National Journalism Awards 2017 – Sponsors Announced

Architecture Writer

Host/Sponsor: BDP

Construction/Infrastructure Writer

Host/Sponsor: Willmott Dixon

News Reporter

Host/Sponsor: Four Communications

Feature Writer

Host/Sponsor: Colliers International

Business/Financial Journalist

Host/Sponsor: AECOM

Housing/Residential Journalist

Host/Sponsor: IBP

Multi-Media Journalist

Host/Sponsor: Media Contacts

‘New’ Journalist

Host/Sponsor: The Built Environment Trust

Magazine of the Year (Weekly)

Host/Sponsor: Marley Eternit

Magazine of the Year (Non-Weekly)

Host/Sponsor: The Chartered Architects’ Company

Digital Service

Host/Sponsor: IBP

Scoop of the Year

Host/Sponsor: FTI Consulting

IBP Journalist of the Year

Host/Sponsor: AECOM

Judges Confirmed for the ibp Journalism Awards

Adrian Barrick
Global Brand Manager, Haymarket Media, former editor, Building

Giles Barrie
Managing Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting, former editor, Property Week

Peter Bill
Freelance Journalist, former editor, Estates Gazette. PPA 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Lewis Blackwell
Executive Director, The Built Environment Trust

Mark Collins
Executive Director, CBRE

Tim Danton
Director, Danton Media, Consultant to Dennis Publishing

Michael Day
Managing Director, Integra Property Services

Peter Day
Correspondent, BBC ‘In Business’ programme

George Demetri
Technical Writer, WSP, former editor World Tunnelling

Soraya Khan
Partner, Theis and Khan Architects

David Lawson
Freelance Journalist

Mike Leonard
CEO, Building Alliance

Lee Mallet
Consultant, Urbik Limited, former editor Estates Times and Building Design

Dominic Morgan
Director, Ing media, former deputy editor Property Week

Richard Northedge
City & Business Journalist, former deputy city editor, Sunday Telegraph and deputy editor, Sunday Business

Stuart Piercy
Piercy Company, Architects

Alasdair Reisner
Chief Executive, CECA, former journalist, Construction News

Peter Roper
Freelance Journalist

Dickon Ross
Editor-in-Chief, Engineering & Technology

Barbara Rowlands
Associate Professor of Journalism, City University

David Saffin
Consulting Engineer, CEO, Second Opinion Alliance

Ruth Slavid
Architecture Journalist, former editor AJ Online

John Slaughter
Director, External Affairs, HBF

Caroline Thorpe
Freelance Journalist

John Yadoo
Partner, Pryme Consulting

John Waples
UK Head of Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting, former business editor, Sunday Times

James Whitmore
Tavistock, former executive editor, Property Week


The list is correct at July 2017









Executive Board Report 2016/17

In a year in which the UK has faced unprecedented political turmoil and considerable uncertainty, the role of journalism has arguably been even more important than usual.

For the specialist press covering the built environment, this has heightened the need to help readers navigate the shifting political sands and business consequences. PR and communications professionals in the field have needed strong networks, relationships and adaptability.

In this context, the IBP’s role in bringing people together, fostering members’ careers and facilitating debate are of great value.

The past 12 months saw the most successful IBP PR and Communication Awards – the largest to date, and with an inspiring set of winners. Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party, spoke passionately about the need for greater equality and called on journalists and PR professionals to do more to raise its importance.

The IBP Journalism Awards, too, highlighted the best of the sector, as judged by a panel of highly respected journalists and industry experts. With a second-time lucky speech from former City planner Peter Rees Wynne (after he didn’t make it the previous year), the awards were an excellent way to finish the year.

The Futures Group, which puts on forward-looking events for IBP members to network and discuss the future of journalism and communications, was rebooted this year. The programme included a fascinating debate on political reporting in the age of ‘fake news’ featuring leading journalists from the FT and Buzzfeed UK, a valuable behind-the-scenes look at digital journalism at the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal and an excellent panel on investigative journalism.

As the economic and political uncertainty continues, the IBP strives to put on events that members will find beneficial and bring people together to debate and share ideas. We always want to hear from members about what they would like IBP to provide.

I thank warmly all board members for giving their valuable time to attend meetings and discuss the IBP’s present activities and future direction.

I also thank members for entering the IBP Journalism Awards and the PR and Communication Awards and look forward to seeing you at our next events.

