Protection Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

On behalf of Helena Kelly, Money Mail, Daily Mail, Victoria Bischoff collects the trophy from Millie Hyde-Smith Director of PR & Content, Retail at Legal & General and awards host Kerry Godliman

Winner: Helena Kelly, Money Mail, Daily Mail

From the first round of scoring in this category, one name stood out from the five journalists on the original shortlist. Nothing changed during the second phase of decision-making to determine the winner in this category, so it’s a case of many congratulations to Money Mail’s Helena Kelly.

“Helena tackles her subjects in a hard hitting, graphic way, sparing no punches. Her articles are news driven - and therefore all the more impactful than perennial "how to" stories,” remarked one judge. Another commended her on “well-researched work that is very well resourced with data and commentators”.


Rebecca Goodman, Freelance

Sally Hamilton, for work at Telegraph Media Group

Helena Kelly, Money Mail, Daily Mail

Imogen Tew, The Times & The Sunday Times

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