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Over 380 internal communication professionals joined online on Friday 25th September for our first-ever virtual awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the IoIC National Awards 2020.

Our Awards Chair, Justine Stevenson and IoIC’s Chief Exec Jennifer Sproul were beamed live from the National Awards studio. 

Jennifer kicked off the afternoon's proceedings saying: "Like you I am sad that we can’t be together in person with the buzz of the room but it is wonderful that we can all be online to take the important time to reflect and celebrate our achievements after what has been an incredibly tough year! But a year we should all feel extremely proud of, we have demonstrated our impact and unique skills by helping organisations and our people through these challenging times and although the tough times sadly look to continue I know we will continue to shine."

Justine remarked on how presiding over the awards felt a bit more special this year "with some fantastic work happening amongst the chaos, showing us, yet again, just how important internal communications is in our workplaces." She also thanked the judges, explaning how juding was a bit different this year: "We ran judging virtually. It was different but worked well and we are truly grateful to the judges for their continued dedication and flexibility. The judges are always impressed but this year several commented that they were truly blown away by the standard of entries; and that it was wonderful to see such dedication and excellence across the whole span of internal communication."

As well as announcing the Award winners, we had some fun along the way with an online (very competitive!) game of Buzzword Bingo and ran a competition for Best Dressed  - well done Trevor Rickwood!

Thirty-four class winners were handed out and once again the Grand Prix Award winner was the pinnacle of the evening. This top trophy went to:Your Best for Lloyds Banking Group by Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with ICF Next and Mind Gym.

 

The IoIC National Awards 2020 – The Winners

 

CHANNELS

Best New Channel
Launching Workplace by Facebook for and by Longhurst Group
 
Best Feature Magazine (print) 
Zest magazine for Voyage Care by Words&Pictures and Voyage Care
 
Best News Magazine (print) 
The Exceptional for Mitie employees by the Mitie internal communications team with support from agency A Story Called
 
Best Feature Channel (digital)
Direct from...for Virgin Money UK by Internal Communications and Sustainability
 
Best News Channel (digital) 
Wonderly - VWG Hub for Volkswagen Group by Wonderly
 
Best Newspaper/Newsletter
Courier for Royal Mail by AB
 
Best New/Relaunched Publication
Life at the Bank for  and by Bank of England
 
Best Channel for Members/Stakeholders/Volunteers
Heart Matters for British Heart Foundation by Wardour and the British Heart Foundation
 
Best Video/Animation
We're nothing without you for Mitie employees by the Mitie internal communications team with support from an agency
 
Best Use of a Social Channel
Work Together As One, Leveraging The Present To Prepare The Future for Randstad by LumApps
 
Best Intranet
The Hub - PlayStation Europe for and by Sony Interactive Entertainment
 
Best Channel for a Remote Audience
MyALDI Advent Calendar for Aldi by McCann Synergy
 
Best event
Achieving More Together for Anchor Hanover by Anchor Hanover and H&H
 
 

SKILLS

Best Design (print)
Heart Matters for British Heart Foundation by Wardour and the British Heart Foundation
 
Best Design (digital)
Our Way for Nomad Foods by Sequel Group
 
Best Writing (print)
Courier for Royal Mail by AB
 
Best Illustration
'Inside your food' in Heart Matters for British Heart Foundation by Wardour and the British Heart Foundation
 
Best Photographic Image
OTM for TfL by AB
 
Best One-Off Feature
Light in the Darkness, Winter 2020 Issue for White & Case by Sequel Group
 
Best Storytelling 
Celebrating 100 years of Metropolitan police women’ for Metropolitan Police Service by In-house - internal comms team
 
 

INNOVATION

Innovative Use of Media 
Mission Possible for NatWest Group by McCann Synergy
 
Game Changer 
Your Best for Lloyds Banking Group by Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with ICF Next and Mind Gym
 
 
 

STRATEGY & CAMPAIGNS

Best Single Campaign 
Volkswagen Group by Jordan Harris,Wonderly
 
Best Ongoing Communication  
ALERT Bert for Southeastern by Words&Pictures
 
Best Engagement Programme
An onboarding experience beyond expectation for Probuild by Everyday Massive
 
Best Strategic Collaboration
NatWest Group's new purpose for RBS by RBS Business Communications team and Pablo London
 
Best Change/Transformation Communication 
HSBC Gamification for HSBC by nrg
 
Best Culture Communication
Things work best when they are 100% for Unilever by MGA with support from the Client and Media team
 
Best Crisis/Emergency Communications
Covid-19 crisis communication: keeping our frontline informed for Nuffield Health by Nuffield Health's Internal Communications Team
 
 
 

PEOPLE

Best Internal Communications Newcomer (supported by FutureNet)
Laura Griffin, An Garda Siochana
 
Internal Communicator of the Year
Nicholas Wardle, One Housing Group
 
 
 

TEAM

Best Agency
Home
 
Best In-House Team
Ministry of Justice Internal Communications team
 
Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Team 
Anchor Hanover Internal Communications Team
 
 
 
The IoIC Grand Prix Award
Your Best for Lloyds Banking Group by Lloyds Banking Group
 

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