PPA New Talent 30 Under 30 Awards 2019 – Winners announced

Louisa Cavell

Last week, on Thursday, March 28, LSO St Luke’s, in the heart of Shoreditch, hosted this year’s PPA New Talent 30 Under 30 Awards, recognising the best and brightest upcoming talent in the professional publishing industry

This year’s host Grazia Editor Hattie Brett commented to the young hopefuls, before the presentation, “The joy of this job is that it takes you to all sorts of places, but always to the heart of a story – and the you have the power to shape the story for your audience.”

PPA CEO, Barry McIllheney, remarked that it was, “a genuine thrill to see a roomful of so many people, so enthusiastic, so passionate about this wonderful industry of ours,” noting his own receipt of a PPA Award 34 years previously.

The lucky 30 recipients of New Talent Awards were whittled down from over 131 entrants from across a diverse range of job functions, within both consumer and business media brands.

30 under 30 winners

Robert Leedham, Engagement Manager, British GQ

Louise Donovan, Deputy Digital Editor, ELLE.com/uk

Darren Moss, Deputy Editor, What Car?

Natalie Lawrence, Subscriptions Marketing Manager, BBC History Magazine

Paul Ward, Head of Market, TI Media

Ella Dove, Features Writer - Good Housekeeping, Red, Prima

Jordan Gibbons, Senior Reporter, MCN

Ella Mackinnon, Art Director, Architects’ Journal and AJ Specification

Jessica Lockett, Senior Designer, Cosmopolitan

Mario Lamaa, Business Intelligence Manager, Immediate Media

Antonia Baildam, Partner Director - Beauty & Wellness, Stylist

Laurence Mozafari, Deputy Editor, Digital Spy

Elisabeth Mahase, Deputy News Editor, Pulse

Melissa Massey, Which? Consumer Rights Deputy Editor, Which? Consumer Rights, Which? Magazine

Joao Marques Lima, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Data Economy

Jameela Elfaki, Picture Researcher, ELLE

Ellen Stewart, Head of Platforms, PinkNews

Ben Londesbrough, Senior Video Producer, Campaign

Felicia Pennant, Deputy Features Editor, ASOS Magazine

Anna Conrad, Editor, British GQ

Deepanjli Motala, Digital Designer, Hearst Magazines UK

Kristoffer Stewart, CPD and Clinical Editor, Chemist+Druggist (C+D)

Isabelle Aron, Deputy Features Editor, Time Out London

Nicole Holcroft-Emmess, Picture Editor, Cosmopolitan

TF Chan, Commissioning Editor, Wallpaper*

Ellie Cawthorne, Staff Writer, BBC History Magazine

Emily Burt, Staff Writer, People Management

Charlie Atkin, Video Lead, Hearst Magazines UK

Bianca London, Website Editor, GLAMOUR

Victoria Chandler, Digital Food Editor, Good Housekeeping UK (digital)

Student of the Year winner

Alex Daniel, Former MA Magazine Journalism student, City, University of London


Huge thanks goes out to PPA Strategic partners Adestra, Air Business, Pensord and YM Group, as well as event partners Evessio, PLS, and Sprylab for their support.

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