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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

IC Brilliance Awards – Winners 2015

After an incredible awards ceremony on 24th March 2015, packed full of stories of innovation and hard work, the winners of the IC Brilliance Awards 2015 have been announced!

Internal Communications Brilliance Awards 2015 was hosted by Guy Perry, Communication Expert and former BBC reporter. The award celebrated some of the most innovative businesses, as well as personal achievements across various industries.

We would also like to thank all of our category judges for their commendable efforts in this difficult but highly enjoyable and inspiring process.

Hearty congratulations to all those who made it to the final stage of the judging process. The competition was fierce and the standards were extremely high. All the finalists must be commended however there can only be one winner in each category.

Winning Categories

IC Brilliance Winner - RAREBest Internal Communications Campaign – Judges were looking for IC campaign that has engaged and successfully integrated internal stakeholders such as managers, employees, etc. to promote corporate objectives, whether in the public or the private sector.

WINNER – RARE
Campaign - Engaging a global workforce: Refreshing Serco's Code of Conduct

Their work on the Serco Code of Conduct was more than just an announcement or a revision of an existing communication – it was an entire campaign rework, rebuild, and reengagement with employees

The Code of Conduct was essential to connecting with employees and not only reminding them of the standards required to work at Serco, but engaging with them to show how these standards should be applied in their everyday work – in every market in which Serco operated.

 

IC Brilliance Winners - AIBIC Team of the Year - Judges were looking for evidence of a Team Effort and bottom line contribution through enhanced partnerships with the wider business functions. This award recognises the IC team who have excelled within their function and across the organisation.

WINNER: AIB

As a small team with a limited budget they have achieved a lot in the past 12 months. They’ve invested time and effort in ensuring people understand where AIB is going and the part they play in that. Their 2014 engagement survey showed the highest annual increase that Gallup has ever seen in Europe. They have partnered with the business and worked together to drive ownership of this important area.

 

IC Brilliance Winners - Katharina AuerIC Professional of the year- the award in this category was judged against four key criteria: Professionalism: consistently meeting or exceeding challenging objectives, demonstrating a quality approach through personal values and working practices. Innovation: used innovative approaches to enhance their organisation. Role model: provided an example to peers or colleagues of the importance of the role of IC in the organisation. Measurable success: has delivered quantifiable benefits to their organisation through involvement with IC initiatives in the past year and can demonstrate personal development to enhance their ability to succeed in future.

WINNER:  Katharina Auer

Goal: Strengthen engagement through line of sight and belief in Zurich

Katharina Auer delivered aligned strategy narrative and communications across the Group, strengthening alignment to ‘one Zurich’.

She established and integrated the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) project responsible for defining and implementing Zurich's internal digital communications and collaboration strategy. Increased average social ranking of global messages by 71% over last six months. Developing an ongoing 'listening' concept, which includes the global employee engagement survey (Voice of the Employee), but also looks at how to listen to other stakeholders.

Once again, we congratulate all our winner and sincerely hope this award will encourage our winners to further scale up their works and look forward to hear of their new success stories.

For information about being a sponsor for the  IC Brilliance Awards 2016 or if you have any questions for the 2015 Awards please contact us: 0207 112 4846 /awards@boc-uk.com

IC Brilliance Awards 2015 - Judges

Liz Smith

VP/Director of Global Internal Communications, ELSEVIER

Liz came late to the formal profession of communications, but she has been bringing communications strategy to her career since her very first role as a scientific editor, helping researchers prepare their papers for publication. Through business development and project roles, she wove strategic communication into every facet of her work and developed a passion for employee engagement. In her current role, Liz and her team help 7000 global employees connect, care and collaborate, through global news and video channels and a growing internal business partnership model that puts them in the thick of strategic planning. Liz is originally from St Louis, Missouri, USA, but after 22 years and endless cups of builders’ tea, she considers herself a Brit who just sounds American.

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Liz Smith

Liz Smith

VP/Director of Global Internal Communications, ELSEVIER

Drew McMillan

Director of Colleague Communication & Engagement at British Airways

A graduate of the University of Glasgow, Drew started his career in brand communications before moving increasingly into employee communications and then engagement. He has worked for medium, large and very large organisations in sectors as diverse as defence, energy, retail and government. Assignments based in the Middle and Far East, USA and Europe have given Drew insights to modes and norms of communication in different cultures. He is currently Head of Internal Communications & Engagement for Virgin Trains, where he is responsible for leadership communication and communications-enabled organisational change.

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Drew McMillan

Drew McMillan

Director of Colleague Communication & Engagement at British Airways

Lucy Adams

MD of Firehouse and former HRD of the BBC

Lucy Adams, MD of Communications and Engagement Agency Firehouse and the Founder of Disruptive HR, shares her experiences of having led HR and Internal Communications at the BBC and other major corporations – the good, the bad and the ugly! Since leaving the BBC Lucy has been working with major organisations to help them re-think their approach to leading change, employee engagement, HR and Internal Comms, and is a popular keynote speaker and blogger on these topics.

<em>She will be hosting the <strong>Best Practice Session: 'Managing Change &amp; Innovative Practices' </em></strong>

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Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams

MD of Firehouse and former HRD of the BBC

Tom Crawford

Director, The Brain Miner

In a long career both as a consultant and in house senior exec, Tom Crawford has gained diverse and rich experience, in HR and specifically Internal Comms and Engagement. He also has a strong passion for the subject of brand and its relationship with employees. He has spent many years helping employees believe in their organisation and do their best for its brand. He was worked all over the world with leading brands including Deloitte, British Airways, Eon, GSK, Nokia and others.

Tom set up The Brain Miner as he believes that everyone has fantastic ideas buried within them – they just need some help finding them, extracting them and then polishing them into shiny diamonds. He is working with a number of well known global brands, helping them drive employee engagement with their brand.

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Tom Crawford

Tom Crawford

Director, The Brain Miner

Howard Krais

Communications Director, GSK

Howard Krais is an experienced change communications and employee engagement leader. He recently started a new role at GSK where he is responsible for Executive Communications.

Howard has wide experience both in consultancy and senior in house roles with his previous role at EY where he led a large global change communications team responsible for providing support to a range of functions and global projects. In his spare time Howard is the Chairman of Wealdstone FC, a semi-professional football club who play at the sixth level of English football.

Twitter: @howiejk

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Howard Krais

Howard Krais

Communications Director, GSK

Daniel Schraibman

VP and Regional Board Member, IABC UK
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Daniel Schraibman

Daniel Schraibman

VP and Regional Board Member, IABC UK

Paul Osgood

Global Head of Internal Communications at Clifford Chance

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;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;lt;em&amp;amp;gt;Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on &amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;gt;Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?&amp;amp;lt;/em&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;gt;

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Paul Osgood

Paul Osgood

Global Head of Internal Communications at Clifford Chance

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