The IR Society Best Practice Awards

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Promoting best practice for 20 years

Now in their 20th year, the IR Society Best Practice Awards provide a meaningful opportunity to showcase best practice, raise the standard of investor communications and recognise best in class performance.

Each award aims to cover companies from the largest to the smallest – FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and small cap and AIM, as well as international – 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.

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2020 Virtual Awards Presentation

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.

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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

QuantiFire

QuantiFire is a specialist investor research and engagement business based in London.

Our senior team has developed an innovative, technology-driven service that facilitates highly efficient direct engagement between investors and the companies that they are interested in. We help investors to communicate with companies, and companies to better understand the needs and interests of their investors.

By researching and analysing the views, priorities and interests of large numbers of key individuals, QuantiFire provides clear and actionable intelligence that helps our clients to exceed expectations.

www.quantifire.co.uk

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

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

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

Q4

Q4 is a leading global provider of cloud-based investor relations, with the mission of partnering with customers to achieve their strategic IR objectives. With best-in-class customer experience and an innovative suite of IR technology, Q4 is a trusted partner to over 2,300 of the world’s largest brands. Our comprehensive portfolio of IR communications and intelligence solutions, supported by an industry-leading customer experience model, empowers listed companies to build impactful and strategic IR programs. Q4 has offices in London, Copenhagen, New York, and Toronto. To learn more, visit: www.q4inc.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.

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

Euronext Corporate Services

Euronext Corporate Services utilises the experience of the leading pan-European market infrastructure and the deep understanding of IR professionals’ needs to offer a suite of cutting-edge solutions and tailor-made advisory services. Focussing on the most critical needs of companies, Euronext Corporate Services supports in areas such as increasing their visibility, enhancing the impact of their communication, understanding financial markets, increasing investor engagement and improving governance.

corporateservices@euronext.com
corporateservices.euronext.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