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 2020 and stop them to say hello as they are supporting the crowd.

You can follow them all via Twitter using our list.

Are you interested in sponsoring us this year? We have various packages available and would love to discuss them with you.

Do get in touch by contacting Jenni@redefiningcomms.com or Tweet us @TheICCrowd.

Gold sponsors

The Culture Club
wearethecultureclub.co.uk
@TheCultureClub4

We help people and businesses shine through brilliant employee engagement, experience and communication. We believe in providing real, simple, tangible and implementable changes that will help to create the culture you want and need. And we like to have fun along the way!

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.

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.

SocialChorus
socialchorus.com
@socialchorus

SocialChorus empowers companies to work as one. Communicators and leaders can reach, inform, and align every worker, and employees can feel like a part of something greater than themselves. 


Sponsors

Media Partner: Communicate Magazine
communicatemagazine.com

106 Comms
106comms.com
@106Comms

106 Comms is determined to shake things up in the world of internal comms and engagement. Through deep research, exceptional creativity, innovative digital solutions and strong change management processes, we are helping organisations to drive change, grow engagement and build reputation.

Share with us your objectives, and we’ll show you a strategy to achieve them. We also hold regular events – on everything from IC Strategy to Change Communications – and you can read out more about these at 106comms.com/events If you want to shake up your comms and engagement, get in touch with Henry@106comms.com

AB
abcomm.co.uk
@abthinks

As the UK’s longest established IC agency, we develop strategies, create content and build channels for some of the best-known organisations in the world. We are passionate about creating communications that truly engage and inspire – turning workers into a workforce.

We win awards every year for our work. After 55 years, that’s quite a collection.

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
ciprinside.co.uk
@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
gatehouse.co.uk
@gatehousegroup

We believe that true engagement can only happen when employees feel valued, understand their role and how it contributes to the overall success of the organisation – and they can only reach that state with effective internal communication.

Over the past decade, our State of the Sector annual report and thought leadership has helped shape our profession.

Our services include audit & insight, strategy & planning, creative & digital, training & development, interims & recruitment. We help leading organisations to connect with the hearts and minds of their people, leading to a more engaged workforce and better business results. 

In December 2017, we joined Gallagher’s communication practice to create a full employee experience agency, with specialist knowledge of strategic internal communication, HR, benefits and rewards communication and financial education.

Together with Gallagher Communication and AHC, we form the world’s largest internal communication agency, with over 160 dedicated communication specialists spread across three continents and four different time zones. Whatever the topic, we help support employee understanding and build a holistic employee experience that centres around wellbeing and fosters productivity and engagement.

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
learnicology.com
@LearnICology

ICology, founded by Chuck Gose is a podcast about interesting people doing interesting things in the world of internal communications. ICology is working to achieve a great understanding and appreciation of the impact internal communications has with employees and companies.

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.

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 which connects passionate people with effective communications and transformative technology for better business results. We support those working in IC, IT, 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 our website to find out about our next event, simplyIC taking place May 18 – 19 2020.

SocialOptic
socialoptic.com
@SocialOptic

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

From compliance to security, to employee engagement and digital transformation, SocialOptic delivers tools and expertise to help you make the right decisions to succeed.

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 400+ clients on the platform including Rituals, IKEA, McDonalds, 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.

Top Banana
top-b.com
@WeAreTopBanana

Top Banana was established back in 1999 and has grown over the last 20 years to be one of the most reputable creative communications agencies in the industry. With over 50 employees, Top Banana work with some of the world’s most recognised brands and are proud of our long-lasting partnerships with our clients.