IoIC 2017 – All Round Excellence

Another year, another hatful of IoIC Excellence Awards for beetroot

The 2017 edition of prestigious Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) awards has seen beetroot nominated in an impressive 12 categories.

There are nods for two of our new publications – Pi, which we design for insurance broker Howden, is shortlisted in two categories. Highway – a full service contract for Highways England – is honoured in three.

Established big hitters continue to shine – Gatwick Airport’s Your magazine is nominated for the fifth year in a row, while Heathrow Life lands a fourth straight award.

Our dodecahedral delight comes from the breadth of awards, as well as the number. Five of the nominations are for content – testament to the brilliance of our writers – while our designers are garlanded for their magazine, newspaper and photography work.

Across the board, the list stands as testament to another year of hard work, dedication and inspiration at beetroot. Or, as we like to call it, business as usual.

Overall category winners will be announced at the awards night on 29 September – watch this space.


Beetroot’s Excellence Awards in full:

Feature-led magazine more than four issues a year 

Highway for Highways England

Your Magazine for Gatwick Airport


Publication for members

Pi for Howden


New publication

Highway for Highways England


Design (magazine)

Pi for Howden


Design (newspaper)

Heathrow Life for Heathrow Airport



Outside In – My Paralympic journey for RBS


News/BAU writing

We create great content for beetroot


Best feature writing

“Being me…” – Wendy’s story of coming out as transgender for Network Rail by Network Rail and beetroot

“Running helps me forget I have a terminal illness” for RBS by beetroot

“An important part of who I am” – Martin’s story for Highways England by beetroot, Highways England and Martin Sherlock


Best writing to support change

A vision for the future and change, done differently for RBS

Richard Lomax
Richard Lomax

Richard is deputy managing director at beetroot.