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.

For more information on World Heath Day go to World Health Day.

Investment Week celebrates 25th anniversary

The video was launched on on February 3, a week after the publication of a special anniversary issue of the magazine and four days after a party for industry leaders in Paternoster Square, close to St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Among the industry luminaries featured in the film, which was shot at The Gherkin in the City just before Christmas, are Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Merian Global Investors, Karis Stander, managing director of Investment 20/20 and Giles Hargreave, co-manager of the Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth Fund.

Other contributors include Incisive Media chairman – and Investment Week founder – Tim Weller, Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley, and Investment Week Editor-in-chief Kat Lloyd.

For more information about Investment Week go to

Investment Week to celebrate 25th anniversary in 2020

The brand will mark this significant anniversary with an ambitious programme of events, a commemorative edition of the magazine, as well as a series of special features, interviews, social media content and videos throughout the year.

To celebrate hitting a quarter of a century, Investment Week will look back at the key events that have impacted its readers, including the bursting of the dotcom bubble and the global financial crisis, as well as regulatory changes such as the Retail Distribution Review and MiFID II.

 “It is a testament to the work of some great journalists over the past 25 years that Investment Week has remained at the very heart of the investment industry during a period of great change for the sector and the publishing world,” said editor-in-chief Katrina Lloyd. “I am delighted to be celebrating this huge milestone with some exciting initiatives that reflect this change.”

Tim Weller, chairman of Incisive Media, commented: “On January 30, 2020, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of Investment Week and the beginning of our journey in building Incisive Media. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved and am forever grateful to the many Investment Week staff whose passion and commitment has been an inspiration. I am also incredibly thankful for all our customers’ support over so many years.”

Investment Week has evolved significantly to meet the rapidly-changing information needs of its readers since 1995. The weekly magazine has been there from the start and readers can also now catch up with all the latest investment news and analysis online at, through daily email newsletters or on social media including Twitter and LinkedIn.

The brand’s events programme has grown substantially over the past 25 years, and now features flagship events including the industry-leading Fund Manager of the Year Awards, Women in Investment Awards and Funds to Watch conferences.  

We have chosen Teamspirit, the award-winning full-service agency, as our official communications partner for the anniversary. Teamspirit will also celebrate 25 years of working with the financial services industry in 2020, making this a fantastic partnership between the two brands.

Kirsty Maxey, CEO of Teamspirit, said: “Like Investment Week, Teamspirit will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020.  We created our business to transform the world of financial services and that mission still holds true today.  Just as the journalistic landscape has changed dramatically over this period, so has financial communications.” 

For further information on Investment Week’s 25th anniversary celebrations, contact:

Sophie Eke at [email protected] or Katrina Lloyd at [email protected].

More information on Teamspirit is available here:

Incisive Media triumphs at the 2019 Kames Capital Journalism Awards

Professional Pensions’ six-strong editorial team won institutional team of the year for the fourth year in succession.

PP’s deputy editor James Phillips was also named institutional journalist of the year, with editor Jonathan Stapleton runner up.

This is Phillips’ second major award of the year. In July, he was named pensions journalist of the year by the Society of Pension Professionals.

Meanwhile, Investment Week’s deputy news editor Mike Sheen walked away with the prize for wholesale journalist of the year, with special projects correspondent David Brenchley as runner up.

The Kames Capital Awards celebrate excellence in investment journalism. The categories are judged by a panel of industry experts from the institutional and wholesale markets. This year’s awards took place on November 28 in London.

Incisive Media’s group editorial director Adrian Barrick said: ’’Hearty congratulations to all the winners of these prestigious awards, which pit our journalists directly against their peers. The categories are also judged by true experts in the sector, so there are no hiding places.’’

He continued: ’’The fact that James, Mike and the Professional Pensions team came out on top is testament to the enduring quality of the writing on our titles and the importance to our readers of the stories that our journalists tell.’’

Kevin Sinclair, managing director of Incisive Media’s financial division said:’ “It’s great to see members of our editorial teams recognised for their excellent coverage of the investment and pensions markets. We believe our journalists are the best in the business, and these awards confirm we are right!’’

In 2018, both Professional Pensions and Investment Week won team of the year awards, and PP’s Stephanie Baxter won the institutional journalist prize.

For more information see and

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.”

Incisive Media appoints Ebru Smith as associate editor of Investment Week

Smith has more than 20 years’ experience of the fund management industry, working for the likes of Schroder Investment Management and Reliance Mutual. More recently, she was head of portfolio management at Brewin Dolphin.

As associate editor of Investment Week, Smith is responsible for using her market expertise to help shape the annual schedule of more than 60 events around the UK, including the Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards, Investment Company of the Year Awards, and the Specialist Investment Awards.

