The awards – which are in their 14th year – celebrate excellence in business journalism in the areas of insurance and risk, human resources and benefits, pensions and institutional investment.
This is Phillips’s second industry award in the past 12 months – he scooped the trade pensions journalist of the year at the annual Society of Pension Professionals dinner in November 2018.
Commenting on his award, Phillips said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have received this accolade despite such stiff competition from my very talented colleagues in the trade pensions press. Thank you to Willis Towers Watson and all of the judges for their support.”
Professional Pensions editor Jonathan Stapleton added: “I am hugely proud of James’s achievement, which is testament to his talent as a journalist and the hard work he puts in to make PP a success.”
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