Lyonsbennett is delighted to announce that our clients IG Design Group plc, GCP Student Living plc and RDI REIT P.L.C. all won awards at the Corporate and Financial Awards Ceremony in Covent Garden on the 25th of September.

Our reports impressed the judges, who said: “They feature a consistent brand feel and implement a good blend of photography and infographics.”

IG Design Group plc won silver in the Best Printed Report: AIM/Small Cap category for its dynamic, eye-catching and financially transparent report.

GCP Student Living plc, which was in the same category, won bronze for its user-friendly, custom-sized, clear report which uses infographics elegantly while leading the way in best practice disclosure.

Finally, RDI REIT P.L.C. won bronze in the Best Printed Report: FTSE 250 category for its 2017 report which featured integrated reporting and had a clear, uncluttered feel.

Darren Bennett, Creative Director at Lyonsbennett said: “Winning three awards at the Communicate ceremony last night recognises the quality of our annual reports and reaffirms our approach to developing clear and engaging designs that effectively communicate the client message. We are very proud of our contribution to our clients’ success on the evening.”

Andrew Thomas, publishing editor of Communicate magazine, said: “The quality of the 2018 shortlist and winners meant the competition stepped up another gear from previous years. Over 50% of the FTSE100 entered this year’s Corporate & Financial Awards, highlighting how important financial media relations and corporate communications are to the City and its influencers – the Corporate & Financial Awards continue to demonstrate the importance of benchmarking these achievements.”

A good night for all involved. And good things come in threes: three shortlisted reports, three awards and more than three bottles of wine!

Lyonsbennett clients are well used to winning awards – our recent client award roll call includes: Best Annual Report Gold for IG Design Group plc at Transform Europe Awards (2017), Best Report and Accounts (Specialist) for Gravis Capital Partners at the 2017 AIC Shareholder Communications Award, Best Annual Report for McBride plc at the IR Magazine Awards 2017 and Best Overall Communication of the Investment Proposition for McBride plc at the Best Practice Awards from the IR Society (2017).

With the IR Society Best Practice Awards being announced this week, we’re looking forward to the upcoming awards season!