FT editor named Business Journalist of the Decade

Richard Lambert, editor of the Financial Times newspaper, was awarded the Decade of Excellence Award at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards, held on Tuesday 6 March 2001, in London.

The Decade of Excellence Award aims to highlight consistently outstanding business or financial journalism over the past ten years. The winner is nominated by fellow journalists and judged by a panel of industry experts.

The citation states : "Richard Lambert has built Britain's best known financial newspaper into a truly global force whose authority is as well recognised in Tokyo or New York as in London."

The annual awards, organised by the World Leadership Forum, are designed to recognise the growing importance of business journalism, and reward clear, accurate and fair reporting of business issues. With the support of the Corporation of London and the CBI, the awards have become a highly regarded measure of business journalism, with entries from journalists across the globe. The awards are open to journalists of all nationalities and cover the spectrum of business and financial reporting.

Richard Lambert's career at the Financial Times began in 1966, with a move to edit the renowned Lex column from 1975. Appointed editor in 1991, Richard Lambert spearheaded the launch of the FT's US edition in New York in 1997, returning to the UK in 1998. The US edition has since tripled its circulation to over 120,000 and the Financial Times' worldwide circulation has increased by 12.4% year on year, for the period of August 2000 - January 2001.

In addition, Weekend FT journalist, John-Paul Flintoff was awarded the Best Retail Submission Award, for his piece entitled 'Diamond Geezers.' A number of other Financial Times journalists were shortlisted in a variety of categories, including James Mackintosh, Dan Roberts, Caroline Daniel, James Harding, David Pilling and John Willman.


The Financial Times Group, one of the world's leading business information companies, aims to provide a broad range of business information and services to the growing audience of internationally minded business people. The Financial Times newspaper is printed in 18 cities around the world and has one of the world's fastest growing international readerships. FT.com, the newspaper's internet partner, combines agenda-setting editorial with relevant financial data and discussion groups, as well as a broad range of business tools including the largest search function on the internet.

The FT Group's pan-European network of national business newspapers and online services include France's leading business newspaper and website, Les Echos and lesechos.fr, and Spain's leading business newspaper and website, expansiondirecto.com. In February 2000, the FT launched a new German language newspaper, FT Deutschland, with a fully integrated online business news and data service.

Through FT Interactive Data, the FT Group, is one of the world's leading sources of securities pricing and specialist financial information to global institutional, professional and individual investors. Its products include eSignal, an online realtime streaming quotation service for brokers and active traders.

The FT Group also has a joint venture with CBSMarketwatch.com; FTMarketWatch.com, provides free, fast, incisive, real-time financial and market news to Europe's rapidly growing community of private investors.

FT Business produces specialist information information on the retail, personal and institutional finance industries. It publishes the UK's premier personal finance magazine, Investors Chronicle, and The Banker, Money Management and Financial Adviser for professional advisers.

The Financial Times Group also has a stake in a number of joint ventures, including;

FTSE International, a joint venture with the London Stock Exchange;
Vedomosti, Russia's leading business newspaper and a partnership venture with Dow Jones and Independent Media;
A 50% stake in BDFM, publishers of South Africa's leading financial newspapers and website;
A 50% stake in The Economist Group, which publishes the world's leading weekly business and current affairs journal.

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