Xstrata crowned Best Annual Report at BusinessFinance Awards 2013
Last night marked a high for Xstrata’s report with the miner winning the award for ‘Best Annual Report and Accounts’ at the BusinessFinance Awards. The glittering black-tie affair took place at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair in the presence of the crème de la crème of UK Finance professionals.
The BusinessFinance Awards 2013 is the leading Awards for UK Finance Directors, their teams, and their suppliers. Via an extensive judging process, the awards aim to recognise individuals, teams and businesses that have demonstrated success and innovation over the last 12 months. It is a celebration of the role that finance plays in UK business and an acknowledgment of those who have excelled in the areas of individual heads of finance, finance teams from across the private and public sector, key suppliers to the finance function and Annual Reports.
Xstrata beat off stiff competition in the category for ‘Best Annual Report and Accounts’ with nominees such as Rio Tinto, BAE Systems, IAG and the BBC, to name but a few. The Group’s 2011 report has been no stranger to the spotlight this season, having already won awards for ‘Most effective overall Annual Report’ and ‘Best communication of corporate responsibility in the Annual Report’ at the IR Society Awards in November of last year.
Pam Bell, Corporate Affairs Manager at Xstrata commented on the win, "We are proud that our 2011 Annual Report has been recognised by the BusinessFinance Awards. Our 2011 Annual Report was a large step forward in better articulating our company and bringing alive our business and we are proud that this has been appreciated by our stakeholders. As a small communications team, the expertise and support we receive from Black Sun is vital for the delivery of our Annual Reports. Black Sun has an in-depth knowledge of reporting best practice and are on top of changes to regulatory reporting requirements, which, together with their outstanding project management and production teams, make Black Sun a vital component in the delivery of our award-winning report."
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