The HR Brilliance Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution that innovatively designed and superbly executed HR strategies make to business performance. Winning an Award will affirm to your employees, colleagues and, industry peers that your company and your team is delivering best practice HR management – that you are brilliant leaders in your field.
Paul was most recently Global Head of Internal Communications at BG Group where he led BG’s communications for the recent acquisition by Shell. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Internal Communications for Philips based in Amsterdam and was Corporate Communications Director for Colt Group S.A. He was a Partner at Brunswick Group and created and led their Internal Communications Practice. He also led the Communications Practice at Hewitt Associates. Paul has a wide range of international experience in digital communications and led the team which created one of the most successful global enterprise-wide social media platforms. Paul has also created digital innovations in video and leadership communications which won the European Digital Excellence Award and Digital Company of the Year in the Netherlands. His also has experience in restructuring, M&amp;amp;amp;amp;A and post-merger integration, change management and HR communications. Paul’s early career was spent with NatWest Group where he was Speechwriter to the Chairman and Chief Executive and was responsible for developing leadership and employee communications for the RBS/NatWest acquisition process.
&amp;amp;amp;lt;em&amp;amp;amp;gt;Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on &amp;amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?&amp;amp;amp;lt;/em&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;
Katharina is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programmes, and has Lean Sigma qualifications for process and performance improvement.
Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Executive Communications at Zurich Insurance, Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim. Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
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.
Gugu Khazi is an author, career coach, and International speaker on Talent Management, Personal Career Management as well as leadership. She holds a Master’s in Business Management as well as an MSc in Industry, Trade & Development from Milpark Business School and the university of Manchester respectively.
She has over 20 years of experience as a senior HR leader in various international businesses such as Kimberly-Clark and The Coca-Cola company in the Europe Middle East and Africa region.
Gugu’s strength is working with businesses in ensuring that they have the right talent at the right time. This she does through connecting Talent strategy to business strategy, Workforce planning, succession planning, leadership development, as well as career management.
It is Gugu’s personal mission to help others use their talents, strengths and passion to build successful and fulfilling careers. This inspired her to write her book Passion To Careers - to share her knowledge with others on how they build successful and fulfilling careers.
Eric is a senior HR VP with an extensive international experience in developing HR into a global function, facilitating organisation transformation, driving sustainable performance, growing a diverse talent pipe-line, building an inclusive culture and coaching executives in line with the business strategy. He has worked in different industries during down-turn and high growth phases i.e. Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Facilities, Financial Services and Professional Services. In addition to holding roles in the UK, France and Argentina, he has travelled and worked globally in particular in the emerging markets.
Eric has an executive degree from the Harvard Business School (AMP) in addition to an MBA and an engineer degree. He is a Board member of 2 international HR MBAs. He also does consulting and gives international conferences on leadership in a VUCA world, employer branding, global talent management, diversity, CSR and emerging markets.
Elizabeth Lichten’s career spans a number of heavy-weight industries from Engineering and Energy, to Property and Healthcare. Ambitious, growing and highly technical, these organisations all have specific challenges and targets and she excels at developing tactics for success.
Elizabeth is a practised brand champion, having worked with a number of exciting professional services organisations at times of transformational change.
As Head of Marketing for DTZ UK and then enlarged Cushman &amp;amp;amp;amp; Wakefield London business, Elizabeth’s remit is to plan and execute marketing strategies to promote and differentiate the business through creative innovative solutions.
With a degree in anthropology, Annabel began her career as a lumberjack’s assistant before becoming a ski guide and then a sailing instructor. She then joined the marketing team at Gulf Air, promoting the Gulf States as a tourism destination at the time of the first Gulf War. Annabel then joined Le Fevre Communications and cut her teeth on consumer and corporate clients handling PR campaigns for Anchor Foods, NatWest and BT. Annabel then became a TV presenter fronting The Biz on Six TV, the first regional TV station interviewing CEOs on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Oxfordshire. In 2003 Annabel joined 3 Monkeys Communications and appointed MD three years later, overseeing growth of the award-winning top 50 PR consultancy to £7.1m revenues with 75 consultants. Annabel left the PR jungle launching Question &amp;amp; Retain (Q&amp;amp;R) - the Pulse Check company - in 2012 - measuring and managing the employee experience, client and membership satisfaction. Annabel has been a judge for PR Week and PRCA Awards and most recently for the UK Employee Experience Awards 2018.
With a succesful track record of high performance results during hercareer with local and multinational companies, Pınar Akkaya has been involved in almost every aspect of HR, in many different cultures and industries such as banking, investment and securities, media, textiles and retail. Her experience includesmany prestigious positions in highly reputable companies such as Nike, Leroy Merlin, Li&Fung and Digiturk.
In 2011, Pinar launched Signature Communication, her own training company. Signature specializes in communication training programs, personal brand and image consulting, intercultural training.
Pinar’s second brand, Collaï, is a brand that specializes in action-oriented strategic facilitation for meetings, facilitator training and assessment. Signature and Collaï’s references include several reputable multinational companies like Bosch, British American Tobacco, Shell, Deloitte, KPMG, Pernod Ricard, Cargill and BNP Paribas Cardif.
Pinar is the founder of Apm ClubIstanbul, the permanent facilitator of ApmClub London Trigger, a member of the Strategic Committee of Excelia, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce La Rochellein France since 2013and a lecturer in European School of Economics in London.
Nicki Allitt is the Global Head of Communications at Syngenta International, headquartered in Switzerland, and is responsible for Corporate Functions and the Internal Communications digital strategy. Previously, she worked in senior communication roles at Shell International in the Netherlands. Nicki has lived and worked in 5 different countries for a number of large multi-national corporations in the life science, agricultural, oil and gas, tourism, and media broadcast sectors. She has a passion for employee engagement and leveraging digital technologies to enhance the employee experience.
Georgia is the Founder and Director of Halston Marketing an agency that specialises in business to business marketing and corporate communications.
Working out of their Leeds office in the UK, Halston Marketing have launched projects
with clients of varying sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500s.
The clientele work within vastly differing industries from pharmaceuticals and industrial coatings to IoT and ecommerce. Georgia also sits on the UK board for the International Association of Business Communicators, runs a technology initiative, RegTech Talks and is the co-founder of the NHS Sustainability Partnerships.
Twitter Handle: @GeorgiaHalston @HalstonMarketin
We invite your organisation to submit nominations to enter the 2021 International BOC 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 2020 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 International 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.
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:
Please note: you can send a maximum of 5 supporting documents.
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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.
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