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.

IRMS 2019 Award winners

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.”