The IR Society Best Practice Awards

22 November 2022. The Landmark, 222 Marylebone Road, NW1 6JQ

Promoting best practice for 22 years

Now in their 22nd year, the IR Society Best Practice Awards offer a truly meaningful opportunity to showcase best practice in investor communications. Each award category covers companies from the largest to the smallest - across the UK, Europe and internationally - in recognition of the diverse range of listed businesses looking to the UK for excellence in IR.

The real value of this awards programme is that it allows the IR Society to feed back to the IR community what great looks like in terms of how companies are communicating with their stakeholders. All of the details about the awards and how to enter can be found on this website - we look forward to receiving all of the entries!

The closing date for the 2022 self-entry awards is 30 August with the winners announced at the awards dinner on 22 November taking place at The Landmark, 222 Marylebone Road, NW1 6JQ.

The 2021 Best Practice Awards Annual Dinner was a sell out event held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Tuesday 23 November 2021. Congratulations to all of the winners, and to all of the companies who made the shortlists - this is a fantastic achievement in it’s own right.

You can view all of the winners on the awards pages above, and view the photo gallery from the event here.

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2022 Awards Overview Webinar

Fundamentally, investors want honesty in corporate reporting, and in this very difficult year, more than ever that's what people will want, will respect and will be looking for. Companies should be entering these awards. If you're not already proud of your reporting, well, improve it so you are. If you are already proud of your reporting, then of course, you should be entering

Paul LeePaul Lee
Chair of the Judging Panel

Our sponsors

As always, we would like to thank our sponsors and suppporters, without whom so many of our activities would not be possible.

Voted Awards Partner

Award sponsors

Institutional Investor

For over 50 years, Institutional Investor has consistently distinguished itself with its ground-breaking journalism and incisive market analysis that provides must-read intelligence for global financial institutions and money makers. Our highly recognized survey based research produces an independent evaluation of quality across key markets and stakeholder groups – with rankings for top global sell-side research teams and corporate executives setting the industry standard. Institutional Investor’s most recent acquisition of Extel, expanded our research portfolio further to produce an advisory service which includes IR perception insights, market trends and data analytics. Covering key topics such as MiFID, SRI and Corporate Access, we evolve with our clients, providing objectivity and transparency, show casing best practice and delivering relative performance assessments for companies by sector and region. Over 30,000 global investment professionals contribute regularly across our 6 regional research studies and share their unbiased and candid views to enable effective decision making and better resource allocation.

www.institutionalinvestor.com

Q4

Q4 Inc. (Q4) is a leading capital markets communications platform that is transforming the way publicly traded companies, investors and investment banks make decisions to efficiently discover, communicate and engage with each other. The Q4 end-to-end technology platform facilitates interactions across the capital markets through its IR website

products, virtual events solutions, capital markets CRM, shareholder and market analytics tools. The firm is a trusted partner to more than 2,500 public companies globally including 50% of the S&P 500. Q4 is based in Toronto, with offices in New York and London. To learn more, visit: www.q4inc.com

Investis Digital

Investis Digital has been at the forefront of digital communications for two decades. Over time we’ve gained deep sector knowledge, invested in leading technologies, and built lasting and trusted relationships with more than 1600 global companies, including Ascential, ASOS, Rolls-Royce, Anglo American, LeasePlan and Ocado. Through a proprietary approach we call Connected Content™, we unite compelling communications, intelligent digital experiences and performance marketing to help companies build deeper connections with audiences and drive business performance. We tell brand stories through strategic and engaging content that meets your audiences at the right time, in the right place, with the right message. We build and run intelligent websites and digital experiences that are rapidly deployed and strategically measured, underpinned by our secure, world-leading Connect.ID technology and 24/7 service. We find the audiences that matter most through powerful performance marketing solutions that optimize and amplify your brand across all touchpoints. This unique blend of expertise, technology and “always on” service allow clients to trust that their digital footprint and brand reputation is secure and protected 24/7 by our dedicated team of 500 digital experts across 9 global offices. www.investisdigital.com

BRR Media

BRR Media helps companies and IR professionals to create engaging live-streamed and pre-recorded content for online audiences. Using our leading production capabilities for onsite or remote

production, as well as our platform, companies communicate directly with the sell-side and investors rapidly and globally.

We produce a broad range of events, including executive video interviews, results or capital markets day presentations with synchronised slides, live interactive online or hybrid AGMs and shareholder

briefings, self-produced videos and corporate/brand/product videos.

The content is managed via our proprietary platform, which is easily integrated into client websites. The content can also be distributed to investors directly across numerous relevant third

party media partner channels and platforms. We capture data and provide post-event feedback and analytics to clients.

BRR Media specialises in critical investor relations events, requiring swift mobilisation of production teams, reliable execution, operation within strict security and confidentiality parameters as

well as rapid turnaround times.

Contact us via www.brrmedia.co.uk or 020 3435 7010 to see how we can help to broadcast your equity story and for further information.

ingage

CRM. Feedback. Corporate Access. Our IR software infrastructure helps power world class IR teams at quoted companies across the world.

Whether you’re an IR team of one or a global team of fifteen people in multiple locations, ingage helps you manage your IR and investor engagement by bringing efficiency, productivity, reporting and analytics.

