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:
Winner – Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Spark
Finalist – Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, Wally
Finalist – FNZ Group, FNZ Connect
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
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
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
Mattress Firm, BEDpost
UFCU, UFCU Connect
Midland Heart, Midland Heart
To learn more about the awards program and all the winners, in addition to how you can get started with Interact, please visit: interactsoftware.com/awards
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.