Held last night at the Hilton on Park Lane, the annual BSME awards is the Oscars of the British magazine publishing world. All the great and good of the industry come out to slap each other on the back. This year, among the inevitable line-up of mags from the likes of Conde Nast, Associated Newspapers, Hearst and Bauer, Ink received a record three nominations. And, on the night, two of those were winners.
Congratulations to Chris Deacon, who beat off competition from a strong field including High Life, the FT Weekend Magazine and titles from Haymarket and Associated Newspapers, among others, to pick up the award for Best Art Director (Consumer titles). And Toby Skinner and Rickard Westin, the team behind n by Norwegian, won Launch of the Year beating out the Mail on Sunday’s Event and ShortList Media’s Mr Hyde. Although not a winner, congratulations also due to Simon Kurs and the easyJet team for the feat of even being nominated for the very tough category of Best Consumer Magazine.