the Internal Comms Hub

By: Internal Comms Hub  06-Dec-2011

Rub shoulders with your fellow communicators at exclusive member breakfast or lunch briefings. You'll hear presentations from leading communication experts on the hottest topics in your industry and get "real-life" lessons learned from your fellow members.

You'll come away with a whole new set of contacts in the communication industry, as well as practical tools and tips to start putting into practice straight away.

Melcrum's Internal Communication Member Event - London

Date: Tuesday, 19th July 2011,
Venue: Dexter House, London

We are delighted to announce our confirmed speakers;

  • Samantha Children - Internal Communication Manager, QBE European Operations - IOIC Internal Communicator of the Year in 2010
  • Adam Pledger, Senior Manager, Channel Management, Retail Internal Communications, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Drew McMillan, Director of Internal Communications, Ladbrokes plc

Previous events


November 2009 - Strengthening and guiding leadership communication efforts

At our first member event held in Birmingham, 60 members came along to listen to Russell Grossman, Director of Communications, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, who spoke about the findings of the MacLeod report and what it said about leadership. Also how good leadership should involve a transfer of energy, which internal communicators can help to facilitate. In addition, he had good advice for helping leaders communicate in tough times.

Top Banana

kindly sponsored the event with Nick Terry offering some tips and tactical advice on getting leaders to recognise the need for leadership communication and reinvigorating the company values and vision.  

Mark Hill, Head of Internal Communication at

AXA Life

, spoke about coordinating CEO and senior leadership messages and moving from being the “newsletter writers” to strategic advisors. He talked about what had gone well and what hadn’t, with valuable lessons learnt.

"Very interesting and inspiring! Thanks for the opportunity."

Stacey Rogers, Communications Manager,

Sage(UK) Limited

"Very beneficial, really interesting speakers."

Caroline Hazell, Internal Communications Executive,


November 2009 - Building trust through senior leadership communication

At our first member event held in Melbourne, Australia, there was a fantastic turn out of 80 Melcrum members. Best-practice presentations came from Ivana Moretti, Manager,

ICT Global Publications, WorleyParsons

; Belinda Pearson, Strategic Communications Manager,


; and Rita Zonius, Head of Group Internal Communication,

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group


September 2009 - Working towards a brighter future: effective techniques to reengage your workforce

At our second event at the Law Society, more than 120 members enjoyed presentations from Tom Crawford, Head of Internal Communication and Engagement at Eon, Penny Randall, Marketing and Communication Manager at Renault Trucks, and Amanda Jongeneel, Director of EM(IC)*. Melcrum's own Kelly Dyer also presented the highlights from our Key Benchmarking Data for Communicators research.

“Good speakers, interesting content.”

Nicole Dempster, Head of Internal Communications,

Guardian News and Media “Very interesting, lots of ideas to take back with me”

Sue Stow, Internal Communications Specialist,

Pitney Bowes Management Services

April 2009 - How to offer maximum value as a communication function

At this lunch briefing at the Thistle Hotel, Manchester, 50 members came along to hear from Simon Finch, Head of PR & Internal Communications, Makro Self Service Wholesalers, Nina Shabanzadeh, Head of Internal Communications, Home Delivery Network Ltd and Bill Quirke, Managing Director, Synopsis and resident Hub expert.

“Interesting, though-provoking and enjoyable.”

David Boardman, Director of Group Communications,

Littlewoods “Thoroughly enjoyable and interesting”

Jill Stubbs, Communications Executive,


March 2009 - Transforming your intranet

At our breakfast briefing at the Law Society, Chancery Lane, London over 130 members came along to hear Miranda Luxford, Internal Communications Manager at First Capital Connect, Pete Stevenson, Director at the Edge Picture Company and Dr. Bonnie Cheuk, Global Head of Knowledge and Information and Samantha Bouzan, Global Communications Manager for ERM.

“I thought the event was very good with high quality speakers. It's great that there are some free events to attend as others are quite high in price.”

 Sofie Verbruggen, Communications Manager,

M.W. Kellogg “In these lean times, Melcrum is providing a really valuable service through free member events, helping us to collect ideas, develop ourselves and keep each other smiling!”

 John Clifford, Communications Manager, International,

Pitney Bowes “Really informative morning, wish it lasted longer! Loved the venue!”

 Loretta Brennan, Salesforce Communication Manager,


January 2009 - Transforming your intranet

At our lunch briefing at the Establishment Hotel, Sydney, over 50 members came along to hear Anthia Galanis, Manager - Corporate Employee Communications at


present alongside Kate Needham, Internal Communications Manager at the

NSW Department of Primary Industries

and Jane Floyd, Web Channels Manager, Communications Group at



At our breakfast briefing at the New Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London, over 130 members came along to hear Nigel Edwards, Head of internal communication at


present alongside Leandro Herrero, CEO of

The Chalfont Project

consultancy and pioneer of Viral Change™ and Kieron Shaw, Internal communication specialist and former head of research at



“Great networking and interesting input. More of it, please!”
Tobias Huebscher, Senior Manager, Internal Communications, Europe, ebay International AG

“Absolutely spot on content & subject was well worth the flight over from NL.”
Susan Ross, Video Producer, Shell

“Enjoyable, compulsive, good speakers, good networking opportunities.”
Dave Romanis, Head of Internal Communications, News International

“Taking away lots of ideas and suggestions to share with our internal comms community.”
Richard Knowles, BT

At our breakfast briefing at Hilton Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Beth Miller, Communications Manager at Unilever Foodsolutions Americas presented alongside Ann Adams, Communication consultant and former VP of internal communication and marketing, Motorola Inc. and Lisa Hartenberger, Director, Communications and Reputation and Kyle Rose, Manager, Communications and Reputation, both of Navistar.

"It was very informative, I'd be interested in attending more."
Courtney Kiel, Hudson

At our breakfast briefing in February at The Brewery, London, resident Hub expert Bill Quirke, MD of


communication consultancy presented alongside Mike Love, Communications Director at


and Tony Quinlan, Chief Storyteller at




"Useful, informative & inspiring set of presentations which I will definitely be reflecting upon & taking back with me to the work place."
Claire Michelotti, Communications Officer, Serco Group

"Really well organised. Enjoyed it a lot & found it somewhat refreshing to hear different perspectives."
David Henderson, Measurement, Planning and Performance Manager, BP

"Very good, useful context, very thought-provoking, and a good chance to meet other communicators."
Melissa Kell, International Comms Manager, Deloitte

"Great speakers, lots of useful material, good talking points. Venue excellent."
Paul Prentice, International Comms Advisor, RNID

April 2007


At our breakfast briefing last April at Savoy Place, London, resident Hub expert Bill Quirke, MD of Synopsis communication consultancy presented alongside Hub members including Nicole Dempster, Head of Internal Communications for newspaper organization, the Guardian News and Media and Andrea Cudworth and Jo Alexander, communicators from global energy and petrochemical group, Shell..

"Extremely valuable event – the best I have been to so far - well done (short, impactful, useful)"
Ginny Smith, AstraZeneca

"A great opportunity to not just learn or update skills and knowledge but to discuss and share with other comms professionals. I look forward to the next one!"

Melitta Campbell,

Lloyds TSB "A very valuable event and format. A welcome new addition to my membership fee."

Mark Godson,

ABN AMRO "Very enjoyable and informative"

Emma Matthews,