Freelance journalist and editor of the Aim and Ofex Newsletter Jon
Mainwaring has been named overall winner of the London Stock Exchange
and Baker Tilly Aim Journalist of the Year. Aim is the London Stock
Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies.
award, now in its fifth year, is split into four categories: national
press, regional press, business magazines and specialist Aim
publications, with one of the four then being selected as the overall
Andrew Johnson of The Express was voted the winner in the
nationals category, Leslie Copeland of Business XL took the prize in
the business magazines category, Charlotte Dalgarno of the Insider
Series was awarded the prize in the regionals category and Mainwaring
won the award for the AIM specialist publication category before being
named overall winner.
The awards, held during the month of the
10th anniversary of Aim’s launch, took place at the London Stock
Exchange’s HQ in Paternoster Square, and were presented by Baker
Tilly’s head of capital markets Chilton Taylor.
In his speech,
Chilton recognised the outstanding quality of AIM-focused financial
journalism from all the category winners over the past 12 months.
He said: “It is a pleasure to see the quality of journalism increase year on year.
It is extremely difficult to decide the winners from such a talented pool. “Andrew, Charlotte and Leslie’s pieces showed diversity and originality and were backed up by detailed and accurate research.
the overall winner was a difficult task for the judging panel but Jon’s
writing, which illustrated a strong understanding of Aim and
demonstrated versatility in terms of the different usage of styles in
his articles, made him a deserved winner.”