2022 Headlinemoney Awards Shortlists

We’re delighted to reveal the shortlists for the 2022 Journalist and PR & Communication Awards!

A huge congratulations to everyone named. Just making it on to a Headlinemoney Awards shortlist is an achievement, and the competition has been fierce, so well done to all involved.

Journalist Awards

B2B Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Capital Group

  • James Fitzgerald, Citywire New Model Adviser
  • Jen Frost, for work at Insurance Post
  • John Greenwood, Corporate Adviser
  • Lucy McNulty, Financial News
  • Laura Purkess, for work at Citywire New Model Adviser

B2B Title of the Year

Sponsored by St. James's Place Wealth Management

  • Citywire Wealth Manager
  • ESG Clarity
  • Investment Week
  • Money Marketing
  • Professional Adviser

Blogger of the Year

  • Faith Archer, Much More With Less
  • Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow
  • Hannah Duncan, Hannah's Blog
  • Andy Webb, Be Clever With Your Cash
  • Qin Xie, Money Talk


Broadcast Journalist of the Year (including podcasts)

Sponsored by Vanguard

  • Ian Aikman, The Which? Money Podcast
  • Katy Austin, BBC News
  • Claer Barrett, Financial Times
  • Sarah Corker, BBC News
  • Felicity Hannah, BBC Money Box and Wake Up To Money

Commentator of the Year

Sponsored by TipRanks

  • Iona Bain, i Newspaper
  • Claer Barrett, Financial Times
  • Jessie Hewitson, The Times & The Sunday Times
  • Katey Pigden, Money Marketing
  • Adam Williams, Telegraph Media Group

Consumer Champion of the Year

Sponsored by LifeSearch

  • Helen Dewdney, Freelance
  • Jill Insley, The Times & The Sunday Times
  • Mary McDougall, Investors' Chronicle
  • Amelia Murray, Money Mail, Daily Mail
  • Anna Tims, The Observer

Consumer Money Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by eToro

  • Harry Brennan, Telegraph Media Group
  • Chiara Cavaglieri, Which? Money
  • Helen Knapman, MoneySavingExpert.com
  • Amelia Murray, Money Mail, Daily Mail
  • Imogen Tew, The Times & Sunday Times

Consumer Money Title of the Year

Sponsored by interactive investor

  • Mirror Money
  • Money Mail
  • Telegraph Money
  • This is Money
  • The Times & Sunday Times Money
  • Which? Money

Fintech Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Mercuryo

  • Polly Jean Harrison, The Fintech Times
  • Ian Horne, Citywire New Model Adviser & Citywire Wealth Manager
  • George Nixon, The Times & The Sunday Times
  • Marc Shoffman, Freelance
  • Rosie Taylor, Freelance

Freelance Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Quilter

  • Katie Binns
  • Rebecca Goodman
  • Laura Shannon
  • Marc Shoffman
  • Rosie Taylor

Local/Regional Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Canada Life

  • Hannah Baker, Business-Live.co.uk
  • Mark Casci, The Yorkshire Post
  • Martyn McLaughlin, The Scotsman & Scotland on Sunday
  • Emma Newlands, Scotland on Sunday
  • Peter Ranscombe, Scottish Field

Rising Star of the Year (B2B)

Sponsored by Key Group

  • Siri Christiansen, Citywire Selector
  • Christopher Johnson, Citywire Wealth Manager
  • Momodou Musa Touray, Money Marketing
  • Lois Vallely, Money Marketing
  • Dominic Webb, Responsible Investor

Rising Star of the Year (Consumer)

Sponsored by Scottish Friendly

  • Jessica Beard, Telegraph Media Group
  • Charlotte Gifford, Which? Money
  • Helena Kelly, Money Mail, Daily Mail
  • Rachel Mortimer, Telegraph Media Group
  • Imogen Tew, The Times & The Sunday Times

Savings Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Yorkshire Building Society

