Media Awards: PPA Independent Publisher Awards

THE Scotland-based magazine designer, Matthew Ball, has been named among the winners at an UK-wide awards ceremony hosted by the sector’s representative body, the Professional Publishers Association.

He has been named Designer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards, which celebrates modestly-sized magazine publishers.

The ceremony was on Friday evening. Ball’s prize was for work on, among others, The RPS [Royal Photographic Society] Journal, the National Trust for Scotland’s ‘Scotland in Trust’ and the magazine for Historic Scotland.

Ball works at Glasgow-based, Think.

Last year, the Designer of the Year title went to Eric Campbell, from Edinburgh-based White Light Media.

The winners’ list reads, as follows:

Audience Development Initiative of the Year

Print Subscription Acquisition, London Review of Books

Writer of the Year

Eoin Redahan, IOM Communications

Designer of the Year

Matthew Ball

Commercial Initiative of the Year

MasterCard UK & Priceless London Tourism Campaign, Morris Visitor Publications

Innovation of the Year


Digital Product of the Year

Motor Sport Digital Magazine, Motor Sport Magazine

Launch/Relaunch of the Year


Event of the Year

Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex, Road Transport Media

Team of the Year

Children’s Magazines Publishing Team, Signature Publishing

Business Media Brand of the Year

Utility Week, Faversham House

Consumer Media Brand of the Year

Jamie Magazine

Front Cover of the Year

#studentfarmer, National Farmers’ Union

Front Cover of the Year Consumer Media

Legion Scotland, Think

Editor of the Year

Mark Hedley, Square Mile Magazine, Square Up Media

Membership Magazine of the Year

English Heritage Members’ Magazine, Illustrated London News

Customer Magazine of the Year

V, the Vauxhall Magazine, Stream Publishing

Business Magazine of the Year

Pulse, Cogora

Consumer Magazine of the Year

Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World

Independent Publishing Company of the Year

Anthem Publishing