Regional publisher Archant has honoured staff from across the company at its annual awards ceremony.
More than 200 members of staff attended the awards lunch at the Landmark Hotel in London last Friday.
Among the winners were the team from newly-launched Local Tv channel Mustard TV which scooped the Team of the Year category while its MD, Fiona Ryder, won chief executive Adrian Jeakings’ Special Award.
Both were rewarded for the launch of the new local TV station for greater Norwich, one of four across the UK which have so far gone live.
Also honoured were Archant Herts & Cambs with The Hunts Post taking the Inspiring Communities Award for what were described as a “never-ending series of campaigns.
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times won the Innovation of the Year – Product or Service for its Pure Property pullout which judges said was “one of the best-looking supplements in the industry.”
Addressing the lunch, Adrian said: “This is one of my favourite days of the year. It’s always a great pleasure to stand up here in such splendid surroundings and recognize the people that have done outstanding things over the past year.
“Today is all about celebrating the outstanding achievements of our colleagues. Listen, learn, applaud and, above all, enjoy.”
He added: “Colleagues from all over the company are telling me how they are winning business and inspiring communities by putting our customers first.
“But we need to continue developing new and innovative products and services to meet the needs of our audience and clients.”