Release: CIM Regional Volunteers of the Year revealed
CIM Regional Volunteers of the Year revealed
- The CIM Volunteer Awards 2020 recognise and celebrate the efforts of individuals and teams from across CIM’s volunteer network.
- Due to the coronavirus pandemic this year the awards ceremony was held as a virtual event.
- There are seven categories: five individual awards and two team prizes.
On 20 July, the CIM Volunteer Awards 2020 ceremony recognised and celebrated the efforts of individuals and teams from across CIM’s volunteer network. Hosted as an online event due to the coronavirus pandemic, judges and nominees gathered for the first virtual awards ceremony in CIM’s 109-year history.
Volunteers and teams were nominated for seven categories, with five individual awards and two team prizes being awarded. CIM’s Director of Qualifications and Partnerships, Maggie Jones and Philip Preston, CIM’s Volunteer Partnerships Manager, headed up the judging panel who deliberated over the nominations to reach a consensus on winners and those highly commended.
Kate Hamilton, Chair of the CIM Board of Directors, said: “I certainly did not envy the judge’s task this year as the standard of entries was incredibly high. We’re obviously disappointed not to be able to celebrate with our nominees in person, but I would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the online ceremony a success and congratulate our worthy winners.”
The winners and highly commended volunteers for 2020 are:
Education Ambassador of the Year – awarded to the volunteer who has been an enthusiastic advocate for CIM promoting careers in marketing to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students as well as the benefits of CIM qualifications, the Graduate Gateway programme and CIM membership.
Highly commended: Beth Cummings (Wales)
Winner: Ailie Ferrari (Scotland)
Communications Ambassador of the Year – the volunteer who has consistently produced good quality, interesting content for their Region/SIG website, eNewsletter and social media, generating good levels of reach and engagement.
Highly commended: Kath Dawson (South West)
Winner: Jim Ker (Yorkshire)
Events Ambassador of the Year – award for the volunteer who has planned and executed an innovative and highly successful events programme or events series, delivering a strong profit performance and impressive customer satisfaction scores.
Highly commended: Jessica Dodds (Yorkshire)
Winner: Georgina Lewindon (Wales)
Unsung Hero – this is awarded to the volunteer who quietly, efficiently and effectively gets things done and is always willing to help when an extra pair of hands is needed.
Highly commended: Rob Moffat (Scotland) and Carl Mather (Wales)
Winner: Claire Sweet (South West)
Volunteer of the Year – awarded to the volunteer who shows real passion and commitment and is a real driving force behind the successful delivery of their allocated project or role.
Highly commended: Vicky Cole (East of England)
Winner: Pamella Barotti (London)
Innovation of the Year award - presented to the Region or SIG that has introduced a new initiative, event or comms campaign, that is not only innovative but exemplifies best practice and has scalability.
Highly commended: Scotland for their Live Event initiative and Ireland for their Celebratory Lunch
Winner: The South West for the Mike Warne Event
Team of the Year – The most difficult category to judge, this is awarded to the Region or SIG that has not only achieved, but exceeded objectives relating to two or more of its key activities.
Highly commended: Yorkshire
Kate added: “I was delighted to be able to convey some of the wonderful things said about each nominee by their regional chair. It was clear from these comments that each winner is a valuable asset to their team. It was also a great insight into the incredible work achieved by CIM volunteers across the UK.”
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