4th Annual

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

BRILLIANCE AWARDS

22 MARCH 2018

THE BENTLEY HOTEL – LONDON, UK

About the Award

Winners announced for IC Brilliance Awards 2017!

Internal Communications Brilliance Award will celebrate some of the most innovative businesses, as well as personal achievements across various industries; acknowledge the contributions made by individuals or by teams.

Entries are now open. It's your time to shine!

ic-brill-button200x200Awards are one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing tools and winning a prestigious IC Brilliance Award will help your organisation stand out from the crowd, send a positive message to your existing customers and employees and attract new business.

Winning an IC Brilliance Awards trophy will say a lot about the quality of your organisation and the strength of your IC team. Due to its high profile, the award is set to attract a wide range of entries from across the sectors from large international and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative private businesses. But the winners will all have one thing in common - being truly excellent at what they do.

We would be thrilled to help you raise the profile of your organisation and enhance its reputation by promoting the great work you are doing while at the same time providing you with a platform to celebrate your success.

Important Dates

Awards launch, entries open: 1 April 2017

Final Deadline for Entries:  19th February 2018,  6pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Awards Ceremony: 22 March 2018

IC Brilliance Awards Judges - Alumni

David Manning

Head of Communications - AB Agri Ltd
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David Manning

David Manning

Head of Communications - AB Agri Ltd

Drew McMillan

Head of Internal Communications & Innovation - Virgin Trains

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

Head of Internal Communications & Innovation - Virgin Trains

Paul Osgood

Former Global Head of Internal Communications, BG Group, Philips

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

Former Global Head of Internal Communications, BG Group, Philips

Phil Askham

Global Head of Employee Communications, Global Businesses and Global Functions, Employee Insight and Communications at HSBC
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Phil Askham

Phil Askham

Global Head of Employee Communications, Global Businesses and Global Functions, Employee Insight and Communications at HSBC

Emily Kirwan

Head of IC & Engagement of BBC News
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Emily Kirwan

Emily Kirwan

Head of IC & Engagement of BBC News

Sanjoy Mukherjee

Head of Internal Communications at RB
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Sanjoy Mukherjee

Sanjoy Mukherjee

Head of Internal Communications at RB

Justine Stevenson

Head, Group Internal Communication at London Stock Exchange Group
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Justine Stevenson

Justine Stevenson

Head, Group Internal Communication at London Stock Exchange Group

Lynda Knight

Head of Internal Communications at KPMG
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Lynda Knight

Lynda Knight

Head of Internal Communications at KPMG

Liam FitzPatrick

Managing Partner at Working Communications

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

Managing Partner at Working Communications

Deborah Hulme

Director at Minerva Engagement
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Deborah Hulme

Deborah Hulme

Director at Minerva Engagement

Julia Sloan

Head of Communications & Engagement - EY UK & Ireland

How do you increase engagement with your organisational purpose and strategy?
In December 2012 EY launched their new purpose and Vision 2020 strategy. Just over three years later there is an impressive story to tell. The EY UK and Ireland Communications & Engagement team play a lead role in advising and supporting the UK Chairman and his team to bring the purpose and strategy to life. In recognition of the effectiveness of the successful use of innovative and creative new approaches to supporting leaders to engage with their stakeholders, the team were awarded EY’s prestigious ‘Better begins with you’ overall winner award for innovation in 2015.

Julia is Head of Communications & Engagement for EY UK and Ireland; EY are a global professional services organisation, the fastest growing of the ‘Big Four’ Accountancy firms in the UK and the leading professional services organisation in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies listing.

Julia has over 15 years’ experience leading and delivering successful communication, engagement, brand, marketing, culture and behavioural change programmes in complex private and public sector organisations. Julia is an experienced trainer and facilitator and regularly leads sessions for EY Partners and people across their EMEIA area.

EY recently won a special award for Innovation in engagement practice at the Sunday Times Best Companies awards.

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Julia Sloan

Julia Sloan

Head of Communications & Engagement - EY UK & Ireland

If your company is doing something GREAT, shout about it!

How to Enter

Awards Entry Process

Share best practice.

Measure your effectiveness.

Win an award.

Step 1.

Register - Choose your category

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, 19th February 2018

Step 2.

Pay for your award entry

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.

Relax, Wait patiently…

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 22 March 2018.

Why Enter

There are plenty of reasons why!!!

BOC Brilliance Awards Promote Your Business

Promote your business as ‘Award Winning’ - This accolade will give your customers extra confidence in your products and services.

BOC Brilliance Awards Celebrate Your Success

Celebrate your success and achievements in front of the business community.

BOC Brilliance Awards Boost Morale

Acknowledge the contribution and achievements of your staff and boost morale.

BOC Brilliance Awards Stand Out

Stand out from the crowd: what better way to demonstrate how good your business is to past, present and future clients than by winning a national Award.

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