A regional publisher has honoured its staff for their achievements over the past 12 months.
Archant held its Archant Awards ceremony, which was attended by more than 220 staff, in Norwich on Thursday.
Among the winners was Ilford Recorder reporter Ellena Cruse, whose latest success comes after she was named Young Journalist of the Year at the GG2 Leadership Awards 2018, which celebrate talented people from ethnic minorities, in October.
A prize known as ‘The Archie’, awarded for outstanding contribution to the business, was won by circulation director Darron McLoughlin.
Archant chief executive Jeff Henry said: “Archant’s purpose is to build communities – and this starts with our own communities. Bringing Archant people together for a night of celebration gives everyone the chance to reflect on their tremendous achievements.
“I’m particularly pleased that we were able to recognise the unique and complimentary talents of our people from right across our organisation.”
Chief people officer Dee Willmott added: “We receive many, many hundreds of entries each year and I’m always blown away by the pride and creativity that shines through.
“As our organisation transforms, the engagement of our staff is crucial, underpinning everything we do, which is why events like the Archant Awards are so important.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
Norfolk & Suffolk Schools Promotions (Circulation)
Actions Speak Louder
Anna Dewinter (DDI)
Archant Learn (People)
Dani Long (South West Newspapers SBU)
Content Of The Year
Ellena Cruse (London Content)
Commercial Campaign Of The Year
Inspiring Women Of Suffolk (Suffolk Content and Newspaper SBU)
One To Watch
Jaio Zarraga (DDI)
Jono Read (Content)
The Creativity Award
Dialogue – Bentley
The People’s Champ
Phillipa Cave (London Content)
Manager Of The Year
Dom Holtam (Specialist Magazines)
Jackie Ross (London Newspaper SBU)
Team Of The Year
Cheshire Life Sales Team (Magazines SBU)
The Star Award
Andrew Bellamy (Magazines SBU)
Darron McLoughlin (Circulation)