BEST PRACTICE AWARDS 2018

RD:IR was front-and-centre among the 500 or so guests at the Best Practice Awards again this year, being a Gold Sponsor of the IR Society. This year’s event was held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms and was indeed grand, as the name suggests. This annual do, now in its 18th year, is always the most anticipated in the investor relations calendar, leading to attendees dressing in their finest to be entertained and socialise the night away.

We send our warmest congratulations to all winners on the night, and are especially proud to work with RDI REIT, which was named for having the best overall communication of company investment proposition, and Fidelity International, recognised for having the best investor engagement. Both companies were rightly acknowledged to have a strong IR strategy due to their commitment to their investors and the markets.

The Best Practice Awards are an important marker of the seriousness with which the IR Society takes best practice and good governance, issues which we at RD:IR view as vital for healthy capital markets. It is right to recognise those people and companies leading the field with their approaches to investor relations, and long may it continue. Thank you to everyone who contributed to such a fantastic evening, not least the hard-working team at the IR Society.

Fidelity International picking up their award for best investor engagement (L-R: Miles Jupp, Patricia LeFranc and David Enticknap)

RDI REIT picking up their award for FTSE 250 company with the best overall communication of company investment proposition (L-R: Debbie Nathan, Tish Crawford-Jones, Janine Ackerman and Miles Jupp)

British Land picking up their award for FTSE 100 company with the best overall communication of company investment proposition (L-R: Miles Jupp, David Walker, Joanna Waddingham and Alison Owers)

EasyJet picking up their award for best overall company IR (L-R: Richard Davies, Stuart Morgan and Miles Jupp)