Top 30 under 30 in internal comms named

Congratulations to the class of 2014 30 under 30 winners who have been named today by the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC).

The scheme aims to recognise top talent in internal communication and is now in its second year. Well done to the 27 talented people who made the list this year.

“Although there aren’t 30 people under 30 on the list this year, the 27 that are there all deserve to be celebrated,” says IoIC president Suzanne Peck.

Screen-Shot-2013-07-16-at-22.14.17How was it judged?
According to the IoIC, three independent judges assessed all the entries. Their marks and comments were assessed and the shortlist drawn up.

Typical judges’ comments this year include “truly impressive”, “her conviction about the importance of internal communication will see her shine in future years”, and “inspirational”.

The awards will be handed out at a special event in London on Thursday 21 November, which will also be attended by the judges and some of the ‘class of 2013’ winners who will be sharing their own experiences.

The judges were Sally Holland, senior lecturer, Faculty of the Creative Industries at Southampton Solent University; Dominic Walters, consultant, IoIC Board director and former IoIC chairman; and Phil Weare, former communications manager at PSA Citroen and a Board director of IoIC.

You can see who the class of 2013 winners were via my article here.

Who are they?
The 30 Under 30 for 2014 are below and I’ve added their Twitter handles from people I’ve tracked down. If your handle is missing, do please Tweet me @AllthingsIC  or comment below and I’ll add it in.

I’ve created a Twitter list of the people I’ve found on there so you can follow them all in one place (just choose ‘subscribe’ when you open the list).

Well done again to the class of 2014 and if anyone on the list would like to write a guest article for my blog, the invitation is always there. I look forward to hearing from you.

30 under 30 internal comms pros – the class of 2014

Amie Mowlam-Tett
Amy Houldey @AmyHouldey
Ashley Sweetland @Ashleysweetland
Ben Hall
Ben Heppenstall @BenHeppenstall
Dillan Shikotra
Emily Atkins
Emma McNicoll-Norbury @Emmamcnic
Faye Hawksby @fayenh
Gerrard Hartland
Heather Barlow
Jamie Pert @jamie_pert
Jenni Becket
Jessie Punia
Katy Stanley @KatyStanleyIC
Lavinda Kaur @LavindaKaur
Mathew Butler @matmakeitmedia
Rick Dooley
Nikki Griffiths
Sam Boniface @sambelina172
Sarah Charig
Sian Cargan @sianydahling 
Steven Murgatroyd @steve_murg
Susan Pape
Tom Goddard
Vicky Riordan @Vicky_Riordan
Victoria Tomlinson @_toritomlinson

Are you an award-winning internal comms pro?

Screen-Shot-2012-12-04-at-17.18.02Don’t forget that the call for entries is out from the IC sector group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) for this year’s #insidestory awards. CIPR Inside Chair James Harkness wrote for my blog recently about the awards and you can read it here.

Full information is on Twitter @CIPRInside and via the CIPR Inside website. Good luck!

Ask the Guru
Talking of CIPR Inside, an Ask the Guru session is being held on 19 November on social media in the workplace and all are welcome.

It’s called ‘Pros and cons of social media in the workplace‘ – and features Euan Semple @Euan, Speaker, consultant, and author of Organizations Don’t Tweet – People Do, Marc Wright, @simply_marc, Owner of simply-goodadvice and Publisher of and Ghassan Karian, Founder of Karian and Box.

They will be on hand to answer your queries and it looks like an excellent event. If you go along and would like to write an article for my blog capturing your thoughts from the event, do please get in touch and let me know.

Full information is here. Tickets are £15 for CIPR members and £20 for non-members.

Free webinar for IC pros
Are you a strategic partner in your organisation? A CIPR Inside webinar is taking place on 29 November featuring James Harkness and Jane Mitchell from HarknessKennett talking about this exact topic.

It’s free to participate and runs from 10.30-11.30am. Full information here.

Don’t forget that CIPR Inside events can earn you CPD points and if you complete two years of Continuing Professional Development, as I just have, you can achieve accredited practitioner status.

Well done again to the IoIC 30 under 30 and I hope you enjoy the celebration in a couple of weeks time.

Post author: Rachel Miller.

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