Wednesday, 27th June 2012
Genzyme Waterford internal communications shortlisted at Awards for Excellence in PR
Genzyme, a Sanofi company, has been shortlisted for a national excellence award for an internal communications campaign mounted at Waterford over the past 18 months.
The company who employ over 470 people at their biotechnology campus in Waterford was acquired early last year by Paris-headquartered Sanofi.
The Waterford internal communications short-listing comes in the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations which are organised annually by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland; the Public Relations Consultants Association and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (Northern Ireland). The awards werepresented today (June 22) at Dublin's Conrad Hotel.
Also nominated in the same category as Genzyme were BT, National Irish Bank and Three. Others shortlisted at the prestigious awards include Unilever, Diageo, Aer Lingus, Google and Kraft Foods. Genzyme's award submission was supported by Bance Nolan Ltd, the only southeast based members of the Public Relations Consultants Association.
Welcoming the recognition, Colin Wallace, HR Director, Genzyme Waterford, said: "We're delighted to have been shortlisted for an award and particularly as it relates to internal communications which is an area that a lot of attention has been paid to at the site since the start-up phase from 2001. Effective internal communications is not something that happens by accident or that can be imposed by management it requires a genuine team effort and partnership approach, which is what we see every day at Waterford.
"Clearly, there was a communications challenge around our acquisition by Sanofi and the integration process that has followed that naturally gave rise to lots of questions for people. This challenge was met successfully at Waterford and as well as the entire team here, I want to particularly acknowledge the work done through the last year by our internal communications team."
Further information about Genzyme, a Sanofi company, is available at http://www.genzyme.com
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