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Archant recognises staff achievements at the Archant Awards 2017

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On Thursday 19 January, Archant hosted their annual Archant Awards evening - celebrating the extraordinary range of talent and innovation which had come from their employees during 2016.

The Awards, which were held near the company’s headquarters in Norwich, were attended by over 250 finalists and colleagues from around the business - who had each been recognised for their achievements and successes.

Archant Chief Executive Jeff Henry welcomed the evening’s guests by saying “Tonight we are celebrating a number of incredible projects, teams and individuals from across Archant – who have each made a significant contribution to our business over the past 12 months.”

Hundreds of entries were received from across the business for the Archant Awards 2017 – making the judging decisions difficult for Archant’s Leadership Team.

The awards ranged from Contribution to Client Success and Project of the Year – to categories recognising the excellence of individuals and teams including Manager of the Year and Team of the Year.

The full list of Archant Awards 2017 winners are below:

• Project of the Year – The New European • Best Content of the Year – Emma Youle (Investigations Unit) • Digital Campaign of the Year – University of Suffolk • Customer Service and Support Person of the Year – James Broughton • Contribution to Client Success – Cathy Wood (East of England Co-op) • Process Innovation of the Year – Archant Trade Marketing • Archant Community Award – Great Yarmouth Mercury Team • Manager of the Year – Dennis Rogers • Team of the Year – Data and Insight Team • Unsung Hero – James Barber and Simon McEwan • STAR Award – Jemma Ross

The final award of the night was the Archie of the Year – which celebrates extraordinary contributions from Archant employees who have significantly moved Archant closer to becoming the best local media company in the UK. The winner of the Archie of the Year 2017 was John Ford, Archant’s Director of Production.

Dee Willmott, Archant’s Chief HR and Development Officer (and sponsor of the Archant Awards), commented: “Each year, the Archant Awards provides us with a wonderful opportunity to focus on and celebrate the extraordinary achievements and excellence of our employees right across the business.

“We have some great products and brands but it is our people who make the real difference – whether they work on the front line delivering products and services to our customers, or behind the scenes helping to make it all possible.”

Congratulations go to all this year’s Archant Awards winners.

© Archant Ltd 2013