Sunday 11 December 2016

INM business reporter shortlisted for global publishing accolade

Published 25/10/2016 | 02:30

Gavin McLoughlin
Gavin McLoughlin

Independent Newspapers business reporter Gavin McLoughlin has been shortlisted for the 2016 Bracken Bower Prize.

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Mr McLoughlin, inset, is one of nine writers from around the world shortlisted.

He was nominated for his proposal for a book examining the relationships between Irish nationalism, membership of the EU and economic growth.

The prize is awarded by 'The Financial Times' and McKinsey to the best business book proposal by an author aged under 35.

The Bracken Bower Prize is named after Brendan Bracken, the Irish-former chairman of the FT, and Marvin Bower, former managing director of McKinsey.

It is awarded to the best proposal for a book about the challenges and opportunities of growth. The winner will receive £15,000 and will be announced on November 22 at a dinner in London, where the FT's Business Book of the Year Award will also be presented.

Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor of INM, said that Mr McLoughlin's presence on the Bracken Bower Prize shortlist was a testament to the talent and tenacity of one of Ireland's brightest young business reporters.

"The judges are looking for a proposal for a book that aims to provide a compelling and enjoyable insight into future trends in business, economics, finance or management," Ms McDonald said.

"Every day Gavin vigorously pursues those insights as a key member of the INM business team who are thrilled to see one of our younger members receive such a prestigious validation of his work."

Mr McLoughlin is the latest member of the INM business team to be shortlisted for a series of awards.

Personal Finance Editor Charlie Weston and Technology Editor Adrian Weckler have been shortlisted for Business Journalist of the Year in the 2016 Journalism Awards, while Mr Weckler and Brexit Correspondent Colm Kelpie have been shortlisted for Business Story of the Year.

Ms McDonald has been shortlisted in the Broadsheet Columnist and News Reporter categories of the awards which are sponsored by the National Lottery.

Irish Independent

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