Regional newspaper and magazine publisher Archant hosted its annual awards last Friday to recognise the achievements of its staff.
The regional publisher, whose flagship titles are the Eastern Anglian Daily Times, the Eastern Daily Press, the Evening News and the Evening Star, hailed its editorial, commercial and support staff as ‘the best in the industry’.
Winners included Archant Dialogue ad sales manager Samantha Overton who doubled turnover in the last three years, Archant Specialist editor Sean Samuels who won the ‘Editorial Person of the Year’ award and Archant Life ad director Dominic Green who transformed the London division within his first year in the business.
Archant Awards 2009 winners:
Commercial Person of the Year: Samantha Overton, Advertising Sales Manager, Archant Dialogue
Editorial Person of the Year: Sean Samuels, Assistant Editor Photography/Web Editor Imaging, Archant Specialist
Admin, Print, Production or Support Person of the Year: Neil Puttnam, Reprographic Manager, Archant Specialist
Newcomer of the Year: Dominic Green, Advertising Director, Archant Life – East
Unsung Hero of the Year: Mervyn Freeman, Outdoor Newspaper Sales Manager, Archant Norfolk
Customer Service Person of the Year: Mike Coles, Technical Adviser & Data Co-ordinator, Archant South West
Team of the Year: Archant Life Circulation Team
Innovation or New Launch of the Year: EDP Future 50 – Archant Norfolk
Product or Service of the Year: The English Home, Archant Specialist
Employee of the Year: Alexandra Hunter, London Head of Property for Archant Life
Special Award: David Arkwright, Improvement Co-ordinator and lifesaver, Archant Print