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Over 300 internal communication professionals gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane in London to recognise and celebrate the winners of the IoIC National Awards 2018.

The evening was hosted by Jonathan Trace, alongside IoIC Chief Executive, Jennifer Sproul. Jennifer kicked off the evening's proceedings saying "This year’s judges have been absolutely blown away by the continuing excellence and high quality across the hundreds of entries we received'.  

At the IoIC, we are proud to have been shaping and driving IC standards for 69 years and in this time we have seen the talents and skills of this profession transform -  across channels, strategy, skills and the people who are really making a difference. The IoIC Awards are a fantastic celebration and recognition of our continued achievements and impact on not only business but people. 

Over 36 class winners were handed out, with the new Grand Prix Award winner the pinnacle of the evening. This top trophy went to Trailblazers for Kerry Foods by The Kerry Foods Internal Comms & Engagement team, supporting colleagues and CA3.

IoIC's Awards Chair, Justine Stevenson said: “This year’s entries were of an incredibly high standard. Class winners and award of excellence winners can truly celebrate greatness and be proud of their achievement”.

The IoIC Awards 2018 - winners

Strategy & Campaigns
Best single campaign
Cyber Sharp for Herbert Smith Freehills by Blue Goose 
Best ongoing campaign
Hear to Listen Mental Health Campaign for West Midlands Trains by Internal Communications & Engagement Team and the Health & Safety Team, West Midlands Trains
Best change communication
A new owner for The Body Shop by The Body Shop in-house internal communications team
Best crisis campaign
A chorus of agreement for Royal Mail by Royal Mail internal communications team
Best engagement programme
Trailblazers for Kerry Foods by The Kerry Foods Internal Comms & Engagement team, supporting colleagues and CA3
Best feature magazine (print)
Trust You for The National Trust by National Trust Internal Communications
Best news magazine (print) 
Fusion magazine for Hitachi Rail Europe by AB Publishing Ltd
Best feature channel (digital)
Our Lounge for McDonalds by Blue Goose
Best news channel (digital)
The Reporter for White and Case by Sequel Group
Best Newspaper/newsletter
The Celgene Times for Celgene UK & Ireland by Chandler Chicco Agency, A Syneos Health company
Best new or relaunched publication (print)
The Shout for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service by SFRS Communications Team
Best channel for member/stakeholder/volunteer
Heart Matters for British Heart Foundation by Wardour and the British Heart Foundation
Best intranet
Acorn for National Trust by National Trust Internal Communication team
Best mobile/app
MyMarkets App for CB Markets, Part of Lloyds Commercial Banking by Sequel Group
Best video and animation
Arthur Webb Challenge Cup for Nationwide Building Society by Nationwide Building Society Internal Communication Team and Good Relations
Best use of a social channel
Workplace for O2 by O2
Best new channel
1 Victoria Street Reception for The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by BEIS Internal Communications
Best event
O2 - Conference 2018 for O2 by O2
Best design – print channels
Pep Talk for PepsiCo UK by beetroot and PepsiCo UK
Best design – digital channels
The Reporter Quarterly for White and Case by Sequel Group
Best photographic image
My other half for Gatwick Airport by beetroot and Gatwick Airport
Best illustration
Visual thought leadership for Covestro by AB Publishing Ltd
Best writing – print
International Women's Day for Transport for London by AB Publishing Ltd
Best writing – digital
#DigitalDiaries for NHS Digital and UCL Partners by Sequel Group
Best one-off feature
Not Just Bants for Network Rail by Network Rail and beetroot
Best storytelling
Values in Action storytelling for Lloyds Banking Group - Commercial Banking  by Commercial Banking Communications Team
Game changer
Probuild Building Safety Greatness for Probuild by Jaxzyn  
Innovative Use of Media
HSBC Now Photo for HSBC by HSBC Global Communications
Success on a shoestring
Working smarter – Invest Quest for Northumbrian Water by Northumbrian Water
People Awards
Best designer
Rachy McKenzie at Words&Pictures
Best writer
Dougal Jackson at Jaxzyn
Best editor
Simone Corgan at Network Rail
Best IC manager
Nina Ghataura at BDO - Do you believe in a magical comms unicorn?
Team Awards
Best Agency
Best in-house team
Best public sector or not for profit team
Scottish Water
The IoIC Grand Prix Winner
Kerry Foods best engagement programme for Trailblazers

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