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Globally experienced marketing communications, corporate brand/ branding professional with strong technical &amp;amp;amp; leadership skills. Strategist with ability to develop internal &amp;amp;amp; 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.
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.
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 &amp; Co, Bacardi, News Interna- tional, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka Hilton Hotels.
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.
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.
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).
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.
This award is designed to celebrate an UK company whose growth, ambition and quality of management has enabled it to out-perform its peers financially, and for a company that has delivered on a compelling business strategy.
Open to all companies which have been trading for less than 3 years at time of application. Entrants must be able to show how their business has progressed in line with their business plan. Success will be proven by the business and its employees having a clear understanding of their products, competitors and the marketplace in which the business operates. Existing business under new management are ineligible in this category.
Recognises those constantly striving to exceed customer expectations, industry leading standards of service, and innovation around customer experience. Judges will look at how the organisation measures customer satisfaction, how effectively complaints are dealt with, and how customer service has improved commercial performance.
This award recognises organisations that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and integrated workforce.
There is no ‘I’ in team Teams entering this category deliver excellent team work and added value. Through their remarkable determination, dedication and coordination they successfully use their varied skills and knowledge for the benefit of the business. If your team has produced excellent results, you deserve recognition.
We are looking for organisations that are recognising and championing the behaviours that build a more inclusive culture - ensuring fairness, celebrating the diversity, and achieving better results collectively. Judges will shortlist projects/campaigns that can demonstrate its impact in shaping and driving the Diversity and Inclusion agenda; We welcome nominations from all types of diversity & inclusion-focused campaigns. It could we the work organisation done to provide outstanding support and opportunities to women, people from BAME backgrounds, those from the LGBTQ+ community, disabled people and other minorities.
Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation and bottom line contribution through enhanced recruitment and improved retention. Entries could range from one- off projects in key areas through to the implementation of new policies covering all resourcing activities. Entries should be presented in the form of a business case study supported by relevant metrics.Judging Criteria:○ Any Innovative Recruiting Strategies? Evidence of positive impact on Successful Recruitment rates and on business, in general (proven and future impact permitted)
Judges will be looking for organizations that have used technology to move HR forward. It could be via the application of HR software and analytic systems, online recruitment or an e-learning programme. The highest marks will go to those who demonstrate an innovative approach that ties to corporate strategy. Entrants must provide evidence of the return on investment.
Judges will be looking for individuals who can demonstrate outstanding enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurial flair. A business leader with exceptional vision and leadership, with a strong financial track record.
The Role Model of the Year Award winner will be a female leader who has demonstrated positive influence with emotional intelligence, reliability, Empowering Better Decisions and demonstrating conscious leadership in their work. The award winner will inspire others, continually supporting and encouraging them to go the extra mile. Ultimately, the winner will be a woman who has inspired, enabled or supported other women in business in a significant way. Although tremendous strides have been made for greater gender equality, there is still a fundamental lack of women in leadership roles. Shining the light on female role models is a brilliant way to help and address the under representation of female leaders in the business world