Pensions Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

On behalf of Sara Benwell, The Sun's Tara Evans collects the trophy from Robert Cochran, Senior Pensions Specialist at Scottish Widows and awards host Kerry Godliman

Winner: Sara Benwell, Freelance

The consumer pensions category is always competitive, and it was the same again this time. After the initial scoring two journalists were clear of the rest of the shortlist and, in the end, Sara Benwell took the prize.

“Sara has a passion for helping readers with their retirement outcomes, reaching across age groups and demographics,” one judge commented. Her work has “a clear social purpose with a very information approach”, said another.


Jessica Beard, Telegraph Media Group

Sara Benwell, Freelance

Paul Davies, Which? Money

Tanya Jefferies, This is Money

Ben Wilkinson, for work at Money Mail, Daily Mail

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