Smith’s role includes researching and shaping conference programmes to suit the evolving needs of fund selectors and researchers. She will also ensure that Investment Week’s awards categories are appropriate for the asset management community, as well as recruiting top-drawer judges to determine the winners.

Simone Broadhurst, Incisive Media’s managing director of events, said: “I’m delighted that Ebru has joined Investment Week. It is the company’s premium investment brand and has a large and fast-growing programme of events. It’s invaluable to have someone of Ebru’s experience and judgement helping to ensure that we pitch everything right for the needs of asset management professionals.”

Launched in 1995, Investment Week is the leading business media brand serving the UK investment industry.


Incisive bags another two shortlist nods

Incisive’s Investment Week brand has made the grade in the Special Interest Magazine Brand of the Year award, and the publisher’s performance marketing team Incisive Works has been shortlisted in the new Show Me The Money category.

This shortlisting follows hot on the heels of a number of successes for Incisive, which has been shortlisted for six awards at the 2019 AOP awards, and for four awards at the 2019 Conference Awards. Its protection and health insurance brand Cover has also bagged a trio of shortlist nominations at the Protection Review awards.

“I’m delighted that our hard work and focus has been recognised by our peers at these awards,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “The PPA awards set the gold standard in the publishing awards sector and it’s gratifying for us to be able to hold our head up high among both our consumer and B2B media peers.”

The 2019 PPA Awards take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday, June 17. To see the full shortlist go to

Incisive hits a six in the AOP Awards shortlist

Incisive has cleared the bar in the following categories: digital editor of the year for Business Green’s James Murray, another nomination for Business Green in the digital editorial team of the year category, and digital sales team of the year for Investment Week.

Investment Week also made the cut in the best B2B online brand category, and Computing’s Project ABM has been shortlisted for the best use of data award. Incisive is also shortlisted for a new category, the digital publishing award for employer excellence.

This is Incisive’s best-ever showing in the AOP awards shortlist. The media owner has traditionally had a strong showing at these awards, and holds the B2B publisher of the year honours for a record four years.

“We are delighted for this shortlist recognition from our peers,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “The range of categories we are shortlisted in demonstrates how much we are doing across the business to develop our products for users and clients, and this is a testament to the innovation and hard work of our people.”

The 2019 AOP Awards take place at Old Billingsgate in the City of London on Thursday, June 27. To see the full shortlist go to

For more information about our shortlisted brands go to:

Quartet of wins for Investment Week and Professional Pensions

The awards – which were judged by a panel of more than 30 independent industry experts from institutional and wholesale markets – were presented on Thursday, November 29 at a dinner in London.

Investment Week won the Wholesale Team of the Year award and Professional Pensions won the Institutional Team of the Year accolade.

In addition, Professional Pensions deputy editor Stephanie Baxter was named Institutional Journalist of the Year and Investment Week deputy editor Natalie Kenway was a runner up in the Wholesale Journalist of the Year category.

Commenting on the awards, Kames Capital chief executive Martin Davis said: “I would like to congratulate all of the journalists nominated for this year’s awards especially the deserving winners and runners up. I would also like to thank the panel of esteemed judges for their considered nominations.

“Journalists have a vital role in translating the complexities, nuances and anomalies of investments to their audience and we are delighted to once again have the opportunity to recognise their efforts.”

“These award wins are an important accolade for Incisive’s financial journalists,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “Quality journalism is what makes us tick, and it’s humbling to receive this recognition from the sectors we serve. I’m incredibly pleased for Stephanie and Natalie, and of course for the IW and PP editorial teams.”

Kames Capital is a UK-based investment management business with £43 billion of assets under management. It is a global leader in sustainable investing. For more information go to

Double gold for Incisive at PPA Digital Awards

This is the first time Incisive has triumphed in these categories at the PPA digitals, and it adds to the company’s quartet of B2B publisher successes at the rival AOP awards.

Investment Week kicked off by taking the silverware in the digital commercial team category, thanks to a stellar commercial performance and a progressive and sophisticated commercial strategy.

Incisive followed this up with the B2B publisher gong, and was cited specifically for “building a team of incredibly talented and hardworking people who relish the opportunity to reshape B2B media in a vibrant and innovative company culture.”

“This is a real accolade for everyone in the business, from the digital team to our journalists, marketers, sales teams and everyone who makes the business tick,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “It’s doubly significant to us because the PPA awards are so hotly-contested and robustly judged by our peers.”

The PPA digital awards took place on Thursday, November 1 at London’s Hilton Bankside hotel. For the full list of winners go to