CIPR announces the #insidestory 2014 awards winners

CIPR Inside, the specialist group for internal communications announced its #insidestory 2014 awards winners last night at its awards evening celebration at Searcys The Gherkin.

With ten categories dedicated to celebrating the best in internal communication the awards attracted entrants from a range of diverse organisations and businesses.

The #insidestory awards winners and highly commended entrants are:

Best employee engagement programme

Best change communication programme

Best Intranet



DWP Communications

Coca-Cola Enterprises (Digital communications)

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Strategic Internal Communications Corporate Banking Division The Royal Bank of Scotland

Coca–Cola Enterprises (HR communications Team)

Wheatley Group


Best Use of Video

Best In-house Team

Best Agency





Highly CommendedHighly CommendedHighly Commended

Coca-Cola Enterprises (HR communications)

Coca-Cola Enterprises (Digital communications)


NBC Universal International

Coca–Cola Enterprises (HR communications)



Best International Programme

Best Training Programme

Best Use of Research and Measurement


SIP Group

HSBC / HarknessKennett / Hinton Co

Telefonica UK / HarknessKennett

Highly CommendedHighly Commended 


Environment Agency



Merchant Cantos – PWC



Best Individual Contribution To Internal Communication


Rachel Miller

Highly Commended

Fiona Alsop

Sean Trainor

Congratulations to all of our winners and highly commended entries. Once again we’ve had a fantastic response to these awards and that’s recognition that there is real growth in our profession and a drive to push internal communication and employee engagement further up on the leadership agenda. Getting recognition for your work is a great way to demonstrate the value internal communication can bring to an organisation. The quality of entries was high and they were critically judged by a panel of senior internal communication professionals. We will be sharing the best practice from these winning entries over the coming weeks, and are kicking that off at our AGM on 26 March where Sian Jones, Deputy Director of Internal Communications, and Ben Wilson, Deputy Director of Communications (Welfare Reform) DWP will join us to share their experience and what made their change communication entry a winning entry.
James Harkness FCIPR, Chair of the CIPR Inside Group
Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).