Business Story of the Year

WINNER: The danger in our homes? Kevin Peachey, BBC News

Presented with a shortlist of six stories, one stood out according to the judges after the first wave of scoring took place in this category. After further scrutiny, they reached the reasonably straightforward decision that the winner came courtesy of the BBC’s Kevin Peachey for his report into faulty Whirlpool tumble dryers and how a series of blazes led to major questions over the safety of home appliances.

“This was an outstanding piece of journalism. It was one that arguably affects all of us and also gave voice to people who may not have one otherwise against a huge global corporation,” one judge commented. “This was a thorough, readable and good-looking feature that included loads of data and case studies,” a second judge added.


  • Borrowing from the bank of SJP: the loans behind the behemoth Charles Walmsley, New Model Adviser
  • GVC in Turkish giveaway Sabah Meddings, The Sunday Times
  • The danger in our homes? Kevin Peachey, BBC News
  • The inside story of Woodford’s battle to cling onto start-ups Daniel Grote, Funds Insider
  • Thomas Cook cabin crew forced to visit food banks and borrow cash after final wages aren’t paid Levi Winchester, The Sun


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