Rising Star of the Year (B2B)
Citywire Wealth Manager's Christopher Johnson collects his trophy from Lee Blackwell, Director of Communications at Key Group and awards host Kerry Godliman
Winner: Christopher Johnson, Citywire Wealth Manager
This category, which is often a stepping stone in the money media, was open to all journalists who started in financial B2B journalism after January 2020 The strong field of new-ish journalists in the category sparked plenty of debate amongst the judging panel. In the end, it was Citywire Wealth Manager’s Christopher Johnson who won through.
Christopher “really brings his personality to his writing”, commented one judge. He submitted “well-written articles covering some sensitive topics” with “good use of data from various sources giving the pieces a sense of authority”. Overall he has “lots of potential”, said another.
Highly Commended: Lois Vallely, Money Marketing
Recognition should also go to Money Marketing’s Lois Vallely who one judge observed “has obviously made an impact in the market in a short period of time”. “The consolidator feature was particularly good; well-researched, pressing hard on the right issues and very well written,” said another.
Siri Christiansen, Citywire Selector
Christopher Johnson, Citywire Wealth Manager
Momodou Musa Touray, Money Marketing
Lois Vallely, Money Marketing
Dominic Webb, Responsible Investor
Pioneers in the later life lending market, Key Group is on a mission to be the UK’s leading retirement finance expert, focused on helping people finance a better retirement. The Group is proud to have helped over-55s release more than £5 billion worth of equity from their properties during its almost 25-years of operation.
Evolving to meet the needs of the over-50s market, brands within Key Group include the UK’s leading equity release adviser (Key), innovative later life lender (more2life) and leading later life service provider (AIR Group).
Key Group is determined to help grow the later life lending market through helping to develop advice standards, supporting the growing number of advisers and launching innovative retirement lending products.