What a First Class night!

We were really proud to win eight awards at the recent Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) Central and North Awards.

The awards dinner was held among the historic train carriages at the National Railway Museum in York earlier this month.

And it was attended by around 240 of the best internal comms professionals from across the North and Central regions.

RED was named Class Winner in the Public Sector Communications category for our work on City of York Council’s Streets Ahead magazine, which goes to 8,000 council tenants in the city.

The council had asked RED to help breathe new life into Streets Ahead as it needed to get tenants more involved with the publication. Rising to the challenge, our team realised the key was getting out into the community and putting the tenants at the heart of the stories.

So we were chuffed when our creativity and hard work resulted in us winning the top IoIC award.

We also took home awards in a number of other categories, including Best Magazine, Design, Writing, Success On A Shoestring and Best Agency Of The Year.

The team was recognised for its creativity and employee engagement work on publications for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, Drax Group – which runs Drax Power Station near Selby in North Yorkshire, and Anglian Water.

The awards success coincides with RED’s 10-year anniversary – and what a way to celebrate.

Director Andy Douse said: “I’m so proud of the team here at RED and we’re delighted to receive this industry recognition.

“We’re truly passionate about our work here which is all about helping companies, big and small, to communicate effectively and creatively with their employees and improve their business performance.

“A lot of effort goes into improving customer service, but here at RED we aim to improve the ‘employee experience’ because when employees are happy at work they perform much better.”

A full list of winners from the IoIC North and Central Awards event can be found
here: https://www.ioic.org.uk/industry-news/central- north-awards- 2017-winners-celebrate- on-the- excellenceexpress

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