Clare Latham Award

The CIPR Inside #insidestory awards 2014 saw the introduction of new category to acknowledge individual contribution in internal communication.

This category, Best individual contribution to internal communication has now been renamed The Clare Latham award in memory of a very special communicator. And with thanks to scarlettabbott, the agency she worked with, winners will receive a £500 learning bursary to support them in their career development in the following year.

Clare Latham award winners and highly commended nominees not only receive the public recognition for their achievements but also receive some of the below rewards:

The one winner gets one of these:

  1. £500 learning bursary to spend as you choose on professional development and learning in internal communication and employee engagement
  2. A free one-day session with a careers coach
  3. Present an award at the 2018 #insidestory awards event
  4. A day work shadowing a committee member

And the winner and both of the highly commended individuals get all of these:

  1. A place on a CIPR Inside Committee project team
  2. Guest blog spot on CIPR Inside blog (three posts over the year)


2017 winner – Victoria Fletcher:

You can see the past winners for this award here…


The Clare Latham Award

Since the passing of our dear friend Clare Latham in June 2013, colleagues at scarlettabbott have been looking for a way to mark Clare’s unique and outstanding contribution to Internal Communication.clare latham

In conjunction with CIPR Inside, scarlettabbott is proud to announce that it is sponsoring an annual award in Clare’s memory:

‘The Clare Latham Award Recognising Outstanding Contribution to Internal Communication.

We are honoured to sponsor this award in Clare’s name, so that other exceptional communicators in our industry remember her name, know her story and are inspired by her memory.

In addition, CIPR Inside made a special posthumous award to Clare to commemorate her own, very special contribution to our industry.

Clare Latham was an internal communicator and consultant of rare skill and talent.

Her change management, communication and engagement career spanned 17 years in the UK and abroad, working for Parcelforce, Tesco, Towers Perrin and most latterly scarlettabbott.

Clare’s work was always driven by a desire to really understand what motivates employees and teams and, through this understanding, implement change and communication strategies that engage, involve and unify people rather than alienate and divide.

As well as a communicator, Clare was a wife, mummy to three, chorister, Morrissey fan, netballer, charity worker, fashionista and dear, dear friend to many whose lives were lit up and enriched by knowing, working and playing alongside her.

Clare valiantly fought a relatively brief battle with cancer in her 41st year and died on 6 June 2013.  Much missed, never forgotten.

Rachel Thornton, scarlettabbott