ABOUT 250 of the brightest and best internal communicators are steaming in to York’s National Railway Museum tomorrow.

The stunning setting - among the museum’s classic steam locomotives - is the venue for this year’s Institute of Internal Communication’s (IoIC) Central and North Region Awards dinner.

“The awards, or the ‘Excellence Express’ as it is known, promises to be a glittering night celebrating the Northern Powerhouses and Midland Engines of internal communication,” said Andy Holt, IoIC north director.

“This year, we’ve experienced a staggering increase in entries and it’s a real testament to the talent that is at the heart of our two mighty regions. Internal communications has never been more relevant in our constantly changing and unpredictable world. It’s reassuring to know that the regions are both home to talent and are producing some of the most exciting work in internal communications,” said central region director Rich Baker.

The awards, due to be held tomorrow, cover 20 categories. They recognise excellence in corporate, public and charity communications, with accolades up for grabs for campaigns, employee engagement and skills in writing, design, video, digital and events. They also celebrate those individuals and teams who really make the difference in raising levels of employee engagement in their organisations.

“Not only is this a great opportunity to showcase the very best of our two regions, it’s going to be a fabulous, fun-packed night, and the event is on track to be the UK’s largest regional event dedicated to internal communications,” said Mr Baker.

“We can’t wait to stoke up the Excellence Express engine and steam ahead to success,” said Mr Holt.