Marking the homework of the British Press – meet the judges at this year’s Pagefield Press Awards

Friday 13th October

Following its successful debut last year, the Pagefield Press Awards returns for 2023 with a dazzling list of nominees, matched only by the sheer depth and quality of the judging panel.  

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 28th November, and we are proud that the adjudicators will include some of the most accomplished voices in the media industry – from the Guardian to Good Morning Britain and from leading lights in property and business to those navigating the latest developments in Fintech. 

This year’s panel includes: 

Aubrey Allegretti is the Chief Political Correspondent for The Times. He made a name for himself through his incisive reports and comment on the Conservative Party and won our award for ‘Journalist whose influence grew and grew this year’ in 2022, when he was Senior Political Correspondent at The Guardian.

Ian King is a business journalist and presenter, whose Sky show, Ian King Live has become the go-to media outlet for some of the most powerful names in finance. Ian has interviewed two-thirds of the FTSE-100 chief executives and several prime ministers from around the world. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the panel, having worked with The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday.  

Marianna Spring is the BBC’s first specialist disinformation and social media correspondent. Marianna shot to prominence with her reporting on the way social media has been used to spread false information. 

Anna Isaac is the City Editor of The Guardian. She has been instrumental in The Guardian’s ongoing efforts to focus its business coverage. Prior to The Guardian, Anna was Economics Editor at The Independent, where she became the first journalist to report on the non-domiciled tax status of Akshata Murthy, wife to then-Chancellor Rishi Sunak.  

Daniel Lanyon is the Editorial Director of the highly respected fintech publication AltFi. Prior to his current role, Daniel wrote for FE Trustnet, garnering several awards for his work.  

Samantha McClary is the Editor of Estates Gazette – a must-read for all those involved in the world of property – and brings nearly 20 years of experience in real estate and business journalism to the panel.  

Yalda Hakim is a key presenter at the BBC, who has reported extensively from Ukraine and led BBC World’s coverage of the collapse of the Afghan government.  Yalda has interviewed many world leaders including President Zelensky and secured the first international interview with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. After more than a decade at the BBC, Yalda will be joining Sky News as their lead world news presenter.  

Oliver Shah is the Associate Editor of The Times. Oliver has become one of the most respected national voices on business and was named business journalist of the year at the 2017 Press Awards following his investigation of Sir Philip Green.  

Ranvir Singh is the presenter for Good Morning Britain. Ranvir has travelled around the world on the RAF voyager with the Prime Minister, visited the White House and reported on some of the biggest stories of the past decade.  

With sincere thanks and gratitude to each of our judges for giving their time to pick our winners.  

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