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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

IC BRILLIANCE AWARDS

WINNERS 2016

IC Brilliance Winners 2016

We are delighted and honoured to host the 2nd annual IC Brilliance Awards, which was presented by Tom Griffin, Behavioural Strategist from Extraordinary People and The 4th Wave.

BOC Awards Team would like to join our distinguished panel of judges in congratulating winners with their fantastic achievements. It’s the hard work, innovative thinking and dedication which makes them stand out, help businesses grow and prosper.

We sincerely hope this award will encourage our winners to further scale up their works and look forward to hear of their new success stories.

Once again, Congratulations to all the 2016 winners

IC Brilliance Awards 2016 Judges

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&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.

<em>Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on <strong>Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?</em></strong>

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Paul Osgood

Paul Osgood

Global Head of Internal Communications at Clifford Chance

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

Lee Smith

Co-founder - Gatehouse

Gatehouse co-founder Lee Smith has spent more than half his life in the communication business – a career that has spanned both internal and external communication disciplines and in-house and agency roles.

Prior to establishing Gatehouse a decade ago, Lee held senior positions with some of the UK’s leading financial and professional services organisations. Today he runs the go-to internal communication agency, helping world class organisations, leaders and managers inform, inspire and engage their people.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (FCIPR), a former chair of CIPR Inside, a visiting lecturer at Wolverhampton University and Trinity & All Saints, and a regular judge on number of the major industry awards programmes. He holds an MSc in Corporate Communication & Reputation Management.

Lee has been active in promoting the development of internal communication skills and practice through the CIPR and IoIC and, as part of a small team, developed the definitive competency model for the profession. He also created the IoIC Accelerate masterclass programme and remains actively involved in learning delivery.

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Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Co-founder - Gatehouse

David Littlechild

Head of Culture & Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group

David is currently the Head of the Culture & Engagement Centre of Expertise, where he works closely with the Group’s Senior Executive team to identify and develop strategic interventions which support the Group’s vision and strategy and drive organisational performance.

David has 15 years’ experience as an innovative and highly effective leader with a strong track record of delivering results in a multi-branded, multi-channel organisation. He has led the Group’s transformational approach to Engagement since the merger between Lloyds TSB and HBOS in 2009. During this time, he designed and implemented a new engagement strategy for the Group, enabling leaders and line managers to build engagement and drive performance in the workplace.

David is a passionate and energetic leader, who enjoys working with senior leaders and line managers on all matters of culture and engagement and has experience of working with teams in the UK, Europe and US.

His session will be covering 'Driving Behavioural Transformation & Success with an Effective Engagement Strategy

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David Littlechild

David Littlechild

Head of Culture & Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group

Michael Silverman

Managing Director, Silverman Research

Michael Silverman is Managing Director of Silverman Research. He is a psychologist and opinion research specialist, with a focus on social collective intelligence. He has worked in academia and commercial research as well as working in-house at Unilever as Head of Employee Insight before setting up the company in 2010.

Michael will be facilitating the session on 'A different proposition: Collective intelligence in organisations', he will cover challenges to overcome in designing and using collective intelligence tools in an organisational context.

<em>Michael will be speaking on <strong>'A Different Proposition: Collective Intelligence in Organisations'</em></strong>

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Michael Silverman

Michael Silverman

Managing Director, Silverman Research

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

Rich Baker

Director, Central Region for the IoIC
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Rich Baker

Rich Baker

Director, Central Region for the IoIC

Laura Temple Brunt

Head of Leadership Engagement, Group Communications & Reputation, SABMiller

Laura is Group Head of Internal Communications at SABMiller the world’s second largest brewer that owns and nurtures brands including Peroni, Grolsch, Meantime and Pilsner Urquell.

Laura has over 14 years’ experience of leading and delivering successful communications, cultural change and functional development programmes in complex global organisations.

Prior to her current role she consulted to a wide range of organisations including
Marks and Spencer, RBS and American Express and headed Internal Communications at Grant Thornton.

Laura began her career at Barclays as a graduate trainee working across the retail, wealth and international businesses focused on operating model design and engagement programmes.

Laura areas of specialism include: communications strategy, M&amp;amp;A communications, digital, functional development, global and cultural engagement programmes.

Her session will cover 'Influential Communications: Increasing Your Ability to Influence and Have Impact at the Highest Level'

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Laura Temple Brunt

Laura Temple Brunt

Head of Leadership Engagement, Group Communications & Reputation, SABMiller

Category: Best Employee Engagement

Brilliance Award Winner: REWARD GATEWAY

Campaign: Project Solar

A truly unique and engaging campaign which has put employees at the heart of the investment process; implementing creative internal communication channels to engage the workforce, making use of already developed and popular channels and innovating new ideas. The result - highly engaged and connected employees who understood the business better at the end of the process. By selecting the right partner and engaging their employees in the decision, they can now fuel the expansion of products and technology and plan to use the investment to fund geographic expansion outside of their current markets.

