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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
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;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;lt;em&amp;gt;Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on &amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;
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.
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 &amp; All Saints, and a regular judge on number of the major industry awards programmes. He holds an MSc in Corporate Communication &amp; 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.
David is currently the Head of the Culture &amp;amp; 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
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>
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 & Innovative Practices' </em></strong>
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;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'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.