"supporting and encouraging high quality economic, financial and business journalism"

The Wincott Foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day in the UK. The current chairman is Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Richard is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.

Wincott Awards

The Harold Wincott Awards for Business, Economic and Financial Journalism in 2016

18 May, 2017 - The annual Wincott awards for financial journalism were presented today at a luncheon at Mansion House in the City of London, in the presence of the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley. The guest speaker was Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc.

The winners were:

Financial Journalist of the Year
James Kynge, Financial Times

Personal Finance Journalist of the Year
Merryn Somerset Webb, Financial Times

Young Financial Journalist of the Year
Mike Bird, The Wall Street Journal

Audio Journalism of the Year
BBC Radio 4, In Business "Tax Transparency - Norway's Model"

Video Journalism of the Year
Channel 4 News, "Zero Hours Britain"

Journalism in the Nations and Regions
Sion Barry, The Western Mail

For further details on the winners, click here.

For information on the awards, click here.

 

"Business, Society and the role of the Media"

In a speech to the winners and runners-up for the Wincott awards for 2016, Sir Roger Carr, Chairman of BAE Systems, challenged both business and the media to raise their standards and fulfill their responsibilities to society.

"It is in no one's interest that the media is marginalised or business demonised - now more than ever we both must be performance driven but values led," Sir Roger said.

For the full text of Sir Roger's speech, click here.

Wincott Lecture

Britain and Europe: What Ways Forward?

The 2016 Wincott Lecture, "Britain and Europe: What Ways Forward?", was given by Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Professor James's lecture was followed by a response from Robert Tombs, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge.

To read the texts of Harold James's lecture and Robert Tombs's response, and for an audio transcript of the subsequent question-and-answer session, click here.

THE TRUSTEES
SIR RICHARD LAMBERT (Chairman)
SIR GEOFFREY OWEN
PROF IAN HARGREAVES CBE
JOHN O'HIGGINS
DANIEL WINCOTT
DAME FRANCES CAIRNCROSS
RUPERT PENNANT-REA
CHRISTOPHER HIRD
BRONWEN MADDOX
BILL ROBINSON
ELIZABETH WINCOTT HECKETT

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