Nick Johnstone of UBM title Property Week has claimed the top award at the Periodicals Training Council’s inaugural New Talent Awards.
Johnstone was handed the grand prix 2012 at a ceremony in London last night (February 1).
He was also named new business features journalist of the year.
This year the PTC changed its award scheme, expanding “to reflect the range of roles across the publishing sector”, it explained in a release.
The awards recognised the “most promising student journalists of the year”, with the undergraduate title going to Stacey Bartlett from the University of Central Lancashire and Rakesh Ramchurn from City University named in the postgraduate category.
Immediate Media Co, the company formed in October from the amalgamation of BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia, was the biggest winner on the night, taking home three awards.
Winners of the PTC New Talent Awards 2012
- Grand Prix 2012: Nick Johnstone, Property Week, United Business Media
- New Publisher of the Year: Martin Stahel, Immediate Media Co.
- New Ad Manager of the Year: Ossie Bayram, Hearst Magazines UK
- New Business News Journalist of the Year: Carl Brown, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group
- New Business Features Journalist of the Year: Nick Johnstone, Property Week, United Business Media
- New Editor of the Year: Tom Cullen, ShortList Media
- New Consumer Specialist/Customer Journalist of the Year: Louise Ridley, Immediate Media Co.
- New Designer of the Year: Elliott Web, Q Magazine, Bauer Media
- New Consumer Journalist of the Year: Amy Grier, ShortList Media
- New Sales Executive of the Year: Courtney Maggs-Jones, JLD Media
- New Classified Sales Executive of the Year: Sereena Gill, IPC Media
- New Section Editor of the Year: Zoe Smeaton, Chemist+Druggist, UBM Medica
- New Marketing Executive of the Year: Caroline Motson, Immediate Media Co
- New Direct Marketing Executive of the Year: Elizabeth Telford, Newsquest Special Media
- Most Promising Student Journalist of the Year (Undergraduate): Stacey Bartlett, the University of Central Lancashire
- Most Promising Student Journalist of the Year (Postgraduate): Rakesh Ramchurn, City University, London