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BSME Awards 2021 – winners announced

The winners for the BSME Awards 2021 were announced on Monday night at a virtual awards ceremony.

BSME Awards 2021 – winners announced
Hattie Brett (on the left) and Laura Whitmore.

The ceremony was filmed by David Cotter at the Pan Pacific London.

The event was hosted by BSME chair Hattie Brett and Laura Whitmore, with the guest presenters made up of the entire BSME committee, including the incoming chair, Tim Pollard.

The annual Awards are the biggest BSME event of the year, celebrating a year of triumph and editorial excellence across digital and print publications, says the BSME.

Hattie Brett, BSME chair 2021 and editor of Grazia, said: "Winning a BSME award is up there on every editor’s wishlist. So I’m thrilled to be able to have a ceremony of sorts to recognise the incredible talent we have in our industry. Whilst we may not have been able to be together in person, it feels more important than ever to celebrate the creative, innovative, and incredible work we saw in 2021.

"I know first-hand that the job of an editor and senior editorial staff these days can be challenging and lonely at times. But watching the amazing ways your magazine brands evolved over what was another tough, tough year has been the definition of inspirational. We’ve seen groundbreaking covers that will forever tell a story of this time. And digital innovations that have enabled magazine brands to reach their audiences in new ways. And you’ve done most of it from your kitchen tables - again.

"So tonight, was about every single one of you – all of the editors, across digital and print, the art directors and columnists who worked so hard and made 2021 a year we very much shouldn’t forget.”

The winners:

Editor of the Year - Business & Finance

Maisie McCabe, Campaign

Editor of the Year - Branded Content

Ashley Stewart-Noble, Modus

Highly Commended: Erin Baker, Auto Trader

Editor of the Year – Culture

Terri White, Empire

Editor of the Year - Current Affairs & Politics

Fraser Nelson, The Spectator

Editor of the Year - TV, Entertainment & Celebrity

Laurence Mozafari, Digital Spy

Editor of the Year - Food & Drink

Lily Barclay,

Editor of the Year - Homes, Interiors & Gardens

Lucy Hall, BBC Gardeners' World

Editor of the Year – Independent

Alex Mead, Rugby Journal

Editor of the Year - Men’s & Women’s Bi-Weekly/ Monthly/Less Frequent

Edward Enninful, Vogue

Highly Commended: Gaby Huddart, Good Housekeeping

Editor of the Year - Men’s & Women’s Weekly/More Frequent

Claire Cohen, Telegraph Women

Editor of the Year – Motoring

Gareth Evans, Motorcycle News

Digital Editor of the Year - Newspaper Magazine

Laura Atkinson, Style

Editor of the Year - Science, Technology & Environment

Daniel Bennett, BBC Science Focus

Editor of the Year – Specialist

Harry Rose, Which? magazine

Editor of the Year - Sport, Health & Fitness

Alex Mead, Rugby Journal

Editor of the Year - Trade & Professional

Alastair McLellan, Health Service Journal

Editor of the Year – Travel

Rory Boland, Which? Travel

Editor of the Year – Youth

Freya Hardy, AQUILA Children's Magazine

Art Director of the Year - B2B

Chris Barker, Campaign

Art Director of the Year – Consumer

Peter Allen, Magneto

Art Director of the Year - Branded Content

Rob Hearn, Modus

Highly Commended: Simon Esterson, Pulp

Columnist of the Year - B2B

Mark Ritson, Marketing Week

Columnist of the Year – Consumer

Hadley Freeman, Guardian Weekend Magazine

Highly Commended: Matthew d'Ancona, Tortoise Media

Launch of the Year

Jaimie Kaffash, Victoria Vaughan, Pulse PCN

Cover of the Year - B2B

Jennifer Van Schoor, Nursing Times

Cover of the Year – Consumer

Naomi Lowe, Waitrose & Partners Drinks

Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Director of the Year

Adrian Barrick, BusinessGreen, CRN, Professional Pensions, Investment Week, Computing, Professional Adviser, International Investment, ChannelPartnerInsight, Cover, Financial Services Forum

Editors' Editor of the Year

Paul McNamee, The Big Issue

Mark Boxer Award

Terri White

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