After being nominated by my incredibly supportive line manager, I was shortlisted within the Future Leader category for the CIPR Inside Story Awards.
I was asked to submit a paper on the value of internal communications, what my top achievements in my career have been and what I thought the future had in store for IC. Following this, I was shortlisted alongside four other talented people, and we were all invited to attend a panel interview with some of the top IC professionals in the business. This 30 minute session was one of the toughest I have been involved with – and as it was held in the December – I wouldn’t get to find out how it went until February!
So last night, Emily and I braved Storm Doris with the most eventful journey to London Zoo, where I was honoured to take home the Future Leader award at the ceremony, presented to me by Dr Kevin Ruck, PR Academy.
My congratulations go to Danielle Chan and Annique Simpson who were Highly Commended within the category too.
I have my gong standing proudly on my desk at work and get to keep the stunning legacy glass award until I have pleasure of passing it onto next year’s winner.