Internal Comms pros honoured in London last night

Last night I joined around 200 internal communicators at a stunning venue overlooking the River Thames in London for the third annual CIPR Inside awards.

TheICcrowdThe Royal Festival Hall played host to the event which honoured IC pros for their hard work over the past year.

From best example of employee engagement, to best internal event and best digital magazine, there was a wide variety of talent on display and lots of smart campaigns and initiatives.

It was my first comms event since having my sons and was fantastic to see so many clients, contacts and friends recognised and to meet some new people too.

It was good to catch up with my fellow @theICcrowd co-founders Jenni Wheller, @jenniwheller, and Dana Leeson @danaleeson too (we’re pictured together last night).

Congratulations to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Inside Committee for another outstanding event and to all those who were Highly Commended and Winners last night.

You can see the full list below:

Best example of employee engagement Best change communication campaign Best internal event
Winner Winner Winner
EDF Energy Coca-Cola Enterprises Birmingham City University & Birmingham City University Student’s Union
Highly Commended Highly Commended Highly Commended
HEINEKEN – Act for Addaction EDF Energy Bradford District Care Trust
Wheatley Group Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust dunnhumby


Best use of video Best intranet or enterprise social network Best digital magazine or newsletter
Winner Winner Winner
Clarks Oxfam Tullow Oil plc
Highly Commended Highly Commended Highly Commended
Circle Housing Dentsu Aegis Network Sequel Group & World Gold Council
Verve and NHS Office of London CCGs Wheatley Group The Fifth Business (Scotland) Limited


Best print magazine or newsletter  Best in-house team (1-6) Best in-house team (7 and more)
Winner Winner Winner
Tata Steel  ArcelorMittal Wheatley Group 
Highly Commended Highly Commended Highly Commended
Amey Genus St Andrew’s Healthcare
Circle Housing NHBC Western Power Distribution


Best agency Clare Latham award for the best individual contribution to internal communication
Winner Winner
H&H James Harkness
Highly Commended Highly Commended
AB Nikki Griffiths
HarknessKennett Saskia Jones

I’d love to know more about the winning entries and the work behind them.

To find out more about CIPR Inside, what they do and to help shape the events and plans for the coming year, join them for their AGM on 17 March after work at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London. Book here.


Post author: Rachel Miller

First published on All Things IC blog 27 February 2015.

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