Nicholson praised for training passion

By Alyson Fixter

Lindsay Nicholson, editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping, has won a
PPA Chairman’s Award for her contribution to the magazine industry.

Nicholson, who has been editor-inchief at the NatMags title since
1999, won the prize for helping to drive up standards of training in
publishing.

The judges said she put in “an immense amount of time
and energy” visiting training colleges, meeting students and ensuring
high standards as chair of the PPA’s Editorial Training Consultants
Committee.

Nicholson, a former editor of Prima and launch editor
of Prima Baby and Your Home, said: “I am passionate about training
because it’s just too scary working with people who don’t know how to
check a fact or who think that ‘contempt’ is an expression of disgust.

Don’t train – can’t blame, is my mantra.”

Her
colleague, Alice Beattie, group manufacturing director at NatMags, also
won a PPA Chairman’s Award for her work in co-chairing the PPA
Production & Technology Committee and being a major driving force
behind the new PPA certificate in production management, launched in
May.

PPA chairman Nicholas Coleridge praised the winners for giving “outstanding support to the industry through PPA”.

He
added: “Never in the history of the world have more magazines been sold
in Britain than last year – an absolute record. It is a healthy time to
be working in the magazine industry.”

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