WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP OF THE SANTANDER UK MEDIA AWARDS 2016

17 November 2016

  • Ceremony now in its 30th year
  • Prize fund of more than £25,000

The winners of the Santander Media Awards 2016 were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony held last night at The Banking Hall, London, presented by former Olympian Mark Foster. From over 250 entries, a panel of more than 20 independent judges decided that the following journalists and publications produced the best articles, copy and broadcast features this year.

Individual Awards

Financial Trade Newcomer of the Year
Winner:            Christine Dawson – New Model Adviser
Runner-up:      Jayna Rana – Investment Week

Financial Trade Journalist of the Year
Winner:           Samantha Partington – Mortgage Solutions
Runner-up:      Hannah Uttley – Mortgage Solutions

SME / Enterprise Journalist of the Year
Winner:           Ellie Lawrie – This is Money
Runner-up:      Kate Palmer – The Daily Telegraph

Financial Freelance Journalist of the Year
Winner:           John Arlidge
Runner-up:      Ruth Jackson

Contribution to Personal Finance Education
Winner:           Jeff Prestridge – Mail on Sunday
Runner-up:      Simon Lambert – This is Money

Financial Consumer Newcomer of the Year
Winner:            Marina Gerner – Money Observer
Runner-up:      Aime Williams – Financial Times

Financial Consumer Journalist of the Year
Winner:            Andrew Ellson – The Times
Runner-up:      Claer Barrett – Financial Times

Moneyblogger of the Year
Winner:            Iona Bain – Young Money
Runner-up:      Rebecca O’Connor – Good with Money

Personal Finance Broadcast Journalist of the Year
Winner:            Sean Farrington – BBC
Runner-up:      Georgie Frost – Share Radio

Online Journalist of the Year
Winner:            John Fitzsimons – Lovemoney.com
Runner-up:      Lee Boyce – This is Money

Consumer Article of the Year
Winner:      Laura Shannon

Trade Article of the Year
Winner:      Sam Brodbeck

Team Awards

SME/Enterprise Title of the Year
Winner:            Cambridge Business
Runner-up:      B4 Magazine

Financial Trade / Professional Title of the Year
Winner:             Money Marketing
Runner-up:      Financial Adviser

Financial National Title of the Year
Winner:            The Times
Runner-up:      FT Money

Personal Finance Trade / Professional Website of the Year
Winner:            FT Adviser
Runner-up:      Wealth Manager

Financial Consumer Website of the Year
Winner:            This is Money
Runner-up:      MoneySavingExpert.com

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