TUESDAY 24 APR 2012 11:44 AM


The winners of the Strategic Planning Society (SPS) awards were announced last night at the 6th annual Strategic Value in Corporate Reporting Awards.

The awards are presented to the FTSE 350 companies who put their strategic thinking, planning and management into practice and, as a result, offer directors and investors the opportunity to better assess future potential and worth.

Ian McDonald Wood, chairman of the Strategic Planning Society, says: “The Government expecting all listed companies to publish a Strategic Report from next year that the SPS has confirmed the remarkable benefit of getting this right.”

“Consistent strategic reporters that have made our short lists for at least three years over the four year of the SPS awards are 80% ahead of the FTSE350 index - 82.77% versus 2.68%. These are truly remarkable results. Strategic reporting reveals the truly strategically literate companies”.

A keynote speech on the strategic importance in the “Age of Transparency” was delivered by Richard Whittington, professor of strategy at Said Business School, Oxford, consultant and advisor to the Institute of Directors (IOD).

The winners included:

Rolls-Royce - Holdings for Best Strategic Leadership,

Lloyds Banking Group - Best Group Strategy,

Man Group - Best Business Model,

BAE Systems - Best Strategic Governance,

ARM Holdings - Best Key Performance Indicators

Marks and Spencer Group - Best Strategic Risk,

Serco Group - Best Strategic Capability,

Telecity Group - Most Improved Report

Anglo American -Best Shared Strategic Value.