THURSDAY 1 OCT 2009 2:38 PM


A mixture of old and new names appear on the shortlist for this years Investor Relations Society annual best practice awards.

The awards are initially scored against criteria based on the IR Society's guidelines for best practice IR.  This process produces the short-list which has been submitted to a panel of judges drawn from analysts, fund managers and users of accounts. The results will be announced on the 26th November.

The shortlist is:

Best communication of strategy, performance and KPIs in the annual report
• Capita Group
• Centrica
• Morrisons

Best communication of governance and risk in the annual report
• Capita Group
• Ferrexpo
• Marks and Spencer

Best communication of corporate responsibility in the annual report
• Aviva
• Rolls Royce

Most improved annual report
• Dragon Oil
• Powerflute
• Xstrata

Best-practice corporate website 2009
FTSE 100
• Anglo American
• Imperial Tobacco
• RSA Insurance Group

FTSE 250
• Cookson
• Go-Ahead Group
• Provident Financial

Small Cap & AIM
• Advent Capital
• Holidaybreak
• Laird

• Aegon
• Swedish Match

Award for the most effective overall Annual Report (printed and online)
FTSE 100
• 3i Group
• Centrica
• Marks and Spencer
• Tullow Oil

FTSE 250
• Great Portland Estates
• Premier Farnell
• Provident Financial

Small Cap and AIM
• Lancashire Holdings
• May Gurney
• Next Fifteen Communications

• Daimler
• Hannover Re