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    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

    Winner: Wales

    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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    About CIM:

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world’s leading professional body for marketing, with over 28,000 members worldwide, of which there are over 2,500 Chartered Marketers.

    CIM’s mission is to create a marketing advantage for the benefit of professionals, business and society with a focus on export, data and skills. CIM believes marketing is the critical factor in driving long term organisational performance.

    CIM provides members and organisations with five key benefits:

    • Partnership – CIM is a professional and organisational partner to support performance and career development
    • Education – CIM allows individuals and businesses to continuously upskill
    • Information – CIM keeps members up to date with the latest marketing thinking, and keeps organisations at the forefront of practices
    • Connection – CIM provides access to services, expertise and peers
    • Recognition – CIM is the global benchmark of professional competence

    For more than 100 years, CIM has supported, represented and developed marketers, teams, leaders and the profession as a whole. There are 120 CIM study centres in 32 countries and exam centres in 132 countries worldwide. In the last year, over 7,500 people registered at over 230 UK CIM events. Find out more about CIM by visiting www.cim.co.uk






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