Journalism Awards Nominations Announced

The following nominations have been made in the IBP Annual National Journalism Awards for 2016. Please note the nominations are listed alphabetically and the winner in each category will be announced at the Annual Journalism Awards dinner at the Four Seasons hotel on Thursday 01st December.

Jon Astbury, The Architectural Review
Will Hurst, The Architects’ Journal
Isabelle Priest, RIBA Journal

Stephen Cousins, Freelance
Robyn Wilson, Construction News

Pete Apps, Inside Housing
Will Hurst, The Architects’ Journal
Heather Spurr, Inside Housing

Adam Branson, Property Week
Martin Hilditch, Inside Housing
Daniel Kemp, Construction News

Joanna Bourke, London Evening Standard
Guy Montague-Jones, Property Week
Charlie Schouten, Construction News

Pete Apps, Inside Housing
Hugo Cox, Financial Times
Martin Hilditch, Inside Housing

Daniel Kemp, Construction News
Laura Mark, The Architects’ Journal

Yoosof Farah, Building
Samuel Horti, Property Week
Katherine Smale, New Civil Engineer

Inside Housing
Property Week

The Architects’ Journal
New Civil Engineer
Planning in London

The Architects’ Journal
Construction News

Pete Apps, Sophie Barnes & Martin Hilditch, Inside Housing
Dawn Foster, The Guardian
Will Hurst, The Architects’ Journal

Will be announced from the winners of the individual categories

IBP National Journalism Awards 2016 – Call for Online Entries

Enter the IBP Journalism Awards online

To enter you simply format your three articles, you can use stories from a mix of platforms – online, print, or broadcast or from a single source, and submit them with your completed entry form and support material in the templates provided online.

This year, in addition to the individual ‘New’ Journalist Award category winner, the sponsor: The Built Environment Trust, has also created a £500 bursary for each of the finalists in this category, and will commission each nominee to write an article on an appropriate subject relevant to the built environment. See conditions of entry for full details.

With further improvements this year filing your entry online should make the whole process easier and quicker. We have also extended the entry period by a week, therefore you should be able to plan your entry well in advance of the closing date.

Key dates:

Awards open: 31 August

Awards close: 16 September

Awards online longlist judging commences: 19 September

Awards ‘live’ shortlist judging: 17 October

Awards nominations announced shortly after final judging

Awards Presentation Dinner: 01 December

These highly valued journalism awards are supported by some of the built environment’s leading companies and judged by panels of senior journalists, including former winners, and industry professionals.

The range of awards offer a fantastic opportunity for both new and established journalists in our sector. I urge you to pitch your best work against that of your colleagues and rivals, and to secure the recognition that your work deserves.

Click here to begin your online Awards Entry

Click here for full details, terms and conditions

Click here for Magazine of the Year Entry Form (hard copy entries only)

Click here for details and methods of payment

Click here for the presentation dinner event flyer


Executive Board Report 2015/16

IBP has had a successful 2015/16, making a number of positive changes and improvements, welcoming new members to the board and beyond, and beginning to discuss in advance further changes we will need to consider in 2016/17.


The IBP Communication Awards continue to grow in size and reputation, with more entries to the 2016 awards than ever, and a palpable desire among entrants to win. Priorities for these awards in 2017 will be to continue their growth, especially among less well-represented parts of the built environment.

The IBP Journalism Awards saw many worthy (and very happy) winners and received some great feedback. Peter Murray’s impersonation of Peter Rees gave everyone an Awards night to remember. A thoroughly enjoyable night was had by all. The 2015 judging panel contained six new judges, and another six have agreed to judge the 2016 awards, including some high-profile journalists.

The 2015 Strategic Land Debate worked well, but the partnership with Hogan Lovells has come to an end, meaning the future of the event is up for discussion. A debate, in early July, in conjunction with the CIOB was postponed but plans are in hand to hold an industry debate in the autumn.


In 2015 IBP made a substantial investment in a new website to improve members’ access to information and to make it a better ‘shop window’ for the organisation to potential members.

The new website also enabled the entries for the Journalism Awards to be submitted and all entries (the long list) to be judged online for the first time, aided by the valuable experience of the online Communication and PR Awards from 2013 onwards.

The final ‘live’ judging session still takes place at The Building Centre to enable debate and discussion of the entries among the judges.

