2021 Journalism Shortlist

We’re delighted to reveal the shortlists for the journalism categories of the 2021 Headlinemoney Awards.

The competition has been fierce with every category proving popular for entries. External judging panels scrutinised all the entries and decided that the following contenders will go through to the final round of decision-making. Congratulations to all the finalists!

B2B Journalist of the Year

  • Jen Frost, Insurance Post
  • Jack Gilbert, New Model Adviser 
  • Loukia Gyftopoulou, Wealth Manager
  • Laura Purkess, New Model Adviser
  • Imogen Tew, FTAdviser

B2B Title of the Year

  • FTAdviser
  • Insurance Times
  • Money Marketing
  • New Model Adviser
  • Professional Pensions
  • Wealth Manager

Blog of the Year

  • Hannah's Blog
  • Money Talk
  • Moral Money
  • The Complaining Cow
  • The Money Whisperer

Broadcast Journalist of the Year (including podcasts)

  • Claer Barrett, Financial Times 
  • Sarah Corker, BBC News 
  • Felicity Hannah, Freelance (including Wake Up to Money and Money Box)
  • Vishala Sri-Pathma, BBC Business & Economics
  • Andy Webb, Cash Chats podcast (Be Clever With Your Cash)

Commentator of the Year
 

  • James Coney, The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Jessie Hewitson, The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Simoney Kyriakou, FTAdviser
  • Kate Palmer, The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Will Robins, New Model Adviser
  • Ruth Sunderland, Daily Mail

Consumer Champion of the Year

Sponsored by LifeSearch

  • Lisa-Marie Janes, loveMONEY
  • Katie Morley, Telegraph Media Group
  • Amelia Murray, Daily Mail
  • Carmen Reichman, FTAdviser
  • Anna Tims, The Observer

Consumer Money Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by eToro

  • Chiara Cavaglieri, Which? Money
  • Katherine Denham, The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Marianna Hunt, Freelance, for work at Telegraph Media Group 
  • Katie Morley, Telegraph Media Group
  • Ben Wilkinson, Daily Mail
  • Adam Williams, Telegraph Media Group

Consumer Money Title of the Year

Sponsored by comparethemarket.com

  • MoneySavingExpert.com
  • Money Mail
  • The Times and The Sunday Times Money
  • The Sun Money
  • Which? Money

Freelance Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Scottish Friendly

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

Headlinemoney Journalist of the Year 

Sponsored by Janus Henderson Investors

This award will be announced on the night.

Local/Regional Journalist of the Year

  • Mark Casci, The Yorkshire Post
  • Jonathan Gibson, BBC Birmingham
  • Conal Gregory, Freelance, for work on The Yorkshire Post
  • Luke Jarmyn, in-Cumbria
  • Greg Wright, The Yorkshire Post

Outstanding Achievement Award

This award will be announced on the night.

Rising Star of the Year
(B2B)

Sponsored by Key Group

  • Theo Andrew, SportBusiness, for work on Wealth Manager
  • Amy Austin, FTAdviser
  • Jen Frost, Insurance Post
  • Laura Purkess, New Model Adviser
  • Oliver Telling, FT Specialist

Rising Star of the Year
(Consumer)

Sponsored by Yolt

  • Jessica Beard, Telegraph Media Group
  • Miles Dilworth, Daily Mail
  • Marianna Hunt, Freelance, for work at Telegraph Media Group
  • Mary McDougall, Investors' Chronicle
  • George Nixon, The Times and The Sunday Times, for work on This is Money
  • Oliver Telling, Investors' Chronicle

Savings Journalist of the Year
 

Sponsored by Yorkshire Building Society

  • Chiara Cavaglieri, Which? Money
  • Kalpana Fitzpatrick, Hearst Magazines
  • Amelia Murray, Daily Mail
  • George Nixon, The Times and The Sunday Times, for work on This is Money
  • Rachel Rickard Straus, The Mail on Sunday

Specialist Awards

General Insurance Journalist of the Year (B2B)

Sponsored by MORE THAN (part of RSA Insurance)

  • Harry Curtis, Insurance Post
  • Jen Frost, Insurance Post
  • Clare Ruel, Insurance Times 
  • Katie Scott, Insurance Times
  • Catrin Shi, The Insurance Insider
  • David Worsfold, Freelance, for work on Insurance Post

General Insurance Journalist of the Year (Consumer) 

Sponsored by MORE THAN (part of RSA Insurance)

  • Jessica Beard, Telegraph Media Group
  • Grace Gausden, This is Money
  • Will Kirkman, Telegraph Media Group, for work on This is Money
  • Fiona Parker, Daily Mail
  • Dean Sobers, Which?

