RD:IR Gold Sponsor of IR Society Best Practice Awards

On 24th November 2015, the annual Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards dinner took place at the Pavilion, a fantastic venue at the Tower of London. The event saw over 500 IR professionals gather together to celebrate quoted companies which are leading the way in engaging with the capital markets.  The evening was hosted by the comedian, Shappi Khorsandi,  whose zany humour entertained the audience, including six tables from RD:IR.

There were two sets of awards presented – the self-entry awards, with the winners determined by a panel of judges, and the voted awards, with the winners determined by votes cast by the buy- and sell-sides.

RD:IR was pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the event, and also sponsored the key award of the evening – Best Overall Company IR Award.  In this voted award, presented by Richard Davies (Managing Director, RD:IR), AstraZeneca was announced the winner.  The IR team was commended for their deep understanding of both the business and what capital markets need.

IR Soc awards 

Richard Davies (far right) and Shappi Khorsandi flank the AstraZeneca IR team

RD:IR would like to congratulate all the shortlisted companies and the winners at the 2015 IR Society Best Practice Awards.

Please see below a list of all the winners.

BEST ANNUAL REPORT

  • International – Uralkali
  • Small Cap & Aim – Trifast
  • FTSE 250 – Croda
  • FTSE 100 – Aviva

MOST EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING INTO COMMUNICATIONS

  • International – Novartis
  • FTSE 100 – British Land

BEST DIGITAL REPORTING

  • International – Gazprom Neft
  • Small Cap & Aim – Trifast
  • FTSE 250 – OneSavings Bank
  • FTSE 100 – Barclays

BEST USE OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • International – BASF
  • Small Cap & Aim – De La Rue
  • FTSE 250 – Go-Ahead Group
  • FTSE 100 – Anglo American

BEST OVERALL COMMUNICATION OF COMPANY INVESTMENT PROPOSITION

  • International – BASF
  • FTSE 250 – Go-Ahead Group
  • FTSE 100 – British Land

BEST NEWCOMER TO IR – Adam Phillips, Halfords Group

BEST IRO – David Walker, Hays

BEST OVERALL COMPANY IR – AstraZeneca