IoIC National Awards 2022 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the IoIC National Awards 2022

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for; the shortlist for the 2022 IoIC Awards has been revealed!

This year, the Judges commented the standard of entries was 'very, very high.' A record number of entries have been put forward by the Judges for the #WeMatterAtWork Award, which recognises internal communicators who exemplify the IoIC's purpose and truly make their colleagues feel that they do indeed matter at work. The winners of this will be announced at the Awards Dinner along with the Grand Prix Award.

All shortlisted entrants will receive an Award of Excellence and are in the running to take the top spot in their class* when the winners are announced at the Awards Dinner on Friday 23 September at The Brewery, London.

Strategy & Campaigns

Best Change/Transformation Campaign
A Force on the move for and by British Transport Police and H&H
Back to the Future for The Cumberland by Internal Communications Partner
Thawing the frozen middle: training for Dignity people managers for Dignity by Sequel Group
E.ON Modern Workplace pilot programme for E.ON by Sequel Group
Elexon Together for Elexon by Pier Marketing
The Future of Work at Experian for Experian by Experian IC Team
How Hertfordshire County Council is changing to think and act Beyond Today for Hertfordshire County Council by Sarah Bassill, Corporate Communications, Hertfordshire County Council
Optimus for wilko: the logistics of successful change for wilko by Enthuse Communications

Best Strategic Collaboration  
Destination 2023: The ATS Strategic Journey for ATS Euromaster by ATS Euromaster Internal Communication Team
Building connections that really matter in Virgin Media Ireland for Virgin Media by Virgin Media Ireland and Sequel Group

Best Single Campaign
A hybrid treasure hunt to launch a bold new brand for Bird & Bird by Bird & Bird's in-house Internal Communications team (Mary Jacobsen), alongside agency 106 Communications
Self Love Anthem Internal Campaign for The Body Shop's Global Connections and Engagement team by The Body Shop's Global Connections and Engagement team
Play Your Way – launching a new digital experience for Entain by United Culture
FSA awards for FSA staff by FSA in house team and Smarts agency
Johnson Matthey Take 5 for Johnson Matthey by AB Communications
#TheBigKetchup - Kraft Heinz International Return to Office Campaign for Kraft Heinz - International by Kraft Heinz - International Zone, Internal Communications Team
On Track for London Borough of Havering by Havering Council
LSEG's first 100 days for London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) by LSEG's internal communications team
The Power of All Our Voices for National Grid by Ruder Finn
Stars of remembrance for NatWest Group by NatWest Group Marketing, Internal Communication and Wellbeing teams, working with our in-house agency, The &Partnership
Sky Glass Launch Campaign for SKY by Avvio Reply and Sky

Best Ongoing Communication
Noisy Innovation for DAC Beachcroft by DAC Beachcroft's in-house team
SAFETY F1RST Vision Zero for Certas Energy UK by We Are Brass Tacks Ltd
The Den for LEO Pharmaceuticals by Fresh Communication
Maintaining connection one year on for Paysafe by Internal Communications Team

Best D&I Campaign
'This is me' DE&S Race Conference 2021 for DE&S by DE&S’ in-house corporate communications team
Reward Gateway's EPIC Strategy for and by Reward Gateway
 
Best Engagement Programme
On Track for London Borough of Havering by Havering Council
Connected Conversations Mott MacDonald for Mott MacDonald Group by Internal Engagement and Communication team
The Power of All Our Voices for National Grid by Ruder Finn
Safe to Say for NPCC by 44 Communications
Driving employee engagement and advocacy at RELX. A success story. for and by RELX
 
Best Wellbeing Programme
Your Mind Matters at Experian for and by Experian
Growing Stronger Together - Rest, Reflect, Recover for Oxford University Hospitals by Oxford University Hospitals' in-house Communications and Design team
Fuelling health and wellbeing innovation in the rail industry for Rail Wellbeing Alliance by The Leith Agency
Wednesday Wellbeing for Royal Borough staff by The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Communications Team
 
Best Employee Experience Campaign
Best employee experience - AddIn365 and Wincanton for and by Wincanton and AddIn365
Impacting Co-op's Company Culture with Modern Workplace Strategies for Co-op by WM Reply
Retention through communication: Being a Rewarding, Reliable and Respectful place to work. For our business - Rygor by our internal communications team
Rewards Hub for and by Sodexo Gallagher - Employee Experience & Communication

Best Leadership Communication Programme
Informing, engaging and inspiring our leaders for National Trust leaders by National Trust Internal Communications team
PZ Cussons leadership films for PZ Cussons by Sequel Group
 

Best Hybrid Communication
Ways of working for and by NatWest Group
Building belonging in a hybrid world for and by RHP
 

Best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Campaign
Coutts B Corp campaign for Coutts/NatWest Group by the Coutts Internal Communications team in collaboration with The & Partnership
#GenerationRegeneration for Nestlé UK and Ireland by Nestle UK and Ireland Corporate Communications Team
Building momentum – introducing and engaging employees with Wienerberger’s sustainability strategy: Let’s Build Beyond for Wienerberger UK Ltd by Wienerberger UK and Emperor

Skills

Best Writing
One Magazine for Tarmac by 44 Communications
Everything you ever wanted to know about hybrid working for Volkswagen Financial Services by 44 Communications

Best Storytelling
McDonald's News bites by McDonald's for blue goose
Highway Magazine: Letter to my younger self for National Highways by AB Communications
Driving employee engagement and advocacy at RELX. A success story. for and by RELX Corporate communications team

