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Jun 21, 2017

IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2017: full list of winners

The best IR teams in Europe revealed

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the IR Magazine Awards ‒ Europe honoured excellence in the investor relations profession. The awards, now in its 27th year, hosted the IR community from across Europe at The Park Lane Hotel in London.

In 2017, we presented two types of awards categories – researched and self-nomination – both celebrating the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in the IR community over the past year.

For our researched categories, companies did not submit nominations. Instead, across Europe, thousands of analysts and investors cast their votes and gave their opinions on which companies do the best IR in Europe.

In our self-nomination categories, we offered companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. Below you can see all the night's winners:

Judged awards

Best annual report (large cap)

Royal Philips

Best annual report (small & mid cap)


Best crisis management

TAV Airports Holding

Best ESG communications

PKN Orlen

Best investor event


Best IR during a corporate transaction


Best IR website


Best use of multimedia for IR


Rising star

Duncan Browne, Saga 


Researched awards

Best corporate governance & disclosure

Intesa Sanpaolo 

Best investor relations officer (large cap)

Rolf Woller, Continental

Best investor relations officer (small & mid-cap)

Dennis Weber, Hugo Boss

Best overall investor relations (large cap)


Best overall investor relations (small & mid-cap)


Best in region: Central & Eastern Europe

PKN Orlen

Best in region: Germany 


Best in region: Western Europe


Best in region: UK & Ireland


Best in sector: Consumer discretionary


Best in sector: Consumer staples


Best in sector: Energy


Best in sector: Financials

Intesa Sanpaolo                  

Best in sector: Healthcare


Best in sector: Industrials

Deutsche Post DHL

Best in sector: Information technology


Best in sector: Materials


Best in sector: Real estate


Best in sector: Telecommunication services 

Deutsche Telekom 

Best in sector: Utilities


The Euro Top 100 and the majority of the award winners were identified by means of a survey of the European investment community. A full list of researched categories and details of the results of this research are reported in detail in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Europe 2017. The judged awards were subject to a vote by a panel comprising investment professionals, a former IR veteran and a senior IR Magazine editorial team member.

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