THURSDAY 23 SEP 2021 11:00 PM

CORPORATE & FINANCIAL AWARDS 2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Corporate & Financial Awards returned for tenth year to celebrate excellence across all aspects of City communications. The awards ceremony held today 23 September recognised the very best in corporate communications.

Acting as the benchmark for companies’ communication with the City and it’s influencers, this year saw an incredibly high calibre of entries across specific reports, campaign strategies and communications teams.

Andrew Thomas, publisher of Communicate magazine and founder of the Corporate & Financial Awards, says, “The past 18 months has been a challenge for all of us and the varied ways companies have responded to the pandemic has been extremely interesting to observe."

Following a challenging year for British businesses, the 2021 awards welcomed entries in a new category ‘Best corporate and financial communication during the Covid-19 pandemic.’ Lloyds Bank and Grayling were awarded Gold in this category for its ‘shave too close’ campaign which demonstrated creativity in raising awareness against fraud and delivered clear tangible results.  

The ‘Best IR agency or PR consultancy’ award was presented to Lansons for its impressive employee culture, ambitious attitude and consistent excellent results. The winner of the ‘Annual report of the year’ award went to Mondi Group and Radley Yelder for its bold creative direction which clearly captured the company’s purpose for stakeholders.

“The next year could be even more interesting, as companies start to come to terms with a post-pandemic and post-Brexit world. Having seen the world from tonight’s winners I know you have the potential to rise to that challenge. Congratulations to you all,” adds Thomas.

The award ceremony took place today 23 September at the Brewery in Central London. You can read all about the award-winning reports, corporate websites and financial communications strategies in the winners book.

 

The winners of the Corporate & Financial Awards 2021 are as follows:

 

Best corporate website: FTSE 100

Gold - Anglo American and Investis Digital

Silver - Pearson and Investis Digital

Bronze - Coca-Cola HBC and Black Sun plc

Bronze - Evraz and Zebra Corporate Communications

Highly commended - Polymetal International and Zebra Corporate Communications

 

Best corporate website: FTSE 250

Gold - Tritax Group and Gather

 

Best corporate website: AIM/small cap

Gold - Wentworth Resources plc and three thirty studio

Silver - Halfords Group plc and Jones and Palmer

Bronze - Inland Homes plc and Jones and Palmer

Bronze - Palace Capital plc and Jones and Palmer

 

Best corporate website: International

Gold - Diaverum and MerchantCantos

Silver - Nornickel and Zebra Corporate Communications

Bronze - Stenprop and Jones and Palmer

 

Best corporate website: Unlisted

Gold - Inmarsat and Black Sun plc

 

Best printed report: FTSE 100

Gold - Legal & General and Superunion

Gold - Mondi Group and Radley Yeldar

Silver - Rentokil Initial and Friend Studio

Bronze - Barclays and Ensemble Studio

Bronze - Pearson and Friend Studio

Highly Commended - Anglo American and Salterbaxter

 

Best printed report: FTSE 250

Gold - IWG and Black Sun plc

Silver - Drax and Conran Design Group

Silver - Playtech plc and Design Portfolio

Bronze - Direct Line Group and Black Sun plc

Bronze - Howden Joinery Group and Emperor

Highly commended - Assura and Gather

Highly commended - Balfour Beatty plc and Design Portfolio

Highly commended - Vectura plc and Design Portfolio

 

Best printed report: AIM/Small Cap
Gold - Arrow Global and Black Sun plc

Silver - SThree plc and Emperor

Bronze - TT Electronics and Conran Design Group

Bronze - U and I Group plc and Gather

Highly commended - Henry Boot Group plc and Jones and Palmer

Highly commended - SMS and Instinctif Partners

Highly commended - Warehouse REIT plc and lyonsbennett

 

Best printed report: International

Gold - The Adecco Group and Black Sun plc

Silver - House of HR and MerchantCantos

Silver - Swiss Re and Superunion

Bronze - En+ Group IPJSC and Instinctif Partners

Bronze - Holcim and MerchantCantos

Highly commended - Coca-Cola Europacific Partners plc and Salterbaxter

Highly commended - PJSC MMK and Instinctif Partners

 

Best printed report: Unlisted

Gold - Lloyd's Register Foundation and Luminous

Silver - Octapharma and Luminous

Bronze - Czarnikow with Frances Herrod Design and CooperNixon Corporate Communications

Bronze - Highways England and Conran Design Group

Highly commended - Southern Water and Jones and Palmer

Highly commended - UK Power Networks and Instinctif Partners

 

Best online report: FTSE 100

Gold - BT and Emperor

Gold - Burberry and Black Sun plc

Silver - Anglo American and Investis Digital

Bronze - Legal & General and Superunion

Highly commended - Coca-Cola HBC and Black Sun plc

Highly commended - United Utilities plc and Jones and Palmer

 

Best online report: FTSE 250

Gold - Coats and Emperor

Silver - Direct Line Group and Black Sun plc

Silver - Playtech plc and Design Portfolio

Bronze - Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc and Jones and Palmer

 

Best online report: AIM/Small Cap

Gold - Volution Group plc and Design Portfolio

Silver - Halfords Group plc and Jones and Palmer

Bronze - Henry Boot Group plc and Jones and Palmer

Bronze - Severfield plc and Jones and Palmer

 

Best online report: International

Gold - Holcim and MerchantCantos

Gold - House of HR and MerchantCantos

Silver - Reinsurance Group of America and Luminous

Bronze - VTB Bank and Zebra Communications

Highly commended - Gazprom Neft and Zebra Corporate Communications

Highly commended - Nornickel and Zebra Corporate Communications

 

Best online report: Unlisted

Gold - Lloyd's Register Foundation and Luminous

Silver - UK Power Networks and Instinctif Partners

Bronze - Digital Catapult and Jones and Palmer

Bronze - SUEK and Zebra Corporate Communications

 

Best CSR or ESG report

Gold - bp and Radley Yeldar

Gold - Intertek and Emperor

Silver - Mondelēz International and MerchantCantos

Bronze - Mondi Group and Radley Yeldar

Highly commended - Phoenix Group and Conran Design Group

Highly commended - Polymetal International plc and Instinctif Partners

 

Best meeting  

Gold - McBride plc and Instinctif Partners

 

Best M&A communications    

Gold - London Stock Exchange Group plc and Bladonmore

Silver – The AA and FTI Consulting

 

Best IPO Communications     

Gold - PensionBee and Big Button

 

Best corporate and financial communication during the Covid-19 pandemic

Gold - Lloyds Bank and Grayling

Silver - Spire Healthcare and Instinctif Partners

Bronze - Barclaycard and Hanover Communications

Bronze - Young's and Engine MHP

Highly commended - Deloitte

Highly commended - PJSC MMK and Instinctif Partners

 

Best use of digital media

Gold - Shaftesbury and Engine MHP

Silver - RELX

Bronze - TwentyFour Asset Management and Big Button

 

Best management of investor & analyst relations

Gold - PJSC MMK and Instinctif Partners

 

Best IR agency or PR consultancy 

Winner - Lansons

Runner up - Engine MHP

 

Annual report of the year

Mondi Group and Radley Yeldar

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