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Regional Awards - Central & North 2020 Shortlist



The entries have been judged and the shortlist in the IoIC Central and North Region Komms Klub Awards has just been announced! Are you in the mix?


This year's bumper bowl of entries showcased the best of the two regions’ talent, innovation and expertise. Our judges had a difficult challenge to sieve through the number of entries and at the end of a hard day of judging, commented on how impressed they were with the entries.

The shortlist is out now and we can’t wait to see you hit the floor at the Custard Factory!

The night is sure to be a class event – a massive night celebrating the very best of internal communication from our two mighty regions. You’ll be in the company of the very best internal communication Klub members, at what promises to be the one of largest and best networking nights out (and parties) of the year! 

So, hurry, book your tickets, pack your clubbing gear, whistles and glow sticks to join your fellow Komms Klubbers. On the floor, you'll enjoy dining to rave about, maybe win a gong or two and get to groove the night away.

This special night will be taking off at the iconic and creative space – the Custard Factory in Birmingham on Thursday 8th October. Tickets are £120 plus VAT for IoIC members and £140 plus VAT for non-members. This includes your three course meal, entertainment and arrival drinks. You can book here. If you are a member please ensure you are logged into receive your member rate.

Book now!

Tables of 10 can be booked at £999 + VAT, please email [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 get your party pass now! 

There's a host of city centre hotels near the venue to suit any budget, so please put the postcode 'B9 4AA' into Google/TripAdvisor to find one, if you don't want to leave the party early.

So, join us for a celebratory night of communication excellence. Whether you live, or work in, the the Central & North regions, the 2020 Celebration Event on Thursday 8th October is an evening not to be missed! 


The Central & North Awards 2020: Shortlist 


Strategic Communications

Best Campaign
The Howden Big Picture for Howden by BigPicture Learning Limited
Equalising maternity and paternity leave at NHBC for NHBC by Internal Communications and HR
Our Future: Staff Communications for University of Manchester staff by the In-House team
Taking Dignity from Good to Great for Dignity by Sequel Group
My Benefits for YBS Group by YBS Group and Words&Pictures
#DareToShare for and by Community Integrated Care
Our Stars for and by Penspen
Spring Into Wellbeing for Capgemini by Capgemini Internal Communications Team
ALERT Bert for Southeastern Railway by Words&Pictures and Southeastern Railway
LoyalTea for Hotel Associates for Marriott Hotels International by The Ideas House
Intelex for Drax by Camilla Gorick and RED
SMART for Drax by The Drax Smart team and RED
Employee Assistance Programme for Metropolitan Police Service by 44 Communications

Most Effective Culture Change Programme
The Howden Big Picture for Howden by BigPicture Learning Limited
Digitising marking the driving test for DVSA by the In-House Comms team

Best Evaluation/Measurement 
Anchor Hanover Internal Communications Team by Anchor Hanover for Anchor Hanover Internal Communications Team



Step into the Dignity time machine for and by Dignity

Anchor Hanover for Anchor Hanover and H&H - Launch of our Business Plan by Anchor Hanover

The Digital Campus for Manchester Metropolitan University by Interact

Capturing the moment for Words&Pictures by Alan Barton


People in the Region

Best In-house Team of the Year
Anchor Hanover Internal Communications Team 
National Veterinary Services Communications & Marketing Team
Water Plus Communications team
Community Integrated Care's In-House Team

Best Agency of the Year
Limehouse Films
RED - internal communications agency
H&H Agency 

Freelance/Interim of the Year
John McDonough by Words&Pictures


Emerald - 1967 for Emerald Publishing Group by Internal Communications Team (Zara Bennett & Amy Jeffrey)
Zest Magazine for Voyage Care by Voyage Care and Words&Pictures
The Quarterly Magazine for York St. John University by Sarah Atkinson and RED
Connected for Drax by Lucy Walton and RED
arch for Anchor Hanover by Words&Pictures

In House Contact Centre Newsletter by John Lewis & Partners Customer Contact Communication Team
Anglian Water News for Anglian Water by Sarah Cleverley and RED
The Point for EDF Energy by EDF Energy and 44 Communications

Stand-out Communication
The Howden Big Picture for Howden by BigPicture Learning Limited
Our Strategy: Unplugged by Yorkshire Building Society
Our story started with a small box for Royale International by Write the Talk
Big idea of little book for Dignity
The Huddersfield Way for Huddersfield University by Claire Aydogan and RED
ALERT Bert for Southeastern by Words&Pictures

Video and Animation  
Our Smarter Future for Drax by The Drax Smart team and RED
Mitie Mini Movies for Mitie by Pictures55 
Branch Network TV for Lloyds Banking Group by Limehouse
We Dare Launch Video for and by Community Integrated Care
Our story started with a small box for Royale International by Write the Talk

Best Digital
Ready. Steady. Connect! for Mitchells & Butlers by spottydog communications
Shifting from a physical to digital workplace for Your Housing by Interact
Hot Wired - sparking employee conversation for Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group by In-house Marketing and Communications Team
The power of podcasts and mobile for Voyage Care by Interact
Investment in gear for AIA Group by Write the Talk
The Digital Campus for Manchester Metropolitan University by Interact
'Connecting our Colleagues’ the Your JLR  smartphone app by Jaguar Land Rover and DRP 

Best Use of Social Media
No award

Employee Event of the Year
Emerald LIVE 2019 for Emerald Publishing Group by Internal Communications Team (Zara Bennett & Amy Jeffrey) with help of volunteers
Good to Great Live for Dignity
Voyage Excellence Awards for and by Voyage Care
Simply Better for Customers for and by EDF 
Lead the Challenge for Carlsberg UK by Allman Communication
Anchor Hanover for Anchor Hanover and H&H - Launch of our Business Plan by Anchor Hanover
Capgemini TechChallenge submission for Employee Event of The Year for Capgemini by Communications team



CEO/Board Champion of Internal Communication
Mike Regnier & Orlagh Hunt at Yorkshire Building Society

Central and North Communicator of the Year
Kate Goodman, Transformation IC Manager at Dignity
Misty Oosthuizen, Communications and Engagement Lead at London Luton Airport


IoIC in the Community

Best Not for Profit Communications
myOwnHome for All Stonewater Colleagues by Stonewater and Speakeasy

Best Public Sector Communications
Bringing our Strategy to life by and for NHS Business Services Authority
Streets Ahead for City of York Council by Kelly Conn and RED
The Quarterly for York St. John University by Sarah Atkinson and RED


Good Ideas Cost Nothing

Success on a Shoestring
NVS ’Easter Eggs Grand Prix’ for NVS by NVS Communications & Marketing Team
Equalising maternity and paternity leave at NHBC for NHBC by Internal Communications and HR teams
Lucky the Bear for and by ICF
But, what if... for AIA Group by Write the Talk

The 'One that Got Away' Award
No award


The Big Night Out Award

The Tom Dawson Award 



The People's Choice

You will vote for this NEW award on the night. All our shortlisted entries will be displayed for you to make your choice at the event. What will impress you on the night? You decide! 


Book your place on Thursday 8th October now!



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