Category: Best Employee Engagement

Gold Award Winner: CANON EMEA

Agency: MSLGROUP

Launched in May 2015 with continued engagement since then, Project Miru is an EMEA-wide employee communications campaign that has completely redefined and reshaped the way Canon employees behave at work. Spanning 20 countries across Europe, this powerful, multifaceted culture-change project with a ground breaking social digital workspace at its heart has already delivered measurable business results – and its success is set to continue.

Category: Best Employee Engagement

Silver Award Winner: SBERBANK

Campaign: Open Dialogue

This project was aimed to involve company employees into conversation with the CEO and his team. It was focused on systematic, interactive and accessible feedback, where all employees had a chance to get answers to their questions and watch their CEO answering the most popular questions on live TV call-in show. Employees had access to this campaign and activities through a number of convenient channels such as a mobile application, website, emails and chats. This campaign showed a huge wave of interest and involvement from employees into a dialogue with the CEO.

Category: Best IC Campaign

Brilliance Award Winner: AVIVA

Agency: Synergy Creative

Large global companies often struggle to make their financial results engaging for employees beyond the boardroom. Aviva believes that this campaign is a great example of how to transform complex information and big figures into engaging bite-sized chunks that people actually enjoy hearing about. Finding a good creative hook, breaking information down using innovative, interactive visuals were all key – this campaign demonstrated that it’s absolutely possible to make the link between what your people do and the overall result you achieve. It created real results conversations across Aviva’s entire global business. The easy-to-digest, bite size information and strong visuals behind the campaign helped Aviva to break down cultural barriers. The ‘Five in Five’ concept and info-graphic led content really resonated with employees across every language and culture, something that can be difficult to achieve.

Category: Best IC Campaign

Gold Award Winner: BMW Group

Agency: MSLGROUP

The BMW ‘What Moves You’ campaign has helped unite 3 CEOs, Executive Boards and 1,500 employees across three different businesses to create one dynamic, innovative culture which supports strategic delivery and continues to do so.

Category: Best IC Campaign

Silver Award Winner: AstraZeneca

Agency: Alpharmaxim

ercame business and geographical challenges to change the culture of, and unite, a relatively new group of leaders. Driven by staff feedback, it achieved its objectives in a short time by focusing on real needs and two-way communication, ensuring the campaign was continually adapted. The mix of face-to-face and virtual approaches combined existing business tools with creative elements to provide communications and empower leaders to communicate and work in a consistent and efficient way.

Category: Best IC Innovation

Brilliance Award Winner: ODEON & UCI CINEMAS

Agency: Agency: Synergy Creative

A fantastic illustration of how to use research to develop an employer brand, and how to use your employer brand to achieve measurable results. Employer brand isn’t a logo, or a tag-line, it’s the promise you make to your colleagues every single day. It’s what you expect from your colleagues and what they expect from you in return ODEON is making sure that it delivers on this every single step of the way. This isn’t a one off innovation. It’s an entirely new approach and sees ODEON & UCI committing to making their colleagues’ experience as best as it possibly can be. The commitment being made by ODEON is staggering – it is a company that is truly putting its colleagues first.

Category: Best IC Innovation

Gold Award Winner: virgin media

Campaign: Our Story Rocks

Virgin Media has a sensational story; For the first time, each and every employee has their very own piece of that story to keep and make their own. They can also see the story all around them – in conferences – in videos and on the intranet.

Category: Best IC Innovation

Silver Award Winner: Schneider Electric

Campaign: Spice Portal

Spice is a one-stop-shop where employees find essential information about the company, their entity and their country, where they access the tools needed in their daily job and where they collaborate with colleagues. It puts the user at the centre of its philosophy, offering a tailored and personalized experience to employees, while giving them the possibility to choose the content to read. Moreover, Spice connects the employees with one another and to the Schneider Electric story.

Category: IC Team of the Year

Brilliance Award Winner: O2

2015 was a challenging year for O2's Internal Communications Team. Fierce industry competition and an unexpected corporate acquisition began to bruise employee morale. O2 needed to reassure nervous employees. So, the Internal Communications Team put all efforts into a 'Year of Celebration’-a campaign designed to recognise and reassure a passionate and deserving workforce. The result was static employee churn and an increase in staff sentiment. O2’s customers are the happiest in the industry, thanks to 7,000 committed employees.

Category: Best IC Consultancy

Brilliance Award Winner: Synergy Creative

Synergy Creative is a design, marketing and internal communications agency in Bristol. Offering branding, advertising and internal communications. Delivering integrated communications campaigns that reach every area of employee communications from recruitment to change management, and vision and values to well-being; consistently generating excellent results.

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