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This Year's Komms Klub Award Winners Showcase the Best of the Central and North Region's Talent, Innovation and Expertise

Tonight, we were thrilled to be able to finally announce the winners of the Central and North Awards in the virtual #KommsKlub. 

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 commented on how impressed they were with the entries.

Over 150 guests attended the virtual party, which celebrated the crème de la crème (or was that custard of the custard?) of internal communications across the regions. The virtual party had a real Club atmosphere and, as well as outstanding examples of IC across multiple areas, channels and skills, entrants also showcased their supreme dancing skills in the intermission's TikTok videos.

Seeing the winners celebrate on screen was so very 2020, and definitely worth the wait!

Thanks to everyone who entered and joined us on the night.

The IoIC Central & North Komms Klub Awards winners:

 

IoIC in the Community

 

Best Not for Profit Communications

Class Winner:
myOwnHome for All Stonewater Colleagues by Stonewater and Speakeasy

 

Best Public Sector Communications

Class Winner:
Bringing our Strategy to life by and for NHS Business Services Authority

Award of Excellence:The Quarterly for York St. John University by Sarah Atkinson and RED

Merit: Streets Ahead for City of York Council by Kelly Conn and RED

 

Strategic Communications

 

Most Effective Cultural Change Programme


Class Winner:
Digitising marking the driving test for DVSA by the In-House Comms team

Award of Excellence:The Howden Big Picture for Howden by BigPicture Learning Limited

 

Best Evaluation/Measurement

Class Winner:
Anchor Hanover Internal Communications Team by Anchor Hanover for Anchor Hanover Internal Communications Team

 

Best Campaign

Class Winner:
NEW #DEFENDER – A GLOBAL ICON REBORN for Jaguar Land Rover by NEW #DEFENDER – A GLOBAL ICON REBORN

Award of Excellence: Taking Dignity from Good to Great for Dignity by Sequel Group
Award of Excellence: My Benefits for YBS Group by YBS Group and Words&Pictures
Award of Excellence: #DareToShare for and by Community Integrated Care
Award of Excellence: Spring Into Wellbeing for Capgemini by Capgemini Internal Communications Team
Award of Excellence: ALERT Bert for Southeastern Railway by Words&Pictures and Southeastern Railway
Award of Excellence: SMART for Drax by The Drax Smart team and RED

Merit: The Howden Big Picture for Howden by BigPicture Learning Limited
Merit: Equalising maternity and paternity leave at NHBC for NHBC by Internal Communications and HR
Merit: Our Future: Staff Communications for University of Manchester staff by the In-House team
Merit: LoyalTea for Hotel Associates for Marriott Hotels International by The Ideas House
Merit: Intelex for Drax by Camilla Gorick and RED
Merit: Our Stars for and by Penspen
Merit: Employee Assistance Programme for Metropolitan Police Service by 44 Communications

 

Good Ideas Cost Nothing

 

Success on a Shoestring

Class Winner:
Equalising maternity and paternity leave at NHBC for NHBC by Internal Communications and HR teams 

Award of Excellence: NVS ’Easter Eggs Grand Prix’ for NVS by NVS Communications & Marketing Team
Award of Excellence: Lucky the Bear for and by ICF
Award of Excellence: But, what if... for AIA Group by Write the Talk

 

Skills

 

Digital

Class Winner:
The Digital Campus for Manchester Metropolitan University by Interact

 

Writing

Class Winner:
Step into the Dignity time machine for and by Dignity

 

Design

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

 

Imagery

Class Winner:
Capturing the moment for Words&Pictures by Alan Barton

 

Channels

 

Magazine

Class Winner:
Zest Magazine for Voyage Care by Voyage Care and Words&Pictures

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

 

Newspaper/Newsletter

Class Winner:
The Point for EDF Energy by EDF Energy and 44 Communications

Award of Excellence: In House Contact Centre Newsletter by John Lewis & Partners Customer Contact Communication Team
Award of Excellence: Anglian Water News for Anglian Water by Sarah Cleverley and RED

 

Stand-Out Communication

Class Winner:
The Huddersfield Way for Huddersfield University by Claire Aydogan and RED

Award of Excellence: The Howden Big Picture for Howden by BigPicture Learning Limited
Award of Excellence: Our Strategy: Unplugged by Yorkshire Building Society
Award of Excellence: Our story started with a small box for Royale International by Write the Talk
Award of Excellence: Big idea of little book for Dignity
Award of Excellence: ALERT Bert for Southeastern by Words&Pictures

 

Video and Animation

Class Winner:
Branch Network TV for Lloyds Banking Group by Limehouse

Award of Excellence: Our Smarter Future for Drax by The Drax Smart team and RED
Award of Excellence: We Dare Launch Video for and by Community Integrated Care
Award of Excellence: Our story started with a small box for Royale International by Write the Talk

Merit: Mitie Mini Movies for Mitie by Pictures55

 

Best Digital

Class Winner:
'Connecting our Colleagues’ the Your JLR smartphone app by Jaguar Land Rover and DRP

Award of Excellence: Ready. Steady. Connect! for Mitchells & Butlers by spottydog communications
Award of Excellence: Shifting from a physical to digital workplace for Your Housing by Interact
Award of Excellence: Hot Wired - sparking employee conversation for Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group by In-house Marketing and Communications Team
Award of Excellence: The power of podcasts and mobile for Voyage Care by Interact
Award of Excellence: Investment in gear for AIA Group by Write the Talk
Award of Excellence: The Digital Campus for Manchester Metropolitan University by Interact

 

Employee Event of the Year

Class Winner:
Voyage Excellence Awards for and by Voyage Care

Award of Excellence: Good to Great Live for Dignity
Award of Excellence: Simply Better for Customers for and by EDF
Award of Excellence: Anchor Hanover for Anchor Hanover and H&H - Launch of our Business Plan by Anchor Hanover
Award of Excellence: Capgemini TechChallenge submission for Employee Event of The Year for Capgemini by Communications team

Merit: Emerald LIVE 2019 for Emerald Publishing Group by Internal Communications Team (Zara Bennett & Amy Jeffrey) with help of volunteers
Merit: Lead the Challenge for Carlsberg UK by Allman Communication

 

People in the Region

 

Freelance/Interim of the Year

Class Winner:
John McDonough by Words&Pictures for Southeastern

 

Best Agency of the Year

Class Winner:
H&H Agency

Award of Excellence: Limehouse Films
Award of Excellence: RED - internal communications agency

 

Best In-house Team of the Year

Class Winner:
Community Integrated Care's In-House Team

Award of Excellence: Anchor Hanover Internal Communications Team
Award of Excellence: National Veterinary Services Communications & Marketing Team
Award of Excellence: Water Plus Communications team

 

Changemakers

 

CEO/Board Champion of Internal Communication

Class Winner:
Mike Regnier & Orlagh Hunt at Yorkshire Building Society

 

Central and North Communicator of the Year

Class Winner:
Misty Oosthuizen, Communications and Engagement Lead at London Luton Airport

Award of Excellence: Kate Goodman, Transformation IC Manager at Dignity

 

The Tom Dawson Award 

Zest Magazine for Voyage Care by Voyage Care and Words&Pictures

 

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