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Archant honours staff heroes

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Community media company Archant recognized dozens of its staff from around the country at its annual internal awards lunch at the Landmark Hotel in London on January 20.

Archant chief executive Adrian Jeakings declared the occasion one of his favourite of the year, as he addressed 230 Archant Award divisional award winners.

“Our award winners are the people who have delivered extra-ordinary results whether they work in the front line in sales and editorial or in the back office and support functions. They are the crème de la crème of our industry and I am proud to be able stand up here and hand out the awards,” said Adrian.

“2011 was not the easiest year I’ve ever seen for Archant or for the country as a whole and 2012 is not looking much easier but the things that we have done over the past twelve months put us in a very strong position to deal with whatever comes along in the next twelve,” said Adrian. “Whatever else happens, a relentless focus on satisfying the needs of our customers will stand us in good stead in the difficult times that we face.”

Archant Award winners

Commercial Person of the Year: Denise Evers – Advertising Sales Manager, Archant Life

Customer Service Person of the Year: Rebecca Nelson-Enes – Customer Services Manager, Archant Life

Editorial Person of the Year: Steve Bodycomb – Group Design Editor, Archant London

Support Person of the Year: Jane Berry – HR Officer, Archant Suffolk

New Media Person of the Year: James Parfitt – Group Digital Development Manager, Archant Specialist

Unsung Hero of the Year: Barbara Coker – Marketing and Distribution Manager, Archant KOS Media

Green Person of the Year: Anna Turns – Devon Life Staff Writer, Archant Life

Employee of Year: Steve Philp – County Sales Team Leader, Archant Norfolk

Best Use of New Media: Digital Team – Archant Specialist

Innovation of the Year: Business & Professional Life – Cotswold Life, Archant Life

Printed Product of the Year: Royal Ascot Magazine – Archant Dialogue

Team of Year: New Revenue Solutions team – Archant South West

Pictured top is Archant Employee of Year Steve Philp.

© Archant Ltd 2013