Best Image
International Women's Day, phs Group. for phs Group by In-house designer, Ryan Dark
TfL Operational Comms Campaign for TfL by AB Communications

Best One-Off Feature
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for and by Lloyds Banking Group
Highway ‘A flexible future’ for National Highways by AB Communications
April Fool's Swag ‘21 for Travelport by Internal Communications Team

Best Design
Pep Talk for PepsiCo by beetroot
A Force on the move for and by British Transport Police and H&H
One Magazine for Tarmac by 44 Communications
Everything you ever wanted to know about hybrid working for Volkswagen Financial Services by 44 Communications
The Reporter Quarterly for White & Case by Sequel Group

 

Channels

Best Channel for Members/Stakeholders/Volunteers
Mercer Money for and by Mercer
The Volunteer Hub – innovative volunteer engagement for the NSPCC by the NSPCC intranet manager

Best News Channel
OneImerys intranet for Imerys by Imerys and Artful Dog
Nomad&Me for Nomad Foods by Sequel Group
Friday Update for Paysafe by Internal Communications team
Pep Talk for PepsiCo by beetroot

Best Magazine
Arch by Anchor by Anchor Internal Communications team and RED
The Hard Hat – a crowning glory for internal communications for Anderson by Satsuma & Anderson
Nomad&Me: ENGAGING EMPLOYEES WITH COMPANY PURPOSE for Nomad Foods by Sequel Group
Pep Talk for PepsiCo by beetroot
The Reporter Quarterly for White & Case by Sequel Group

Best New or Relaunched Channel
CWGC Intranet Launch for All Colleagues by CWGC, with support from DevoTeam
Comms Catch Up for DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland by DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland
Highway for National Highways for National Highways by AB Communications
Line Manager Cascade, NHS Property Services for Frontline colleagues by Internal Communications Team, Frontline Services, NHS Property Services
The Academic Digest, Sheffield Hallam University for Sheffield Hallam University by Internal Communications Team at Sheffield Hallam University
An intranet upgrade compatible with laptops, smart phones and human beings for Three by Emperor, UX Consulting, Three
Synthesize for Twist Bioscience by Words&Pictures

Best Intranet
GMI 'Turns Up The Volume' with revamped comms for and by GMI Construction Group
NATS re-vamps intranet to re-engage its frontline workforce for and by NATS (National Air Traffic Services)
New NatWest Group intranet for NatWest Group by Oak Engage and The &Partnership
The Source - Built for our colleagues by our colleagues for and by Northumbrian Water Group
Compass, World Animal Protection for Employees by Internal communications team, IT and local comms colleagues, World Animal Protection

Best Channel for a Remote Audience
Highway for National Highways for National Highways by AB Communications
 

Best Newspaper/Newsletter
Chevron for FCC Environment by Words&Pictures and FCC

Best Video/Animation
When You Look at Me for and by Citizen
Christopher's story - battling anxiety and depression for Mott MacDonald by Group Internal Engagement and Communication team
Best Video/ Animation for and by Voyage Care
VTV Cribs for and by Virgin Atlantic Internal Communications Team

Best Event (virtual or in person)
'This is me' DE&S Race Conference 2021 for DE&S by DE&S’ in-house corporate communications team
The Game Changer Live! for esure Group’s colleagues by esure Group’s Internal Communication team and MCM Creative
MSS Does - The Second Machine Age for HSBC by nrg digital ltd
Phoenix Group Town Hall, Values Awards & Evening of Thanks for and by Phoenix Group
Reward Gateway's Thank You Festival for and by Reward Gateway

Innovation

Innovative Use of Media
Innovative Use of Media: A poem for LSEG for London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) by LSEG's Corporate Affairs and Marketing team
Let's Brand the World! for Travelport by Travelport in-house Internal Communications team

Game Changer
Self Love Anthem Campaign for The Body Shop's Global Connections and Engagement team by The Body Shop's Global Connections and Engagement team
A Force on the move for and by British Transport Police and H&H
Game changer - introduction of Yammer - phs Group for phs Group by phs Group Internal Comms team

Team

Best Agency
H&H
Inside Out Communications Consulting

Best In-House Teams

Best In-House Team 1-5 people
A&O Alumni Network Team, Mosaique Press Ltd
Howdens
McKesson UK
Voyage Care

 

Best In-House Team 6-10 people
AVEVA \ Performance Intelligence
BAT Global Internal Comms Team
Entain plc
Three

Best In-House Team 11+ people
DSC UK & Ireland Internal Communication & Engagement Team
Wheatley Group: Changing lives through communications

 

Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Teams

Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Team 1-5 people
Social Security Scotland - Internal Communications Team

Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Team 6-10 people
Anchor Internal Communications Team
The University of Oxford's Internal Communications Team

People

Best Internal Communications Newcomer (supported by FutureNet)
Meganrose Lewis, AB Publishing Limited
Gabby Santa Cruz, OPEN Health Communications

Internal Communicator of the Year
May Holloway, British Transport Police
Nicola Lally, BDO LLP
Katie Macaulay, AB Publishing Limited
 

We are excited to be able to celebrate with you at the Awards Dinner on Friday 23 September at The Brewery, London. We will, of course, work with the venue to ensure the event would meet any safety standards needed. 

Thank you to everyone who entered. Judges' critiques will be sent to all entrants in late September.
 
 *Please note, being the only entry shortlisted doesn’t guarantee a class win