Executive Board Report 2015/16

Rebbeca Evans, President
Rebecca Evans
President

IBP has had a successful 2015/16, making a number of positive changes and improvements, welcoming new members to the board and beyond, and beginning to discuss in advance further changes we will need to consider in 2016/17.

Events:

The IBP Communication Awards continue to grow in size and reputation, with more entries to the 2016 awards than ever, and a palpable desire among entrants to win. Priorities for these awards in 2017 will be to continue their growth, especially among less well-represented parts of the built environment.

The IBP Journalism Awards saw many worthy (and very happy) winners and received some great feedback. Peter Murray’s impersonation of Peter Rees gave everyone an Awards night to remember. A thoroughly enjoyable night was had by all. The 2015 judging panel contained six new judges, and another six have agreed to judge the 2016 awards, including some high-profile journalists.

The 2015 Strategic Land Debate worked well, but the partnership with Hogan Lovells has come to an end, meaning the future of the event is up for discussion. A debate, in early July, in conjunction with the CIOB was postponed but plans are in hand to hold an industry debate in the autumn.

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Built environment comms professional? Stand out by learning the science behind the art of communications

Harriett-HindmarshHarriett Hindmarsh,
Chair of the Board for IBP and Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications at AECOM. ​

I’ve worked in the built environment industry as a communications professional for over 10 years and in that time I’ve seen the role evolve enormously.

The post-recession world is incredibly dynamic and demanding with more and more pressure on resource and the need to be accountable, and in my opinion as professionals we need to acknowledge the way the profession is changing.

Here are the major trends that you need be on top of if you want to thrive.

 

Understand your business drivers

The fundamental skill I think you need is often overlooked: having a working understanding of business drivers.

This one attribute is appreciated all the way to the top. Chief Executives want to promote people who let business outcomes and drivers, rather than assumptions or empty metrics, inform and drive their activities. This is particularly relevant in communications. You should be continuously asking yourself: ‘How can I use communication as a tool to support the business drivers of my organisation? How will this support growth initiatives?

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IBP National Journalism Awards 2016 – Call for Online Entries

Enter the IBP Journalism Awards online

To enter you simply format your three articles, you can use stories from a mix of platforms – online, print, or broadcast or from a single source, and submit them with your completed entry form and support material in the templates provided online.

Click here to begin your online Awards Entry

Click here for full details, terms and conditions

Click here for Magazine of the Year Entry Form (hard copy entries only)

Click here for details and methods of payment

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IBP National Journalism Awards 2016 – Event Flyer and Ticket Application Form

Clieck here to dowload a pdf of the event flyer and to book your tickets.

Click here to make a payment for tickets

(please note: you must fill out both the application form and pay for the tickets online)

Journalism Awards 2016: Judges Announced

The list of judges for the Journalism Awards 2016 has been announced.

View list of judges here

Communication and PR Awards 2016 – Winners Announced

The Winners and Highly Commended in each category have been announced.

Click to view full results and entries


 

ibp President’s Message

Rebecca Evans
As positivity across the built environment sector continues to grow, there is fresh scope for journalists and communications professionals alike to show off their skills to their best advantage.

Throw a general election into the mix and we can be sure we’re all in for an exciting year, full of change and packed with opportunities.

Being a member of IBP is the best way to build relationships with everyone that matters within the industry you work and the sector about which you write.

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Rebecca Evans
Editor, Construction News
@CNRebeccaEvans

About ibp

International Building Press (ibp) is a membership organisation that brings together journalists and communications professionals involved in the construction, architecture, housing and property sectors.

ibp provides its members with unparalleled opportunities to share experiences, network and further their careers through a calendar of events events link and two prestigious annual awards schemes.

Membership is open to national, regional, business and technical journalists, press relations and communications professionals and to employees and freelancers alike. Current members include many of the best known professionals on the field

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