Best Practice Awards

The 2021 Best Practice Awards winners will be announced on Tuesday 23rd November 2021

About the Awards

Now in their 21st year, the IR Society Best Practice Awards offer a truly meaningful opportunity to showcase best practice in investor communications. Each award category covers companies from the largest to the smallest - across the UK, Europe and internationally - in recognition of the diverse range of listed businesses looking to the UK for excellence in IR. The real value of this awards programme is that it allows the IR Society to feed back to the IR community what great looks like in terms of how companies are communicating with their stakeholders. 

We would like to thank all those companies and their agencies who have submitted their work over the last 12 months for consideration for the 2021 awards - the standard has been extremely high this year and competition has been fierce! The shortlists for the 2021 awards can be found on the awards microsite.

The 2021 Awards Event

This year we will be hosting the Best Practice Awards Annual Dinner at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Tuesday 23 November 2021.

The evening will begin with a champagne reception, followed by a three-course dinner and the Best Practice Awards presentation ceremony. Carriages at midnight.  

Tables for groups of ten people or individual tickets can be bought through the awards microsite or by contacting Nicolle Oliver on 020 7379 1763 or

Overall numbers are being limited to allow plenty of space around the venue so book now to avoid disappointment. 

 We are also offering a range of sponsorship opportunities aroiund the event - if this is of interest to you please contact for more information.

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be conducted by a celebrity compere to be announced shortly and we will be presenting the winners of the awards in the following categories:

Self-entry Awards 

  • Best IR Communications and Engagement Programme
  • Best Innovation in IR
  • Best Communications of ESG
  • Best Annual Report  

Voted Awards

  • Best Investor Engagement
  • Best Newcomer to IR
  • Best IRO
  • Best Overall Company IR

Key Dates

28 April - Launch of 2021 self-entry awards

31 August - Close of self-entry awards

September - Initial review of all entries by IR Society 

September/October - Long shortlists reviewed by our partner Business Schools 

6 October - Voted award shortlists announced

13 October - Self-entry shortlists announced 

1 November 2021 - Judging panel convenes

23 November 2021 - Annual Awards Dinner and Presentation

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