Cover and Incisive Media celebrate World Health Day and pay tribute to nurses and midwives

World Health Day 2020 day honours the work of nurses and midwives, who are at the forefront of the battle against the ravages of Covid-19.

Incisive Media’s brands are lending their support to World Health Day through a specially-themed ribbon on all of their brand sites and an updated masthead on their corporate website and social media coverage.

Cover, owned by Incisive Media, is the UK’s leading title for independent financial advisers who specialise in selling protection and healthcare. The brand will be raising awareness with a site takeover and themed email broadcasts.  Cover will be focusing on the unique agreement between the private sector and the NHS, who are combining forces to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cover’s editor Adam Saville said: “The protection and health insurance industry is having to adapt and rise to the challenge of this unprecedented crisis so we wanted to highlight some of support being offered to people in the fight against the virus.”

Apart from Cover, Incisive’s leading titles include Investment Week, Professional Pensions, Professional Adviser, International Investment, BusinessGreen, Computing, CRN and Channel Partner Insight.

World Health Day is celebrated each year on 7 April, on the anniversary of the formation of the World Health Organisation in 1948.

Since World Health Day was first conceived in 1950, it has been marked by a different theme each year.

The 2020 day honours the work of nurses and midwives, who are at the forefront of the battle against the ravages of Covid-19.

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Incisive Media journalists receive five nominations for 2020 Headlinemoney Awards

PA has been nominated in a six-strong shortlist for b2b title of the year. Meanwhile, news editor Hannah Godfrey is on the shortlist for b2b journalist of the year, and reporter Sophie King is up for b2b rising star of the year.

In other categories, Cover editor Adam Saville has been shortlisted for b2b protection journalist of the year, and Professional Pensions’ deputy editor James Phillips has been nominated for b2b pensions journalist of the year.

The Headlinemoney Awards recognise excellence in financial journalism and communications. They are entered by journalists from b2b, national media and consumer titles.

The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at London’s The Brewery on 6 May.

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COVER crowned Income Protection Task Force Champion of the Year

Decided by the IPTF judges – Roy McLoughlin, Jo Miller, Kevin Carr, Richard Walsh and Neil McCarthy – COVER editor Adam Saville picked up the award at a drinks reception in The City of London on Thursday, November 21.

Other nominations included Legal & General for its development of rental protection, Drewberry’s Rob Harvey, LV=’s Justin Harper, referred to as “Mr IP” by McLoughlin, and Johnny Timpson for his work as DWP insurance champion for disabled people and as access to insurance workstream lead.

“It’s an absolute honour for COVER to be recognised by an organisation as integral to the industry as the IPTF, which does fantastic work to raise the profile and improve the standards of what is such a vital product,” said Saville.

“With mental health serving as one of the most common reasons for an IP claim and with offerings continuously evolving to become more than just a financial protection product, I personally share the IPTF’s goal in encouraging advisers to bring up IP as part of protection conversations, especially with younger clients who may be renting or under-insured while working.”

The Income Protection Task Force was formed to promote awareness of income protection among all parts of the life and health insurance industry and consumers.

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Investment Week appoints new editor-in-chief

Lloyd steps up into the newly-created role on December 1 after eight years as editor of the 24-year-old brand. She will also be EiC of IW’s sister titles Professional Adviser and Cover, working closely with their respective editors, Tom Ellis and Adam Saville, to develop editorial content across the portfolio, including its burgeoning suite of events.

Incisive Media will now recruit a new editor of IW to succeed Lloyd.

Cambridge-educated Lloyd has 17 years’ experience as a financial journalist and editor. This includes four and a half years as editor of IFAonline (now Professional Adviser) before she became editor of Investment Week in 2011.

During her tenure, the team has won a number of industry awards including Headlinemoney B2B Trade Title of the Year and the Investment Association Team Award for Excellence in Investment Writing, as well as three Wholesale Team of the Year Awards at the Kames Capital Journalism Awards.

Incisive Media’s group editorial director Adrian Barrick said: “We created this new position to strengthen the leadership of Investment Week and to exploit opportunities to develop our coverage of the sector across all our brands. After an extensive selection process, Katrina proved to be the outstanding candidate, and I’m delighted that she has accepted the role. I’m looking forward to working with her to build on our market-leading position.’’

Apart from its website – – and a weekly magazine, IW also produces more than 40 events a year, including the iconic Fund Manager of the Year Awards, as well as the Women in Investment Awards and Funds to Watch conferences.

Managing director Kevin Sinclair said: “I’m delighted that Katrina is our new EiC. She has been an excellent editor of IW over the last eight years and I’m sure she will flourish in this wider role. As publishers we continue to invest in our top brands such as IW, especially in creating high-value journalism that helps investment professionals do their jobs better. I’m sure the quality of the service we provide our readers will only grow under Katrina’s leadership.’’

Lloyd commented: “I am very pleased to take on the editor-in-chief role as it will allow me to build on all the work I have been doing during my years at Incisive Media to take our brands to the next level and meet the rapidly-changing information needs of our audiences. We have some great journalists and editors on our titles and I look forward to working closely with them in this new position to develop our editorial content across platforms.”

COVER editor wins at Protection Review Awards

Speaking at London’s Landmark Hotel on July 12, Andy Couchman, co-founder of Protection Review, said: “It’s been a busy year for this year’s winner. But his enthusiasm, positivity and achievements since he joined the protection industry have extended far beyond the judging criteria for this award.

“As well as writing a number of brave pieces highlighting his own personal experiences, he has hosted a range of events and taken a collaborative approach to working for the good of the industry as a whole.”

Saville, who took over the editor’s role at COVER 18 months ago, said: “It’s an absolute honour to be named protection journalist of the year by an organisation that’s as vital to our industry as Protection Review, while up against some exceptionally-strong financial journalists. I’m eternally grateful to all those that voted and to the judges too, for their kinds words.”

Other awards on the night went to Guardian for innovation and best new product, Holloway Friendly for underwriting, and AIG Life was named organisation of the year – an award which COVER was also shortlisted for.

Individual gongs went to Cura’s Alan Knowles (Individual Protection Adviser of the Year), Paul Yates of iPipeline won Personality of the Year and The Exeter’s Andy Chapman won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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