2018 Best use of digital communications winners

In this broader category, we are looking for entries that embrace the full potential of digital media, demonstrating specifically how engagement with investors, shareholders and other key stakeholders through digital, delivers the investment story in a clear and effective way.

Award Categories

Best use of digital communications - International
Best use of digital communications - Small Cap & AIM
Best use of digital communications - FTSE250
Best use of digital communications - FTSE100


International - Winner: Valmet

Congratulations Valmet, you have developed a great website with good linkages and your ‘Value Creation’ section explains your investment proposition clearly. Judges particularly liked the excellent use of video and the availability of investor roadshow Q&A. Great job Valmet!

(From left to right) Amit Sanghvi from Q4, Calle Loikkanen from Valmet and Miles Jupp 

Highly commended: BASF
The judges would like to highly commend BASF who have invested a great deal of time and effort into their digital offering with lots of links to a great deal of information on the business. 

Shortlisted companies:
Greatcell Soloar

Small Cap & AIM - Winner: Echo Energy

Congratulations Echo Energy! As a new business the judges applauded the great deal of effort behind the website, which is rich in content, with lots of detail on the areas of the business they are exploring. The layout of the online report was easily accessible and an interesting read. Well done Echo Energy!

(From left to right) Miles Jupp, James Devon from LSEG, David McCann and Stuart Vernon from Echo Group and the team from Emperor 

Shortlist companies: 
Echo Energy
Sound Energy

FTSE250 - Winner: Coats Group

Congratulations Coats Group! You demonstrated best in class digital communications with excellent design and functionality! The judges particularly liked the very interactive ‘Year in Review’ that described a complex business very well. Well done Coats Group!

(From left to right) Julian Smith from BRR Media, Cathal Smyth from Superunion, Simon O'Brien from Coats Group, and Miles Jupp 

Highly Commended: Dunelm Group
The judges would like to highly commend Dunelm Group for a very well laid out website and good online version of the report and accounts. 

Shortlisted companies: 
Coats Group
Dunelm Group
Energean Oil & gas
Kaz Minerals
UDG Healthcare

FTSE100 - Winner: British Land

In this exceptionally strong category, British Land is this year’s winner! The judges viewed their Investor Centre as the best of any of the websites they had assessed. The company also demonstrated very good linkage between KPIs, performance and risk and connection to Long Term Incentive Plans online. Most deserving British Land.

(From left to right) Andrey Kozhevnikov from Zebra, David Walker and Joanna Waddingham from British Land and Miles Jupp 

Shortlisted Companies:
Anglo American
British Land
BT Group
Legal & General
Royal Dutch Shell

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