Sponsors

The Big Yak wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic sponsors.

The organisations who support us aren’t just sponsors, they’re our partners. 

They understand the benefit of networking and professional development. We can’t say enough about our sponsors, other than without them The Big Yak wouldn’t be able to happen.

Please look out for them at The Big Yak in 2021 and stop them to say hello as they are supporting the crowd.

You can follow them all via Twitter using our list.

Our sponsors list is now full. 

Gold sponsors

The Culture Club
wearethecultureclub.co.uk
@TheCultureClub4

The Culture Club are the company culture specialists who make better days. 

We believe that company culture is what sets your organisation apart. It’s your heart, your soul, your pulse, your buzz. So if you need a partner who’ll work with you to inspire, engage and bring about more brilliance in your people, we’re here for you.

Bring your ambitions, your dreams and your challenges and we’ll add passion, ideas and expertise. Then, together, we’ll build your culture through better employee engagement, experience and communication.

Culturevist
culturevist.com
@culturevist

Want to create a company people love? Join us at the Company Culture conference, hosted at Kew Gardens culturevist.com/conference.

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Firstup
https://firstup.io
@FirstUp_io

SocialChorus and Dynamic Signal have joined forces to become Firstup, a leader in the digital employee experience, empowering companies to put employees first by reaching, connecting, and engaging every worker, everywhere.

HarknessKennett
harknesskennett.com
@harknesskennett

Support for all aspects of internal communication and engagement, from developing leaders and measurement to delivery of campaigns and flexible interim solutions.

Limehouse films
limehouse.tv
@Limehouse_Films

We create award-winning film, animation and design for the UK’s biggest organisations and best known brands. We are storytellers, film makers, animators and designers, with backgrounds in brand marketing, internal communication and learning and development.


Sponsors

Media Partner: Communicate Magazine
communicatemagazine.com

106 Comms
106comms.com
@106Comms

106 Communications helps ambitious brands to transform engagement – from setting out an organisation’s vision and growing reputation to transforming the way you work and building belonging. Over the course of the pandemic, internal communications has come into its own – and has become relied upon by many organisations to help workforces through the crisis.

We believe it has the power and opportunity to go further – and create and influence the employee experience in a whole range of ways, from building trust with leaders, engaging colleagues in the purpose and mission (from onboarding and beyond), running wow events, creating connections across organisations and encouraging the kind of collaboration and innovation that powers the very best of organisations. We have worked with a wide range of ambitious brands, from Canon and Virgin through to Arriva, Gamesys and SGS, to provide research and strategy as well as award-winning creativity and digital execution. 

We run events on a range of topics from D&I to ESG and How to create your own internal communications campaign; find out more at www.106comms.com/events Or if you want to have a coffee and a chat and talk all things comms and engagement, get in touch with Henry@106comms.com

AB
abcomm.co.uk
@abthinks

Award-winning creativity built on strategic insight.

We develop strategies, create content and build channels for some of the best-known and most complex organisations in the world, including the LEGO Group, KPMG, Amazon and Kimberly-Clark.

Established in 1964, AB has an unparalleled track record of creating measurable solutions that truly inform, engage and inspire – turning workers into a workforce.

Alive With Ideas!
alivewithideas.com
@alivewithideas

We are an ideas fuelled comms agency. Chock-full of creativity for your strategy, content and everything else to make your people and channels buzz!

CIPR Inside
cipr.co.uk/CIPR/Network/Groups_/Inside.aspx
@CIPRInside

CIPR Inside is the specialist group of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations. The group is for internal communication and employee engagement professionals. As part of the only chartered organisation for communications professionals we benefit from the knowledge, support and training that that organisation provides. It connects internal and external communication, in line with the belief that communication should be integrated and joined up. 

Raising professional standards and sharing best practice is a core aim of the group and institute. Professionalism and current knowledge are critical to delivering excellent and strategic communications. Our members have access to the knowledge, support and training that being part of a chartered organisation brings.

Comms Rebel
commsrebel.com
@CommsRebel

Comms Rebel is run by Advita Patel. It helps people take the leap to revolutionise the way they communicate in their organisation by helping them use a variety of tools and techniques creatively.

Gatehouse, a Gallagher Company
ajg.com/employeeexperience/
@gatehousegroup

Helping people feel different about work. That’s why we’re here.

Who are we? We’re Gallagher – Employee Experience & Communication, and we’ve been helping employers engage, motivate and inspire their people for more than 20 years. 

The perfect blend of large consultancy and agile agency, our 150-strong multinational team of passionate employee communicators works with iconic brands to reach 10 million employees every year – and our State of the Sector report has been a consistent, single source of truth for what’s hot and what’s not in internal communication for over a decade.

Guild
guild.co
@tryGuild

Guild – The world’s best messaging app for business.

Guild is a messaging app designed for professionals and businesses who want the simplicity and ease-of-use of a consumer messaging app, but with the privacy, legal compliance, control, sophistication and service you’d expect for business.

