"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 Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.

THE WINCOTT AWARDS for 2011

The winners were:

Senior financial journalist of the year
The judges said:
"Camilla set out to discover exactly who is running the NHS and what chance they have of running it better as budgets are squeezed. On her journey, she uncovered the financial and business story behind one of the big political stories of the year."
Camilla Cavendish, The Times
Camilla Cavendish of the Times receives her award from Elizabeth Wincott-Heckett and Professor Ian Hargreaves, chairman of the press and online judging panel.
Senior financial journalist of the year
The judges said:
"In the chronicles of the debt crisis and Eurozone disarray, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the Telegraph has been a must-read in the markets: whether you agree with him or not. As one judge said: "the story moved to AEP and stayed there."
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph
Elizabeth Wincott-Heckett presents the award to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of The Telegraph.
Personal financial journalist of the year
The judges said:
"Jessica Gorst-Williams is the personal finance agony aunt at the Daily Telegraph. She does a splendid job of taking well-founded reader grievances to those who are in a position to address them, skewering villains, winning recompense and drawing shrewd lessons for her loyal readers."
Jessica Gorst-Williams, The Telegraph
Jessica Gorst-Williams, backed by Prof Ian Hargreaves, chairman of the press and online judging panel.
Personal financial journalist of the year
The judges said:
"Andy Davis is a former editor of the Weekend FT, who now freelances for Prospect Magazine with a personal finance diary based upon real experience of risking his own and his family's funds. The judges liked his clarity, his readability and his willingness to admit a mistake."
Andy Davis, Prospect
Young Financial Journalist of the Year
The judges said:
"This year's Young Financial Journalist of the Year is also a highly capable operator in the zone of personal finance. The judges liked the down-to-earth, approachable ease of his writing and his grasp of detail. They were also impressed by the maturity of his take on pensions."
Dan Hyde, This is Money, Mail Online
Online Financial Journalist of the Year
The judges said:
"The judges felt that this was the year in which to recognize the Guardian, whose commitment to multi-platform on-line journalism. In particular, we liked the Guardian's live blog of Eurozone summits, which offers the user instant access to everything from the summit communiqué and gossip to a diverse range of international commentary."
Graeme Wearden
Broadcaster of the Year
The judges said:
"Clear, incisive and distinctive, asking the right questions with a grasp of the subject which put her coverage ahead of everyone else's."
Stephanie Flanders, BBC News
Best Business Television Programme of the Year
The judges said:
"A programme which managed the unlikely achievement of getting people to turn on their television to watch a programme about the state of British manufacturing."
"Made in Britain", BBC
Best Business Radio Programme of the Year
The judges said:
"On occasions, jaw dropping. The programme provided the best account so far of the operations of international copper market, gaining access to places where no-one had been before and identifying the main players in a shadowy trade."
"Bubble Trouble", BBC World Service
Best coverage of a topical business issue
The judges said:
"A model of a discussion programme: three interesting guests, having an interesting and spirited discussion often about potentially dull subjects. Fabulous radio", super popular and intelligent, subversive, full of meat."
"In the Balance", BBC
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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