Central & North Awards 2019 Winners Announced
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The Central and North regions' IC talent reached for the skies and celebrated in style on Thursday 21st of March at the Concorde Centre at Manchester Airport.


The glittering night, showcasing the two regions' communication stars, was conducted under the wings of design icon Concorde – a fitting venue in which to recognise those people and communications that have broken barriers. Over 200 guests attended from across the Midlands and North showcasing outstanding examples of IC across multiple areas, channels and skills.

The IoIC Central and North Awards is recognised as the largest regional IC event and continues to attract entrants and a wealth of entries from both the corporate and public sector. The awards successfully highlight the fantastic innovation and best practice that exists in internal communication across our regions and, in this, the IoIC’s 70th year, our Merit, Award of Excellence and Class Winners clearly demonstrated our collective regions' belief that #WeMatterAtWork!

Thanks to everyone who entered and joined us on the night and we look forward to seeing you next year!


The IoIC Central & North High Flyer Awards winners:


IoIC in the community
 

BEST NOT FOR PROFIT COMMUNICATIONS

Class winner:

Community Integrate Care’s Internal Communications Team – Community Integrated Care

Award of Excellence: Home Group Internal Communications Team - Home Group Internal Communications Team
 
BEST PUBLIC SECTOR COMMUNICATIONS

Class winner:
The Quarterly – York St John University by Sarah Atkinson and RED


Award of Excellence: Streets Ahead – City of York Council by Kelly Conn and RED

 

Good ideas cost nothing


SUCCESS ON A SHOESTRING

Class winner:

NVS “12 Days of Christmas” – National Veterinary Services

Award of Excellence: Place 2B Rap – Lloyds Banking Group by Limehouse Films

Merit: Engagement Plan Videos – Volkswagen Group UK By 44 Communications

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

Award of Excellence: Make My Day 2018 – Northumbrian Water Group by Northumbrian Water Group
 
MOST EFFECTIVE CULTURE CHANGE

Class winner:

Launch of “We Dare” – Community Integrated Care

Award of Excellence: The “Changing lives. Creating futures” – Working Links by BigPicture Learning Limited
Award of Excellence: Our Future Reimagined – AstraZeneca by AG Communications Limited 

 
BEST CAMPAIGN

Class winner:

KN+ Next Gen Roll-out – Kuehne + Nagel UK and Scarlettabbott

 

Award of Excellence: Royal Canin Celebrates 50 Years: Proud Heritage. Exciting Future – Royal Canin by Clarity
Award of Excellence: Winter Olympics Colleague Survey – Anchor Hanover 
Award of Excellence: Anglo American Global Safety Day – Anglo American by Anglo American in association with H&H
Award of Excellence: How to survive a Zombie Apocalypse (and other Business Continuity Incidents) – Capgemini by Gemma Smith
Award of Excellence: Beyond Coal – Strategy Roll-out – Drax Power by Anna Baxter and RED
Award of Excellence: Imagine if… – Air Astana and Words&Pictures
Award of Excellence: Heart 2 Heart – Loughborough Students’ Union, British Heart Foundation by Marketing and Advancement, Loughborough University
Award of Excellence: Launch of “We Dare” – Community Integrated Care
Award of Excellence: The AO People Survey – AO.com by The AO.com Internal Communications Team
Award of Excellence: Rexel on the Road – Rexel UK by 44 Communications
 

Skills


WRITING

Class winner:
Quartile - Burgers to Beach Balls: Lessons in Life – Topps Tiles Colleagues by Lizz Lee

Award of Excellence: Remarkable People – National Grid by 44 Communications
 
Merit: Uplift – Biffa by 44 Communications

 
DESIGN

Class winner:
DLG Bristol Office – Direct Line Group by Words&Pictures


Award of Excellence: Talk magazine Spring 2018 – Nestlé UK and Ireland by Sequel Group
Award of Excellence: The Point – EDF by 44 Communications

Merit: Topps Tiles Giving Something Back – Topps Tiles Colleagues by Lizz Lee

 
DIGITAL

Class winner:
Cadent Induction Site – Cadent by 44 Communications


Awards of Excellence: Vodafone VR – The Vodafone Digital Team by 44 Communications
 
 
IMAGERY

Class winner:
Greeting people at Grafham – Simon Banbury and Anglian Water by RED

