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The Drum's managing director Diane Young named Publishing Innovator of the Year at PPA Awards

The Drum's managing director, Diane Young, has been named Publishing Innovator of the Year at the PPA Awards

Young was up against nominees from Apptitude Media, Dezeen, PA Life, Forum Events Media, Think, The Slow Journalism Company, Procurement Leaders and Progressive Customer Publishing in the Under £10m category.

Meanwhile, other winners on the evening were IPC's Woman and Home Magazine which was named as Consumer Magazine of the Year and Consumer Brand of the Year, while Business Magazine of the Year was Health Service Journal owned by Emap and Business Media Brand of the Year was Sigaria's Procurement Leaders title.

Celebrity Intelligence, owned by Centaur was crowned Digital Innovation of the Year in Business Media Editor of the Year in the Consumers category was Dylan Jones from GQ and Fiona Goodless from BMJ won in the Business section.

Tribute was paid toDennis Publishing founder, Felix Dennis, with a special three-minute video tribute put together by Dennis staff.

Barry McIlheney, PPA CEO, said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s thoroughly deserving winners. The PPA Awards have set the standard for excellence in our industry for more than 30 years now, and this year’s winners stand proud as the individuals, brands and companies that are setting new standards and forging new directions at such a hugely exciting time for our industry.”

Haymarket chief Lord Heseltine was also inducted into the PPA Hall of Fame.

THE PPA AWARDS WINNERS 2014

Consumer Magazine of the Year

Woman & Home, IPC Media

Consumer Media Brand of the Year

Woman & Home, IPC Media

Columnist of the Year – Consumer Media

Polly Vernon, Grazia, Bauer Media

Customer Magazine of the Year

Slimming World, Slimming World

Highly Commended: n by Norwegian, INK

Digital Innovation of the Year - Consumer Media

Discover TV, Immediate Media Co

Highly Commended: Carbuyer.co.uk, Dennis Publishing

Editor of the Year - Consumer Media

Dylan Jones, GQ, The Condé Nast Publications

International Consumer Media Brand of the Year

Time Out, Time Out Group

Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year

Country Life, IPC Media

Writer of the Year - Consumer Media

Tim Lewis, Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK

Designer of the Year - Consumer Media

Mark Neil, NME, IPC Media

Designer of the Year - Business Media

Simon Campbell, Strategies for Growth, Seven

Business Magazine of the Year

Health Service Journal, EMAP

Business Media Brand of the Year

Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

Digital Innovation of the Year - Business Media

Celebrity Intelligence, Centaur Media

Publisher/Manager Business & Consumer

Alun Williams, Women’s Health, Hearst-Rodale

Game Changer of the Year

The ELLE Fashion Cupboard, Hearst Magazines UK

Publishing Innovator of the Year (under £10m)

Diane Young, Managing Director, The Drum/Carnyx Group

Highly Commended: The Slow Journalism Company

Columnist of the Year – Business Media

Sally Donovan, Community Care, Reed Business Information

Writer of the Year - Business Media

Emily Wright, Estates Gazette, Reed Business Information

Editor of the Year - Business Media

Fiona Godlee, BMJ, The BMJ Publishing Group

Event of the Year - Consumer Media

London Motorcycle Show, Bauer Media

Event of the Year - Business Media

Festival of Marketing, Econsultancy, Centaur Media

PPA Chairman’s Award

The Week, Dennis Publishing

Hall of Fame

Lord Heseltine

Front Cover of the Year

Metal Hammer, Team Rock Limited

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