Loaded has scored a double first at the PPA Magazines ’96 Awards by
taking the top prize of Consumer Magazine of the Year for the second
year running and Publisher of the Year.
James Brown, the editor of the IPC magazine, collected the award in
front of a crowd of around 1,200 people, while the magazine’s publisher
Andy McDuff received the Publisher of the Year prize.
McDuff was commended by the judges for creating an environment where
‘creativity flourishes and business goals are met and surpassed’.
Among the judges were Universal McCanns’ managing director, Trista
Grant, and Campaign’s editorial director, Dominic Mills.
A spokesman for the judges said that, as Loaded was last year’s winner,
all of their instincts were against awarding it the top prize again.
‘It’s a measure of the phenomenon of Loaded that we still couldn’t find
a reason, in the light of its success in 1995, for it not to win,’ the
The Builder’s Group’s Property Week took the award for Business and
Professional Magazine of the Year, having successfully made the move
from a controlled circulation to a paid-for title in 1995. The judges
said the circulation figures spoke for themselves.
Susan Downey, the publisher of Reed Business Publishing’s Personnel
Today and Community Care, took home the award for publisher of the year
in the business and professional magazines category.
The Radio Times editor, Nicholas Brett, was awarded the Editor of the
Year prize. He was commended for maintaining circulation growth in an
increasingly competitive market.
In the business and professional sector, Peter Knutton of Works
Management, published by Findlay Publications, won the Editor of the