Congratulations to the first CommsHERO Award winners

Congratulations to everyone nominated in the first-ever CommsHERO Awards.

The awards took place this week in Manchester, UK, with recipients going on stage to receive their awards, presented by Asif Choudry, Sales and Marketing Director of Resource and Founder of CommsHero and Steve Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communication, Green Square Accord.

Four photos of various winners of the Comms HERO 2023 Awards collecting their award from the stage

Speaking about the event, Asif Choudry, Sales and Marketing Director at Resource says: “We were thrilled to host the first ever CommmsHERO Awards! An awards we hope you would agree are a bit different. With 11 categories you’ve never seen before but would love to win, it’s fair to say that they were a roaring success. It attracted an amazing 96 entries and it was a real honour to celebrate people who make such an important contribution in their organisations.”

Well done to Asif and the team at Resource for organising these awards.

You can catch up on all the award presentations by searching #CommsHERO on your favourite social platform or over on the CommsHERO LinkedIn page.

The winners

All the Feels    

Keech Hospice Care     Cancer Chose Me. I Chose Keech

The Comms Unicorn of the Year         

Charlotte McIntyre

Dare to Fail – The Amanda Bate Award           

Amy Walker

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Hero   

Anna Dilku

Fearless Trailblazer – The Sandra Barber Award         

Emma Lyons

Gen-Z Superstar

Cara Crotty          

Counter Terrorism Policing

The Middle Aisle Award          

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS FT , MKUH Social Media Team

Champion in Sustainability     

Nadia Khan

Unsung Hero – The John Popham Award        

Leanne Hughes

You Don’t Have to Work in Comms to be a commsHERO       

Jacob Perry

Helping line managers communicate


CommsHero Dan and Caroline speaking

Our very own Communication Consultants, Caroline Cubbon-King and Dan Holden joined the speaker line for the second year running, delivering a session on How to support line managers to become brilliant communicators.

We also have some resources on the All Things IC website to help with line manager communication including:

Want to learn more about line manager communication?

Join Rachel Miller and Caroline on our upcoming 90-minute Masterclass How to help line managers communicate.

Organisations rely on their line managers to communicate well, to aid information flow and encourage employees to have their say.

Communication breaks down when managers don’t have the right information, confidence or skills.

Are you struggling to support line managers in communicating key messages with their teams?

Are you feeling stuck on knowing what to do next to help them?

We’re hosting a 90-minute Masterclass to help you tackle these issues and highlight some of the latest insights and approaches you can use to support your line manager community.

It’s taking place on 29 November 2023 from 10am – 11.30am UK time, by All Things IC Consultants Rachel Miller and Caroline-Cubbon King. It will be delivered via Teams and you’re invited to join us.

We’ll cover :

  • Identifying the challenges faced by communicators and line managers
  • Understanding the needs of line managers
  • How to support your line managers.

You’ll leave this session with some bright ideas and things to remember, as Rachel and Caroline will provide insights and knowledge you can apply immediately. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

You’ll leave with practical skills and confidence to:

  • Know how to identify the expectations of line managers
  • Reframe your communication approach to support line managers
  • Bring the latest insights and theory into your communication practice.

Your investment is £199 +VAT. Save your place now.

Line manager 90-min masterclass

Post author: Dan Holden

First published on the All Things IC blog 27 September 2023


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