Published: 5 September 2016

Five inspiring communicators that deserve recognition

For the last three years, we’ve celebrated the third sector’s most inspiring communicators, rewarding those special individuals who demonstrate professionalism, expertise and – above all – inspiration in their use of communications for a cause or charity with the CharityComms Inspiring Communicator Awards

Inspiring communicators come in all shapes and sizes but here are five you might recognise in your workplace.

If you want to celebrate their success and talent, nominate them for our awards today

The comms champions

They want to inspire colleagues and teammates, always encouraging others to be brave. They might lead from the front, like former chief executive of Dogs Trust, Clarissa Baldwin OBE or inspire those around them like Sophie Kathirgamanathan from Young Women’s Trust. 

Comms champions work best with supportive colleagues. Show them your appreciation by nominating them for our awards

The passionate communicator

The embodiment of passion, their attitude is infectious and motivates those around them to be better. Passionate communicators live and breathe the cause like WaterAid Madagascar’s Ernest Randriarimalala whose enthusiasm was noted by his colleagues. 

Passionate communicators should be valued for their achievements. Nominate them for our awards

The rockstar

Rockstars lead the charge, sometimes making important decisions which have long-lasting effects or giving a project their all. They may be central to innovative campaigns, like Joe Jenkins during his time with Friends of the Earth or take every opportunity to share their story like Parkinson’s UK supporter Emma Lawton.   

Know a rockstar communicator worth celebrating? Show the love by nominating them for our awards.  

The trend hunter

With their finger on the pulse, trend hunters stay ahead of the game by trying everything once. Inspiring communicator Sarah Birkett-Wendes from The Anaphylaxis Campaign is always on the lookout for new trends and continues to inspire her team. 

Let trend hunters know their efforts have been noticed. Nominate them for our awards

The specialist

Specialists hone their craft to focus on core skills, making them experts in their chosen field. It means they can create as well as advise. Digital expert Bertie Bosrédon has spent years supporting the charity sector and advising charities on how to improve digital within their organisations. 

If you know a comms specialists who’s inspired you, let them know with a nomination for our awards

Nominations for the Inspiring Communicator Awards are now open. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Thursday 29 September, with the winners being announced at our awards evening on 24 November. Submit your nomination today

More like this
Find out more about the Inspiring Communicator Awards
Check out the winners from last year 


Susheila Juggapah, senior digital supporter retention officer, Scope

Sushi joined Scope in October 2018 to support retention of Scope's monthly subscription product, Mindful Monsters, an exciting way for families to explore mindfulness. She previously worked at CharityComms and continues to host the CharityComms podcast with Robyn. Sushi has worked with various charities and non-profits for the past eight years, specialising in digital communications and supporter journeys.