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The magazine and its journalists have enjoyed success in media industry awards in recent years. Here are some hits and near misses:
Dickon Ross, Editor-in-chief
Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2011
Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2009
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2008
Runner up, Editor-in-Chief Best Single Issue, TABPI: Trade Association Business Publications International (‘Tabbie’) awards 2010
Gold award, Editor-in-Chief, Best Special Section [for the Undergound Issue], TABPI Awards 2010
Vitali Vitaliev, Features editor
Shortlisted, Columnist of the year, Business Media (for ‘After All’ column), PPA Awards 2011
Highly Commended, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
John Rooney, Chief designer
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), BSME Rising Stars, 2013
Shortlisted, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), 2011
Highly Commended, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
Bronze Award, front cover, Illustration, TABPI Awards 2010
The Design Team, Honorable Mention, Contents Page, TABPI Awards 2010
Aasha Bodhani, Assistant features editor
Winner, Best Overall Feature Article of the Year, BT Security Journalism Awards, 2013
Kris Sangani, Consumer electronics editor
Shortlisted, Writer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2011
Justin Pollard (freelance journalist)
For Eccentric Engineer column
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2010
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Magazine Design and Journalism Awards 2008
Chris Titley (freelance journalist)
Silver Winner, Best Feature Article, TABPI Awards 2010
Mark Harris (freelance journalist)
Gold Award, Technical Article, TABPI Awards 2010
Amy Spurling (freelance journalist)
Silver Award, Focus / Profile Article, TABPI Awards 2010
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