Winners in 2012

Sam Watts, Director & Co-owner, Orchid Communications

Director of the Year for a Small Organisation
Sam Watts, Director & Co-owner, Orchid Communications

Orchid Communications is a leading PR and marketing agency in the Channel Islands. A hands-on director, founder Sam directs client services, leads and develops the award-winning Orchid team and has consistently achieved business growth in a challenging economic climate. The Orchid brand is synonymous with creativity in context; providing exceptional services and communications solutions to clients. Sam’s passion for excellence is evident in the way she is spearheading Orchid’s long term vision.

Eliot Lincoln, Managing Director, Greenlight

Director of the Year for a Medium Organisation
Eliot Lincoln, Managing Director, Greenlight

Eliot is the founder and Managing Director of Greenlight, the Channel Island’s leading Change Management specialists. He is ultimately responsible for the success of the organisation, working closely with his senior management team to help Greenlight’s consultants and their clients to realise their potential. Since 2008 Eliot has led his team of expert change managers to develop the company into a highly successful multi-million pound business helping clients from the Channel Islands, UK and Europe. Eliot went on to win the UK Final Young Director of the Year Award.

Kevin Keen, Chief Executive, Jersey Post

Director of the Year for a Large Organisation
Kevin Keen, Chief Executive, Jersey Post

Jersey Post is the organisation responsible for processing and despatching the majority of Jersey’s mail. Responding to declining mail volumes, an ambitious change programme was implemented in 2009, which encountered major difficulties. Kevin, an industry outsider joined the company in June 2011 to rescue the change project and develop strategies for sustainable growth. Early signs are promising with staff morale improved, a more customer-centric approach for the business and a return to profitability, all achieved.

Grant Twine, Managing Director, Basel E-Business Limited

Young Director of the Year
Grant Twine, Managing Director, Basel E-Business Limited

Basel E-Business Limited provides corporate solutions and consultancy in e-commerce. As MD Grant has overall responsibility for finance, strategy, managing the administration team, marketing and business development. He started in e-commerce nine years ago within the Trust industry and in 2008 set up Basel E-Business Limited. Initially these clients were online trading businesses in the UK and more recently Europe and the Far East, with an expanding client base to include digital traders, e-gaming businesses and Intellectual Property structures.

Jonathan Carter, Director, Chief Executive, Jersey Heritage

Public/Third Sector Director of the Year
Jonathan Carter, Director, Chief Executive, Jersey Heritage

Jonathan has helped transform Jersey Heritage from an organisation running two visitor sites to an integrated heritage service operating attractions, historic sites, archive and statutory services, managing heritage assets in multiple ownerships, while acting as principal public heritage advisor to government. The organisation now brings together activities rarely combined in the heritage sector, balancing public, commercial and private income streams and reconciling the ambitions of an extensive stakeholder network with very different perspectives and priorities.

Graeme Millar, Chief Executive Officer, JT Group

Global Director of the Year
Graeme Millar, Chief Executive Officer, JT Group

Graeme has led the transformation of this full-service, state-owned telco through a mix of extensive cost cutting and modernization of work practices together with an ambitious growth strategy. This has included increasing business outside Jersey by 300% to half of all income and the commencement of a three year programme to deliver the world’s fastest ubiquitous fibre broadband service to Jersey. JT is now growing revenue and profits by 12% and 27% respectively annually.

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