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IoIC National Awards 2022 shortlist is out

Congratulations to all the internal communicators who have been shortlisted in the Institute of Internal Communication National Awards 2022.

The shortlist has just been published and I’ve featured it in full via this article.

It was a pleasure to help judge the awards again this year alongside my judging partner Jan Fitzgerald, Communications Manager at Transport for London.

I love seeing internal communicators having their hard work recognised. I’m planning to attend the awards evening with Team Teal to cheer you on.

IoIC state: “This year, the Judges commented the standard of entries was ‘very, very high.’ A record number of entries have been put forward by the Judges for the #WeMatterAtWork Award, which recognises internal communicators who exemplify the IoIC’s purpose and truly make their colleagues feel that they do indeed matter at work.

“The winners of this will be announced at the Awards Dinner along with the Grand Prix Award. Thank you to everyone who entered. Judges’ critiques will be sent to all entrants in late September.”

All shortlisted entrants will receive an Award of Excellence and are in the running to take the top spot in their class* when the winners are announced at the Awards Dinner on Friday 23 September 2022 at The Brewery, London. *Please note, being the only entry shortlisted doesn’t guarantee a class win.

Well done to everyone who has made the list this year, I know how hard you have been working.

Thinking of entering awards? Keep an eye on our What’s On page as we collate awards we’re aware of.

IoIC Awards shortlist announced 2022

The IoIC National Awards 2022 Shortlist

Strategy & Campaigns

Best Change/Transformation Campaign

  • A Force on the move for and by British Transport Police and H&H
  • Back to the Future for The Cumberland by Internal Communications Partner
  • Thawing the frozen middle: training for Dignity people managers for Dignity by Sequel Group
  • E.ON Modern Workplace pilot programme for E.ON by Sequel Group
  • Elexon Together for Elexon by Pier Marketing
  • The Future of Work at Experian for Experian by Experian IC Team
  • How Hertfordshire County Council is changing to think and act Beyond Today for Hertfordshire County Council by Sarah Bassill, Corporate Communications, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Optimus for wilko: the logistics of successful change for wilko by Enthuse Communications

Best Strategic Collaboration  

  • Destination 2023: The ATS Strategic Journey for ATS Euromaster by ATS Euromaster Internal Communication Team
  • Building connections that really matter in Virgin Media Ireland for Virgin Media by Virgin Media Ireland and Sequel Group

Best Single Campaign

  • A hybrid treasure hunt to launch a bold new brand for Bird & Bird by Bird & Bird’s in-house Internal Communications team (Mary Jacobsen), alongside agency 106 Communications
  • Self Love Anthem Internal Campaign for The Body Shop’s Global Connections and Engagement team by The Body Shop’s Global Connections and Engagement team
  • Play Your Way – launching a new digital experience for Entain by United Culture
  • FSA awards for FSA staff by FSA in house team and Smarts agency
  • Johnson Matthey Take 5 for Johnson Matthey by AB Communications
  • #TheBigKetchup – Kraft Heinz International Return to Office Campaign for Kraft Heinz – International by Kraft Heinz – International Zone, Internal Communications Team
  • On Track for London Borough of Havering by Havering Council
  • LSEG’s first 100 days for London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) by LSEG’s internal communications team
  • The Power of All Our Voices for National Grid by Ruder Finn
  • Stars of remembrance for NatWest Group by NatWest Group Marketing, Internal Communication and Wellbeing teams, working with our in-house agency, The &Partnership
  • Sky Glass Launch Campaign for SKY by Avvio Reply and Sky

Best Ongoing Communication

  • Newsflash for Asda’s Store Managers and Colleagues by Retail Communication Team
  • Noisy Innovation for DAC Beachcroft by DAC Beachcroft’s in-house team
  • SAFETY F1RST Vision Zero for Certas Energy UK by We Are Brass Tacks Ltd
  • The Den for LEO Pharmaceuticals by Fresh Communication
  • Maintaining connection one year on for Paysafe by Internal Communications Team

Best D&I Campaign

  • ‘This is me’ DE&S Race Conference 2021 for DE&S by DE&S’ in-house corporate communications team
  • Reward Gateway’s EPIC Strategy for and by Reward Gateway

