The Independent Publisher Conference & Awards  the PPA's annual flagship event for the independent publishing community – took place at The Brewery on December 9. See below for details of the half-day conference and lunchtime awards ceremony dedicated to this very special part of the publishing world.

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THE WINNERS 2015

Congratulations to all this year's winners. Check out who took home the trophies here...
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Presentations

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Andy Salter
Andy Salter
Managing Director, Road Transport Media
Carole Jordorson
Carole Jordorson
Digital Strategist, Digital heights
Ciaran Morton
Ciaran Morton
Managing Director, Rhinegold Publishing
David Castle
David Castle
Editorial Director, Wild Bunch Media
Esther Kezia Harding
Esther Kezia Harding
Digital Editor & Designer, Page Lizard
Fiona Evans
Fiona Evans
Director of Publishing Partnerships, Collective
Marc Hartog
Marc Hartog
Founder & CEO, Apptitude Media
Michael Kowalski
Michael Kowalski
founder, Contentment
Randy Nyssen
Randy Nyssen
Head of Digital Marketing, i2i Events
Richard Innes
Richard Innes
Editor, Mirror Row Zed
Richard Johnstone
Richard Johnstone
Publisher turned Content Strategist
Rob Aherne
Rob Aherne
Managing Director, Motorcycling, Bauer Media
Rob Chambers
Rob Chambers
Managing Director & Publisher, Total Telecom
Dr Stephen Quinn
Dr Stephen Quinn
MOJO Media Insights
Terry Grimwood
Terry Grimwood
Publishing Director, DJ Murphy

Awards

The PPA Independent Publisher Awards are the ultimate accolade for publishers with a turnover of under £10 million, celebrating the dynamic contribution made to the publishing industry and the entrepreneurial spirit of the smaller publisher. Winners were announced on December 9 at The Brewery.


The Winners




Best Use of Video
Dezeen
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Business Magazine of the Year
Pulse
Cogora
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Business Media Brand of the Year
The Drum
Carnyx Group
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Consumer Magazine of the Year
Rock Sound
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Consumer Media Brand of the Year
Women's Running
Wild Bunch Media
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Creative Initiative of the Year
Film Is GREAT BRITAIN
Morris Visitor Publications
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Customer Magazine of the Year
Slimming World Magazine
Slimming World
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Designer of the Year
Karen Boller
Signature Publishing
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Digital Innovation of the Year
BlockDox
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Editor of the Year
Louise Kittle
Horse&Rider
DJ Murphy
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Event of the Year
The Drum Live
Carnyx Group
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Front Cover of the Year - Business
ERT
Taylist Media
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Front Cover of the Year - Consumer
Hot Rum Cow
White Light Media
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Independent Publishing Company of the Year
The Chelsea Magazine Company
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Launch/Relaunch of the Year
Kin
LSC Publishing
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Membership Magazine of the Year
BEER
Think Publishing
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Rising Star of the Year
Holly Tarrant
Publishing Executive
Signature Publishing
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Team of the Year
InvestmentEurope
Open Door Media Publishing
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Writer of the Year
Guy Whitmore
British Farmer & Grower and Countryside
NFU
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Speakers

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Alex Beaumont
Alex Beaumont
Managing Director, Cogora
Andy Cowles
Andy Cowles
Creative Director & Conference Moderator
Andy Salter
Andy Salter
Managing Director, Road Transport Media
Carole Jordorson
Carole Jordorson
Digital Strategist, Digital Heights
Claire Irvin
Claire Irvin
Editorial Content Director, The River Group
Dan Sims
Dan Sims
Seymour Retail & Commercial Development Director, Seymour
David Castle
David Castle
Editorial Director, Wild Bunch Media
Esther Kezia Harding
Esther Kezia Harding
Digital Editor & Designer, Page Lizard
Fiona Evans
Fiona Evans
Director of Publishing Partnerships, Collective
Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris
CEO, Zeddit
Jonny Kaldor
Jonny Kaldor
CEO, Kaldor
Marc Hartog
Marc Hartog
Founder & CEO, Apptitude Media
Michael Kowalski
Michael Kowalski
Founder, Contentment
Randy Nyssen
Randy Nyssen
Head of Digital Marketing, i2i Events
Richard Innes
Richard Innes
Editor, Mirror Row Zed
Richard Johnstone
Richard Johnstone
Publisher turned Content Strategist
Rob Aherne
Rob Aherne
Managing Director, Motorcycling, Bauer Media
Dr Stephen Quinn
Dr Stephen Quinn
MOJO Media Insights
Terry Grimwood
Terry Grimwood
Publishing Director, DJ Murphy
Tim Slee
Tim Slee
Founder & Director, Square Up Media

Agenda

The 2015 Independent Publisher Conference programme ran across two streams again this year, focussing on Strategy and Content.

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Moderator: Alexander Ross, Wiggin LLP

  • 08:30 - 09:00
    Registration / Coffee / Exhibition
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  • 09:00 - 09:05
    Introduction
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  • 09:05 - 09:30
    Getting Your Business Into Shape - And How to Get Ahead
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  • 09:30 - 10:20
    Publishing Futures: A Spotlight on Key Trends
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  • 10:20 - 10:50
    Ten Magazine Innovations Your Future Depends on
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  • 10:50 - 11:10
    Coffee & Networking
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  • 11:10 - 11:45
    How to Build and Retain a Strong Team to Drive Business Success
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  • 11:45 - 12:20
    Unlocking New Commercial Streams
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  • 12:20 - 13:00
    20 Things You Need to Know About Digital Publishing
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  • 13:00
    Summary & Close
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Moderator: Andy Cowles, Coverthink Media

Event Partners

  • Pensord
Abstrakt
Acorn
Adestra
Affino
Air Business
AND
Atwood Tate
Brewery
Censhare
Circdata
Collective
Colour Five
Contentment
Denmaur Independent Papers
DHP Studios
Dovetail
HH&S
Olympia
Page Lizard
Precision Colour Printing
Polestar
Pugpig
Readly
White Space Creative Solutions
Zeddit