Helen Edwards named columnist of the year at BSME awards

Campaign columnist Helen Edwards has been named B2B columnist of the year by the British Society of Magazine Editors at its annual awards bash.

Edwards: holds columnist of the year awards from PPA and BSME
Edwards: holds columnist of the year awards from PPA and BSME

The accolade follows Edwards’ triumph earlier this year as PPA business columnist of the year for 2017. 

Edwards fought off against a strong field of thought leaders to win the award, presented at The Sheraton Grand in London’s Park Lane last night. 

She said: "It’s fantastic to be part of an editorial vision that speaks for the essential and broad spectrum creativity that the marketing industry so manifestly needs, but never loses sight of the fact that commercial results count too." 

The shortlist for B2B columnist of the year also comprised Justin Pollard, E&T; Jules Birch, Inside Housing; Mark Ritson, Marketing Week; and Christine Murray, Architectural Review.

Rachel Barnes, Campaign UK editor, said: "Helen is a brilliant brand strategist and she's able to distil business issues, big and small, into enthralling, must-read columns.

"While some columnists might be about the soundbite, what puts Helen at the forefront is the practical advice and dose of reality she serves up every time. Well done Helen."