Entries by Mike Pounsford

Leading Conversation in turbulent times

Those charged with employee engagement and internal communication might readily agree that communication is the lifeblood of a company, but senior managers are more concerned with strategy, performance and results. Strategic intentions are no longer annually reviewed plans, but flexible approaches to turbulent markets and rapidly changing growth areas. Strategy needs to shape the direction […]

Internal communications after a crisis

During a recent conversation with an old friend who used to work at BP I was struck by something he said about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “The people I feel really sorry for are the employees. I can imagine how they are feeling – they will be devastated and right in […]

Couravel wins another award for outstanding work

At the end of 2009 Couravel won the prestigious PR Week Award for outstanding Internal Communication for its work for Natural England. The PRWeek Awards are widely accepted by the PR and communications sector to be the equivalent of the film industry’s ‘Oscars’. The PRWeek Awards reward absolute excellence with their superior credibility in the […]

Engagement seminar September 2009 – Communicating with remote and geographically-scattered employees

Couravel’s fifth engagement seminar at the RSA was jointly hosted with Hilary Scarlett. It focused on the SMART working and how companies were managing engagement with remote and part time working. Clare Prochaska for Logica and Sue Pearce from the London Borough of Hackney spoke. Click here to see the slides. Key topics discussed “roundtable” […]

Couravel wins lead supplier role on COI framework

In the last month Couravel has won a major role in the COI’s Internal Communication, Engagement and Change Framework. Couravel is recommended for a wide range of internal communications, engagement and change consultancy services. The Central Office of Information (COI) is the Government’s centre of excellence for marketing and communications. Every four years it assesses […]

Couravel wins prestigious IABC Gold Quill Award

IABC’s annual Gold Quill Awards program honours excellence in business communication, offering professional communicators an opportunity to have their work evaluated by expert judges and showcased among peers. The winners represent the best in organizational communication and their work plans serve as best practices for professional communicators. Couravel’s work for Natural England competed with nearly […]

Engagement Process wins top BAE Systems Award

The engagement process developed by Couravel and BAE Systems has won the Gold Prize in the Chairmans Award for Innovation, the international award that is granted to only a handful of projects globally. The project involved developing a picture of the companys strategy which was used as the basis for hundreds of workplace discussions about […]