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PPA Independent Publisher Award Winners announced

By Sorcha Mondon

26 Nov 2021

On Friday the independent publishers gathered to celebrate the achievements of the last year.

Today (26 November) the PPA Independent Publisher Awards ceremony took place. After a stimulating conference with excellent speakers, those on the shortlist celebrated in style at an exclusive event in London hosted by up-and-coming comedian Maisie Adam.

The shortlist of 124 independent publishers and their writers, editors and designers were whittled down to 21 winners. From Front Cover of the Year Subscription Strategy of the Year, the PPA Independent Publisher Awards shone a light on all aspects of the industry.

PPA CEO Sajeeda Merali commented: “The PPA are really pleased to have hosted our second in-person awards ceremony of 2021. It’s been a pleasure getting all the independent publisher industry leaders in one room to celebrate their achievements over the last year. The creativity and entrepreneurial edge that these businesses have is nothing short of inspiring. I hope all of our winners are really proud of their accomplishments in what has been a challenging couple of years for the whole industry.”

The winners are as follows:

Best Response to COVID-19 – Utility Week, Faversham House

Business Publication of the Year – Pulse, Cogora

Highly Commended – Edie, Faversham House

Commercial Publication of the Year – BSIF Guide to UK Safety & Health Industry 2021, Western Business Media

Consumer Publication of the Year – Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World

Content Piece of the Year – The Bookseller, The Bookseller’s Black Issue, The Stage Media Co.

Designer of the Year – Peter Allen, Magneto, Hothouse Media

Digital Product of the Year – World of Cruising Website, Real Response Media

Diversity and Inclusion Award – Women’s Running, Anthem Publishing

Editor of the Year – Jamie Kaffash, Pulse, Cogora

Highly Commended – Sophie Griffiths, TTG, TTG Media

Event of the Year – Future of Theatre, The Stage, The Stage Media Co.

Front Cover of the Year – Electric Awards, BBC TopGear, BBC Studios

Independent Publishing Company of the Year – Faversham House

Industry Partner of the Year – Newstand

Launch/Relaunch of the Year – Digital Event News Portfolio, Digital Event News and Awards, Mash Media

Highly Commended – The Catholic Herald, Catholic Herald Ltd

Media Brand of the Year – Dezeen

Membership Publication of the Year – British Heart Foundation, Heart Matters

Podcast of the Year – The Women’s Running Podcast, Anthem Publishing Ltd

Subscription Strategy of the Year – Maximising Revenue Generation Free Content Sampling, Motor Sport Magazine

Team of the Year –Marketing Team, London Review of Books

Writer of the Year – Tim Bano, The Stage, The Stage Media Co.

PPA Special Recognition Award – TTG, TTG Media


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