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The shortlist has been announced for the Institute of Internal Communication Central & North Regional Awards 2015.


You can check the shortlisted entries (in alphabetical order, by entrant, per category) below. Shortlisted entrants will collect either a Class Winner trophy, an Award of Excellence certificate, or a Certificate of Merit at the Awards Dinner which takes place on Friday February 26, at the Leicester Marriott.

The picture (right) shows the team from Words & Pictures receiving the award for Best Strategy from IoIC chief executive Steve Doswell at last year's awards.

Numbers are limited so, to guarantee your place for this year, Book Now !

IoIC member prices are £80 each, with tables of 10 at £750. For non-members it’s £100 each, or £950 for a table of ten (all prices excluding VAT). Please email [email protected] to book your place, advising her of any special dietary requirements as soon as possible.


Take advantage of insight and networking on the same day.


IoIC Central Region’s annual one-day seminar will be held immediately before the awards dinner. This year the seminar begins at midday (to allow for some leisurely travel in the morning!) and the theme is #ICpurpose; internal communications and purpose at work.

The half-day seminar features some of the country’s leading communications and employee engagement experts, including Engage for Success, Kaptcha and VMA.

And there's a special offer if you’re not already a member of IoIC: if you book for both the seminar and the awards dinner and apply to join, we'll waive the joining fee of £60 for IoIC membership and you can also attend the event at the member rate. That's a whopping saving of over £100!

Click here for more details of speakers and prices. The early bird rate applies until January 31 but if you are booking for both events, we will honour the early bird price for the seminar (A saving of £20).

For further information contact Rich Baker, IoIC Central Region Director [email protected]

IoIC Central & North Region Awards 2015 – shortlist


Class: 1 Best Single Campaign

Title of Entry: Sharing PWC CEE Strategy
Produced for: PWC CEE
Produced by: Allman Communication/PWC CEE

Title of Entry: Nature Watch
Produced for: NWG Employees
Produced by: NWG Internal Communications Team

Title of Entry: Celebrating Water Week
Produced for: Severn Trent
Produced by: Internal Communications Team

Title of Entry: People Experience Campaign
Produced for: Vodafone Internal Communications Team
Produced by: Vodafone Internal Communications Team and 44 Communications

Title of Entry: Well, Well, Well, What a communications campaign!
Produced for: Well
Produced by: Well Internal Communications Team


Class: 2 Best Change Communication

Title of Entry: LCS Transformation Programme
Produced for: Team Leidos/Kuehne + Nagel
Produced by: Allman Communication Limited

Title of Entrant: Our Business Plan
Produced for: Anchor
Produced by: Anchor and H&H Communications

Title of Entry:The 2015 acquisition of Lafarge Tarmac by CRH
Produced for: Tarmac Employees
Produced by: Tarmac Internal Communications Team

Title of Entry: Well, Well, Well… What a communications campaign!
Produced for: Well
Produced by: Well Internal Communications Team


Class: 3 Best Multi Channel Communication

Title of Entry: Nature Watch
Produced for: NWG Employees
Produced by: NWG Internal Communication Team

Title of Entry: Idea Lab
Produced for: Direct Line Group
Produced by: Words & Pictures


Class: 4 Best Evaluation / Measurement

No Awards made


Class: 5 Writing

No Awards made


Class: 6 Print Design

Title of Entry: The Globe
Produced for: Barclaycard
Produced by: The Barclaycard Channels and Content Team, Write the Talk and 44 Communications


Class: 7 Electronic & Digital Design

No Awards made


Class 8 Imagery (Photograph / Illustration)

Title: Pride in London for The Globe
Produced for: Barclaycard
Produced by: Debra Hurford-Brown, the Barclaycard Channels and Content Team and 44 Communications

Title of Entry: RAF Lossiemouth
Produced for: Carillion Services
Produced by 44 Communications

Title of Entry: People Experience Campaign: Matthew Thomas
Produced for: Vodafone Internal Communications Team
Produced by: 44 Communications and Roy Kilcullen Photography

Title of Entry: The Big Picture
Produced for: Benenden
Produced by: Limehouse

Title of Entry: It's wi-fi Jim but not as we know it
Produced for: Billypix/Flightglobal
Produced by: Pictures 55

Title of Entry: Leading a normal life
Produced for: Nutricia
Produced by: Pictures 55

Entry: The Face of Carlsberg
Produced for: Carlsberg UK
Produced by: Alan Barton for Words & Pictures and Carlsberg UK


Class 9 Best Editor

Alan Coates, 44 Communications


Class: 10 In-House Team of the Year

The Barclaycard Channels and Content Team

Northumbrian Water Group Internal Communications Team


Class: 11 Agency Team of the Year

44 Communications

H&H

Limehouse

Red Publications

Words & Pictures


Class: 12 Freelancer/Interim of the Year

Abby Fisher for National Grid and 44 Communications

Vicky Burman


Class: 13 Magazine

Title of Entry: The Globe
Produced for: Barclaycard
Produced by: Barclaycard Channels and Content Team, Write the Talk and 44 Communications

Title of Entry: CTSI Publications
Produced for: CTSI
Produced by: Cambridge Publishers

Title of Entry: Inside
Produced for: Kuehne + Nagel
Produced by: Pages Creative

Title of Entry: Tulip Times
Produced for: Tulip
Produced by: Sequel Group

Title of Entry: One
Produced for: Mercedes-Benz UK
Produced by: Words and Pictures


Class: 14 Newspaper/Newsletter

Title of Entry: The International
Produced for: BRUSH Group
Produced by: BRUSH Group and 44 Communications

Title of Entry: Service Matters
Produced for: Carillion Services
Produced by: 44 Communications

Title of Entry : One Magazine
Produced for : The @One Alliance
Produced by: Grant Tuffs, Laura Upson and Red Publications

Title of Entry: Connected
Produced for: Helen Hasted from Drax Group Internal Communications
Produced by : Red Publications

Title of Entry: The Cable
Produced for: UK Power Networks
Produced by: Words & Pictures


Class: 15 Special Publications

Title of Entry: Network Pocket Guide
Produced for: Vodafone Internal Communications Team
Produced by: 44 Communications

Title of Entry: Our AMP5 Journey
Produced for: The @One Alliance
Produced by: Grant Tuffs, Laura Upson and Red Publications


Class: 16 Stakeholder Publications

Title of Entry: UPLIFT
Produced for: Biffa
Produced by: 44 Communications

Title of Entry: University of Derby magazine
Produced for: Stakeholders
Produced by: External Relations

Title of Entry: Streets Ahead
Produced for: Kelly Conn from City of York Council
Produced by: Red Publications


Class: 17 Video / Audio

Title of Entry: Getting to know you - our transgender colleagues
Produced for: Asda
Produced by: The Mill Group

Title of Entry: Our Bright Green Future
Produced for: Severn Trent
Produced by: Internal Communications Team

Title of Entry: Marston's Agile Working Animated Film
Produced for: Marston's
Produced by: Top Banana


Class: 18 Electronic Media / Newsletters

Title of Entry: Red Magazine
Produced for: Biffa
Produced by: 44 Communications

Title of Entry: H2INFO
Produced for: NWG Employees
Produced by: NWG Internal Communications Team


Class: 19 Website / Intranet

Title of Entry: Connecting
Produced for: National Grid UK
Produced by: National Grid UK and 44 Communications

Title of Entry: The Source
Produced for: SABMiller Plc
Produced by: Cambridge Publishers

Title of Entry: We, DLG
Produced for: Direct Line Group
Produced by: Words & Pictures


Class: 20 Best Use of Social Media

No Awards made

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