Incisive Media bags four shortlist nods at the 2020 Awards Awards

The inaugural Women In Insurance Awards has secured the nomination in the best new event category, following up Incisive’s success with the Women in Investment Awards in 2019.

The Financial Services Forum – which Incisive acquired in 2019 – gets the nod for its Marketing Effectiveness Awards in two categories, the best sector specific event and best longstanding awards event.

Last but by no means least, Incisive’s indefatigable event operations team makes the grade in the best awards team category.

The four shortlist nominations highlight an impressive event performance for Incisive in 2019, when event revenue exceeded 50% of total turnover for the first time.

“We are delighted to be shortlisted in these categories at the Awards Awards at a time when face-to-face events are under pressure,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “It is recognition from our peers of our tenacious championing of diversity and the continued success of the Financial Services Forum, plus of course the tremendous contribution made by our event operations team. The nominations are testament to the hard work and innovation that takes place across our business to deliver outstanding and meaningful events for our audiences.”

The 2020 Awards Awards take place at The Pavilion at the Tower of London on July 3. To see the full shortlist go to

For more information about the Women in Insurance Awards go to

The Financial Services Forum Marketing Effectiveness Awards can be found at

Incisive Media acquires The Financial Services Forum

This highly complementary acquisition will support the growth of the FSF and broaden Incisive Media’s reach into the financial services sector.

The FSF is a membership organisation for marketers working at all levels of seniority across the sector. Members are supported with more than 60 strategic financial services marketing events every year, covering all sectors and marketing disciplines, an online knowledge centre, a broad range of email newsletters, awards ceremonies and summits. The Forum boasts members from more than 150 banks, insurers, asset and wealth managers, mortgage lenders and fintech businesses.

Founded in 1998 by Anthony Thomson, financial services marketing veteran and founding chairman of Atom Bank and Metro Bank, the forum has grown steadily under the management of David Cowan (managing director) and Richard Nolan (operations director) to become the pre-eminent membership organisation for marketers in the UK financial services sector.

The acquisition will support the management of the Forum as they continue to grow the scope of services for members as well as broaden the membership base within the sector by accessing a larger, well-resourced event management and digital infrastructure and expert editorially-led thought leadership.

“As a leading financial media business and practitioner member of the Forum, we have long admired the work of the FSF for creating a platform for knowledge sharing, networking and thought leadership. We look forward to working closely with David and his team to support the growth of the Forum for the benefit of members,” said Jonathon Whiteley, CEO, Incisive Media.

David Cowan, managing director of the FSF said: “It’s an exciting time for the Forum. We are looking forward to enhancing the member experience through access to greater resources and expertise. The acquisition will allow the Forum to realise the potential for growth through the development of new ideas that complement and strengthen the existing portfolio.”

Anthony Thomson, founder of the FSF said: “John Seilis, Keith Carby and I co-founded the Forum with a belief that marketing should put the customer front and centre. Over the past 20 years we have been incredibly proud of the Forum’s achievements. It has grown to a point where its future can be better safeguarded as part of a bigger organisation. We have known and admired Incisive Media and its founders for many years and could not envisage a better home for the Forum.”

About Incisive Media:
Incisive Media is a fast growing, award-winning B2B media and events business. Working in our two core markets, financial services and technology, we provide analyst-grade insight, business intelligence and access to specialist networks of business professionals around the globe. Our performance-driven marketing solutions give our clients bespoke engagement with these valuable audiences and communities.

For more information, please contact:
Jonathon Whiteley, CEO, Incisive Media 020 7484 9745
David Cowan, MD, The Financial Services Forum 020 3657 9893