Delivering new insight to IR, Executive Management and the Board, ingage also helps companies adapt to new regulatory requirements such as the 2020 Stewardship Code, GDPR, MiFID II and MAR. www.ingage.com

QuantiFire

QuantiFire analyses the needs and interests of investor communities, as data, at scale. We generate Feedback Intelligence and the insight that companies need to win confidence in the capital markets.

Know what the market really thinks.

www.quantifire.co.uk

London Stock Exchange Group

Welcome to London Stock Exchange’s Issuer services platform the digital hub for London Stock Exchange Issuers. Through our platform, Issuers can access a wide range of solutions dedicated to serving the individual needs of public companies.

What are the core benefits of Issuer Services?

Start your Issuer Services journey today by visiting our platform

We work with current and prospective issuers, companies considering livestreaming your corporate events using Spark Live or joining the Marketplace and engaging with other participants across the capital markets community. If you want to gain access to the platform or ask us any other question please get in touch today. Alternatively please send us a message or email us at issuerservices@lseg.com

Invicomm

At Invicomm, strategic brand design and communication is at the core of what we do. We help clients achieve their business strategy by targeted creative communications which are under-pinned by relevant and robust planning and research. We always take a collaborative approach with clients and won’t start on a project until we fully understand your objectives.

As a team of people in London and Cape Town we’ve spent years crafting messages and telling stories in their purest form by understanding what makes brands, companies and consumers tick. We’re many things – graphic designers, brand strategists, writers, researchers and project managers. Within these differences we are unified in our attitude towards an ethos that creates sublime ideas and outstanding delivery.

We’re channel neutral and can communicate your story using a number of creative solutions, whether through traditional websites, corporate reports and presentations, or by using new technologies such as animation, 3D motion or other enhanced digital applications.

Find out more on how Invicomm can create value with your stakeholder communications. www.invicomm.com

Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts

Deutsche Bank’s Depositary Receipts team is part of the Trust &Agency Services business within the Corporate Bank. In addition to specialising in administering cross-border equity structures such as American and Global Depositary Receipts, Deutsche Bank provides corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and supranational agencies around the world with trustee, agency, escrow and related services. The bank offers a broad range of services for a diverse set of products, from complex securitisations and project finance to syndicated loans, debt exchanges and restructurings. Deutsche Bank is a leading client-centric global universal bank serving 28 million clients worldwide. The bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit: https://adr.db.com

Institutional Investor

For over 50 years, Institutional Investor has consistently distinguished itself with its ground-breaking journalism and incisive market analysis that provides must-read intelligence for global financial institutions and money makers. Our highly recognized survey based research produces an independent evaluation of quality across key markets and stakeholder groups – with rankings for top global sell-side research teams and corporate executives setting the industry standard. Institutional Investor’s most recent acquisition of Extel, expanded our research portfolio further to produce an advisory service which includes IR perception insights, market trends and data analytics. Covering key topics such as MiFID, SRI and Corporate Access, we evolve with our clients, providing objectivity and transparency, show casing best practice and delivering relative performance assessments for companies by sector and region. Over 30,000 global investment professionals contribute regularly across our 6 regional research studies and share their unbiased and candid views to enable effective decision making and better resource allocation.

www.institutionalinvestor.com

Orient Capital

Orient Capital, a Link Group company, is a global leader in share ownership analysis and identification, market intelligence, investor communication and shareholder management technology, supporting over 1,800 issuers worldwide. We help listed companies identify and track their shareholders and underlying beneficial owners, as well as their behaviours. Turning quality analysis into valuable, up-to-date insights, enabling engagement with investors and stakeholders, with confidence.

As the largest analyser of share registers globally our extensive global relationships and technology connections with custodians and investors enables us to provide timely reports and unique insight. miraqle® brings transparency and structure to your investor relations strategy and allows the efficient and accurate identification, profiling, tracking, management, targeting and engagement with institutions (buy and sell side), corporate governance and debt contacts, through a database of over 65,000 contacts at 8,000 institutions. Its specialist D.F. King proxy solicitation and debt issuer services team work on over 450 projects a year to support global meeting advisory and restructuring requirements.

Our complimentary services, such as webcasting and perception studies, further enable direct intelligence to support an effective IR programme and company strategy. www.orientcap.com

Orient Capital and D.F. King are part of the Link Group of Companies.

RD:IR

RD:IR is a global investor relations consultancy offering a wide range of IR-related analysis, research & advisory services to over 800 UK & international public companies. From conducting share register analysis to finding new investors across the globe, our services help you understand the market’s perception of your stock and provide unconflicted investor relations advice and strategies. To find out more about identifying and reacting to investor insights for your business, contact our team at welcome@rdir.com. www.rdir.com

Shore Capital

Shore Capital is an independent securities business offering institutional and corporate clients leading investment banking, research, sales and trading services, including fixed income.  We are represented across the UK enabling extensive distribution and institutional coverage. This distribution capability is complemented by our experienced corporate advisory and broking team who offer discreet, innovative and valued advice to companies on both the Main Market and AIM.  Shore Capital is also the 3rd largest market maker by number of AIM stocks covered.

Our cross-disciplinary team has deep, market leading experience in a wide range of UK companies within sectors including Consumer, Financials, Healthcare, Insurance, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Support Services, Technology and Media. Our research on over 250 companies is distributed to an extensive institutional client base in the UK, Europe and US.

We have circa 115 retained corporate clients and we were involved in transactions raising more than £1bn in equity capital markets in 2021.

www.shorecapmarkets.co.uk

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