  • Chiara Cavaglieri, Which? Money
  • Will Kirkman, Telegraph Media Group
  • George Nixon, The Times & The Sunday Times
  • Danielle Richardson, Which? Money
  • Rachel Rickard Straus, The Mail on Sunday
  • Ben Wilkinson, for work at Money Mail, Daily Mail

Specialist Awards

General Insurance Journalist of the Year (B2B)

Sponsored by MORE THAN (part of RSA Insurance)

  • Harry Curtis, Insurance Post
  • Jen Frost, for work at Insurance Post
  • Sofia Geraghty, Insure TV
  • Pamela Kokoszka, Insurance Post
  • David Worsfold, Freelance

    General Insurance Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

    Sponsored by MORE THAN (part of RSA Insurance)

    • Sam Barker, Mirror Online
    • Rebecca Goodman, Freelance
    • Sally Hamilton, for work at Telegraph Media Group
    • Helena Kelly, Money Mail, Daily Mail
    • Edmund Tirbutt, Freelance

    Investment Journalist of the Year (B2B)

    Sponsored by Schroders
    • Stephanie Baxter, Rhotic Media
    • James Baxter-Derrington, Investment Week
    • Kristen McGachey, Portfolio Adviser
    • Charlotte Moore, Freelance
    • Jessica Tasman-Jones, for work at Portfolio Adviser
    • Charles Walmsley, Citywire New Model Adviser

    Investment Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

    Sponsored by Schroders

    • Dave Baxter, Investors' Chronicle
    • Mary McDougall, Investors' Chronicle
    • Jeff Prestridge, The Mail on Sunday
    • Rachel Rickard Straus, The Mail on Sunday
    • Adam Williams, Telegraph Media Group

    Mortgage Journalist of the Year (B2B)

    Sponsored by Moneybox

    • Gary Adams, Mortgage Strategy
    • Chloe Cheung, FTAdviser
    • Ruby Hinchliffe, FTAdviser
    • Anna Sagar, Mortgage Solutions
    • Shekina Tuahene, Mortgage Solutions

    Mortgage Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

    Sponsored by Moneybox

    • Ian Aikman, Which? Money
    • Rachel Mortimer, Telegraph Media Group
    • Samantha Partington, Freelance
    • Vicky Shaw, PA Media
    • Kit Sproson, MoneySavingExpert.com
    • Imogen Tew, The Times & The Sunday Times

    Pensions Journalist of the Year (B2B)

    Sponsored by Scottish Widows

    • Stephanie Baxter, Rhotic Media
    • John Greenwood, Corporate Adviser
    • Michael Klimes, Money Marketing
    • Simoney Kyriakou, FTAdviser
    • Laura Purkess, for work at Citywire New Model Adviser
    • Sophie Smith, Pensions Age

    Pensions Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

    Sponsored by Scottish Widows

    • 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

    Protection Journalist of the Year (B2B)

    Sponsored by Vitality

    • Cristian Angeloni, International Adviser
    • John Brazier, COVER Magazine
    • Ruby Hinchliffe, FTAdviser
    • Simoney Kyriakou, FTAdviser
    • Momodou Musa Touray, Money Marketing

    Protection Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

    Sponsored by Legal & General Insurance

    • Rebecca Goodman, Freelance
    • Sally Hamilton, for work at Telegraph Media Group
    • Helena Kelly, Money Mail, Daily Mail
    • Imogen Tew, The Times & The Sunday Times

    Story of the Year Awards

    B2B Story of the Year

    • Commission-hungry claims firms target Covid-hit businesses, Jen Frost, Insurance Post
    • IFA's Banned DB Transfers Raise Questions for Royal London and Trustees, Laura Purkess, Citywire New Model Adviser
    • Lindsell Train bagged £14.5m of performance fees with gilt benchmark, Jessica Tasman-Jones, Portfolio Adviser
    • Our adviser deserved a seat at our wedding after what he did (How a UK planner helped a struggling couple achieve their dreams), William Robins, Citywire New Model Adviser
    • Revealed: Inside the CII plot to deregister the PFS, James Fitzgerald, Citywire New Model Adviser