Investment Journalist of the Year (B2B)

Sponsored by Schroders

  • Loukia Gyftopoulou, Wealth Manager
  • Natalie Kenway, ESG Clarity
  • Lauren Mason, Investment Week
  • Jessica Tasman-Jones, Portfolio Adviser
  • Imogen Tew, The Times and The Sunday Times, for work at FTAdviser

Investment Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

Sponsored by Schroders

  • Harry Brennan, Telegraph Media Group
  • Kyle Caldwell, for work on interactive investor and Money Observer 
  • Jonathan Jones, Telegraph Media Group
  • Jeff Prestridge, The Mail on Sunday
  • Rachel Rickard Straus, The Mail on Sunday 
  • Holly Thomas, Freelance

Mortgage Journalist of the Year (B2B)

Sponsored by Home by OpenMoney

  • Gary Adams, Mortgage Strategy
  • Chloe Cheung, FTAdviser
  • Rebekah Commane, Mortgage Strategy
  • Joe McGrath, Freelance
  • Samantha Partington, Freelance, for work on Mortgage Solutions

Mortgage Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

Sponsored by Home by OpenMoney

  • John Fitzsimons, Freelance
  • Ruth Jackson-Kirby, Freelance
  • Will Kirkman, Telegraph Media Group, for work on This is Money
  • Stephen Maunder, Which?
  • Kate Palmer, The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Adam Williams, Telegraph Media Group

Pensions Journalist of the Year (B2B)

Sponsored by Scottish Widows

  • Maria Espadinha, Pensions Expert
  • James Fitzgerald, New Model Adviser
  • Stephanie Hawthorne, Freelance, for work on Pensions Expert
  • Michael Klimes, Money Marketing
  • Laura Purkess, New Model Adviser

Pensions Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

Sponsored by Scottish Widows

  • Jessica Beard, Telegraph Media Group
  • Katherine Denham, The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Tanya Jefferies, This is Money
  • Harvey Jones, Sunday Express
  • Ben Wilkinson, Daily Mail

Protection Journalist of the Year (B2B)

Sponsored by Guardian 1821

  • Cristian Angeloni, International Adviser
  • Chloe Cheung, FTAdviser
  • Simoney Kyriakou, FTAdviser
  • Jeff Prestridge, The Mail on Sunday, for work on FTAdviser
  • Adam Saville, Vitality, for work on COVER
  • Edmund Tirbutt, Freelance, for work on Corporate Adviser

Protection Journalist of the Year (Consumer)

Sponsored by Legal & General

  • Harry Brennan, Telegraph Media Group
  • Harvey Jones, Sunday Express
  • Fiona Parker, Daily Mail
  • Jeff Prestridge, The Mail on Sunday
  • Adam Williams, Telegraph Media Group

 

Story of the Year Awards

Personal Finance Story of the Year

Furlough wages may be used to calculate redundancy payouts due to loophole, Sara Benwell, The Sun

Ombudsman left me to ‘pursue’ my financial abuser, Katie Binns, The Sunday Times

The plot to kill off fraud refunds, Kenza Bryan, The Sunday Times

Homebuyer loses £300,000 to fraudsters – but gets it back after we step in, Donna Ferguson, The Guardian

Two women handed payouts totalling £14,000 after state pension blunder went unnoticed for years: Are YOU being underpaid? Tanya Jefferies, This is Money

Exclusive: one in seven Help to Buy homes lose value despite local house prices soaring, Stephen Maunder, Which?

File On 4 - Taxing Situations, BBC Radio 4 with Felicity Hannah, Anna Meisel and Gail Champion

How a scam phone call led to homelessness, Anna Tims, Guardian Media Group

B2B Story of the Year
 

Ecclesiastical faces fresh allegations of unethical treatment as case of ‘suicide watch’ claimant comes to light, Jen Frost, Insurance Post

Succession whistleblower flags DB transfer ‘implementation fee’ proposals to FCA, Jack Gilbert, New Model Adviser

Uncovered: Baillie Gifford's $16bn Tesla bonanza, Loukia Gyftopoulou, Wealth Manager

Broken system - Why financial services regulation needs reform, Carmen Reichman, FTAdviser

Funding Fertility: How financial planning helped our IVF journey, William Robins, New Model Adviser

Business Story of the Year
 

Postcode lottery of business support grants revealed, Lily Canter, Moneywise

We need to talk about investors’ problem with vaginas, Marina Gerner, Wired

Platforms, pressure and Profumo’s hotel: Succession’s culture war, Jack Gilbert, New Model Adviser

Papa John's tycoon's £250k Eat Out to Help Out scam, Tom Kelly, Daily Mail

Revealed: web of advice firms linked to lead generator, Laura Purkess, New Model Adviser

The secret economics of a VIP party, Ashley Mears, The Economist's 1843 magazine

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