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.

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.

For more information about Professional Adviser go to www.professionaladviser.com.

For more information about Cover go to www.covermagazine.co.uk

For more information about Professional Pensions go to www.professionalpensions.com

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 – www.investmentweek.co.uk – 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 new editor of Professional Adviser

Ellis joined Professional Adviser three years ago as a reporter and was promoted to news editor in March. His recent innovations include a popular weekly podcast exploring the key challenges facing financial advisers and fresh opportunities for them to grow their business. He will succeed Julian Marr, PA’s editor since 2016, on August 18, 2019.

Ellis said: “I’m honoured to be taking over as editor of PA. Julian has done an outstanding job not only developing the brand but also nurturing me and the team over the last three years. I’m excited to build on his excellent work.

“It’s been fantastic working with financial advisers and I’m fully committed to supporting them. We will endeavour to cover the issues most important to our readers and provide them with the valuable information they need to succeed and grow.”

Incisive Media’s group editorial director Adrian Barrick commented: “Tom is clearly one of our rising stars and he takes over at a time when Professional Adviser is flourishing both editorially and commercially. With his fresh ideas and infectious energy, Tom will provide the editorial impetus we need to sustain this momentum.”

Kevin Sinclair, managing director of Incisive Media’s finance division, said: “Professional Adviser is one of our best performing brands and I’m delighted that we’ve appointed a new editor who has already demonstrated the ability to capture the imagination of financial advisers, which is so vital to our commercial success.”

Launched in 2001, Professional Adviser serves financial advisers and paraplanners across the UK. Professional Adviser’s website – www.professionaladviser.com – provides exclusive, up-to-the-minute news, analysis and expert opinion on investment solutions, business development opportunities, the impact of new technology, and broader industry trends.

PA also publishes a bi-monthly magazine – Multi-Asset Review (MAR) – and runs a portfolio of high-value events for the IFA community including the annual PA360 – now in its third year – the Professional Adviser Awards, the Multi Asset Roadshows, breakfast briefings and the Women in Financial Advice Awards.

Incisive scores twice at Conference Awards

Incisive’s PA360 event scored in the best new conference award for under 500 delegates category, and the business followed this up with a further silver in the best marketing team category.

PA360, produced under the auspices of the Professional Adviser brand, is a one-day conference aimed at informing, educating and inspiring financial advisers. The 2019 event took place on April 25 at The Brewery in London. It was attended by more than 300 delegates and was supported by 33 sponsors.

Incisive’s marketing team was recognised for delivering more than 120 events in 2018, across three very-competitive sectors. The team was recognised by judges for “pushing the boundaries of traditional event marketing and trailblazing new marketing initiatives”.

“I am thrilled that Incisive Media has won these awards,” said Incisive Media event managing director Simone Broadhurst. “And I am delighted that our teams have received such richly-deserved recognition for all their hard work. These awards showcase our strength and ability in both marketing and event management.”

For more information about Incisive Media’s calendar of events go to www.incisive-events.com. To find out more about the Conference Awards go to www.conferenceawards.co.uk.

A quartet of award shortlist successes for Incisive Media

Incisive has made the cut in the Best New Conference Launch for Under 500 Delegates for the Professional Adviser 360 event, and the Best Event Linked to a Publication for Pensions and Benefits UK, a two-day conference under the auspices of the Professional Pensions brand.

The business also enjoyed successes in the Best Marketing Team and Outstanding Conference Team categories, bringing the shortlist haul to a total of four.

The Conference Awards recognise, celebrate and encourage achievement in conference and events. The awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

These shortlist nominations follow hot on the heels of a double shortlist nod for Incisive at the 2019 Awards Awards, where the blue-riband Women in Investment Awards and CRN Channel Awards made the final round.

“I’m delighted that we have made the shortlist for four categories at the Conference Awards,” said Incisive Media’s events managing director Simone Broadhurst. “And I’m particularly pleased that we have been recognised in both the individual event and team categories.

“PA360 and PB UK are two of our most successful conference products, and this is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work by our marketing and event ops teams. It’s great to see this recognised by our peers.”

The Conference Awards takes place on July 5 at The Pavilion at the Tower of London. For more information on Incisive Media’s event portfolio go to www.incisive-events.com.