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Chief reporter honoured at group’s awards

A weekly newspaper’s chief reporter who is a ‘dedicated team player’ has been recognised by her company at an awards ceremony.

Aimee Brannen, from The Herts Advertiser, has been named the Editorial Person of the Year by Archant Herts and Cambs.

She joined the company four years ago as a trainee reporter, progressing to the role of chief reporter, and was praised at the ceremony for her professionalism, ability and spirit.

Judges said Aimee was modest and unassuming, caring only about what she achieved through her stories rather than any personal glory.

She was presented with the award at the Archant Herts and Cambs Christmas party by MD Stuart McCreery and editorial director Paul Richardson and will go forward with other winners to a company-wide ceremony in January.

Other editorial winners were:

Team of the Year
Welwyn and Hatfield Times editorial and CMS pilot team

The team was said to have been strong and supportive of each other during the pilot period for the editorial content management system and have produced personalised guides aimed at different levels of ability to help new users.

Innovation or New Launch of the Year
Cambridge First

The new publication hit the streets just five weeks after being given permission to launch, aiming to blend the authority of a newspaper with the appeal of a magazine.

Product or Service of the Year
The Hunts Post

The title, which also won the category last year, campaigns for services, organises awards, raises money for charity and was described as being at the heart of everything which happens around Huntingdon.