Award of Excellence: Pedal power – Love Daventry by Pictures55
Award of Excellence: Faces of Southeastern – Southeastern Railway by Southeastern Railway and Words&Pictures
 

Channels


MAGAZINE

Class winner:

Connected – Drax Group by Lucy Walton and RED

Award of Excellence: Nestlé Talk magazine Spring 2018 – Nestlé UK and Ireland by Sequel Group
Award of Excellence: ace magazine – Employees at Coventry Building Society by Internal Communications Team
Award of Excellence: The Quarterly – York St John University by Sarah Atkinson and RED
Award of Excellence: Inside Magazine – Kuehne + Nagel UK by Scarlettabbott

Merit: LIFE Quarterly – Volkswagen Group UK by 44 Communications
Merit: Topps Tiles Quartile – Topps Tiles Colleagues by Lizz Lee, Kiran Bester, Steve Chilton
 

NEWSPAPER/NEWSLETTER

Class winner:
Enkore – Karbon Homes by Karbon Homes Communications Team

Award of Excellence: The Point – EDF by 44 Communications

Merit: one – The @one Alliance by Jodie Boddey and RED
 

STAND-OUT COMMUNICATION

Class winner:
DLG Bristol Office by Direct Line Group and Words&Pictures
 
VIDEO & ANIMATION

Class winner:
Superpowers in our DNA – Twist Bioscience by Words&Pictures and Superla

Award of Excellence: You all make a difference – University of Derby by Jet Productions
Award of Excellence: Proud of us in 2018 – Northumbrian Water Group
Award of Excellence: 2018 Charity Partnership Films – Lloyds Banking Group by Limehouse Films
Award of Excellence: ‘Hey it’s OK’ – Mercedes-Benz, Words&Pictures and Superla

Merit: OneCard Video – Tarmac by 44 Communications
Merit: NVS “12 Days of Christmas” – National Veterinary Services
Merit: Mitie Values – Mitie by Pictures55
 
BEST DIGITAL

Class winner:

Using VR to get everyone home safe – Northumbrian Water Group

Awards of Excellence: Transforming Blogs from Beastie to Bestie – Midland Heart by Interact
Award of Excellence: Connect – NBS by Interact
Award of Excellence: #MyWellbeing – NHS Digital Staff by NHS Digital Internal Communications Team
Award of Excellence: One Online – Tarmac by 44 Communications
Award of Excellence: Topps Live – Topps Tiles Colleagues by Topps Tiles I.T. Team, and developer Chris Butler
 

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Class winner:
Anchor Winter Olympics #showusyourbobble – Anchor Hanover

 
EMPLOYEE EVENT OF THE YEAR

Class winner:

National Leader Roadshows – Northumbrian Water Group

Award of Excellence: Heart 2 Heart – Loughborough Students’ Union, British Heart Foundation by Marketing and Advancement, Loughborough University
Award of Excellence: Management Conference 2018 – Hermes by Simply Better Events
Award of Excellence: Our Story Live – Yorkshire Building Society by Simply Better Events
Award of Excellence: GMD Awards – AstraZeneca by AG Communications Limited
Award of Excellence: Community Integrated Care’s 30th Anniversary – Community Integrated Care
Award of Excellence: Wonderland – Coventry Building Society
Award of Excellence: Greencore Warrington Grand Reopening – Greencore Group by Invigor8
Award of Excellence: Stonewater’s Annual Company Day – All Stonewater Colleagues by Corporate Communications Team

Merit: Home Star Awards – Home Group Internal Communications Team
Merit: Launching our Strategic Framework – University of Derby
 
 
BEST IN-HOUSE TEAM

Class winner:
Community Integrated Care’s Internal Communications Team

Award of Excellence: Kuehne + Nagel Communications and Marketing Team
 
 
BEST AGENCY

Class winner:
H&H

Award of Excellence: RED
Award of Excellence: AG Communications Limited
 
 
THE TOM DAWSON AWARD

Class winner:
DLG Bristol Office – Direct Line Group and Words&Pictures


CHANGEMAKERS CEO/BOARD CHAMPION

Class winner:
A Year in the Life of Heidi Mottram A CEO Champion of IC – by Northumbrian Water Group

Award of Excellence: Mark Adams CEO – by Community Integrated Care
 
 
 
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