Community Care wins top prize at UK Press awards

Multiple awards for Community Care team at prestigious London event

Community Care's award winners

Community Care enjoyed a successful night at a major national Press awards ceremony, bagging four awards, including the event’s top prize.

Community Care editor Ruth Smith won new editor of the year and the overall Grand Prix accolade at the Press and Periodicals Association New Talent Awards, held in London last night.

Managing web editor Simeon Brody and workforce editor Kirsty McGregor were highly commended in the new designer of the year and new section editor of the year categories, respectively.

Children’s editor Camilla Pemberton and community editor Andy McNicoll were also shortlisted for awards at the prestigious event, which was hosted by journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer.

In presenting Smith’s awards the judges said they were impressed “by how she provided inspiring leadership and maintained a clear vision, while overseeing a massive change.”

Smith led a successful relaunch of Community Care as an online only publication in 2012.

Community Care’s managing director Claire Jenkinson said: “Community Care’s website has really transformed over the past year, with record levels of reader engagement and the highest reader satisfaction scored we’ve ever had. Ruth and her team really deserve this industry accolade, which continues to raise awareness of social work within the media.”

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