Show House magazine won silver for Property Magazine of the Year in the LSL Property Press Awards at a prestigious ceremony at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden, with editorial director Rupert Bates winning silver for Property Columnist of the Year.
In a triumphant night for Globespan Media, www.whathouse.co.uk won bronze for Best Property Portal, while Show House columnist Roger Hunt won silver for Sustainable Property Journalist of the Year. Ed Hammond, City correspondent of Show House and property correspondent of the Financial Times, also won silver in the Rising Star category for young property writers.
“The Awards recognise the very best in UK property journalism. In the magazine category Show House was second only to Property Week and ahead of bronze winner Estates Gazette. These are the big beasts of property publishing, so we were delighted with our silver. Next year we’ll be gunning for gold,” said Rupert Bates, who was edged out of gold in Columnist of the Year by David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times.
“The bronze award for the editorial content of whathouse.co.uk, behind Estates Gazette Interactive and propertyweek.com was very special. When we re-launched the website, one of our USPs was the breadth and quality of new homes editorial, with daily news articles and features. This is a tribute to the hard work of Keith Osborne and Marc Da-Silva and our regional contributors across the UK,” added Bates.
In addition to the awards, Simon Graham, Show House Affordable Housing correspondent, was short-listed in the Columnist of the Year category and Ginetta Vedrickas, a regular Show House contributor, was nominated for Freelance Writer of the Year.
“In terms of editorial resource we cannot compete with the big publishing groups and the national newspapers, who we competed against and in several cases beat. But we compete and win on quality of property journalism, excelling in covering new homes and housebuilding issues, both trade and consumer-facing,” said Bates.
Full results at www.awards.lslps.co.uk/2012-winners