Incisive Media wins blue riband digital publisher of the year accolade for a record fifth time

The Covent Garden-based publisher also won the award for employer excellence at a live digital ceremony organised by the Association of Online Publishers on Thursday, October 15 and hosted by comedian Ellie Taylor. Incisive was chosen from a heavyweight shortlist that also included News UK.

Incisive has previously won the b2b digital publisher of the year award in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017. It is the sole b2b publisher to rack-up five of these awards.

Citing the employer of the year award, the judges thought that Incisive Media had made impressive progress in their quest to make their company a supportive place to work. A highlight was their achievement in not having a gender pay gap.

It was also a triumphant afternoon for Incisive’s market-leading sustainability brand BusinessGreen. Editor-in-chief James Murray was crowned digital editor of the year from a shortlist that also included the editors of Elle, House Beautiful and Digital Spy. Meanwhile, BusinessGreen was highly-commended in the best b2b online brand category.

The judges agreed that Business Green had a very successful year with real movement in their underlying commercials. They were impressed by the brand’s focus on their key audience and the ensuing membership growth.

James Murray was specifically cited for managing a relaunch that turned a niche publication in to a market-leading brand,  a clear mission well delivered, high profile journalism and delivery of innovation around formats.

Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley said: “This was a triumphant afternoon for Incisive Media. To win digital publisher of the year for a record fifth time demonstrates the consistently innovative and excellent service we deliver for our audiences and customers, which is a tribute to the talent, ingenuity and sheer dedication of the whole team in a year that has been so difficult for the whole sector.

“We’re also thrilled to be honoured for our championing of sustainability and diversity. And in James, we’re privileged to have one of the most inspirational and insightful editors in the b2b sector. All in all, we’re in tremendous shape to succeed in today’s challenging and fast-changing publishing environment.”

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AOP Digital Awards: Incisive Media adds another five nominations to its 2020 shortlist tally

We have made the cut in the following categories this year: innovation of the year, Computing Delta; B2B editor of the year, BusinessGreen’s editor-in-chief James Murray; two nominations in the B2B brand of the year category, CRN and BusinessGreen; and a further nomination in the employer of the year category.

Incisive Media 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 to be shortlisted in the AOP awards this year, and for this recognition from our peers,” said 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.”

Incisive Media kicked off its industry awards season with wins for CRN in the B2B commercial team and B2B brand of the year category at the Campaign Publishing Awards on June 17.

The business has also secured four shortlist nods at the 2020 PPA Awards: CRN, business information product of the year; James Murray, editor of the year; Computing Delta, innovation of the year; and the business has also made the shortlist for sustainability initiative of the year.

The 2020 AOP Awards will take place virtually on Thursday, October 15. To see the full shortlist go to

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Incisive Media shortlisted for four gongs at the PPA Awards 2020

CRN, the leading news source for the UK IT Channel, has secured a nomination in the business information product of the year category. Business Green’s acclaimed editor-in-chief James Murray joins a sterling line-up for the editor of the year category, and Computing Delta – the new market intelligence service for CIOs and IT leaders – has scooped a much-deserved place on the innovation of the year shortlist.

Finally, after making waves throughout the event and media industry with their mission to become a truly sustainable business, Incisive Media has made the shortlist for sustainability initiative.

The four shortlist nominations highlight the enviable product portfolio, talent and strategic direction of the business and all entries firmly deserve their place as finalists.

“I am delighted to see us shortlisted in these categories at the PPA Awards 2020, because now really is the time to celebrate our dedicated employees and our market-leading products,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “The nominations are testament to the hard work and innovation that takes place across our business to deliver outstanding services and journalism. To be nominated for sustainability initiative means so much as we are truly on a mission to become a fully sustainable business.”

The PPA Awards 2020 will take place as a virtual ceremony at 4:30 BST on June 30 instead of the usual gala dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. To see the full shortlist go to

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Business Green launches Net Zero Festival with a wave of high-profile sustainability partners

Scheduled for September 30 at The Brewery in central London, the inaugural Net Zero Festival will bring together more than 500 business leaders, politicians, academics, and campaigners to explore how to accelerate and optimise the global net zero transition.

The event’s partners include sustainable business bodies We Mean Business, Aldersgate Group, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and CDP; trade associations such as RenewableUK, the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, and the Carbon Capture and Storage Association; leading media and events brands Fully Charged and Carbon Forward; and top environmental charities and think tanks such as Hubbub and Green Alliance.

The first wave of sponsors include BT, which has signed up along with ENGIE, Verco, Heathrow Auroport, and Ecosphere+. Further partners and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks, alongside the full agenda, first tranche of A-list speakers, and ticket details.

“Few, if any, business issues are more important than the net zero transition,” said Gabrielle Ginér, head of environmental sustainability at BT and Chair of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Momentum for Change Advisory Committee. That is why BT was one of the very first corporates to set a net zero target.

“We are delighted to support the Net Zero Festival as Net Zero Leadership Partner to accelerate the net zero transition. It is vital that businesses, industries, investors, policymakers, civil society, and the public at large come together to share best practices and advance the development of a greener economy, and that is precisely what the Net Zero Festival aims to achieve.”

Her comments were echoed by Eliot Whittington, director of policy at CISL, who said the “Net Zero Festival promises to showcase some of the most interesting and inspiring pinch points of this urgent transformation, and we look forward to the energy for collaboration that it will create”.

In addition, BusinessGreen today unveiled the Advisory Board for the Festival, featuring leading sustainability executives and green business experts such as BT’s Ginér, head of sustainable business at M&S Carmel McQuaid, corporate affairs and sustainability director at Landsec Caroline Hill, Carbon Tracker’s Mark Campanale, and director of Cambridge Zero and leading climate scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh.

BusinessGreen has also announced that Carbon Forward, the leading provider of events and information for the fast-expanding European carbon market, will be the Carbon Market Partner for the Net Zero Festival and will host its annual conference in London from September 30th to October 2nd.

“As a large and fast-expanding battalion of businesses has realised, the net zero transition and escalating climate crisis are the defining economic issue of the age,” said BusinessGreen editor-in-chief James Murray.

“In the past week alone we’ve seen a host of household names, from oil majors and mining giants to transport providers and consumer goods firms, either announce net zero goals or beef up their decarbonisation plans. But the scale and complexity of the transition remains unprecedented and it is characterised by huge risks and opportunities.

“As such, it has never been more important to bring together business leaders, policymakers, investors, and civil society to take on this shared challenge – and this is precisely what the Net Zero Festival will do.”

BusinessGreen is Europe’s leading sustainable business media brand, reaching hundreds of thousands of senior executives, policymakers, and green economy stakeholders each month, and hosting a series of high profile events, including the prestigious BusinessGreen Leaders Awards.

The Festival agenda will centre on four Festival Streams, which will explore Net Zero Leadership, Net Zero Innovation, Net Zero Culture, and Net Zero Action. Consequently the day will provide a raft of invaluable insights for business leaders, covering everything from policy developments and investment trends to technology disruption and how to engage with the new wave of climate activism.

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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

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