Interact Announces 2019 Excellence Awards Winners

Recipients recognized for outstanding achievement, innovation and contributions in the fields of digital workplaces and internal communications

MANCHESTER, UK – January 31, 2019 – Interact, a global provider of enterprise intranet software, has announced the winners of its ninth annual Interact Excellence Awards, which uncover the world’s leading digital workplace solutions and the individuals and teams that have inspired them. Entries spanned from small non-profits to international enterprises, giving unique insight into the challenges of today’s digital workplace, and the creative ways in which companies are using intranets to overcome them.

The submissions were judged by a nine-strong external panel of experts who evaluated each application on the company’s ability to solve business challenges, foster collaboration, improve two-way communication, engage employees and increase overall productivity.

The judges of this year’s program have expertise spanning communications, engagement and digital workplace strategy, with experience partnering organizations around the globe. Their impartial input was key in selecting this year’s winners and their participation is what sets the Interact Excellence Awards apart.

“We were pleasantly surprised by the intranets and companies competing in the awards,” remark Steve and Cindy Crescenzo of Crescenzo Communications, who served as judges.

“We are finally making the transition from intranets that are glorified print publications with awkward design, one-way information distribution channels, and sterile, corporate content…to thriving communities with tons of interactivity, conversations, cool graphics, creative content, and multimedia! Judging this contest gives us hope for the future of our profession!” 

Multi-national foreign exchange and payment solutions provider Travelex were a winner at last year’s awards and have been recognized in three categories for 2019, including taking the winning title for Best Stakeholder.

“The Interact Excellence Awards were critical in giving us the confidence to showcase our intranet externally, allowing us to go on and win a range of international awards over the last year,” said Tricia Scott, global intranet manager at Travelex.

“The awards are a great opportunity to look at how other organizations are executing their intranets in a modern, innovative and exciting way. I also find it a great way to expand my network and share knowledge with some of the best intranet managers out there, even when that person might be in a completely different industry or country.”

Simon Dance, CEO at Interact adds: “A successful intranet connects both tools and people. It not only can help shape a company’s culture, but it can also play a critical role in impacting the overall employee experience. This year’s diverse roster of entries demonstrates that when an intranet is deployed strategically, it can drive tangible business results in everything from increasing productivity, to preventing employee turnover. Our company is proud to power these impactful corporate initiatives.”

Winners of this year’s awards program include:

Best Launch

Winner – Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Spark

Finalist – Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, Wally

Finalist – FNZ Group, FNZ Connect

Best Stakeholder

Winner – Travelex, The Lounge

Finalist – Federation of Small Businesses, myfsb

Finalist – WABCO, @PACE

Best Offline Worker Strategy

Winner – Magic Memories, Click

Finalist – International Rescue Committee, RescueNet

Finalist – Acadian Companies, Acadian Central

Best Use of Video

Winner – Wheatley Group, W.E. Connect

Finalist – Travelex, The Lounge

Finalist – Equinox, EQX Connect

Best Design

Winner – Institute of International Education, Eddie

Finalist – GBGroup, be/connected

Finalist – Curo Group, The Orb

Best Success Story

Winner – International Rescue Committee, RescueNet

Finalist – Family Service League, The Hive

Finalist – Avon and Somerset Police, Pocketbook

Essential Intranet

Winner – Sony Interactive Entertainment, Center Stage

Finalist – Federation of Small Business, myfsb

Finalist – Travelex, The Lounge

Judges’ Awards for Innovation

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, Wally

UFCU, UFCU Connect  

Midland Heart, Midland Heart

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About Interact

Interact is a global software company, connecting over one million users across more than 850 organizations with our digital workplace solutions. We specialize in solving internal communication and collaboration challenges by combining our sophisticated intranet software with outstanding professional services, focusing on developing long-term strategic partnerships with our customers. Interact has offices in Manchester and New York, and operates across the whole of the US and Canada, EMEA and Australia.