Retail Week has been crowned Business Brand of the Year at the 2016 PPA Awards, beating a lengthy list of strong candidates to the prize.

PPA Awards

The Professional Publishers Association is the body for the magazine industry and Business Brand of the Year is the highest accolade it can bestow upon a business title.

Judges praised Retail Week’s “strong growth” in events and all of its digital channels. They said: “Retail Week managed this by providing dynamic, progressive, connected intelligence that meets and exceeds its customer requirements”.

One judge added that its approach was “an excellent model for all other business media brands to emulate” as Retail Week achieved double digit growth in all categories. 

Retail Week beat eight other titles, including Architectural Review, The BMJ, The Drum and The Lawyer to pick up the award at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday night.

The award was judged on the strength of all content, including print, digital, social media, video, live events and data products.