2019 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, once again you have developed a great website, rich with information. You are commended for a clear and transparent site, with ‘Value Creation’ front and centre of your digital communications. Judges particularly liked the excellent use of video, remarking that IR really owns and works this website.’ Well done Valmet!

(From left to right)  Tish Crawford-Jones from Q4, Rebecca White from the IR Society, Michael Snell from Q4 and Alun Cochrane. 

Shortlisted companies:

Nornickel (Zebra Communications)
Valmet (Valmet)


Small Cap & AIM - Winner: U+I

U and I Logo

Congratulations U + I! The judges applauded an excellent and innovative website, with a clear communication of the strategy and investment case. It is clear there is a great deal of effort behind the website, with a variety of engaging and interactive media. Well done U + I!

(From left to right) Alun Cochrane, Will Davenport from Gather, Chris Barton and Nicola Krafft from U+I and Julian Smith from BRR Media. 

Shortlist companies: 

Coro Energy (Jones & Palmer)
Hurricane Energy (Design Portfolio)
Inland Homes (Jones & Palmer)
Sound Energy (Jones & Palmer)
SuperDry (Jones & Palmer)
U+I Group (Gather)

FTSE250 - Winner: Go-ahead

Go-Ahead Logo

Congratulations Go-Ahead Group! You demonstrated best in class digital communications with your intuitive design, excellent use of space, colour and tools. The judges particularly liked the easy to locate investment case and the useful information up front. Well done Go-Ahead Group!

(From left to right) Julian Smith from BRR Media, Holly Gillis from Go-Ahead and Alun Cochrane. 

Highly Commended: Hays
The judges would like to highly commend Hays for a very investor-focused website and good use of digital communications tools. 

Shortlisted companies: 

Ascential (Investis Digital)
Go-Ahead Group (Design Portfolio)
Hays (Posh Gecko)


FTSE100 - Winner: British Land

For the second year in a row, British Land is this year’s winner! You are applauded for the richness of information in the investor section, well thought-out, and comprehensive information about your markets. Judges particularly like the customer story highlighted in the investor day materials. Overall an excellent digital communications strategy, well done British Land.

(From left to right) Yulia Casamassima from Zebra, Eloise Hecimovic from British Land and Alun Cochrane.

Highly Commended: Whitbread
In this exceptionally strong category, judges would like to highly commend Whitbread for an easy to access and navigable website with excellent infographics.  

Shortlisted Companies:

Burberry (Black Sun)
British Land (Investis Digital)
Direct Line Group (Black Sun)
IAG (Investis Digital)
Whitbread (Investis Digital)
WPP (Superunion)

Plenty of helpful advice & tips for our Annual Conference audience members from our panellists in session: ‘How to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…