IoIC National Awards 2023 Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the IoIC National Awards 2023

In a night of celebration, 400 internal communication professionals came together on Friday 22 September at The Brewery, London to celebrate the winners of the IoIC National Awards 2023.

Our Awards Chair, Justine Stevenson and IoIC’s Chief Exec Jennifer Sproul were delighted to welcome winners onto the stage. 

Jennifer started off the evening's proceedings saying: "Great internal communication is the backbone of organisations. It is a privilege to lead your Institute to shine a light on and celebrate the amazing work you all do.   This evening is testament to the power of this profession, your hard work and unwavering commitment to excellence."

Justine remarked on how presiding over the Awards makes her incredibly proud: "You all continue to wow me with your professionalism, adaptability and creativity. We continue to demonstrate how vital internal communications is within organisations and that’s something we should all be proud of."

As well as the award presentation, the crowd were treated to musical comedy, courtesy of a Britain's Got Talent previous semi-finalist Kev Orkian.

Class winners trophies were handed out, along with a #WeMatterAtWork Award and once again the Grand Prix Award winner was the pinnacle of the evening. This top trophy went to: British Airways x Ozwald Boateng for and by British Airways.

Justine ended the night with a special announcement - next year's Awards will mark the IoIC's 75th anniversary and the Awards Dinner will be held at the iconic Natural History Museum in London. So, hold the date for 26 September 2024 and be sure to enter the IoIC National Awards 2024 when they open in January.

It was a wonderful, celebratory evening – congratulations to all the winners.


Strategy & Campaigns

Best Change/Transformation Campaign
Changing travel culture for Global pharmaceutical by Forty1

Best Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Campaign
All. Together. Better. for The Police Uplift Programme by blue goose

Best Employee Experience Programme
Going Beyond at JLL for JLL by BCW

Best Employee Voice Programme
Creating our vision and values for and by Nucleus

Best Engagement Programme
I CAN -  communication of new organizational culture for and by BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA

Best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Campaign
Scottish Water's Net Zero Campaign for and by Scottish Water

Best Global Communications Campaign
A global team creating global Values for Sony Interactive Entertainment by scarlettabbott

Best Internal and External Communication Alignment
House of the Dragon for Sky by Avvio

Best Leadership Communication Programme
abrdn Best Leadership Communication Programme for and by abrdn

Best Ongoing Campaign
Embedding our Values into the drumbeat of every day for Sony Interactive Entertainment by scarlettabbott

Best Single Campaign
British Airways x Ozwald Boateng for and by British Airways

Best Wellbeing Programme
Activ8 challenge for and by Voyage Care


Best Design
Scottish Water's Internal Communication Toolkit for and by Scottish Water

Best One-Off Feature
Redgate - Your share in our future for Redgate Software by Deloitte

Best Image
LEAP Visual Strategy Map for SEDCO Holding by Engage Group

Best Storytelling
My Life at Sky for and by Sky

Best Writing
The Point for EDF by 44 Communications


Best Channel for Members/Stakeholders/Volunteers
Launching Loop: Our internal communications platform for Moto Hospitality by Internal Communications Team at Moto Hospitality

Best Event (virtual or in person)
Ocado Logistics - Driver of the Year for and by Ocado Group

Best Intranet
POPi: uniting a global team with a modern intranet #BuildingAConnectedWorkingWorld for Populous by Cocentric

Best Magazine
Zest magazine for Voyage Care by W&P

Best New or Relaunched Channel
GRAHAM Hub for and by GRAHAM

Best News Channel
On Track for Siemens Mobility by 44 Communications

Best Video/Animation
Integrity Matters for Unilever by MGA, Spark&Ignite, Shiftology


Game Changer
Ocado Logistics - Scan & Deliver Podcast for Ocado Group by Sonder Inside

Innovative Use of Media
Climate Matters Global voices. Global actions. for Nestlé by wtv. Connecting people


Best Small Agency (1-10 people)
The Culture Club

Best Medium Agency (11-30 people)
The Surgery

Best Large Agency (30+)

Best In-House Teams

Best In-House Team 1-5 people
N Brown Communications and Engagement team

Best In-House Team 6-10 people
Elsevier Internal Communications and Employer Brand Team

Best In-House Team 10+ people
Scottish Water

Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Teams

Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Team 1-5 people
UK Civil Aviation Authority Internal Communications Team

Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Team 10+ people
Scottish Water's Internal Communications Team


Best Internal Communications Newcomer (supported by FutureNet)
Millie Caston, British Transport Police

Internal Communication Manager of the Year
Nicki Dyson, formerly Smart Pension

Internal Communication Leader of the Year
Sarah Meurer, Elsevier


Scottish Water

IoIC Grand Prix Award

British Airways x Ozwald Boateng for and by British Airways

Photos of the night

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