Say hello to the official programme for our 2015 Inclusive Networks Awards
Over 200 network group representatives attended our inaugural Inclusive Networks Awards, the first ever awards dedicated to network groups, at Band on the Wall in Manchester on 19th November 2015. Guests were welcomed by the sounds of the Caribbean from the awesome Steeldrumband and the welcome bubbly was served by Barefoot Wine. Our awards host Kate McCabe was a hit with the crowd and provided lots of laughs throughout the night. Further entertainment came from Ri Ri’s Dance Academy and singer Maria Kelly. Our inspiring guest speakers, Apprentice 2014 candidate Sanjay Sood-Smith and founder of Girls Out Loud, Jane Kenyon, delivered two awesome speeches.
We’re a big lover of all things media and brand related. Whether that’s sitting down with a brew and biscuit and reading our favourite magazines, perusing the many social media platforms in our lunch break or reading the fantastic blogs published online, we can’t get enough of them.
When we were developing our ideas for Inclusive Networks one thing was a definite from the very beginning, we would launch a brand new online magazine that crossed diversity strands and had something for everyone. We’ve been developing Network Group publications and building relationships with many networks and inclusive organisations for over five years so we had a pretty good idea about what was missing from the market.
Our magazine wouldn’t be a HR magazine, an LGBT mag or a mag that was too specific in what it was all about. It would be a magazine that contained articles and content we would want to read ourselves, a good mix of features, interviews and content to inspire. It would be created with care and passion. It would have a strong community focus and we’d support up and coming talent too. We’d share stories and features that may struggle to find a home anywhere else. We’d work with amazing people to bring you new and authentic features and interviews with fabulous people that you may not know too much about.
Say hello to ‘Network Buzz’
And from those ideas we are delighted to introduce you to ‘Network Buzz’. The new bi-monthly online magazine has a strong focus on celebrating the work of networks and sharing this with as many people as possible, in an authentic way.
It includes a mix of Network Group features with lots of top tips, Role Model interviews, celeb interviews, info about events and key diversity days, lots of special features written by guest writers and lots more. We hope you like what we’ve come up with. The issues will continue to develop over time.
We’d love for ‘Network Buzz’ to become a publication that is loved by Network Groups and everyone else too.
We look forward to bringing you regular issues along with some very special editions. We have lots planned and we can’t wait to involve you all in our journey.
If you’d like to contribute to the magazine or you have any ideas or feedback, we’d love to hear them. You can email us at email@example.com or tweet us at @incnetworks #NetworkBuzz
You can follow the magazine on Twitter at @NetworkBuzzMag
September – October 2015
Howard Middleton | Funke Abimbola | The Network Of Networks | Andy Law | York St John University | Matt Cain | Courtney Act | Awesome Networks | Molly Aldrich-Wincer | Inclusive Networks Awards | Network Eye | The IN List | Competitions + more
EY Sikh Network | Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service ‘Firepride’ Network | RBS Focused Women’s Network | Stonewall Equality Walk | Darcy Oake | Heather Peace | She Inspires Me | Nicky Morgan MP | Nicholas McCarthy | Network Eye | Awesome Networks 2015
June – July 2015
Tipsy Teas | Mela Festivals | Andy Woodfield | Link Up North | Employers Stammering Network | Ogilvy Pride | Network Eye | Lucy Powell MP | Molly Aldrich-Wincer | StoneBridge | James King | Our First Event | Awesome Networks | The IN List | Competitions + more
January – February 2015
Let Toys Be Toys | Action For Children ‘Celebrate!’ Network | BNY Mellon Diversity Week | Lewis Hancox | Claire Young | Molly Aldrich-Wincer | Noreen Khan | Marcus Collins | Leslie Jordan | Taylor Jones | A*Base | Amelia Rope | Shelley Chapman | Pop ‘n’ Olly | Ditch the Label
April – May 2015
Fujitsu ‘Shine’ Network | Cardiff University ‘Enfys’ Network | RBS Focused Women’s Network | LGBT Foundation | Darren Hayes | Michelle Visage | #OUTCOME | Jen Gagg | Molly Aldrich-Wincer | Martin Delaney & Rez Kempton | Vanessa Pellegrin | Vanessa Babirye
October – November 2014
The Albert Kennedy Trust | Ditch the Label | Leicestershire Police LGBT Network | We Are The City | The Co-operative ‘Aspire’ Network | Vanessa Vallely | Treva Etienne | Lisa Gifford | Jasz Vegas | Kiri Bloore | Andy Bell | Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School | Rainbow Biz
Advertise & Sponsor
Our publications aim to inspire, celebrate and support inclusion and by working with us, you will support us in achieving this. Check out ‘Network Buzz’ to see who we’ve been working with and supporting.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Editor Thomas Anderson on 07702 130 348.