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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

6th Annual

MARKETING & PR

BRILLIANCE AWARDS

3 December 2020

London, UK

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Marketing & PR Brilliance Awards

FINALISTS announced for MPR Brilliance Awards 2020 

MPR Brilliance Awards recognises and rewards brilliance in the field of marketing.

 

Entry Deadline:

6th November 2020

Finalists Announced:

23rd November 2020

Awards Evening:

3rd December 2020

BOC Business Brilliance Awards previous winners

Finalists announced for International Brilliance Awards 2020!

Congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist. All of the finalists have shown tremendous commitment to Business excellence in a year of unprecedented challenges and transformations.

The next step is to look out for the award winners, announced online on December 3rd.

Once again, congratulations to all the Finalists. We look forward to hearing of your success stories in December!

Brilliance Awards Judges 2020

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

Katharina Auer

Principal at 24Auer Consulting

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 & Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee & 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.

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Katharina Auer

Katharina Auer

Principal at 24Auer Consulting

Viktoria Tegard

Head of Global Internal Communications at GSK
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Viktoria Tegard

Viktoria Tegard

Head of Global Internal Communications at GSK

Prof Dimitrios Kamsaris

Senior Vice President - International Institute of Marketing Professionals
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Prof Dimitrios Kamsaris

Prof Dimitrios Kamsaris

Senior Vice President - International Institute of Marketing Professionals

Meg Headley

Co-Founder at Atticus
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Meg Headley

Meg Headley

Co-Founder at Atticus

Georgia Halston

Director, Halston Marketing

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

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Georgia Halston

Georgia Halston

Director, Halston Marketing

Nicki Allitt

Global Head of Communications, Engagement and Change at Syngenta International

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.

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Nicki Allitt

Nicki Allitt

Global Head of Communications, Engagement and Change at Syngenta International

Gugu Khazi

Executive Coach, Former Director Talent & Development EMEA, Kimberly-Clark

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.

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Gugu Khazi

Gugu Khazi

Executive Coach, Former Director Talent & Development EMEA, Kimberly-Clark

Elizabeth Lichten

Director, Brand and Marketing Consultant at Pink Mingo

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 & Wakefield London business, Elizabeth’s remit is to plan and execute marketing strategies to promote and differentiate the business through creative innovative solutions.

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Elizabeth Lichten

Elizabeth Lichten

Director, Brand and Marketing Consultant at Pink Mingo

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

Annabel Dunstan

Founder & CEO at Question & Retain

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 & Retain (Q&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.

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Annabel Dunstan

Annabel Dunstan

Founder & CEO at Question & Retain

Eric Pietrac

International Consultant and Coach

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.

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Eric Pietrac

Eric Pietrac

International Consultant and Coach

Pinar Akkaya

Managing Director at Signature Communications

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.

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Pinar Akkaya

Pinar Akkaya

Managing Director at Signature Communications

Claire Vivyan-Roberts

Claire Vivyan-Roberts Head of Employee Communications and Experience at Visa Europe
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Claire Vivyan-Roberts

Claire Vivyan-Roberts

Claire Vivyan-Roberts Head of Employee Communications and Experience at Visa Europe

Important Dates

Awards launch, entries open: 1 January 2020

Deadline for Entries: 16 October 2020, 6pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Awards Ceremony: 3 December 2020

How to Enter

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Step 1.

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Submit your registration form after you Identify the category or categories you wish to enter. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation together with special category entry form. Award Submissions Deadline: 6pm GMT, 6 November 2020

Step 2.

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Once you have submitted your entry an invoice will be sent to you on email. Once this invoice is paid your award entry is complete. Your payment must be processed for your award entry to be fully submitted and judged.

Step 3.

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You’ve done the hard bit, now just follow us on twitter, join the LinkedIn group and look forward to the evening party and celebration. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 3 December 2020.

Awards Entry Process

We invite your organisation to submit nominations to enter the 2020 International 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 2018 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.

The main component of an entry is the 2,000-word entry document which can be requested here.

Ones completed, please email the document to Awards@boc-uk.com

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:

  • Photographs
  • Testimonials
  • Graphs/data
  • Videos (please send a link or the video file)

Please note: you can send a maximum of 5 supporting documents.

  • Single Award Entry - £250
  • Up to 3 award Entries - £390
  • Single Pass for Award Reception - £250
  • Group of 4 - 4 Passes for Award Reception - £899
  • Table of 8 - 8 Passes for Award Reception - £1699
  • Premium Table of 10 - 10 Passes for Award Reception - £1990
  • Premium Table of 12 - 12 Passes for Award Reception - £2299
  • Single Pass for Award Reception - £250
  • Additional Trophy - £150*

all prices exclude VAT

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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