Central & North Awards 2019: Shortlist

 

 

The entries have been judged and the shortlist in the IoIC Central and North Region High Flyer Awards has just touched down! #jointhejetset


This year's bumper cargo of entries showcases the best of the two mighty regions’ talent, innovation and expertise – all of them reaching for the skies. Our judges had a tough challenge to get through the mountain of entries but after a few rounds of in flight catering they remarked that this year’s entries were exceptional! With entries split across 24 classes, there was plenty of opportunity for our regions’ IC innovators (and aviators) to shine – all of which will make for a fantastic, celebratory and exciting awards night in March.
 
Check out our shortlist below and see if you’ve secured your seat at the High Flyer Awards!
 
We look forward to checking you in at the Concorde Conference Centre, at Manchester Airport on Thursday March 21 for what promises to be a glittering and exhilarating sky ride the very best of internal communications across the Midlands and North. You’ll be in the company of the very best internal communication crews, at what promises to be the best networking event (and party) of the year!  
 
So hurry, book your tickets, pack your glad rags, strap yourself in and join your fellow High Flyers. 
 
On board you’ll enjoy first-class dining underneath the wings of Concorde, maybe win a gong or two and get to dance the night away. 
 
Tickets are £99 plus VAT for IoIC members and £110 plus VAT for non-members. This includes your three-course meal, entertainment and arrival drinks. Tables of 10 can be booked for £950 plus VAT and we can provide business class party packages to get your celebrations off to a flying start! Details to follow.. 
 
Bookings can be made by email to Brenda Scott ([email protected]). Places are limited and will be allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis. We have been known to sell out, so please hurry! 
 
There’s a range of hotels near the Airport to suit any budget, and we have secured special discounts with a couple of them. To find out more, get in touch with Brenda at [email protected] before booking your overnight stay. 
 
All hotels are conveniently located close to the city centre, motorways and venue. 
 
So, join us for a celebratory night of communication excellence. Wherever you live in the Central & North regions, or work in the regions, the 2019 Celebration Event is an evening not to be missed! 

The Central & North Awards 2019: Shortlist 

 
Best Campaign
 
Royal Canin Celebrates 50 Years: Proud Heritage. Exciting Future, for Royal Canin, by Clarity
Winter Olympics Colleague Survey, for Anchor Hanover, by Anchor Hanover 
Anglo American Global Safety Day, for Anglo American in association with H&H, by H&H 
How to survive a Zombie Apocalypse (and other Business Continuity Incidents), for Capgemini, by Gemma Smith 
Beyond Coal – Strategy Rollout, for Drax Power, by Anna Baxter and Red Publications
KN+ Next Gen Roll Out, for Kuehne + Nagel UK, by Kuehne + Nagel and Scarlettabbott
Imagine if…, for Air Astana, by Words&Pictures  
Heart 2 Heart, for Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, British Heart Foundation, by Marketing and Advancement, Loughborough University
Launch of “We Dare”, for Community Integrated Care, by Community Integrated Care 
The AO People Survey, for AO.com, by The AO Internal Communications Team 
Rexel on the Road, for Rexel UK, by 44 Communications
 
Most Effective Culture Change
 
Launch of “We Dare”, for Community Integrated Care, by Community Integrated Care 
The “Changing lives. Creating futures” Big Picture, for Working Links, by BigPicture Learning Limited 
Our Future Reimagined, for AstraZeneca, by AG Communications Limited 

Evaluation/Measurement 
No award 
 
Skills: Writing
 
Remarkable People, for National Grid, by 44 Communications 
Quartile – Burgers to Beach Balls : Lessons in Life, for Topps Tiles Colleagues, by Lizz Lee 
Uplift, for Biffa, by 44 Communications 
 
Design
 
The Point, for EDF, by 44 Communications 
Talk magazine Spring 2018, for Nestlé UK and Ireland, by Sequel Group 
DLG Bristol Office, for Direct Line Group, by Words&Pictures   
Topps Tiles Giving Something Back, for Topps Tiles Colleagues, by Lizz Lee 
 
Skills :Digital
 
Cadent Induction Site, for Cadent, by 44 Communications
Vodafone VR, for The Vodafone Digital Team, by 44 Communications 
 
Skills: Imagery
 
Greeting people at Grafham, for Simon Banbury and Anglian Water, by Red Publications
Faces of Southeastern, for Southeastern Railway, by Words&Pictures 
Pedal power, for Love Daventry, by Pictures55 
 
