WEDNESDAY 5 AUG 2020 1:00 PM

SHORTLIST FOR 2020 CORPORATE & FINANCIAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

As corporate communications become increasingly important, never before have so many groups of stakeholders had access to corporate information or the ability to influence that company’s brand. In this climate, Communicate magazine is proud to announce companies shortlisted at the Corporate & Financial Awards, which celebrate excellence in all aspects of City communications.

The shortlist for the 2020 Corporate & Financial Awards includes those exhibiting best practice in the use financial communications with the City and its influencers. It is an opportunity to provide recognition for the efforts of all staff, companies, agencies and beneficiaries involved.

“We were astonished that, despite the challenges brought about through the Coronavirus pandemic this was a record year for companies entering the Corporate & Financial Awards. We’ve always felt that good work needs to be celebrated and we were delighted so many companies felt their work should be benchmarked by our judges,” says Andrew Thomas, publisher of Communicate Magazine and founder of the Corporate & Financial Awards.

Judges from 10X Banking, Investor Relations Society, Santander UK and more examined each entry and determined the shortlist based on established criteria.

Two of the most hotly contended categories were Best management of corporate & financial media relations and Best CSR/ESG report, both of which have six companies shortlisted by the judges.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 15 October 2020 at the Brewery in London. Book your table now.

 

The full shortlist is as follows:

Best corporate website: FTSE 100

Anglo American and Investis Digital

EVRAZ and Zebra Corporate Communications

 

Best corporate website: FTSE 250

Centrica

Pantheon International Plc and Instinctif Partners

 

Best corporate website: AIM/small cap

Futura Medical and Jones and Palmer

Inland Homes plc and Jones and Palmer

McBride and Instinctif Partners

Mitie and 93digital

 

Best corporate website: International

Coca-Cola European Partners and Conran Design Group

Gazprom Neft and Zebra Corporate Communications

Magnit and Zebra Corporate Communications

 

Best corporate website: Unlisted

Plus X and Gather

Riverstone and MerchantCantos

UK Power Networks Services

 

Best printed report: FTSE 100

AstraZeneca and Superunion

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Burberry and Black Sun

Croda and Black Sun

Rentokil Initial plc and Friend Studio

 

Best printed report: FTSE 250

Balfour Beatty and Design Portfolio

Derwent London and MerchantCantos

Drax and Conran Design Group

Go-Ahead and Design Portfolio

Howdens Joinery Group plc and Emperor

Virgin Money and FleishmanHillard Fishburn

 

Best printed report: AIM/Small cap

Halfords Group plc and Jones and Palmer

intu properties and Conran Design Group

RDI REIT and Lyonsbennett

Sthree plc and Gather

Urban&Civic Plc

 

Best printed report: International

Coca-Cola European Partners plc and Salterbaxter

Polymetal International plc and Instinctif Partners

Qatar National Bank and FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Swiss Re and Superunion

The Adecco Group and Black Sun

 

Best printed report: Unlisted

Czarnikow and Frances Herrod Design & CooperNixon Corporate Communications EuroChem and Black Sun

SUEK and Zebra Corporate Communications

UK Power Networks and Instinctif Partners

 

Best online report: FTSE 100

Burberry and Black Sun

Coca Cola HBC and Black Sun

Legal and General and Superunion

Schroders and Black Sun

United Utilities Group plc and Jones and Palmer

 

Best online report: FTSE 250

Balfour Beatty and Design Portfolio

Coats and Emperor

Direct Line Group and Black Sun

G4S and Black Sun

Playtech plc and Design Portfolio

 

Best online report: AIM/Small cap  

Halfords Group plc and Jones and Palmer

Henry Boot plc and Jones and Palmer

Trifast plc and Jones and Palmer

 

Best online report: International

Gazprom Neft and Zebra Corporate Communications

Nornickel and Zebra Corporate Communications

VTB and Zebra Corporate Communications

 

Best online report: Unlisted

Digital Catapult and Jones and Palmer

LeasePlan and Investis Digital

Megafon and Zebra Corporate Communications

SUEK and Zebra Corporate Communications

UK Power Networks and Instinctif Partners

 

Best CSR/ESG report

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Howdens Joinery Group plc and Emperor

Molson Coors Beverage Company and Flag Communications

Mondelez and MerchantCantos

Mondi Group

Rentokil Initial plc and Carr Kamasa Design

 

Best M&A communications

FIS and Cognito

Lighthouse Advisory Partners

 

Most effective crisis communications

Avast plc

Taylor Wimpey

UniCredit with Bladonmore and FinElk

Ventilator Challenge UK and Powerscourt

 

Best use of digital media

RELX

Telecoming

Tinkoff

UniCredit with Bladonmore and FinElk

 

Best management of corporate & financial media relations

Bovill and Luther Pendragon

five°degrees and WP Communications

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) and Milk & Honey PR

Irish Banking Culture Board and Edelman

Ventilator Challenge UK and Powerscourt

Worldpay from FIS and Cognito

 

Best communication with overseas investors &/or media

Invesco and Lansons

 

Best evaluation of a communications campaign

Open Data Institute and Allegory

 

Best IR agency or PR consultancy - Small

EM

Haggie Partners

Liquid

Phoenix Financial PR

 

Best IR agency or PR consultancy - Large

Grayling 

Lansons