FT wins five Business Journalist of the Year awards.

The Financial Times won five awards, more than any other title, at the Business Journalist of the Year awards which took place in London on Monday 3 March.

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. The awards have become a highly regarded measure of business journalism, with entries from journalists across the globe. Open to journalists of all nationalities, the awards cover the spectrum of business and financial reporting.

  • Richard Tomkins , Consumer and Industries Editor, was named Business Journalist of the Year, and also won the ?Best Marketing, Branding and Design' award.
  • Martin Wolf , Chief Economics Commentator, won the 'Decade of Excellence award,' which 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.
  • John-Paul Flintoff , Weekend FT Writer, won the ?Best Management and Business Education' award
  • Juliette Jowit , Transport Correspondent, won ?Best Service Industry' award.

Andrew Gowers, Editor of the Financial Times, said : "This is a fantastic performance from the FT's editorial team. It is a testament to their determination, hard work and commitment - congratulations to all the winners."

Malcolm Turner, President of the World Leadership Forum said : "The number of entries this year has quadrupled compared to our inaugural year in 1999, with the Financial Times leading the way with the greatest number of award-winners. The judges were impressed with the high standard of entries and dominant themes were corporate fidelity following the Enron scandal, equity market declines and pension industry problems."

Further information

Joanna Manning-Cooper /Katy Hemmings, Financial Times, +44 (0) 20 7873 3811