The results are in...
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust picked up the Grand Prix trophy last night for a body of work that showed the diverse and unique challenges the healthcare service has faced over the past two years and continues to face. It was also the recipient of the In-house internal communications team trophy.
Greg Dawson, group communications director of packaging company DS Smith, received the In-house professional of the year award. Dawson, who set up a communications function from scratch, was recognised for his work in putting sustainability at the heart of the strategy.
Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Services picked up the trophy for Best in-house corporate communications team while Accenture received the gong for Best media relations team.
LNER received two trophies - the Best consumer campaign, for its Green Guides that promote the sustainable nature of rail travel, and Best crisis management, for the way it handled issues relating to Hitachi Class 800.
Elsewhere, Hope & Glory PR scored a hat-trick, picking up trophies for Best external event, Best media relations campaign and Best low-budget campaign. Man Bites Dog also garnered a duo of trophies for its sustainability campaigning work for Standard Chartered. Headland Consultancy received Agency of the Year, an accolade awarded following a survey of in-house communications professionals by our partners Message House.
Other winners include: Liberty Global, BDO UK LLP, Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Co-op Insurance, Neighbourly, Azko Nobel, Cirkle Partnership, Greene King, Springer Nature, Halma and Royal Mail with Linney Create.