Freelance Journalist of the Year


With so many freelancers plying their trade in the financial space this is always a competitive category to win. As it turned out, one name had already emerged from the shortlist after the first round of judging. When the panellists convened to make their final decision, it was a relatively straightforward task to go on and name Laura Whateley as the winner.

“Laura’s showcased a lovely book of work, from her contributions to The Times and her Millennial Money column to her submission from Grazia,” one judge commented. “Laura’s a really good all-rounder, essential when trying to land freelance commissions; you need to deliver time and again. She’s got a super writing style and her submissions combine this with useful advice for her readers,” a second judge added.


  • Donna Ferguson
  • Leah Milner
  • Angelique Ruzicka
  • Rosie Taylor
  • Toby Walne
  • Laura Whateley


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