Above : TUC General Secretary presenting highly commended and commended honours to Kay Hender (Communications Manager) from FDA and David Read (video producer).
The Trade Union Communications Awards took place last night with Frances O'Grady, the TUC General Secretary along with Antonia Bance, the Head of Communications at TUC hosting the event.
The FDA received two accolades at the awards ceremony, a highly commended honour for our Public Service Magazine in the 'best membership communications print journal' category and a commended honour in the 'best recruitment/new member communication' category for our video interview with Emma Knox, titled 'Emma Knox: How the FDA was there for me'. David Read from id8 Media, who produced the Emma Knox video accepted the award at the ceremony.
Our Keystone website also had a mention in the awards booklet with the judges views being "This website is well laid out and easy to navigate. There is a lot of useful and relevant information for FDA members, including professional advice, personal development support, jobs and industrial help."
The FDA General Secretary, who attended last night's awards said "I'm incredibly proud of the Comms team at FDA and fantastic to see their great work recognised by their peers."
O'Grady said "This competition allows us to share the best practice in union communications, learn from each other and showcase some great work. " Antonia Bance stressed "how integral a union's communications team were to the overall image of their union. "
The Communications Awards judging panel was made up of Guardian journalist Zoe Williams, UK Communications Director of Change.org Tom Bage, Deputy Campaigns Director at Save the Children Vic Langer, Head of Strategic Campaigning at Nautilus Debbie Cavaldoro and Jo Stevens MP.