Futures group:

As the IBP board evolves, we always seek and welcome new ideas. Nick Duxbury, Executive Editor of Inside Housing, took over as Chairman of the Futures Group and has established a valuable working relationship with the department of journalism at City University, creating a broad appeal to graduate and established journalists and PR professionals. The focus of the Futures Group continues to be on digital platforms and the delivery of content to the built environment, using national news vehicles and other sectors experience to illustrate market trends and deliverables. He has organised and delivered two valuable, interesting and well-attended events and we look forward to the next event in the autumn and more in 2017. More/…

I thank all the board members for their valuable time, generously given to attend meetings, discuss policy and support the events programme.

I also thank members for entering the Journalism and Communication Award schemes and for attending events;

IBP is your organisation and we very much welcome suggestions, and working with all members. Please feel free to contact Gerald Bowey on with any ideas you may have or wish to explore.


Rebecca Evans, President

Editor, Construction News


ibp Online AGM 2016

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ibp Journalism Awards 2016: Judges

Giles Barrie, Managing Director, FTI Consulting [former editor, Property Week]

Adrian Barrick, Global Brand Director, Haymarket Business Media [former editor, Buildin] *

Lewis Blackwell, Executive Director, The Building Centre [former journalist: Estates Times]

Pip Clothier, Journalist and broadcaster

Mark Collins, Executive Director, CBRE

Michael Day, Managing Director, Integra Property Services

Peter Day, Correspondent, BBC 'In Business' programme

Tim Denton, Director, Denton Media, Consultant to Dennis Publishing *

George Demetri, Freelance Journalist [former editor World Tunnelling & Port Technology Int]

Hannah Fearn, Comment Editor, The Independent *

Soraya Khan, Founder Partner, Theis and Khan Architects

David Lawson, Freelance Journalist

Mike Leonard, Director, Modern Masonry Alliance *

Lee Mallett, Consultant, Urbik Limited [former editor, Building Design/Estates Times]

Dominic Morgan, Director, Ing Media [former deputy editor, Property Week]

Richard Northedge, City & Business Journalist [former deputy City editor, The Sunday Telegraph]

Alasdair Reisner, CEO, Civil Engineering Contractors Association [former journalist: Construction News]

Peter Roper, Freelance Journalist

Dickon Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering & Technology

Barbara Rowlands, Associate Professor of Journalism, City University London *

David Saffin, Consulting Engineer, CEO, Second Option Alliance

John Slaughter, Director, External Affairs, Home Builders Federation

Ruth Slavid, Architectural editor and journalist, [former editor AJ Online]

David Taylor, Editor, New London Quarterly

John Waples, UK Head of Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting [former City editor, the Sunday Times]

James Whitmore, Tavistock [former Executive Editor, Property Week]

John Yadoo, Partner, Pryme Consulting [Vice President CIOB]

*New judges for 2016
This list of judges is correct at the time of issue
30 June 2016


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IBP Communication and PR Awards 2016 – Winners Announced

IBP Communication and PR Awards 2016
The following are the Winners and Highly Commended in each category. The Awards Bulletin will be available to view by Tuesday, with the full details and citations.

Best Business Communications Campaign
Stone Stories: Goodfellow Communications

Integrated Campaign
Winner: London Communications Agency
Highly Commended: Holistic

In House Communications Team
Winner: Colliers International
Highly Commended: Galliford Try

Young Communicator of the Year
Amelie Barrau, Press Officer
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

PR Consultancy Team
London Communications Agency

Campaign of the Year
Stone Stories: Goodfelloe Communications

Communicator of the Year
Alan Jones, Galliford Try

Communication and PR Awards Nominations

The following, listed alphabetically, have been nominated in the 2016 Communication and PR Awards.

Best Business Communications Campaign
Colliers International
Goodfellow Communications

Integrated Campaign
London Communications Agency
The Oracle Group

In House Communications Team
Arcadis Global PR
Colliers International
Galliford Try

Young Communicator of the Year
Amelie Barrau, Press Officer
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Tim Daborn, Account Manager
Goodfellow Communications
Geoff Robjent, Account Director. Property PR
Four Communications

PR Consultancy Team
Holistic Group
London Communications Agency
YOU Agency

The winners will be announced and presented with their award at the Awards Party on Thursday 16 June, at St Martin’s Hall and Light Well, St Martin-in-the Field, Trafalgar Square.