Think Publishing wins three Independent Publisher Awards

Think Publishing was the big winner at the PPA independent publishers awards yesterday scooping three prizes including the coveted award of independent publishing company of the year.

The publisher also collected the customer magazine of the year prize for its magazine, Beer, as Think's Tilly Boulter collected the individual achievement award.

Think Publishing beat off competition from Shortlist Media which collected two awards. Its Shortlist title was named consumer magazine of the year while Shortlist magazine's Chris Deacon won the designer of the year prize.

In their sixth year the awards reward independent publishers with a turnover of £7 million or below.

The awards were presented by Dragons' Den star and entrepreneur James Caan at a lunchtime ceremony in London yesterday.

The winners in full:

Brand extension of the year

Winner: Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

Highly Commended: Athletics Weekly, Descartes Publishing

Launch/re-launch of the year

Winner: Communicate Magazine, Cravenhill Publishing

Online brand of the year

Winner: Total Telecom, Terrapinn Holdings

The individual achievement award

Winner: Tilly Boulter, Think Publishing

Designer of the year

Winner: Chris Deacon, ShortList Media

Editor of the year

Winner: Gwyn Roberts, Pageant Media

Business magazine of the year

Winner: Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

Consumer magazine of the year

Winner: ShortList, ShortList Media

Customer magazine of the year

Winner: BEER, Think Publishing

Team of the year

Winner: New Start staff team, New Start Publishing

Independent publishing company of the year

Winner: Think Publishing

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