Marc Shoffman collects his Award from Head of PR & Communications at Scottish Friendly Kevin Brown and Awards Host Marcus Brigstocke


With so many freelancers this is always a competitive category to win but, from the first round of scoring one name stood out and continued to do so during the second phase of decision-making.

Judges unanimously agreed that Marc Shoffman’s “agenda leading stories” and “new take on old well-trodden topics” secured his place as this year’s winner.

Highlighting his story on council tax in the pandemic, which went on to be debated in Parliament, the judges also commended Marc’s ability to “power through” in a challenging year, and “deliver stories that led to real changes”.


  • Sara Benwell
  • Lily Canter
  • Donna Ferguson
  • Felicity Hannah
  • Marc Shoffman
  • Holly Thomas


Proud sponsor of Freelance Journalist of the Year

Scottish Friendly is a leading UK mutual life and investments organisation. It provides investors and their families with a wide range of investment and protection solutions and provides life and investment products and services to other financial organisations.

Scottish Friendly has roots stretching back to 1862. Established as the City of Glasgow Friendly Society, its name changed in October 1992 when it took over Scottish Friendly Assurance.

In recent years Scottish Friendly has significantly restructured its business. The Group has flourished through a three-part growth strategy of organic growth, mergers and acquisitions, and business process outsourcing.

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