memcom membership excellence awards shortlist 2020

Published: 12 Mar 2020
Last reviewed: 29 Sep 2020

A heartfelt congratulations to all of the below shortlisted organisations, teams and individuals! This year's ceremony will take place on September 17th, where the winners will be announced...

It was an absolute honour to announce the shortlist for the 2020 memcom membership excellence awards at our Shortlist Party last night! The room was buzzing in celebration and it was wonderful to see so many representatives from membership organisations, and the suppliers that support the sector, networking once again in true memcom style.

A heartfelt congratulations to all organisations, teams and individuals that have made it on to the 2020 memcom membership excellence awards shortlist! And may we take this opportunity once again to thank this year’s memcom judges. The awards are judged independently by our judging panels who are chosen for their expertise and experience. We received an unprecedented number of entries again this year; the judges were hugely impressed with the calibre of the submissions, making shortlisting a particularly difficult job as a result!

PRINT

Even in this digital world, printed publications are still a top-rated member benefit. Not surprisingly therefore, this category always proves hugely popular. The awards honour print publications within the membership sector which demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, engaging content, innovative design, cutting-edge techniques and noteworthy commerciality.

Best Magazine for a Professional Association or Membership Organisation > 20K circulation

Boundless
Certsure
Chartered Insurance Institute
Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association
Royal Institute of British Architects
Royal Society of Arts

 

Best Magazine for a Professional Association or Membership Organisation < 20K circulation

Association of Optometrists
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Institute of the Motor Industry
Institute of Biomedical Science

 

Best Magazine Launch or Re-launch

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
Chartered Association of Building Engineers
Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
Chartered Management Institute
Institute of the Motor Industry
Royal College of Midwives

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

From membership campaigns to public awareness drives, the awards in this section celebrate the innovation, creativity and investment of time and effort which drives up marketing standards in the sector and delivers increased value for members, stakeholders and wider society.

Best Campaign on a Shoestring

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Royal Statistical Society
Thatcham Research

Best Integrated Marketing or Membership Campaign

Association for Project Management
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
Institution of Civil Engineers
Royal College of Occupational Therapists
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Best Social Media Campaign

Association for Project Management
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Boundless
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Royal Society of Chemistry

Best Public Awareness Campaign or Advancement of a Cause

Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Influence Mental Health Campaign
Royal Society of Chemistry
Thatcham Research

Best Email Newsletter

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Chartered Management Institute
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
National Landlords Association
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

 

ENGAGEMENT

For professional bodies, trade associations and other not-for-profit membership organisations, members are the main reason for being. Attracting members and then keeping them truly engaged is critical for survival. From events to CPD initiatives, this category honours those organisations who have perfected their member engagement strategies, with impressive results.

Membership Event of the Year <400

British Parking Association
Foodservice Equipment Association
Proprietary Association of Great Britain and Chance Organisation
Royal College of General Practitioners
Railway Industry Association
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Membership Event of the Year >400 

ALARM
Royal College of General Practitioners (Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019)
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
Royal College of PhysiciansRoyal College of Psychiatrists
STEP

Best Student Engagement Initiative

Association of Accounting Technicians – Ready, Set, Go Campaign
Association of Accounting Technicians – 20 magazine and multi-channel programme
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Chartered College of Teaching
Chartered Management Institute
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Best Member Engagement Strategy

College of Podiatry
Foodservice Equipment Association
Institute of Biomedical Science
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and cloudThing

Best Annual Report (Print or Digital)

Chartered Management Institute
International Air Transport Association
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
Nautilus International
Zoological Society of London

Best Equality, Diversity or Inclusion Campaign

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
Royal College of Psychiatrists

 

Best Sustainability Initiative

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – Broadway Initiative
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Royal Society of Chemistry

 

DIGITAL

The awards in this category recognise the very best in digital marketing and the movers and shakers of the digital membership community. From apps and infographics to e-learning initiatives, these awards highlight and celebrate the digital work that is pushing the limits of what is possible and making a real impact to organisations, members and stakeholders.

Best Website

Association of Anaesthetists
Chartered Institute of Building
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
Coeliac UK
Institution of Structural Engineers
Twins Trust

Best E-learning / Online Education Initiative

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Digital Marketing Institute
Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Best Use of an App

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Coeliac UK
College of Optometrists
National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
Royal College of General Practitioners

Best Use of Video, Animation or Audio

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Boundless
Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
Metropolitan Police Friendly Society
European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations
British Parking Association

Best Use of Data and Insight

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and cloudThing
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
Recruitment and Employment Confederation
Royal Institute of British Architects
Thatcham Research

Best Use of AI

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

 

PEOPLE

The membership sector could not succeed without the people behind it. The awards in this section celebrate the huge positive impact that both individuals and teams have on their organisation, their members and public good. It’s our absolute pleasure to shine a spotlight on the following stars…

Editor of the Year

British Parking Association, Louise Parfitt
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, Liza Salazar
Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, Martin Read
Royal Institute of British Architects, Hugh Pearman

Team of the Year (Membership Organisation)

Chartered Institute of Building, Marketing Team
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Social Impact and Innovation Team
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Customer Service Team
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Membership and Operations Team
Royal College of Physicians, Communications, Policy and Research Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Communications and Policy Team

Agency Team of the Year

CPL
cloudThing
Redactive
Think
Trillium
Wonderly

Outstanding Achiever in a Membership Organisation

Association of Accounting Technicians, Phil Hall
Association of Corporate Treasurers, Natalie Moorcock
Business in the Community, Nick Diamond

Marketing or Communications Star of the Year

Institute of Biomedical Science, Matt Wilven
Financial Services Compensation Scheme, Lila Pleban
Logistics UK, Scott Mackay
Royal Institute of British Architects, Charmian Beedie
Royal Society of Chemistry, Lizzy Ratcliffe
Royal Statistical Society, Iain Wilton

HR Leader of the Year

Financial Services Compensation Scheme, David Blackburn
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Jasbir Bilen

 

Membership Organisation of the Year

British Pest Control Association
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Digital Marketing Institute
Logistics UK
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Royal Institute of British Architects

The Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award

Association for Project Management, Debbie Dore
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Bev Messinger
Royal College of Psychiatrists, Paul Rees

 

We'll be announcing the winners on 17th September. Register your interest here