THURSDAY 29 MAY 2014 3:35 PM


The Corporate & Financial Awards shortlist has been revealed. The programme is the leading European celebration of outstanding financial communication strategies that target the City and its influencers. Stakeholder communications, both internally and externally, are a vital tool for any sector; the awards recognise successful stakeholder relations.

This year’s shortlist is the most competitive yet, with both the reporting categories having six strong shortlists. Those shortlisted include Rexam plc, BG group and Thomas Cook. To view the full shortlist, click here. This year’s categories recognise successful campaign strategies, and consistent and successful communication through corporate websites and print reports to online newsrooms and digital media. Both Black Sun and Radley Yeldar were selected by the judging panel to be shortlisted in several categories this year.

Andrew Thomas, founder of Cravenhill Publishing says, “The Corporate & Financial Awards recognise excellence in communications with the city and its influencers. This year’s shortlist reflects some of the best work in European stakeholder relations. As always corporate and financial communications gets better each year, but this year, the entries have upped their game. Thus, the competition for gold awards will be fierce and we are excited to announce the winners on 15 July.”

Due to the event's expansion, which parallels the UK economy's restabilisation, the winners will be announced and celebrated in a larger venue this year – the Brewery in London on 15 July. Last year’s winners saw Travelodge and RLM Finsbury take home the Grand Prix award for their excellent management of the stakeholder relations crisis induced by Travelodge's impending sale. The awards ceremony recognises excellence in the industry and is a unique opportunity to celebrate the good work being done by the best communications teams in the UK and Europe.

To attend the gala dinner and award ceremony please contact Hannah Hodges or Annabelle Moore or call +4420 7498 7008.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Best corporate website

FTSE 100

BG Group plc and Addison Group

Rexam plc and Addison Group


FTSE 250

Inchcape plc and Black Sun plc

Stock Spirits Group plc and Addison Group

Taylor Wimpey plc

Unlisted/ international



Best printed report

FTSE 100

ARM Holdings and Radley Yeldar

Lloyds Banking Group

Sage Group plc and Black Sun plc

Severn Trent and Radley Yeldar

Tullow Oil and Black Sun plc

FTSE 250

African Barrick Gold and Black Sun Plc

Berendsen and Radley Yeldar

Catlin Group Limited and Emperor

Derwent London and MerchantCantos

Hays plc and Conran Design Group

National Express Group PLC and Luminous

Unlisted/ International

Cancer Research UK and Conran Design Group

Gemalto and Radley Yeldar

Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Ltd and Accrue Fulton

TAQA and MerchantCantos

Uralkali and Black Sun plc

WorldPay and Carnegie Orr

Small cap/ AIM

Anite plc and Emperor

Grainger and Radley Yeldar

London Mining and MerchantCantos

Novae Group and Haggie Partners

Tribal Group plc and Accrue Fulton

Xchanging and MerchantCantos


Best online report

FTSE 100

ARM Holdings and Radley Yeldar

Legal & General Group plc and nexxar

Rio Tinto and Black Sun plc

Rolls-Royce and Conran Design Group

Standard Chartered

FTSE 250

Thomas Cook and Radley Yeldar

Inchcape plc and Black Sun plc

Small cap/ AIM

Next 15 and Radley Yeldar


Best online newsroom


Adidas and TheNewsMarket

Most innovative financial communications

Berenberg and MHP Communications

State Street


Best M&A/other transaction communications

CALA Group and MHP Communications

Old Mutual Global Investors and Smithfield Consultants

Tata Consultancy Services


Best IPO communications

Lenta Ltd and Instinctif Partners

Seplat Petroleum Development Company and World Television and FTI Consulting

Stock Spirits Group PLC and Addison Group


Best crisis communications

The Shard and Weber Shandwick

Best management of corporate & financial media relations

Berenberg and MHP Communications

CALA Group and MHP Communications

Old Mutual Global Investors and Smithfield Consultants


Best evaluation of a communications campaign

Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Commetric


MON 16 May 2016 10:59 AM
Reporting on brand
FRI 13 May 2016 2:00 PM
Jeep on running
WED 11 May 2016 1:28 PM
Crises are lost in translation
WED 11 May 2016 9:17 AM
Lack of strategy in IC