A design editor who is said to have achieved a “step change” in look and feel of a group of London newspapers and magazines has been named his company’s editorial person of the year.
Judges said that Steve has transformed the design of the London newspapers and magazines, taken control of all commercial features and set up a production hub handling over 600 pages a week.
“He has made a genuine step change in the look and feel of what we offer to our readers,” the citation added.
The annual awards ceremony, held at London’s Landmark Hotel, was attended by Archant staff from all around the country.
Said Adrian: “Our award winners are the people who have delivered extraordinary results whether they work in the front line in sales and editorial or in the back office and support functions.
“They are the crème de la crème of our industry and I am proud to be able stand up here and hand out the awards.”
“The things that we have done over the past twelve months put us in a very strong position to deal with whatever comes along in the next twelve.”
The full list of winners was:
Editorial Person of the Year
Winner: Steve Bodycomb – Group Design Editor, Archant London
Highly Commended were Matthew Havercroft, editor of Discover Britain, and Paul Geater, political and local government correspondent, Archant Suffolk
New Media Person of the Year
Winner: James Parfitt – Group Digital Development Manager, Archant Specialist
Green Person of the Year
Winner: Anna Turns – Staff Writer, DevonLife
Highly Commended were Abbie Carter, creative designer, Archant Publishing Services, Emma-Lily Pendleton, MyMoney24, and Aisha Mason, senior managing editor, Archant Dialogue
Best Use of New Media
Winner: Digital Team – Archant Specialist
Judges said this digital team led the way in paid content online and App developments.
Innovation of the Year
Winner: Business & Professional Life – Cotswold Life
World of Photography was highly commended
Printed Product of the Year
Winner: Royal Ascot Magazine – Archant Dialogue
Highly Commended were Royal Wedding and Royal Engagement magazines, and Weston Mercury.