Best Practice Awards

The IR Society’s flagship Best Practice Awards have influenced many improvements in investor relations practice over the years and are a much prized recognition of best in class performance.

More information and how to enter the Self-entry awards

More information and how to nominate for the Voted awards

Now in its 18th year, the IR Society Best Practice Awards Dinner is an opportunity for the IR community to recognise those companies and individuals who are leading the way in the field of investor relations.

The 2018 Best Practice Awards, both Self-entry Awards and nominations for the Voted Awards, will be launched on 12th April 2018, closing on 30 June 2018. The short lists will be announced in October, at least a month before the IR Society Annual Awards dinner, on 20th November, when the winners are announced.

About the Annual Dinner

The culmination of months of hard work by the companies and agencies who entered the awards, the IR Society Annual Dinner is a leading event in the IR calendar.

This gala dinner, which last year attracted almost 600 IR professionals, features a champagne reception, four course meal, the presenation of the Best Practice Awards and a host of other entertainment, as well as an unbeatable opportunity to network with peers. This year due to the centenary celebrations of the first world war being held at the Tower of London we're delighted to announce that the wonderful De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms will host our evening. Please note, ticket places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to book your table or tickets!

See highlights from the 2017 event below


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About the Awards

The self-entry Awards are comprised of five categories that will encourage and reward best practice in investor communications: 

  • Grand Prix: Best overall communication of company investment proposition
  • Best annual report
  • Most effective integration of ESG
  • Best digital communications
  • Best IPO IR communications

For each of the five categories there will be separate awards for FTSE 100, FTSE 250, Small Cap & AIM, and international companies. 

The popular voted Awards categories, run in partnership with Extel, an Institutional Investor Company, comprise:

  • Best newcomer to IR (individual)
  • The Roddy Child-Villiers Investor Relations Award - Best investor relations officer (individual) -  (‘The Roddy’)
  • Best overall company IR (company)
  • Best Investor Engagement (investor). This award will recognise an investor/buy-side firm that the investment community believes represents the best in investor engagement with companies.

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