Guild is ad-free and has personal (free), business and enterprise subscriptions. 

Guild is a safe space for professionals to connect, communicate and collaborate to progress their careers and build valuable networks.

ICology
joinicology.com
@JoinIcology

ICology brings together passionate internal communicators who are ready for something new. This thriving community is leading the change in our industry and is built on a foundation of inclusivity and accessibility.

We value perspectives and ideas from around the world and at every career step. This is an adventure you want to take with people you want to meet!

Inspiring Workplaces™
inspiring-workplaces.com
@InspireWorkNow

At Inspiring Workplaces™, we believe in recognising and shaping the new, forward-thinking organisations of the future. By shedding the light on these innovative workplaces, we help to encourage positive change in workplaces as well as provide a source of inspiration and education for those who seek it.

We rely on the engagement and commitment of our community of Inspirers to create a movement that changes the world for the better. No matter where you are in the world; whether you work in HR, Comms, Culture, Engagement, Experience, D&I, Brand, Wellbeing, Finance or C-Suite; whether you lead your organisation or just your team, whether you’re a one-man band or a multinational, you have a home in this community as long as you want to inspire positive change in the world.

Institute Of Internal Communication (IoIC)
ioic.org.uk
@IoICNews

As the only professional body dedicated to internal communication in the UK, we exist to help organisations and people succeed through promoting internal communication of the highest standard.

We’ve been driving standards for over 70 years, through our qualifications, leadership and communities. We are the voice for internal communication, driving the agenda and building a movement of passionate, dedicated professionals.

Because how we communicate at work matters. Because #WeMatterAtWork

Intranet Now
intranetnow.co.uk 
@IntranetNow

The conference for comms and intranet people. Each year we invite practitioners on stage to share their expertise via laser-focused lightning talks. 

Intranet Now is about inspiration, conversation, and how intranets are used now within the digital workplace. 

It’s run by Wedge and Lisa as an independent, community-led event. See the website for more information.

PR Academy
pracademy.co.uk
@PRAcademy

Let us help you to get qualified in internal comms or change management. Hundreds of people study with us each year. We work with top awarding bodies like the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the PRCA, and the best practitioner and academic minds to develop and deliver courses that meet the challenges facing today’s communication professionals.

Founder Dr Kevin Ruck is editor and co-author of what is probably the most established text book on internal comms: Exploring Internal Communication. Why choose us as your study partner? Our philosophy is simple: we don’t rest until we’ve done everything we can to make sure you succeed. Our students’ consistently high results speak for themselves.

We also believe that studying should be fun. You will make great new friends, study at the smartest venues and in the best online spaces, and learn from the sharpest minds.

Sequel
sequelgroup.co.uk
@Sequel_Group

We’re the employee experience agency that’s connecting and inspiring people to deliver brilliant business performance.

We blend insight, content and technology to help organisations grow as productive places where people really want to work. From shaping strategies to delivering creative communications, campaigns and channels in the modern workplace, our talented team of strategists, digital developers, designers, filmmakers and writers deliver comms with impact.

What can your business achieve by working with us?

simplycommunicate
www.simply-communicate.com

simplycommunicate is an exclusive community that connects passionate people with effective communications and transformative technology for better business results. We support those working in IC, transformation and change through an exclusive, membership-only community with packages to suit all needs.

Whether you’re just starting out or sit at an executive level at the board, we provide you with content, events and access to peers to help you succeed, grow your network and build meaningful relationships. Visit us at www.simply-communicate.com and find out about our next event, simplysummit, our annual 2-day conference on 15-16th November 2021.

SocialOptic
socialoptic.com
@SocialOptic

SocialOptic harness the power of human data to boost productivity, reduce risk and deliver cultural change.

Our expertise in analysis empowers organisations to understand their people with the right questions – using data and knowledge to engage and work together.

Speakap
speakap.com
@speakap

Speakap is a branded employee communication platform, that helps you reach and engage all your employees. As well as providing a better way to communicate vertically and horizontally across the organisation, it also supports on-boarding, training and employee recognition. We have 500 clients including McColl’s, Rituals, IKEA, G4S and Bosch Autocentres. We are live in 35 languages and have six offices across EU and US.

streamGO
streamgo.co.uk
@streamGo
+44 203 026 9660

We started streamGo to make communication better. Better for the change makers, and better for the audience.

Born out of the frustrations of bad technology getting in the way of important stories, streamGo’s live video streaming helps your message stay crystal clear.

Live video streaming for internal communications can help you;

• Provide the same message to everyone – even at the same time, wherever they are.
• Gather real-time opinions, ideas and questions from your audience.
• Save the travel time and costs of having Senior Leaders out on the road.

Industry-leading, global companies including Pentland and Temenos as well as the UK’s biggest employer, the NHS all trust streamGo to help them deliver their most important stories.

We’d love to help you too.