Media Awards: PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2015, shortlist

A SCOTS magazine celebrating beers, wines and spirits has been shortlisted in an UK-wide awards competition celebrating the best of ‘independent’ magazine publishers.

White Light Media’s Hot Rum Cow has been shortlisted in the category, ‘Front cover of the year – consumer’, in this year’s Independent Publisher Awards run by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).

Also nominated is the Glasgow-headquartered media and marketing magazine, The Drum – in several categories.

And Scotland-based Matthew Ball is also shortlisted, this time in the ‘designer of the year’ category.

The winners will be announced on December 9.

The full shortlist reads, as follows:

Best use of video


Transform, Cravenhill Publishing

Rock Sound

Virtual Site Inspection, Eventopedia

Business magazine of the year

Accounting Technician, Think Publishing

Briefing Magazine, Legal Support Network

InvestmentEurope, Open Door Media Publishing

Professional Manager, Think Publishing

Pulse, Cogora

The CA, Think Publishing

The Drum, Carnyx Group

Business media brand of the year

Data IQ, DQM Group

InvestmentEurope, Open Door Media Publishing

The Drum, Carnyx Group

TTG, TTG Media

Utility Week, Faversham House

Consumer magazine of the year

Escapism, Square Up Media

Horse&Rider, DJ Murphy

Rock Sound, Rock Sound

Rouleur, Gruppo Media

Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World

Consumer media brand of the year

Jamie Magazine

MusicTech, Anthem Publishing

National Geographic Traveller (UK), APL Media

Rock Sound

Women’s Running, Wild Bunch Media

Creative initiative of the year

BlockDox, Adrenaline Media

Film Is GREAT BRITAIN, Morris Visitor Publications

iSellMobile Magazine, Noble House Media

Poppy, White Light Media

The Drum Works – The Day Before Tomorrow, Carnyx Group

Zen Colouring, GMC Publications

Customer magazine of the year

Kin, LSC Publishing

Market Life, LSC Publishing

Marylebone Journal, LSC Publishing

Perspective, Think Publishing

Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World

Wild About, Think Publishing

Designer of the year

Matthew Ball, Think Publishing

Karen Boller, Signature Publishing

Jenny Cook, Anthem Publishing

Darren Endicott, Think Publishing

Matt Hasteley, Square Up Media

Toby Lea, NFU

Jo Murray-Bell, Show Media

Mike Turner, LSC Publishing

Digital innovation of the year

BlockDox, Adrenaline Media


Pulse Toolkit, Cogora

vet times jobs, Veterinary Business Development

Editor of the year

Amanda Clifford, Signature Publishing

Emily Cole, British Farmer & Grower and #Student Farmer, NFU

Andy Harris, Jamie Magazine

Andy Jones, MusicTech, Anthem Publishing

Louise Kittle, Horse&Rider, DJ Murphy

Simon Lyle, Hot Rum Cow, White Light Media

Martin Stanhope, Countryside, NFU

Elise Wells, Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World

Anna Winston, Dezeen

Event of the year

Commissioning LIVE 2015, Cogora

Imbibe Live, Monomax

Manufacturing & Engineering North East, Findlay Media

The Drum Live, Carnyx Group

The Property Management Awards, Adrenaline Media

TTG Travel Awards, TTG Media

Front cover of the year – business

#StudentFarmer, NFU

Brummell, Show Media

Embody Magazine, Idego Media

ERT, Taylist Media

Poppy, White Light Media

Pulse, Cogora

Front cover of the year – consumer

British Dressage, Think Publishing

Countryside, NFU

Hot Rum Cow, White Light Media

Privatsea, Illustrated London News

Rouleur, Gruppo Media

The RPS Journal, Think Publishing

Wanderlust, Wanderlust Travel Media

Independent publishing company of the year

Illustrated London News

Morris Visitor Publications

Open Door Media Publishing

Raconteur Media

Signature Publishing

The Chelsea Magazine Company

Think Publishing

Launch/relaunch of the year

Countryside, NFU

Foodism, Square Up Media

Good Things Magazine, Good Things Media & Publishing

Kin, LSC Publishing

Shopkins Magazine, DJ Murphy

Zen Colouring, GMC Publications

Membership magazine of the year

BEER, Think Publishing

English Heritage Members’ Magazine, Illustrated London News

Heart Matters, Wardour Publishing & Design

Materials World, IOM Communications

The RPS Journal, Think Publishing

Rising star of the year

Ross Bryant, Social Media Editor, Dezeen

Emma Dixon, Sales Executive, Veterinary Business Development

Mona Dohle, DACH & Benelux Correspondent, Open Door Media Publishing

Rik Flynn, Editor, Classic Pop & Vintage Rock, Anthem Publishing

Courtney Maggs-Jones, Publishing Director, Good Things Media & Publishing

Holly Tarrant, Publishing Executive, Signature Publishing

Team of the year

Dezeen Editorial Team

Dezeen Studio

Horse&Rider, DJ Murphy

InvestmentEurope, Open Door Media Publishing

London Review of Books Marketing Team

Morris Visitor Publications Design & Production Team

Signature Publishing Editorial Team

The Drum Editorial Team

Wanderlust Digital Team

Writer of the year

Paul Dring, Jamie Magazine

Clare Finney, Market Life, LSC Publishing

Dan Howarth, Dezeen

Rick Pearson, Men’s Running, Wild Bunch Media

James Rudman, British Farmer & Grower, Countryside, NFU

Guy Whitmore, British Farmer & Grower, Countryside, NFU

Victoria Wilkins, British Farmer & Grower, #StudentFarmer, NFU