BVCA applauds ’outstanding contribution’

Philip Borel, managing editor of Private Equity International, and Nicholas Lockley, editor of PrivateEquityOnline, won two awards at the British Venture Capital Association’s annual journalism awards.

PrivateEquityOnline and its sister publications, scooped a brace of prizes at the British Venture Capital Association’s seventh annual Journalist of the Year Awards yesterday.

Philip Borel, managing editor of all Private Equity International titles, won the award for most outstanding contribution, sponsored by UK mid-market firm ISIS Equity Partners.

Nick Robinson, political editor of the BBC, who was presenting the awards, said: “In the opinion of ISIS Equity Partners, Private Equity International has developed a stable of market leading publications focused on private equity in the important markets of the world.”

Borel also oversees PEI Asia, Private Equity Real Estate, Private Equity Manager and IP Investor as well as the group’s websites.

Nicholas Lockley, editor of PrivateEquityOnline, collected the second award, winning the electronic media category, sponsored by ISIS and Montagu Private Equity, for the article “Seller Beware”.

Robinson said: “The judging panel thought it was a good relevant read, citing the use of links to support the article and to increase communication effectiveness.”

The BVCA named Pauline Skypala of The Financial Times commentator of the year. Lucinda Kemeny of The Mail on Sunday was private equity correspondent of the year.

Other winners included Matthew Goodman of The Sunday Times; Tom Allchorne of EVCJ; Stephen Womack of The Mail on Sunday and Joanna Hickey, a freelancer writing for Real Deals.