Best Engagement Programme

  • On Track for London Borough of Havering by Havering Council
  • Connected Conversations Mott MacDonald for Mott MacDonald Group by Internal Engagement and Communication team
  • The Power of All Our Voices for National Grid by Ruder Finn
  • Safe to Say for NPCC by 44 Communications
  • Driving employee engagement and advocacy at RELX. A success story. for and by RELX

Best Wellbeing Programme

  • Your Mind Matters at Experian for and by Experian
  • Growing Stronger Together – Rest, Reflect, Recover for Oxford University Hospitals by Oxford University Hospitals’ in-house Communications and Design team
  • Fuelling health and wellbeing innovation in the rail industry for Rail Wellbeing Alliance by The Leith Agency
  • Wednesday Wellbeing for Royal Borough staff by The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Communications Team

Best Employee Experience Campaign

  • Best employee experience – AddIn365 and Wincanton for and by Wincanton and AddIn365
  • Impacting Co-op’s Company Culture with Modern Workplace Strategies for Co-op by WM Reply
  • Retention through communication: Being a Rewarding, Reliable and Respectful place to work. For our business – Rygor by our internal communications team
  • Rewards Hub for and by Sodexo Gallagher – Employee Experience & Communication

Best Leadership Communication Programme

  • Informing, engaging and inspiring our leaders for National Trust leaders by National Trust Internal Communications team
  • PZ Cussons leadership films for PZ Cussons by Sequel Group

Best Hybrid Communication

  • Ways of working for and by NatWest Group
  • Building belonging in a hybrid world for and by RHP

Best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Campaign

  • Coutts B Corp campaign for NatWest Group by The &Partnership
  • #GenerationRegeneration for Nestlé UK and Ireland by Nestle UK and Ireland Corporate Communications Team
  • Building momentum – introducing and engaging employees with Wienerberger’s sustainability strategy: Let’s Build Beyond for Wienerberger UK Ltd by Wienerberger UK and Emperor

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Skills

Best Writing

  • One Magazine for Tarmac by 44 Communications
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about hybrid working for Volkswagen Financial Services by 44 Communications

Best One-Off Feature

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for and by Lloyds Banking Group
  • Highway ‘A flexible future’ for National Highways by AB Communications
  • April Fool’s Swag ‘21 for Travelport by Internal Communications Team

Best Storytelling

  • McDonald’s News bites by McDonald’s for blue goose
  • Highway Magazine: Letter to my younger self for National Highways by AB Communications
  • Driving employee engagement and advocacy at RELX. A success story. for and by RELX Corporate communications team

Best Image

  • International Women’s Day, phs Group. for phs Group by In-house designer, Ryan Dark
  • TfL Operational Comms Campaign for TfL by AB Communications

Best Design

  • Pep Talk for PepsiCo by beetroot
  • A Force on the move for and by British Transport Police and H&H
  • One Magazine for Tarmac by 44 Communications
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about hybrid working for Volkswagen Financial Services by 44 Communications
  • The Reporter Quarterly for White & Case by Sequel Group

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Channels

Best Channel for a Remote Audience

  • Highway for National Highways for National Highways by AB Communications

Best Channel for Members/Stakeholders/Volunteers

  • Mercer Money for and by Mercer
  • The Volunteer Hub – innovative volunteer engagement for the NSPCC by the NSPCC intranet manager

Best News Channel

  • OneImerys intranet for Imerys by Imerys and Artful Dog
  • Nomad&Me for Nomad Foods by Sequel Group
  • Friday Update for Paysafe by Internal Communications team
  • Pep Talk for PepsiCo by beetroot

Best Magazine

  • Arch by Anchor by Anchor Internal Communications team and RED
  • The Hard Hat – a crowning glory for internal communications for Anderson by Satsuma & Anderson
  • Nomad&Me: ENGAGING EMPLOYEES WITH COMPANY PURPOSE for Nomad Foods by Sequel Group
  • Pep Talk for PepsiCo by beetroot
  • The Reporter Quarterly for White & Case by Sequel Group

Best Use of a Social Channel

  • Ops and Comms Instagram for Asda’s Store Managers and Colleagues by Retail Communication Team