    Campaign of the Year

    • End The Cladding Scandal , Daily Mail
    • Freedom to Pay. Our Way , Which?
    • Keep Cash , Telegraph Media Group
    • Prizes in the Post , Money Mail
    • Stamp out Scams , Which? Money
    • Women's underpaid state pensions , This is Money





    ESG Story of the Year

    Sponsored by Triodos Bank UK

    • Banks lobby to water down their commitment to net zero targets, Josephine Moulds, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
    • Can you really go green and NOT pay fund fees that cost you the earth?, Rachel Rickard Straus, The Mail on Sunday
    • ESG investing: funds weigh sovereign debt profits against human rights, Laurence Fletcher and Tommy Stubbington, Financial Times
    • Saving for the future, Danielle Richardson, Which? Money
    • (Still) more funds run by Daves than Women, Holly Mead, The Sun

    Personal Finance Story of the Year

    Sponsored by Direct Line

    • £1 billion lost to doomed property schemes, Adam Williams, Telegraph Media Group
    • A fake name, fake address and zero bank checks – how I bought bitcoin from the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange in one minute, David Byers, The Times
    • If the MoS can easily identify the weasels who stole £239,000 from Catriona's account, why on earth can't the misnamed Action Fraud?, Rachel Rickard Straus, The Mail on Sunday
    • Lack of reforms to Child Maintenance Service leaving women ‘fearing for their lives', Katie Binns, The i paper
    • Plague of the Debt Vultures, Ben Wilkinson, Money Mail, Daily Mail
    • 'She Groomed me for £10,000': scandal at FSCS as employee goes rogue, Harry Brennan, Telegraph Media Group

    PR & Communication Awards

    Expert of the Year

    • Anna Bowes, Savings Champion
    • Kevin Carr, Protection Review
    • Matt Hepburn, TSB 
    • Janet Mui, Brewin Dolphin
    • Susannah Streeter, Hargreaves Lansdown
    • Laura Suter, AJ Bell


    PR Agency of the Year

    • Carr Consulting & Communications
    • KL Communications
    • Lansons
    • Share Communications
    • Teamspirit



    PR Professional of the Year (in-house or agency)

    • Alex Berry, Quilter
    • Annabel Brodie-Smith, The Association of Investment Companies (AIC)
    • Samantha Gould, NOW: Pensions
    • Matt Hepburn, TSB
    • Jemma Jackson, interactive investor
    • Madhu Kalia, Rathbones
    • Mary Kenefake, Morningstar, Inc.

    Press Team of the Year (in-house)

    Sponsored by SEC Newgate

    • Aviva
    • AXA UK
    • Fidelity International
    • Hargreaves Lansdown
    • interactive investor
    • MoneySavingExpert.com
    • Quilter


    Rising Star PR Professional of the Year

    • Megan Crookes, Quilter
    • Helen Kirrane, The Association of Investment Companies (AIC)
    • Margarita Kouklaki Ntourou, Lansons
    • Victoria Scholar, interactive investor
    • Mia Simpson, Morningstar, Inc.
    • Stephanie Stern, Hymans Robertson LLP





    Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year

    • Fidelity International with Teamspirit for Global Women & Money Study - breaking down financial barriers around the world
    • Lloyds Bank with Grayling for Fraud's No Game: uncovering the fraud risks within online gaming in the UK
    • MHP Mischief for The Financial Conduct Authority, InvestSmart
    • NOW: Pensions with 10 Group for The Underpensioned 
    • Quilter for Future-proofing the normal minimum pension age changes 
    • St. James's Place for Social Care Crisis – Thought Leadership Campaign
    • The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) for Online Safety Bill campaign