The Gatehouse Blog: Culture

Redefining internal communication in Latin America

The release of the ninth edition of Gatehouse’s State of the Sector report brought about a number of insights into internal communication. But for Sofia Cordoba the progress made in Europe and North America led to questions around the state of the sector in Latin America – and the opportunities for the IC profession. As […]

Getting mobile and unwired colleagues connected

Head of Internal Communications Zoe Chiverton describes her approach to launching the first employee self-service benefits portal to a largely remote audience at the Priory Group. The Priory Group is a behavioural healthcare company dealing with mental health and addiction. We’ve got 20,000 employees spread across 400 sites in the UK. I joined two years […]

Communicating acquisitions the ARM way

ARM’s Sasha Watson and Ravinder Johal have led internal communications for a number of global business acquisitions and supported one significant deal which saw ARM itself be acquired by Japan’s SoftBank Group. Here, they share their secrets for successful acquisition communications. Awarded Britain’s most admired company, 2016, ARM is one of those companies that most […]

Linking management and shop-floor with Q&As at Novozymes

Novozymes, market-leading biotech company, implemented an innovative format to give shop-floor employees a voice and increase dialogue in Novozymes’ production. Joachim Aaen, Communications Specialist, explains how.  Novozymes produces a wide range of industrial enzymes and microorganisms used in a lot of different industries. We develop solutions for the world’s pressing problems, profit from doing so, […]

Where do you rise to when you’re already at the top?

Where do you go next when you’ve reached a senior position in internal communication? Former Head of IC Nick Green talks about his career move to property services at Sky. I joined Sky as Head of Internal Communication in 2009. I spent the first few years developing a robust internal communication function and a tone […]

Meet Arthur: ACCA’s social enterprise platform

Channel Manager Sarah Moffatt explains how they brought back their first president, Arthur, as a social enterprise platform. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We’ve got approximately 1,400 employees in 98 offices around the world, with a variety of cultures. Internal communications is a relatively new function. […]

Improving line of sight at Sodexo

How do you turn 34,000 hard-to-reach employees into knowledgeable brand ambassadors? Senior Internal Communications Manager Christina O’Donoghue at Sodexo explains how. Sodexo is a global company. In the UK and Ireland we’ve got over 34,000 people working at over 1,850 sites. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for over one million customers […]

When two become one: Amec Foster Wheeler

Tereza Urbankova, Head of Internal Communications at Amec Foster Wheeler, shares her experience managing internal communication during a large-scale acquisition. In February 2014, Amec plc, a global engineering company, announced the acquisition of Foster Wheeler AG. From all points of view, this operation was transformational for Amec, as it would considerably strengthen our positions worldwide […]

Communicating global change from a local level: how FirstGroup is empowering its people to change its business

The following is an extract from the Journal of Internal Communication. See if you qualify for a free industry subscription at Cathryn Halton, Group Internal Communications Manager, talks us through the company’s ongoing internal communications agenda and describes how they have engaged with their people. FirstGroup has expanded rapidly since the company was formed […]

The Employee Communication revolution: ripping up the rule book at HSBC

How do you make 250,000 employees feel like they’ve got a seat at the table? Pierre Goad, Co-Head of Global Communications, and Emmajane Varley, Head of Employee Communications Global Banking and Markets, tell us how to get leaders to shut up and listen. HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial organisations. It’s […]