What’s more, the winners’ roll of honour includes a substantial number of members, including:

  • Automotive Website of the Year: www.autocar.co.uk, editor Jim Holder
  • Automotive Website of the Year, Commended: www.honestjohn.co.uk, editor Peter Lorimer
  • Business Publication: Car Dealer, editor James Baggott
  • Business Writer of the Year, Commended: Simon Harris, Fleet News
  • Editor of the Year, Commended: Jim Holder, Autocar
  • Motoring Section: The Daily Telegraph, editor Erin Baker
  • Photographer of the Year, Commended: Alisdair Cusick
  • Regional Journalist of the Year: David Morgan, Motorsnorth
  • Regional Journalist of the Year, Commended: Alan Douglas, The Scotsman
  • Rising Star, Business: Jack Carfrae, Business Car

To acknowledge Guild member (and Pemberton Trophy winner) Steve Cropley’s dedication, he was presented with the event’s inaugural Outstanding Contribution Award. The accolade recognises Steve’s consistent efforts to raise the quality and profile of motoring journalism.

The full list of winners is on the awards microsite.

Headlineauto Managing Director Andrew O’Kelly says: “These awards are valued by the industry as a true benchmark for excellence.” So it’s particularly positive to see Guild members making such a strong contribution: we congratulate the winners, commendations and shortlisted candidates on upholding standards in automotive publishing.

The Guild of Motoring Writers’ own awards are presented in December. There are numerous categories, many revised and others new this year, offering a total prize fund of more than £20,000.