Rising Star PR Professional of the Year

AJ Bell's Jenny Owen collects her Award from Magazine Editor at New Model Adviser Ollie Smith and Awards Host Marcus Brigstocke


This year’s Rising Star PR Professional of the Year goes to AJ Bell’s Jenny Owen. Jenny originally joined AJ Bell in 2016, in a customer and adviser facing role, before joining the PR team and being promoted to Senior PR Executive in 2020.

She has made a significant contribution to help enhance the media profile of AJ Bell, explaining in her submission she has “managed numerous research projects throughout the year looking at how people’s finances were affected by Covid, the impact on investors income from dividend cuts, the growth of ESG investing and how people are investing in Bitcoin”.

In the first round of the awards, judges were impressed by Jenny’s ability to “master both the technical and real-life aspect of her work” and praised her endeavours to extend her understanding of the sector she represents by studying for a professional qualification.



  • Jenny Owen, AJ Bell
  • Antonia Powell, Apex Group
  • Fenella Cuthbert, FTI Consulting, for work at Cicero Group 
  • Mary Kenefake, Morningstar, Inc.
  • James Ventress, Quilter
  • William Sanderson, KL Communications, for work at The Association of Investment Companies


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