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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

Former Group HR Director Post Office Ltd

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

Former Group HR Director Post Office Ltd

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

5 December 2019

Entry Deadline: 1st October 2019

Le Méridien Piccadilly– LONDON, UK

Business Brilliance Award UK 2019 Categories


Entry Deadline:

1 October 2019

Finalists Announced:

25 October 2019

Awards Evening:

5 December 2019

Brand Brilliance (small to medium businesses with  Turnover under €20m)
Will you be best of the best?  Brand Brilliance award will be selected by judges after healthy debate and deliberation. The winner will be the star entry that encompasses the very best of Business Brilliance over the year. this award will go to the candidate that can best demonstrate consistent growth and strong financial performance and Brand recognition. Judges will look for evidence of exceptional delivery, site engagement and functionality, security, innovation and ethical practice. They will also look at how staff are engaged and developed, how the organisation’s strategic vision is led, managed and implemented, and evidence of a plan for sustained growth.

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

Same as above

Brilliance in Customer Service

Recognises those constantly striving to exceed customer expectations, industry leading standards of service, and innovation around customer experience. Judges will look at how the organisation measures customer satisfaction, how effectively complaints are dealt with, and how customer service has improved commercial performance.

Employer of the Year 

This award recognises organisations that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and integrated workforce.

Entrepreneur of the Year

In recognition of a highly motivated entrepreneur who continues to exemplify drive, determination and exceptional abilities in the creation and administration of a successful business. The winner of this award will have a proven record of leadership, ingenuity, tenacity and success.

Business Leader of the Year

Judges will be looking for individuals who can demonstrate outstanding enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurial flair. A business leader with exceptional vision and leadership, with a strong financial track record.

Innovative Team of the Year 

There is no ‘I’ in team Teams entering this category deliver excellent team work and added value. Through their remarkable determination, dedication and coordination they successfully use their varied skills and knowledge for the benefit of the business. If your team has produced excellent results, you deserve recognition.

Brilliance in Environmental & Corporate Sustainability

To win this award you need to show that your organisation has addressed its wider social responsibilities and made a real difference to the community. We’re looking for a company that has truly taken responsibility for the impact its activities have on the environment, local residents and the wider community, and also has an eye to its employees. This could take in the promotion of diversity and equality within the workplace.

Best New Product Launch 

Awarded to the campaign most effective in gaining brand awareness/trial/repeat for a new, repositioned, existing or extended product service or company. Emphasis: clever, innovative ideas to make a brand relevant/new, worth trying.

International Business of the Year Award

This award is made to the organisation that is judged to have achieved the most impressive overall business performance internationally. Judging will be based on clarity of international strategy, achievement of revenue and the provision of at least one strong case study.

UK Business of the Year Award

This award is designed to celebrate an UK company whose growth, ambition and quality of management has enabled it to out-perform its peers financially, and for a company that has delivered on a compelling business strategy.

CEO of the Year Award

For a CEO to win, he or she needs to have consistently demonstrated clarity of vision, judgment and motivational skills that transform and empower organisations.

This award is for recognition of courage, perseverance, dedication, ethics and the ability to bring about real change for the better at a company level, in the industry as a whole and in the lives of employees. Judges will consider a CEO’s entire track record, with particular attention focused on that individual’s accomplishments since January 2017.

Start-up of the Year 

Open to all companies which have been trading for less than 3 years at time of application.

Entrants must be able to show how their business has progressed in line with their business plan. Success will be proven by the business and its employees having a clear understanding of their products, competitors and the marketplace in which the business operates. Existing business under new management are ineligible in this category.

BBA 2019 – EVENT INFO

Award Submissions Deadline: 6pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), 1st October 2019

Award ceremony: 5 December, 2019, London, UK. 

The subject of your entry must have been featured in your campaigns during the year from 1 October 2017 to  1 October 2019.

  • Entering the Business Brilliance Awards tells all stakeholders how confident and proud you are of your achievements
  • Recognition and success in the competition brings high levels of exposure and acclaim for your organisation
  • Success in the Awards offers extensive networking, interaction and learning with the most successful businesses.
  1. Register and submit your registration form after you Identify the category or categories you wish to enter.
  2. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation together with special category entry form. Award Submissions Deadline: 1 October 2019,  6pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
  3. The judging will take place in October and the short listed names will be released on 25th October 2019.

An independent judging panel – made up of industry experts and leading companies – will consider the entries and adjudicate.

SCORING CRITERIA INCLUDES: – clarity of objectives – campaign strategy – creativity – campaign execution – use of budget – return on investment.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning their decisions

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