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Winners of the Personal Finance Society Media Awards revealed

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Publication date:

29 November 2019

Last updated:

02 December 2019


Personal Finance Society

The winners of the Personal Finance Society Media Awards 2019 were announced by comedian Jo Caulfield at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham, last night (28 November).

National Newspaper Personal Finance Section of the year was FT Money and picking up the trophy for Trade Press Personal Finance Publication of the year was FTAdviser and Financial Adviser.

More than 100 Personal Finance Society members voted for their favourite personal finance titles in a poll conducted by the professional body this summer.

A panel of finance experts decided the following journalists produced the best articles, copy and broadcast features this year.

National Newspaper Personal Finance Journalist

Winner: Mail on Sunday’s Laura Shannon

Highly Commended: The Times’s Mark Atherton

Runner-up: Telegraph’s Adam Williams

National Newspaper Personal Finance Newcomer

Winner: This is Money’s Will Kirkman

Highly Commended: Daily Mail’s Ben Wilkinson

Runner-up: Telegraph’s Harry Brennan

Personal Finance Consumer Champion

Winner: Telegraph’s Katie Morley – watch interview

Highly Commended: BBC’s Jonathan Gibson (Video submission)

Runner-up: Daily Mail’s Samantha Partington

Trade Press Personal Finance Journalist

Winner: New Model Adviser’s Ollie Smith – watch interview

Highly Commended: New Model Adviser’s Charles Walmsley

Runner-up: Money Marketing’s Justin Cash

The media awards were judged by Caroline Stuart, head of technical solutions at Newark-on-Trent based financial planners DB Wood, Chartered Financial Planner, and founder of a firm of all female IFAs Vanessa Barnes, PR David Andrews, and Keith Richards, Chief Executive of the Personal Finance Society.

Keith said:

“The Personal Finance Society Media Awards celebrate editorial excellence in the coverage of financial services.

The winning journalists and publications vigorously researched their important topics and delivered balanced articles, written in a way that anyone could understand.”