Michael Heseltine, chairman of the Haymarket Publishing Group, was presented with the PPA Marcus Morris Award this week in recognition of his long-standing contribution to magazine publishing.
The presentation took place at a dinner celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Periodical Publishers Association at The Dorchester hotel in London.
As the founder of Haymarket, the UK’s largest privately owned magazine publishing company, Heseltine was commended for recognising the importance of offering readers highquality, targeted editorial.
He said: “It’s a great privilege to be awarded the Marcus Morris Award. It is commonplace in such circumstances for people to say that the real credit must go to the people with whom they have worked. There cannot be a more appropriate form of words for me.
“I was away in government for 18 years and acted only as a consultant for a further nine years. I owe a huge debt to Lindsay Masters, Simon Tindell and David Fraser in particular, but also to all the 1,500 people who now work for the company all over the world. It has been a hugely rewarding and exciting experience.”
Past recipients of the award include Felix Dennis, Terry Mansfield and John Bird.
By Ruth Addicott