COVER editor Adam Saville has been named Protection Journalist of the Year (B2B) at a virtual ceremony for the Headlinemoney Awards 2020, the financial sector’s leading awards for journalists and PRs, on July 22.
According to Headlinemoney, two journalists emerged as front-runners for the specialist award for life insurance, protection and financial health journalism for a business-to-business audience, but it was Saville who impressed the judges most.
Regarding his submission, one judge remarked: “Three varied articles demonstrating an array of talents from Adam, but always combining interesting writing and solid journalism.”
“Impressive range and versatility, especially given that Adam is something of a one-man team. He included a highly emotive and personal piece as well as one covering a fairly complex and technical issue concerning the financial ombudsman service. Definitely my idea of the winner,” another judge added.
Saville triumphed over stiff competition on the shortlist, which included Jeff Prestridge, for his work on FTAdviser, Amanda Newman Smith of Money Marketing, FTAdviser’s Imogen Tew, and freelancer Sam Barrett.
Harvey Jones of the Daily Express won the consumer Protection Journalist of the Year Award.
Saville said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be named Protection Journalist of the Year (B2B) at the Headlinemoney Awards, for my work as editor of COVER magazine. These awards really are arguably some of the most sought-after prizes in financial journalism, so it’s an absolute honour to be awarded a trophy alongside some of the sector’s leading journalists. Thanks to all those who voted, the judges for their kind words and well done to all the other very worthy winners.”
Saville began his tenure as COVER editor in 2018 after serving as deputy editor of music and lifestyle publication DJ Magazine.
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