Guild member Emma Penny, editor of Farmers Guardian, has won the Periodical Publishers Association Editor of the Year award for business media. She is pictured with Mark Henshaw of sponsor Grant Thornton (left) and awards presenter Miles Jupp.
Judges at the publishing industry’s ‘Oscars’ said Emma’s “deep understanding [of farming] shines through on every page”. They also said she “is deeply engrained within her target industry, and has shown enormous creativity over the past year, which has attracted new, younger readers”.
Emma received the award at a ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Jane King, editor of Farmers Weekly and Max Gosney, editor of Works Management, were highly commended in the category.
The award follows the Editor of the Year title for weekly business and professional magazines, which Emma received from the British Society of Magazine Editors last year; she is one of only a few editors to hold the titles concurrently.
Her career in journalism started with the Guild’s John Deere-sponsored training course in 1993.