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#MissionExcellence has touched down as more than 200 internal communication professionals gathered at the National Space Centre for the IoIC Central & North Awards 2018 - the biggest and best celebration of regional #internalcomms talent.

On arrival our guests were welcomed by storm troopers and then supped on some superb space cocktails! The celebrations launched with a special surprise show in the UK’s largest planetarium, after which took our seats for dinner and the main event.
 
Awards kicked off with a welcome from our very own astronauts Andy Holt, North Region Director, and Rich Baker, Central Region Director, who also oversaw the entire proceedings. 
Our compere for the evening was Mike Ramsden, who took us on a journey through a record-breaking 23 categories including campaigns, writing, design, print, digital, video, and changemakers - representing the very best in internal communication across our mighty regions.
 
You can see the photos from the celebration event here and check out the book of night by clicking here.
 
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The IoIC Central & North Awards 2018 - Winners 

 
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATONS
 
BEST CAMPAIGN
 
Class Winner

Keeping It Clear Together
For : Anglian Water
By : Anglian Water and RED Publications
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Gender Intelligence
For : Volkswagen Group UK
By : Volkswagen Group UK and 44 Communications
 
Entry : Red Line Empowerment Campaign
For : Vodafone
By : Vodafone Change Communications Team and 44 Communications
 
Entry : THE GRID – bringing digital transformation to life through organisational game-play
For : Stonewater colleagues
By : Stonewater
 
Entry : National Grid System Operator (SO) Back to School Month
For : National Grid employees
By : National Grid SO Communications Team
 
Entry : My YBS Group Adventure
For : YBS Group
By : YBS Group and Words&Pictures
 
Merits:
Entry : More for You : Launch of First Utility FirstPerks employee rewards scheme
For : First Utility
By : First Utility Internal Communications and HR teams and Reward Gateway
 
Entry : Ten Years
For : Sellafield
By : Internal Communications 
 
Entry : #SpitHappens
For : Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra leukaemia campaign
By : Loughbrough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign
 
MOST EFFECTIVE CULTURE CHANGE PROGRAMME 
 
Class Winner

Our Story
For : YBS Group
By : YBS Group in partnership with H&H
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Our journey to Business Services #TheEnergyInside
For : UK Business Services, National Grid
By : Julie O’Grady (National Grid) and Social and Local CIC
 
Entry : End of an era – Thorp Transition
For : Sellafield
By : Sellafield, Internal Communications
 
Entry : Together, we’re changing
For : AIA Group
By : Write the Talk
 
Merits:
Entry : Comms Team Refocus
For : TEVA UK
By : Teva UK and RED Publications
 
BEST EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT
 
Class Winner

Our Story
For : YBS Group
By : YBS Group in partnership with H&H 
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : LIFE Online
For : Volkswagen Group UK
By : Volkswagen Group UK and 44 Communications
 
Entry : Drax strategy in a box for Information Services
For : Drax Group
By : Drax Group Internal Communications and RED Publications
 
SKILLS
 
WRITING 
 
Class Winner 

TEVA UK at the NHS Expo
For : TEVA UK
By : Teva UK supported by Andy, Natalya and Amanda from RED Publications  
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : “The Time Traveller” – CIBSE Journal
For : CIBSE
By : CPL
 
Entry : Two Banks, both Barclays
For : Barclaycard
By : Write the Talk
 
Entry : Connected special
For : Drax Group
By : Drax Group Internal Communications and Fran Mayou from RED Publications
 
Entry : Cooking on the edge
For : Greencore
By : Words&Pictures
 
Entry : First EFR project goes live
For : National Grid
By : Paul Derby, 44 Communications
 
Entry : Global Marketing Playbook
For : MetLife
By : Write the Talk
 
Merits:
Entry : Respecting every colleague as a unique individual
For : MHA
By : Rosa Drohomirecka

DESIGN 
 
Class Winner 

The Little Book of Love
For : Rentalcars.com
By : Bugler Smith
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : The Globe
For : Barclaycard
By : Barclaycard Channels Team and 44 Communications
 
Entry : Journal
For : Sainsbury’s
By : Sainsbury’s Internal Communications Team and 44 Communications
 
