FT's Burgess wins top finance award - Press Gazette

FT's Burgess wins top finance award

Clockwise, from top left, Financial Times’s Kate Burgess, named national journalist of the year; MEN’s Peter Sharples, regional journalist of the year; Anne Ashworth collects The Times’s national broadsheet award; The Times’s Christine Seib, newcomer of the year

Kate Burgess of the Financial Times has been named national journalist of the year at the Bradford & Bingley Personal Finance awards.

Judges praised Burgess for having a clear understanding of her subject matter. She was presented with £5,000 and a trophy to mark her achievement.

The Guardian’s Rupert Jones was runner-up.

Peter Sharples of the Manchester Evening News scooped the award for regional journalist of the year.

Sharples was singled out for his ability to consistently tackle interesting stories and engaging his readership.

Adrienne McGill of the Belfast News Letter was the runner-up and praised for her easy-to-read style and clarity of delivery.

Investment Week’s James Phillipps won the trade journalist category and James Coney of Financial Adviser was runner-up. The full list of winners was as follows: Newcomer – Christine Seib, The Times. Runner-up: Angelique Ruzicka, Moneywise. National broadsheet – The Times. Runner-up: Financial Times.

National tabloid – Sunday Express.

Runner-up: Daily Express. Trade/ professional magazine – Pensions World. Runner-up: Mortgage Strategy.

New media – BBC Working Lunch.

Runner-up: Guardian Unlimited.

Broadcast programme – Channel 4 News. Runner-up: BBC Money Box Investigates. Consumer financial magazine – Moneywise. Runner-up: Your Mortgage. News scoop – Jeff Prestridge, The Mail on Sunday.

Runner-up: Philip Inman, The Guardian. Consumer campaign – Jeff Prestridge, MoS. Runner-up: Money Mail. Readers’ champion – Tony Levene, The Guardian.

In their 17th year, the awards recognise the best of personal finance journalism. BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth and Bradford & Bingley group chief executive Christopher Rodrigues presented the prizes at a ceremony at the Cinnamon Club in London last week.