Best New or Relaunched Channel

  • CWGC Intranet Launch for All Colleagues by CWGC, with support from DevoTeam
  • Comms Catch Up for DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland by DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland
  • Highway for National Highways for National Highways by AB Communications
  • Line Manager Cascade, NHS Property Services for Frontline colleagues by Internal Communications Team, Frontline Services, NHS Property Services
  • The Academic Digest, Sheffield Hallam University for Sheffield Hallam University by Internal Communications Team at Sheffield Hallam University
  • An intranet upgrade compatible with laptops, smart phones and human beings for Three by Emperor, UX Consulting, Three
  • Synthesize for Twist Bioscience by Words&Pictures

Best Intranet

  • GMI ‘Turns Up The Volume’ with revamped comms for and by GMI Construction Group
  • NATS re-vamps intranet to re-engage its frontline workforce for and by NATS (National Air Traffic Services)
  • New NatWest Group intranet for NatWest Group by Oak Engage and The &Partnership
  • The Source – Built for our colleagues by our colleagues for and by Northumbrian Water Group
  • Compass, World Animal Protection for Employees by Internal communications team, IT and local comms colleagues, World Animal Protection

Best Newspaper/Newsletter

Chevron for FCC Environment by Words&Pictures and FCC


Best Video/Animation

  • When You Look at Me for and by Citizen
  • Christopher’s story – battling anxiety and depression for Mott MacDonald by Group Internal Engagement and Communication team
  • Best Video/ Animation for and by Voyage Care
  • VTV Cribs for and by Virgin Atlantic Internal Communications Team

Best Event (virtual or in person)

  • ‘This is me’ DE&S Race Conference 2021 for DE&S by DE&S’ in-house corporate communications team
  • The Game Changer Live! for esure Group’s colleagues by esure Group’s Internal Communication team and MCM Creative
  • MSS Does – The Second Machine Age for HSBC by nrg digital ltd
  • Phoenix Group Town Hall, Values Awards & Evening of Thanks for and by Phoenix Group
  • Reward Gateway’s Thank You Festival for and by Reward Gateway

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Innovation

Innovative Use of Media

  • Innovative Use of Media: A poem for LSEG for London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) by LSEG’s Corporate Affairs and Marketing team
  • Let’s Brand the World! for Travelport by Travelport in-house Internal Communications team

Game Changer

  • Self Love Anthem Campaign for The Body Shop’s Global Connections and Engagement team by The Body Shop’s Global Connections and Engagement team
  • A Force on the move for and by British Transport Police and H&H
  • Game changer – introduction of Yammer – phs Group for phs Group by phs Group Internal Comms team

Teams

Best Agency

  • H&H
  • Inside Out Communications Consulting

Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Team 1-5 people

  • Social Security Scotland – Internal Communications Team

Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Team 6-10 people

  • Anchor Internal Communications Team
  • The University of Oxford’s Internal Communications Team

Best In-House Team 1-5 people

  • A&O Alumni Network Team, Mosaique Press Ltd
  • Howdens
  • McKesson UK
  • Voyage Care


Best In-House Team 6-10 people

  • AVEVA \ Performance Intelligence
  • BAT Global Internal Comms Team
  • Entain plc
  • Three

Best In-House Team 11+ people

  • DSC UK & Ireland Internal Communication & Engagement Team
  • Wheatley Group: Changing lives through communications

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People

Best Internal Communications Newcomer (supported by FutureNet)

  • Meganrose Lewis, AB Publishing Limited
  • Gabby Santa Cruz, OPEN Health Communications

Internal Communicator of the Year

  • May Holloway, British Transport Police
  • Nicola Lally, BDO LLP
  • Katie Macaulay, AB Publishing Limited

See the IoIC website for full information about the awards and to book a table.

https://www.ioic.org.uk/awards/awards

I hope to see you there,

Rachel.

Post author: Rachel Miller
First published on the All Things IC blog 11 July 2022.

Comments

  1. […] congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted in the National Awards 2022. You can see the whole shortlist via the All Things IC […]

  2. Dan Holden says:

    After what’s been another tough year for internal communicators its great to see teams and individuals recognise for their talent and contributions. Can’t wait to read the case studies.

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