Entry : The Point
For : EDF Energy 
By : EDF Energy and 44 Communications
 
Entry : Team Talk
For : Antalis UK
By : Sequel Group 
 
Entry : Leadership Expedition
For : Rentalcars.com
By : Bugler Smith
 
Merits:
Entry : “Responsible Business, Positive Outcomes.” Corporate responsibility report
For : Kier Group plc 
By : CPL

DIGITAL 
 
Class Winner  - Entry : SPOTLIGHT

For : Mercedes-Benz UK
By : Mercedes-Benz UK and Words&Pictures
 
Merits:
Entry : Our Story
For :  YBS Group
By : YBS Group in partnership with H&H 
 
IMAGERY
 
Class Winner

SPOTLIGHT
For : Mercedes-Benz UK
By : Mercedes-Benz and Words&Pictures
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Easter Illustration
For : Sainsbury’s
By : Matt Miles and 44 Communications 
 
Entry : The Big Apple
For : Billypix/Route One Publishing
By : Pictures55 
 
Entry : The Globe
For : Barclaycard
By : Barclaycard Channels Team and 44 Communications
 
Entry : Stocksbridge 175th Anniversary Mural
For : Liberty Speciality Steels
By : Liberty Speciality Steels Internal Communications Team
 
Entry : Food Dancing
For : Sainsbury’s
By : Roy Kilcullen Photography and 44 Communications
 
Entry : Anglian Water’s Internal Comms Magnet
For : Anglian Water
By : Anglian Water and RED Publications
 
Entry : One Magazine’s Elaine Oke Front Cover
For : Tarmac Internal Communications
By : 44 Communications and Roy Kilcullen 
 
PEOPLE IN THE REGION
 
BEST IN-HOUSE TEAM 
 
Class Winner
Anchor Communications Team
For : Anchor
By : Anchor
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Marketing and Advancement
For : Loughborough University
By : Loughborough University
 
Merits:
Entry : Best In-House Team Of The Year
For : Mercedes-Benz UK
By : Mercedes-Benz UK
 
BEST AGENCY 
 
Class Winner
Words&Pictures
 
Awards of Excellence:
H&H
44 Communications
RED Publications
 
CHANNELS
 
MAGAZINE
 
Class Winner
Purple
For : Anchor
By : Anchor and Words&Pictures
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Journal
For : Sainsbury’s
By : Sainsbury’s Internal Communications Team and 44 Communications
 
Entry : Powerlines
For : Western Power Distribution
By : Western Power Distribution and Communique Writing and Design
 
Entry : Our World
For : Rolls-Royce
By : Rolls-Royce and Scarlett Abbott
 
Entry : Team Talk
For : Antalis UK
By : Sequel Group 
 
Entry : The Globe
For : Barclaycard
By : Barclaycard Channels Team, Write The Talk and 44 Communications
 
Entry : The Guide
For : Northumbrian Water Group
By : Northumbrian Water Group and Scarlett Abbott
 
NEWSPAPER/NEWSLETTER
 
Class Winner
Green Paws
For : Pets at Home
By : Bugler Smith
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Southeastern Standard
For : Southeastern Trains
By : Southeastern Trains and Words&Pictures 
 
Entry : One
For : The @One Alliance
By : The @One Alliance and RED Publications  
 
Entry : The Point
For : EDF Energy
By : EDF Energy and 44 Communications
 
STAND-OUT COMMUNICATION 


Class Winner 
#SpitHappens
For : Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign
By : Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : National Grid SO Car Park Karaoke
For : National Grid employees
By : National Grid System Operator Communications  Team
 
Entry : Colocation, Colocation
For : Northumbrian Water Group
By : Northumbrian Water Group
 
Entry : Invest Quest
For : Northumbrian Water Group
By : Northumbrian Water Group 
 
Entry : Celebrating Our Logistics
For : Carlsberg UK
By : Words&Pictures
 
Entry : The Little Book of Love
For : Rentalcars.com
By : Bugler Smith
 
Merits:
Entry : Connected Special
For : Drax Group
By : Drax Group Internal Communications and RED Publications
 
