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We are delighted and honoured to host the 3rd annual IC Brilliance Awards.
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 2017 winners
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 &amp;amp; Engagement for Virgin Trains, where he is responsible for leadership communication and communications-enabled organisational change.
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>
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.
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.
Vision &Values campaign is more than a campaign. It demonstrates ODEON’s absolute promise to making the experience for every single member of their team as good as it can be.
ODEON continues to fulfil the promise to its people to support and help them grow-giving them skills for life. As ODEON has demonstrated over the past two years, Vision & Values campaigns aren’t a one off; they’re an on-going commitment from a company that recognises that a great customer experience comes from a great employee experience.
Change is hard and changes to the workplace can be particularly difficult as they impact the equilibrium between employees and their environment. Whilst the change of office location was set by business needs, the journey for employees (from how they worked before to how they would work in the new office) would be facilitated through clear communication, training, on-going support, and a participatory process.
From its beginnings in the hot - house, to the creation of the platform by a collaboration of two external vendors, managed and funded by the Employee Engagement team, One.CBA has pushed boundaries and reached new levels of innovation. With it’s intuitive features, mobile connectivity, Spotify- like approach to content curation, state- of the art relevance engine, and refinements based on employee feedback it is set to revolutionise the way our people connect, collaborate, create and do work.
Catrin has pushed the boundaries on internal communications from day one at Reward Gateway. She has connected employer and employee and has been pivotal in creating a transparent culture, founded on open and honest communication, and embedding it into our everyday lives. Her passion to try new things, whilst at the same time tactfully taking on board feedback, sees our comms improve week on week. Her commitment, contribution and energy is unmatched. She is a world class!s.