Press Release

Willis Towers Watson Media Award winners announced

May 4, 2017
| United Kingdom

LONDON, 4 May 2017 – Willis Towers Watson has announced the winners of its 12th annual Media Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in business journalism in the areas of (re)insurance and risk, human resources (HR), M&A, pensions, benefits and institutional investment.

The awards programme consists of eight topic-specific journalism categories judged by an expert panel, which include senior industry figures and leading journalists. In addition, four publication of the year titles were voted for by the industry. Several new categories were introduced this year, including (Re)Insurance & Risk Features Journalist of the Year and (Re)Insurance & Risk Newcomer of the Year.

Nicolas Aubert, Head of Willis Towers Watson, Great Britain, said: “In today’s changing business environment, the media has an important role to play in bringing difficult issues to the front of people’s mind and providing analysis and debate. We were highly impressed with the quality, diversity and engaging style of this year’s media award submissions. We are also delighted to be recognising the talent of younger journalists and their ability to write engagingly about often very technical topics.”

Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 Media Awards attracted over 90 entries from journalists as well as nearly 1,500 industry votes cast in the publication of the year categories.

2017 Journalist of the Year results

HR Journalist of the Year – National Media
Highly Commended: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times
Winner: Peter Crush, Freelance

HR Journalist of the Year – Trade Media
Highly Commended: Jenny Roper, HR Magazine
Winner: Katie Jacobs, HR Magazine

M&A Journalist of the Year
Highly Commended: William Turvill, City A.M.
Winner: Arash Massoudi, Financial Times

Pensions Journalist of the Year – National Media
Highly Commended: Josephine Cumbo, Financial Times
Winner: Patrick Hosking, The Times

Pensions Journalist of the Year – Trade Media
Highly Commended: Laura Blows, Pensions Age
Winner: Helen Swire, Reward

Fiduciary Management Journalist of the Year
Winner: Louise Farrand, Freelance

(Re)Insurance & Risk Features Journalist of the Year
Highly Commended: Mike Jones, Strategic Risk
Winner: Donna Ferguson, The Guardian

(Re)Insurance & Risk Newcomer of the Year
Highly Commended: Lucy Jones, Trading Risk
Winner: Ryan Hewlett, Insurance Post

2017 Publication of the Year results

Pensions/Benefits Publication of the Year
Winner: Employee Benefits

Investment Publication of the Year
Winner: IR Magazine

(Re)Insurance & Risk Publication of the Year
Winner: Insurance Insider

HR Publication of the Year
Winner: People Management

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.