Entry : The Seafresh Employee Handbook
For : Seafresh
By : 44 Communications
 
Entry : Leadership Expedition
For : Rentalcars.com
By : Bugler Smith
 
VIDEO AND ANIMATION
 
Class Winner
Complaints : own them
For : Allied Irish Bank
By : Write the Talk
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : More for You : First Perks Internal Promotional video
For : First Utility employees
By : Allya Mahmood, Creative Design Lead, First Utility Internal Communications
 
Entry : Proud to be Northern
For : Northern
By : Limehouse Films
 
Entry : Colocation Colocation
For : Northumbrian Water Group
By : Northumbrian Water Group
 
Entry : “Take the Time. Help Drive Change”
For : AB InBev
By : CPL
 
BEST DIGITAL 
 
Class Winner 
One Online
For : Tarmac
By : Tarmac Internal Communications Team and 44 Communications
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : In The NOE
For : Biesdorf
By : Sequel Group
 
Entry : Bringing Energy to Life
For : National Grid employees
By : The Surgery and National Grid
 
Entry : Enabling colleagues to Connect
For : NBS
By : NBS 
 
Merits:
Entry : Connect Plus
For : Wolseley
By : Sequel Group
  
BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA 
 
Class Winner 
Celebrating 80 years
For : White Cross Vets
By : White Cross Vets 
 
Awards Excellence:
Entry : Implementing a new social network
For : Anchor
By : Anchor 
 
EMPLOYEE EVENT OF THE YEAR 
 
Class Winner
NWG Innovation Festival
For : Northumbrian Water Group
By : Northumbrian Water Group
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Emerald Live 2017
For : Emerald Employees
By : Emerald Live Project Team
 
Entry : First Bus Leadership Conference 2017
For : First Bus 
By : Simply Better Events
 
Entry : MBC Colleague Event
For : Mercedes-Benz UK
By : Mercedes-Benz UK
 
Entry : Northern’s new uniform launch
For : Northern
By : Northern
 
Merits:
Entry : THE GRID – bringing digital transformation to life through organisational game-play
For : Stonewater colleagues
By :  Stonewater
 
CHANGEMAKERS
 
CEO/CHAMPION OF IC
 
Class Winner 
Liv Garfield : Bike  on a Boat tour
For : Severn Trent Water
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Elaine O’Sullivan
For : Seafresh Group
 
Central & North Communicator of the Year
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Awards of Excellence:
Entry: Emma Leach
For: Loughborough University
 
IoIC IN THE COMMUNITY
BEST NOT FOR PROFIT COMMUNICATION 
 
Class Winner
More aid through Gift Aid
For : Oxfam
By : Scarlett abbott
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : Anchor Communications Team
For : Anchor
By : Anchor
 
BEST PUBLIC SECTOR COMMUNICATION 
 
Class Winner 
Streets Ahead
For : City of York Council
By : City of York Council and RED Publications
 
GOOD IDEAS COST NOTHING
SUCCESS ON A SHOESTRING 
 
Class Winner
NWG Table Showcase
For : Northumbrian Water Group
By : Northumbrian Water Group 
 
Awards of Excellence:
Entry : InvestQuest
For : Northumbrian Water Group
By : Northumbrian Water Group 
 
Entry : #SpitHappens
For : Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign
By : Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign
 
Entry : Stocksbridge 175th Anniversary
For : Liberty Speciality Steels Staff and Local Community
By : Liberty Speciality Steels Internal Communications Team
 
Merits:
Entry : Scan it. Bin it. Done it. 
For : Allied Irish Banks
By : Write the Talk
 
Entry : Love at Loughborough
For : Loughborough University
By : Loughborough University
 
THE 'ONE THAT GOT AWAY' AWARDS 

Merits:
Entry : Talking Point
For : TEVA Runcorn
By : Teva Runcorn and RED Publications
 
Entry : FirstDefenders
For : First Utility employees
By : Hannah Poulton, Internal Communications Manager, First Utility Limited
 
The Tom Dawson Award
Class Winner 
NWG Innovation Festival
For : Northumbrian Water Group
By : Northumbrian Water Group
  
 
 

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