This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
Privacy Policy | Print Page | Report Abuse | Sign In | Become a Member!
News: News

IRMS Award winners 2019 announced!

21 May 2019   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Chapman
Share |

Industry awards recognise the excellence and achievements of information management professionals 

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has recognised excellence in the field of information management at the 2019 IRMS Industry Awards. The lavish ceremony was attended by more than 350 delegates and took place at a Gala Dinner on Monday 20th May, during the society’s Annual Conference at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

The winners of the IRMS 2019 Awards are:

  • Professional of the Year - Tim Turner
  • Alison North Award for New Professionals - Alison Forsey
  • Team of the Year - Houses of Parliament Information and Records Management Service
  • Supplier of the Year - Me Learning Ltd
  • Innovation of the Year - Hackney Council MySociety FOI Request Service
  • Author of the Year - Rowenna Fielding
  • IRMS Special Recognition - Melody Allsebrook, Shona Dunning, Fiona Kearney, Emily Overton
  • Lifetime Achievement - Julia Jones

The IRMS has also awarded nine prestigious Fellowships to Gillian Acheson, Deirdre Allison, Anne Gadsden, Fiona Kearney, Jason King, Reynold Leming, Barry Moult, Jenny Obee and Brendan Sheehy. IRMS Fellowships are bestowed upon IRMS members with more than 10 years’ experience in the sector and who have, in the opinion of their peers, attained appropriate eminence, authority or seniority.

The awards are judged by a panel of five members of the IRMS leadership team, led by Scott Sammons, Chair of the IRMS, who states: “The past twelve months has seen the stock of those working in information and records management, across both public and private sectors, rise exponentially.”

Sammons adds: “When we hosted the awards last year it was just days before the GDPR and the new Data Protection Act came into force. Today as we approach its first anniversary their hard work and expertise is making a real difference in how these organisations are trusted by customers and all those in their often complex supply-chains.”

He concludes: “The 2019 IRMS Industry Award Winners are shining lights for a sector whose star is very much in the ascendancy.” 


Very well deserved! I look forward to seeing what comes from you all in the future. Thank you once again for your work and efforts!

Contact Us

Chester House
68 Chestergate
Macclesfield, SK11 6DY
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1625 664520
Fax: +44 (0)1625 664510


Follow Us
Become A Member

With a bi-monthly magazine, annual conference, accreditation possibilities and a competitively priced annual membership, there really is no reason why you shouldn't join this fantastic society!