I’m not what you’d call ‘formal’. I’m the same in work as I am out of it, and if we come up with a crazy idea internally, I’m making that happen.
I’ve worked in the world of Internal Communications for 8 years – 5 years in the public sector and 3 years in the private sector – and I love it.
I joined OneSavings Bank in October 2017 to set up an Internal Communications function, which also included helping to launch our new mission, vision and values (which we won 2 Highly Commended awards at the Business Culture Awards in 2019 for) as well as a new Intranet. We then took on the responsibility for our employee community strategy (fundraisers, volunteer days etc.), taken on employee awards and thank yous, and I’ve muscled in on the world of ‘culture’.
6 months after launching our MVV and Intranet (which we did on the same week and nearly made me grey!) we then started to prepare for a combination with another business.
4 months after combining, the Coronavirus landed and I’m pretty sure it’s knocked us all for six!