

Extended Entry Deadline: 2nd October 2020

LONDON, UK

About the Award

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Business Brilliance Awards will be celebrating the success of leading companies in 2020!

KEY DATES

Entry Deadline

2nd October 2020

Finalists Announced:

23rd October 2020

Awards Evening:

3rd December 2020

Business Brilliance Awards Judges Alumni

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.

Mike Woods

Global Head of Marketing at Reuters
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Mike Woods

Mike Woods

Global Head of Marketing at Reuters

Chidinma Lawanson

Consultant at IFC-World Bank

Chidinma Lawanson consults for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), covering sub-Saharan Africa, in the areas of agri finance & MSME. She also consulted on a USAID project on digital payments for solar energy; on an Access Bank Plc MSME project and on a MasterCard Foundation MSME project. She was the CEO of Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA), which is funded by the DFID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and strives to improve financial inclusion indices in Nigeria. Chidinma has 21 years’ experience at Diamond Bank Plc. where she headed the MSME unit, rolling out disruptive retail banking products. She headed f Human Capital Management, formulating far-reaching changes in digitization and performance management, with responsibilities across Nigeria, West Africa & UK. Chidinma is a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, she holds a PGD in Entrepreneurial Management (Boston University, Massachusetts); a B.Sc. in Chemistry (University of Calabar, Nigeria) and a PGD in Computer Science (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria).

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Chidinma Lawanson

Chidinma Lawanson

Consultant at IFC-World Bank

Liam FitzPatrick

Principal, Working Communications Strategies and author, Internal Communications, a manual for practitioners

Liam FitzPatrick has 25 years of experience with change, PR and internal communications comes from working in-house and in consultancy.
Liam has worked in civil engineering, energy, manufacturing and transportation as well as telecoms. He was Global Head of Internal Communications at Marconi during its financial restructuring and has worked on change and transformation projects in a wide variety of situations. He is particularly interested in developing teams, research and planning.
He is a council member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

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Liam FitzPatrick

Liam FitzPatrick

Principal, Working Communications Strategies and author, Internal Communications, a manual for practitioners

Adrian Moorhouse

Managing Director at Lane4 Management Group

Adrian Moorhouse was an Olympic swimmer who won Gold in the 100m breaststroke at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 and was world number one in his event for six consecutive years. In 1992 he retired from swimming after twelve years as an elite performer. In 1995 Adrian made the jump into business, co-founding his own performance consultancy - Lane4, which uses a unique blend of insight from business, psychology and elite sport to help businesses develop the people skills necessary to become winning organisations. Lane4 has ranked in The Sunday Times Top 100 ‘Best Small Companies to Work every year since 2006.

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Adrian Moorhouse

Adrian Moorhouse

Managing Director at Lane4 Management Group

Prof Dimitrios Kamsaris

Senior Vice President - International Institute of Marketing Professionals
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Prof Dimitrios Kamsaris

Prof Dimitrios Kamsaris

Senior Vice President - International Institute of Marketing Professionals

Laura Harvey

Director of Communications and PR at Auto Trader Group Plc

Laura is a strategic and results-driven communications leader, with extensive in-house and agency experience across an array of sectors focused on: strategy development, media outreach, crisis management, investor relations, public affairs, change management, employee engagement, digital activations, and event management. Experienced in creating teams responsible for developing and delivering both external and internal communications programmes. As a senior business leader, mentor and coach she is passionate about building high-performing and diverse teams, whilst supporting individuals to achieve their professional and personal growth ambitions.

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Laura Harvey

Laura Harvey

Director of Communications and PR at Auto Trader Group Plc

Tom Griffin

Creative Director, Coach, Culture Consultant and Storyteller, Extraordinary People

In an eclectic career Tom has been a classical actor, an opera singer, and an entrepreneur and developing, running and then selling his own brand experience marketing agency. He is as much at home on the stages of London’s West End he is in the boardrooms or conference rooms of some of the worlds most respected brands and businesses.

He is a leading thinker in the field of personal and professional development. He is also a sought-after coach and trainer, having worked with brands such as British Airways, O2, Microsoft, Google, Green Flag and Peugeot as well as individuals in politics, the arts, entertainment, finance and the media. As a guest lecturer on marketing at the ‘Cass London Business School’ Tom also shared his experiences with future leaders and creatives.

Out of this diverse stimulus, Tom created a boutique practice called Extraordinary People, that consults on, designs and delivers people and organisational development, helping businesses realise the full extent of the extraordinary potential that exist in the individuals that make it up, and in all of them together as a focused and inspirational whole.

