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Money Marketing wins 4 awards including trade title of the year

Money Marketing won personal finance trade title of the year at last night’s Headlinemoney awards for the third year in a row with MM journalists scooping another three awards.

Judges remarked that Money Marketing “stood head and shoulders” above other financial trade titles “with a strong sense of editorial direction and a team that produces great stories”.

Money Marketing reporter Tom Selby won trade pension journalist of the year while Natalie Holt was named trade protection journalist of the year as well as picking up the award for trade journalist rising star. Mortgage reporter Paul Thomas was also highly commended by the judges.

The judges praised Selby’s “fine reporting style” and “commitment to both spotting and tracking key pensions issues”.

Holt was praised for being “ahead of the pack” and “going a step further with her reporting”.


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