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More than 120 internal communicators professionals gathered in Leicester for the annual IoIC Central & North Awards on Friday evening.

Awards were presented across 20 categories including video, strategy and publications and represented the very best in internal communications in practice. 

Rich Baker and Andy Holt, IoIC Central and North regional directors, hosted the event, with Lesley Allman as compere and Steve Doswell, IoIC chief executive, presenting awards.

Rich Baker says: “It’s clear that the most enlightened organisations are investing in internal communications and understand its value. Our awards are a great opportunity to reflect on good work and recognise people from all over the UK for delivering results. The Central and North regions are a powerhouse of talent - and growing every year!”

The full list of winners is below – huge congratulations to all our finalists!

Pictured are the team from Barclaycard which won the Tom Dawson Award for The Globe. All the official photographs from the event are available to view and download here


IoIC Central & North Region Awards 2015 – winners


Class: 1 Best Single Campaign                                                                                                                    

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

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

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

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                                                                                                                    

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

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

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

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


Class: 3 Best Multi Channel Communication                                                                                                                    

Winner
Title of Entry: Idea Lab

Produced for: Direct Line Group
Produced by: Words & Pictures    

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


Class: 4 Best Evaluation / Measurement                                                                                                              

No Awards made                                                                                                                  


Class: 5 Writing                                                                                                                    

No awards made                                                                                                                  


Class: 6 Print Design                                                                                                                        

Winner
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)                                                                                                                    

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

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

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

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

Certificates of Merit
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: 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                                                                                                              


Class 9 Best Editor                                                                                                               

Award of Excellence
Alan Coates, 44 Communications                                                                                                               


Class: 10 In-House Team of the Year

Winner
Northumbrian Water Group Internal Communications Team

Award of Excellence
The Barclaycard Channels and Content Team                                                                                                                 


Class: 11 Agency Team of the Year                                                                                                                        

Winner
Limehouse

Awards of Excellence
44 Communications                                                                                                             

Red Publications

Certificates of Merit
H&H                                                                                                               

Words & Pictures                                                                                                                 


Class: 12 Freelancer/Interim of the Year                                                                                                             

Winner
Abby Fisher for National Grid and 44 Communications                                                                                                              

Award of Excellence
Vicky Burman                                                                                                                       


Class: 13 Magazine

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

Award of Excellence
Title of Entry: One

Produced for: Mercedes-Benz UK
Produced by: Words and Pictures            

Certificates of Merit
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                                                                                                                        


Class: 14 Newspaper/Newsletter                                                                                                              

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

Awards of Excellence
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                                                                                                             

Certificates of Merit
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                                                                                                                 


Class: 15 Special Publications                                                                                                                     

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

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


Class: 16 Stakeholder Publications                                                                                                                        

Winner
Title of Entry: University of Derby magazine

Produced for:  Stakeholders
Produced by: External Relations                                                                                                                

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

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


Class: 17 Video / Audio                                                                                                                   

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

Awards of Excellence
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                                                                                                                 


Class: 18 Electronic Media / Newsletters                                                                                                              

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

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


Class: 19 Website / Intranet                                                                                                                      

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

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

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


Class: 20 Best Use of Social Media                                                                                                             

No awards made         

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