Winner of charity intranet competition announced

Congratulations to North Devon Hospice for being the UK winner of our charity intranet competition!

Back in November 2011 we launched a global competition, open to all charities and non-profit organisations to win a free Interact Intranet software package for their organisation. We had so many entries that we decided to give two free intranet’s away – one to a UK charity and one to a US charity!

After much deliberation with the judges that included Sam Marshall, owner of ClearBox Consulting – independent intranet consultancy and Mark Morton, Digital Media Manager of Epilepsy Action, we finally managed to decide on two deserved winners!

North Devon Hospice, a charity supporting individuals and families who are faced with the impact of a terminal illness, were awarded the UK winner. It was such a close call but finally the judges decided on North Devon Hospice as they thought Interact Intranet would be able to provide them with a collaborative social intranet platform for their remote workers to discuss and share information 24/7, which is crucial for the charity who have a community nursing team who work across a large geographical area and are often isolated from news, events and processes.

Judge, Sam Marshall said that, “all of the charities were very worthwhile causes, but North Devon stood out for the sheer enthusiasm for the work that they do and the breadth of the ideas that they put forward.” He commended their, “clear vision of the multiple ways in which Interact Intranet could help them progress and of all the submissions they seemed best-placed to take a new intranet and really run with it.”

North Devon Hospice were ‘over the moon’ when told they were winners. Gordon Lester, CEO of North Devon Hospice told us:

We are really thrilled about winning this competition. We’re looking forward to rolling out an intranet for the charity and also the opportunity to work with Interact. We work remotely across the length and breadth of North Devon, caring and supporting our patients and their families. An intranet means our nursing teams can work across the rural area with the hospice in their pocket, that we can better communicate between our 12 charity shops, that we can generally stay in touch with each other with more ease and refine our processes, making us more efficient…the list just goes on.

On behalf of all at North Devon Hospice and the patients and families we care for, we would like to thank Interact for this amazing opportunity and wonderful charitable gesture.”

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The US winner of the competition will be announced over the coming weeks.