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Tom Griffin

Tom Griffin

Creative Director, Coach, Culture Consultant and Storyteller, Extraordinary People

Tomáš Poucha

Executive Director at Marketingovy Institute
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Tomáš Poucha

Tomáš Poucha

Executive Director at Marketingovy Institute

Important Dates

Awards launch, entries open: 1 January 2020

Deadline for Entries: 2 October 2020, 6pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Awards Ceremony: 3 December 2020

If your company is doing something GREAT, shout about it!

How to Enter

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Step 1.

Register - Choose your category

Submit your registration form after you Identify the category or categories you wish to enter. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation together with special category entry form. Award Submissions Deadline: 2nd Oct 2020, 6pm GMT.
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Step 2.

Pay for your award entry

Once you have submitted your entry an invoice will be sent to you on email. Once this invoice is paid your award entry is complete. Your payment must be processed for your award entry to be fully submitted and judged.
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Step 3.

Relax, Wait patiently…

You’ve done the hard bit, now just follow us on twitter, join the LinkedIn group and look forward to the evening party and celebration. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 3 December 2020.

Awards Entry Process

We invite your organisation to submit nominations to enter the 2020 International Brilliance Awards, honouring the outstanding achievements in the workplace.

All organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations to this International Brilliance Awards: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organisations.

The 2019 Award has attracted nominations from organisations of all types, from different parts of the world. Many of the world’s largest and most famous companies have won BOC Brilliance Awards. However, some of our winners each year are small and midsize companies that are still growing and building their brands and investing in their people.

The main component of an entry is the 2,000-word entry document which can be requested here.

Ones completed, please email the document to Awards@boc-uk.com

In addition to the entry document, you may include supporting material. Supporting material does not contribute to the 2,000-word limit of the entry document. Supporting material may include, but is not limited to:

  • Photographs
  • Testimonials
  • Graphs/data
  • Videos (please send a link or the video file)

Please note: you can send a maximum of 5 supporting documents.

  • Single Award Entry - £250
  • Up to 3 award Entries - £390
  • Single Pass for Award Reception - £250
  • Group of 4 - 4 Passes for Award Reception - £899
  • Table of 8 - 8 Passes for Award Reception - £1699
  • Premium Table of 10 - 10 Passes for Award Reception - £1990
  • Premium Table of 12 - 12 Passes for Award Reception - £2299
  • Single Pass for Award Reception - £250
  • Additional Trophy - £150

*all prices exclude VAT

Judging of entries will be conducted in October by the members of specialized judging committees. Judges are recruited worldwide, based on their industry, function and experience.

Judges will review and rate entries online, at their convenience.

All entries that receive a final average score of at least 70 out of 100 from the judges will be recognised as finalists. The eligible nomination with the highest average score in a category will be designated the Brilliance Award winner, and will receive a Brilliance trophy.

Other eligible nominations with a final average score of at least 80 will be designated as Golden and Silver winners, and will receive framed Certificates.

10 Reasons to Enter

There are plenty of reasons why!!!

1. Benchmark your success against competitors

2. Reward staff 

3. Impress potential investors

4. Gain prestige and recognition from peers

5. Network with fellow business people

6. Raise your profile

7. Prises tailored to growing businesses

8. Boost existing client comfort and loyalty

9. Demonstrate workplace attractiveness to potential employees

10. Increase your business growth

The Business Brilliance Awards is your opportunity to shine and demonstrate you are an outstanding business. Winning this Trophy will say a lot about the quality of your organisation and the strength of your management team.

Sponsor Business Brilliance Awards 2020

Sponsoring or exhibiting at Busines Brilliance Awards will enhance your organisation’s presence and enable you to maximise your profile with the right audience.

Enter New Markets Networking at conferences is one of the most cost effective and time efficient ways of entering new markets. It is a great opportunity to research and network whilst gaining exposure to a new and qualified database.
Position Your Company Brand Showcasing your company at leading events establishes your company, in the eyes of your prospect or existing client, as a strong market leading brand and creates a strong image of your company’s capabilities.
New Sales Leads By showcasing your services either through branding exposure or taking part in the programme you can meet and influence key management decision makers.
Launch New Products or Services Draw attention to your products and brand by using the HR Summit as a launch pad for new developments or services.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are limited! To discuss specific packages that could suit your individual requirements, please contact:

Email: awards@boc-uk.com / Phone: +44 (0) 207 112 4846

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