Pensions Journalist of the Year (Consumer)


For many, 2019 was the year dominated by the Woodford saga and its impact on investors, especially those in the retail space. But that didn’t mean there weren’t plenty of other stories for financial journalists to get their teeth stuck into. The consumer pensions sector was most definitely a case in point, with the result that this awards category was one of the toughest for the judges to determine a winner, such was the quality of the submissions. After much debate, the Daily Mail’s Ben Wilkinson emerged triumphant.

“This is a tough call because it’s a quality field. Ben’s submissions had the real ‘wow’ factor. The nursing story had a great human element, while his other pieces combined proper data analysis plus those all-important tips and steers for readers,” one judge said. “It’s a close call but Ben’s delivered several great reads with a strong sense of no-nonsense campaigning and includes all the key messages, calls-to-arms, etc,” a second judge commented.




  • Stephanie Baxter, Freelance, for work at Telegraph Media Group
  • Josephine Cumbo, Financial Times
  • Katherine Denham, The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Kate Palmer, The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Ben Wilkinson, Daily Mail


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