Strategic Internal Comms: BBC, HSBC, Britvic and charities join stellar lineup

Senior internal comms figures from major organisations including the BBC, HSBC, Britvic, G4S and across the charity sector will give expert advice at Strategic Internal Comms (SIC), PRWeek UK's must-attend conference on 21 November.

Top speakers: Emma Guise of Macmillan and London’s Air Ambulance's Siobhra Murphy
Top speakers: Emma Guise of Macmillan and London’s Air Ambulance's Siobhra Murphy

Tickets for the full-day conference, which takes place at the Shoreditch Courthouse in London, can be bought by clicking on this link.

Topics this year include: communicating in times of transformational change and uncertainty; the importance of storytelling; measurement; and dealing with ‘channel overload.

There will be a number of speakers from the charity sector this year, including:

  • Melissa Stewart, head of internal communications, Save the Children
  • Danielle Chan, head of internal communications, Community Integrated Care
  • Emma Guise, director of communications, Macmillan
  • Helen Schick, head of internal communications and engagement, Alzheimer’s Society
  • Siobhra Murphy, head of PR and communications, London’s Air Ambulance
  • Rachel Mason, internal communications manager, Wellcome Trust
  • Áine Murphy, internal communications and employee engagement manager, Scope

Áine Murphy said: "I’m delighted to be attending SIC and the agenda looks amazing. Coming from Scope, an organisation that is going through vast amounts of change at the moment, I’m excited for Heather Wagoner’s insights in her keynote address and I think I’ll find Hannah Moffatt’s talk very useful.

"I’m going to be leading an interactive workshop on how as internal communicators we can use storytelling to make sure our messages resonate with staff. We’ll be exploring what makes stories sticky, the kinds of stories we can tell internally and where great stories come from. I’ll be bringing along some examples from my experience within the charity sector, but I’m keen to draw on the experience of attendees within the room."

Other speakers include:

  • Heather Wagoner, director of internal communications and engagement, BBC
  • Phil Askham, global head of employee communications, HSBC 
  • Yvonne O’Hara, head of internal communications, Metropolitan Police 
  • Tanya Burack, director of internal communications, Savills 
  • Jim Connor, director of communications, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Claire Vivyan Roberts, head of employee communications, Santander 
  • Kathryn Kneller, interim head of employee communications, Britvic
  • Sue Woodville, group head of internal communications, G4S

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

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