Best In-House Team
 
Community Integrated Care’s Internal Communications Team
Kuehne + Nagel Communications and Marketing Team
 
Best Agency
 
Red Publications
H&H
AG Communications Limited 
 
Freelance/Interim
No award
 
Magazine
 
Nestlé Talk Magazine, for Nestlé UK & Ireland, by Sequel Group
Topps Tiles Quartile, for Topps Tiles Colleagues, by Lizz Lee, Kiran Bester, Steve Chilton 
The Quarterly, for York St John University, by Sarah Atkinson and Red Publications 
ace magazine, ¬for Employees at Coventry Building Society, by Internal Communications Team 
Inside Magazine, for Kuehne + Nagel UK, by Scarlettabbott 
Connected, for Drax Group, by Lucy Walton and Red Publications
 LIFE Quarterly, for Volkswagen Group UK, by 44 Communications 
 
 
Newspaper/Newsletter
 
one, for The @one Alliance, by Jodie Boddey and Red Publications 
The Point, for EDF, by 44 Communications
Enkore, for Karbon Homes, by Karbon Homes Communications Team  
 
Stand-Out Communication
 
DLG Bristol Office, for Direct Line Group, by Words&Pictures  
 
Video and Animation  
 
You all make a difference, for University of Derby, by Jet Productions
Superpowers in our DNA, for Twist Bioscience, by Words&Pictures 
Proud of us in 2018, for Northumbrian Water Group, by Northumbrian Water Group 
2018 Charity Partnership Films, for Lloyds Banking Group, by Limehouse Films 
OneCard Video, for Tarmac, by 44 Communications 
NVS “12 Days of Christmas”, for National Veterinary Services, by National Veterinary Services 
Mitie Values, for Mitie, by Pictures55 
‘Hey it’s OK’ for Mercedes-Benz, by Words&Pictures 
 
Best Digital
 
Transforming Blogs from Beastie to Bestie, for Midland Heart, by Interact 
Connect, for NBS, by Interact
#MyWellbeing, for NHS Digital Staff, by NHS Digital Internal Communications Team
Using VR to get everyone home safe, for Northumbrian Water Group, by Northumbrian Water Group 
One Online,¬ for Tarmac, by 44 Communications 
Topps Live, for ToppsTiles Colleagues, by Topps Tiles I.T. Team, and developer Chris Butler 
 
Best use of Social Media
 
Anchor Winter Olympics #showusyourbobble, for Anchor Hanover, by Anchor Hanover   
 
Employee Event of the Year
 
Heart 2 Heart, for Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, British Heart Foundation, by Marketing and Advancement, Loughborough University 
Management Conference 2018, for Hermes, by Simply Better Events 
Our Story Live, for Yorkshire Building Society, by Simply Better Events 
GMD Awards, for AstraZeneca, by AG Communications Limited 
Launching our Strategic Framework, for University of Derby, by University of Derby
Community Integrated Care’s 30th Anniversary, for Community Integrated Care, by Community Integrated Care 
Wonderland, for Coventry Building Society, by Coventry Building Society (Community, Internal Communications and DPQ) 
Greencore Warrington Grand Reopening, for Greencore Group, by Invigor8 
National Leader Roadshows, for Northumbrian Water Group, by Northumbrian Water Group 
Stonewater’s Annual Company Day, for All Stonewater Colleagues, by Corporate Communications Team  
Home Star Awards, for Home Group, by Home Group Internal Communications Team
 
 
CEO/Board Champion
 
A Year in the Life of Heidi Mottram, A CEO Champion of IC, for Northumbrian Water Group, by Northumbrian Water Group 
Mark Adams, for Community Integrated Care, by Community Integrated Care 
 
Central and North Communicator
TBA
 
Best Not for profit Communications
 
Community Integrated Care’s Internal Communications Team, for Community Integrated Care, by Community Integrated Care 
Home Group Internal Communications Team, for Home Group, by Home Group Internal Communications Team
 
Best Public Sector Communications
 
Streets Ahead, for City of York Council, by Kelly Conn and Red Publications 
The Quarterly, for York St John University, by Sarah Atkinson and Red Publications
 
Success on a Shoestring
 
Engagement Plan Videos, for Volkswagen Group UK, by 44 Communications
Place 2B Rap, for Lloyds Banking Group, by Limehouse Films
NVS “12 Days of Christmas”, for National Veterinary Services, by National Veterinary Services 
 
The One that Got Away
 
Make My Day 2018, for Northumbrian Water Group, by Northumbrian Water Group 
 
The Tom Dawson Award 
TBA
 
 
 

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