Consumer Champion of the Year

Anna Tims collects her trophy from Edward Axon, Strategic Partnerships Director at LifeSearch, and the host of the award Ayesha Hazarika MBE


Anna Tims, The Observer

At the start of the judges’ deliberations, there were three frontrunners in this category. After some discussion, two names forged ahead, with judges eventually agreeing the trophy should go to The Observer’s Anna Tims.

Anna’s “social and community purpose” and ability to become “personally engaged” set her apart for the judges. “She went beyond consumer support in terms of helping the most vulnerable in society,” said one judge. “Anna is tackling corporates and big entities on behalf of consumers, she’s achieving positive results while showing empathy for her readers,” commented another. “Her social voice tackling diverse issues makes her a champion,” one judge concluded.

Highly Commended:

Jill Insley, The Times and The Sunday Times

In a closely fought category, judges were keen to recognise a strong submission from The Times and The Sunday Times' Jill Insley. Her work on scams was “expertly handled”, said one judge, impressed by Jill’s wide-ranging submission and the “sheer breadth of her articles”.


Lucy Alderson, for work at The Sun

Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow

Sally Hamilton, Money Mail, The Daily Mail

Jill Insley, The Times and The Sunday Times

Katie Morley, Telegraph Media Group

Anna Tims, The Observer

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