The publishing industry gathered last night at The Grosvenor House Hotel for the annual Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards.
Hosted by TV presenter Tess Daly, the industry celebrated the achievements of editors, their teams and the organisations that drive the sector.
The awards recognise winners in 28 categories, showcasing the best of the industry, from the writers and designers to those spearheading change and challenging the status quo in core areas of sustainability and diversity and inclusion.
New categories added this year include: Newcomer of the Year and Future Leader of the Year.
The evening was accompanied by the award-winning AMC Gospel Choir, stars of BBC One’s Last Choir Standing.
PPA CEO Saj Merali said: “Last night was a celebration of the ingenuity, creativity and forward-thinking initiatives that are driving the success of this industry.
“I’d like to congratulate the shortlisted entries and the winners, who represent a cross section of specialist interest and multi-platform media on setting the benchmark of excellence so high.
“We have an exciting future ahead of us.”
Innovation of the Year: Nexus – next generation account-based marketing, Incisive Nexus, Incisive Media
Category sponsored by FT Strategies
Designer of the Year: Peter Allen, Magneto, Hothouse Media
Category sponsored by AND
Sustainability Award: Planet Hearst, Hearst UK
Category sponsored by Denmaur Paper Media
Columnist of the Year: Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media
Industry Partner of the Year: Marketforce
Magazine Retailer of the Year: Magazine Heaven
Podcast of the Year: The Plodcast, BBC Countryfile Magazine, Our Media
Unsung Hero of the Year: Sophie Dainty, Digital Spy, Hearst UK
Newcomer of the Year: Amy Hopkins, APA Digital AG
Future Leader of the Year: Rob Horgan, New Civil Engineer, Emap/Metropolis
Children’s Magazine of the Year: The Week Junior, Future
Diversity & Inclusion Award: Beano, DC Thomson
Category sponsored by NLA Media Access
Campaign of the Year: Monty Don book campaign, BBC Gardeners’ World, Immediate Media
Category sponsored by DSB
Content Agency of the Year: Think
Market Intelligence Brand / Product of the Year: Signal, The Lawyer, Centaur Media
Event of the Year (Business Media): Sustainable Investment Festival, Incisive Media
Category sponsored by Evessio
Event of the Year (Consumer Media): PONY Magazine Big Day Out, DJ Murphy
Category sponsored by White Space Creative Solutions
Commercial Partnership of the Year: The Big Issue together with O2: The National Databank Partnership
Category sponsored by Publishers Licensing Services (PLS)
Subscriptions Strategy of the Year: A Subscriptions Workout: Strengthening our Core and Stretching, Hearst UK
Category sponsored by ESco
Writer of the Year: Melissa Thompson, BBC Good Food, Immediate Media
Category sponsored by CLA
Editor of the Year (Business Media): Jaimie Kaffash, Pulse, Cogora
Team of the Year: Immediate People Team, Immediate Media
Category sponsored by NewsTeam Group
Cover of the Year
- Gold: GAY TIMES, GAY TIMES Group – category sponsor Shutterstock Editorial
- Silver: Country Life, Future
- Bronze: BBC Wildlife, Our Media
Special Interest Magazine/Brand of the Year: Wanderlust, Wanderlust Travel Media
PPA Business Excellence Award – PPA’s Chair Award: Haymarket Media Group
PPA Media Brand of the Year (Business Media): Raconteur, Raconteur Media
Category sponsored by Affino
PPA Media Brand of the Year (Consumer Media): BBC Good Food, Immediate Media
Category sponsored by Air Business