Best Practice Awards

The 2021 Best Practice Awards winners were 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 2021 Awards Winners can be found on the awards microsite.


The 2021 Awards Event

This year the Best Practice Awards Annual Dinner was hosted at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Tuesday 23 November 2021.

All details of the event and 2021 winners can be found on the awards microsite 

Awards Ceremony

In 2021 we presented 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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