After winning Best Internal Communications Campaign at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) Yorkshire & Lincolnshire PRide Awards 2018 we identified a gap in the market for high growth SMEs and other organisations in the North of England to better understand and embrace the role of strategic internal communications in the digital age (read this blog on why internal comms for SMEs for more).
We work with high growth clients in sectors like construction, manufacturing, education, and financial services, to help them get to the next level by harnessing the power of internal communications for business transformation and improved organisational performance. Internal comms is usually something that isn’t formalised within SMEs and is either an ‘add-on’ to marketing/HR or sits with the Ops Director as part of the day-to-day running of the business. We want to bring together and support those who are responsible for internal comms in their organisations to share best practice and discover how to make it an integral part of their business growth strategies.
So, we’ve partnered with video production experts Reel Film to set up the Internal Comms Network North! We plan to host regular events in Leeds (and possibly other locations across the North in future) on hot topics that members of our network need support with, providing learning and networking opportunities. There will also be other member benefits including useful email insights/updates and a LinkedIn group.
Internal Comms Network North launch event: ‘Aligning your external and internal brand communications’
Date/time: Thursday 2nd May 2019, registration from 5.30pm with speakers starting at 5.45pm and event closing at 7.30pm
Venue: The Studio, Leeds, LS1 4AW
To launch the network our first event will tackle one of the biggest current challenges for SME leaders; the increasingly blurred line between internal and external communication. We will be focusing on how you can align your external and internal brand communications on a budget. Our FREE launch event is also your chance to help shape the Network and build long term relationships with other founding members.
The event will be opened by keynote speaker Colin Middlemiss, Group Head of Internal Communications and Engagement at EMIS Group plc. He will draw on his experience of previous roles at brands including Morrisons, Yorkshire Water and NPower and share how he has set up a highly effective, strategic and measurable internal communications function at a healthcare tech company which has 2,000 staff across multiple sites globally.
Engage Comms and Reel Film will also cover:
Refreshments will be served. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.
Think content marketing and/or employer branding could enhance your business? Interested in finding out more about what we have to offer? We’d love to engage with you.