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Case studies

Announcing an Acquisition

Serco Health provides a range of clinical services including Occupational Health Services, Out of Hours GP Services, Forensic Medical Services, Custodial Healthcare and Long Term Condition Management. In June 2008 it acquired independent occupational health service company, Grosvenor Group. Allman Communication was called in by Serco Health's acquisition team to help plan and deliver communication requirements for the acquisition. Key internal and external stakeholders needed to be informed of the change of ownership and its benefits to them.

Bringing a Company's Values to Life

Coors Brewers' new vision and values had been launched to employees at a programme of face-to-face events. To maintain the momentum and commitment gained at these successful sessions, a communication campaign was created to embed the company's values into everyday working life.

Building Employee Engagement & Involvement

In February 2002, after months of uncertainty, US brewer, Coors, acquired the former Bass Brewers. During the first year under new ownership, the company focussed around informing, supporting and providing clear direction for its employees. Twelve months later, Coors Brewers had defined its vision and values and was ready build awareness, understanding and commitment to the company's new vision and values.

Communicating Key Messages at a Company Conference

Allman Communication was appointed in January 2008 to work with one of Britain's largest pharmacy led health and beauty retailers to help deliver a two day stores conference. Following a recent merger, the event was the first ever opportunity of bringing together nearly 4000 senior store managers to launch the company's new stores organisation.

Creating an Impactful Company Newspaper

Coors Brewers' needed a high impact newspaper that would:

  1. Demonstrate how individuals and teams are living the company values and helping the company reach its vision and business goals.
  2. Add context to the organisational changes taking place, providing more in-depth information.
  3. Be up front and honest and include employee opinion/views from across all levels and departments.
  4. Complement Coors' other internal communication channels, e.g. intranet site
Engaging Employees as Brand Ambassadors

Coors Brewers' needed a communication campaign, which would:

  1. Inform and engage employees in company vision and strategy.
  2. Demonstrate strong, visible leadership.
Engaging Employees at a Live Event

Allman worked alongside members of the Gilead team to co-create and produce the company's conference newsletter which was distributed to every UK employee who attended the conference.

Evaluating Employee Communication

One of the UK's largest leased and tenanted pub company's - Enterprise Inns - has achieved dramatic growth over the last decade, increasing its estate to over 7000 pubs. With such significant growth, the pub company wanted to evaluate employee communication and understand how it could improve.

Evaluating Employee Satisfaction

Enterprise Inns wanted to evaluate employee engagement and appointed Allman Communication to undertake an employee survey. The results of which were shared with Executive Management and with all employees at the company's annual staff conference.

Informing and Engaging Employees During Major Change

In March 2007, Premier Foods acquired RHM, bringing together two of Britain's best known food companies. The combined company is Britain's biggest food producer with a turnover of £2.7 billion and employing around 20,000 people in the UK at over 60 sites.

Following this major acquisition, Premier Foods needed a communication programme that would:

  1. Inform and engage employees throughout the inevitable period of change.
  2. Build and maintain employee awareness and understanding during the integration period.
Launching a company's vision and brand values

Allman Communication was appointed in March 2008 to work for one of the country's leading specialist healthcare cleaning providers as it prepared to re-launch its brand name.

An internal and external communication strategy was developed by Allman Communication to communicate the company's new branding, its new name and the strategy behind it.

Launching Vision & Values at a Live Event

Premier Foods wanted to build employee awareness and engagement in the ‘new’ organisation in order retain talent, to ensure that they had ‘one team’ pulling in the same direction and to maximise their opportunity of delivering the business strategy.

Post Acquisition Communication

In February 2002, after months of uncertainty, US brewer, Coors, acquired the former Bass Brewers. The new parent was an unknown entity for most of the 3200 employees and therefore, internal communication was of paramount importance.

Providing Clear Direction Post Acquisition
  1. Provide employees with clear direction about the new company's aim and objectives.
  2. Employees to understand how they can contribute to the company's ultimate success.
Securing Stakeholder Support

The Drinkaware Trust required a relationship building strategy, which would:

  1. Engage and bring together diverse stakeholders in its creation.
  2. Ensure ongoing success and secure alcohol industry funding.
  3. Achieve approval and 'sign off' by national UK Government.
Strategic and Operational Review

The Portman Group needed to re-assess its role and remit. Allman Communication was appointed to undertake a strategic and operational review of the organisation and to make recommendations to the CEO & Member Companies.