Archant announces award winners

Archant has announced the winners of its company awards.

Paul Hill, Eastern Daily Press business editor, won editorial person of the year. Judges said: ‘Paul took over an already successful publication with EDP Business and has managed to make it even better.

‘Paul is a good ambassador for Archant – a perfect demonstration of how editorial and advertising can combine to make a much stronger offering to clients without compromising integrity on either side.”

Emma Youle, a reporter on North London Newspapers – which includes the Islington Gazette and Camden Gazette – won newcomer of the year. Judges said: ‘Emma joined London’s editorial team without the qualifications that would normally be required.

‘Her editor saw her potential and his faith was repaid by her qualifying within six months of joining Archant.”

Tessa Oxlade, a photographic technician at Archant Suffolk, won unsung hero of the year. Judges said: ‘If she can’t find a picture it doesn’t exist.”

Team of the year was Airgun Magazines Team, and innovation of the year was Archant Suffolk’s The Green Un, the former Saturday football paper that was relaunched online, and as a Monday supplement to Ipswich’s Evening Star.

Product of the year was The Hill, a magazine for Notting Hill, Kensington, and Holland Park. Judges said: ‘The Hill managed to double profit and keep revenue steady whilst suffering a 30% drop in property advertising.”

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