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Lord Puttnam to deliver keynote speech at the 24th WorkWorld Media Awards

Tom Phillips

14 January 2011

For immediate release: 14 January 2011

The keynote speaker at this year’s WorkWorld Media Awards next week (Tuesday 18 January 2011) is to be Lord Puttnam. The awards ceremony will take place at The Work Foundation’s headquarters in Westminster.

Sponsored for the second year running by EDF Energy, these prestigious awards seek to recognise outstanding written and broadcast journalism covering the world of work, business and the economy. This year’s winners have been decided by an independent panel of expert judges comprising Rosemary Bennett, Anthony Browne, Richard Donkin, Baroness Kingsmill, David Lloyd, Jeff Prestridge and Martin Shankleman.  

Will Hutton, executive vice chair of The Work Foundation said, “For 24 years, the WorkWorld Media Awards have celebrated the very best established and emerging talent in the field. This year has seen a bumper crop of hopeful entrants and the high quality of many has made the judging process especially challenging. We’re delighted that David has agreed to give the keynote speech and we’re looking forward to a rather special evening.”  

Lord Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent film producer, with a string of award winning films, including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. For many years, he has played an active role on issues relating to democracy, climate change and control of the media, including chairing the joint scrutiny committee on the 2003 Communications Act. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 1997.

Previous WorkWorlds keynote speakers include Michael Portillo, Greg Dyke and Sir Bernard Ingham.

More on the awards, including information on the categories, can be found here.


Notes to editors:

1. The ceremony will start at 7.30pm on 18 January 2011 at The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD with a drinks reception from 7pm and until 10pm.

2. Those interested in attending should contact Tom Phillips (details below).

3. The Work Foundation is the leading independent authority on work and its future. It aims to improve the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations by equipping leaders, policymakers and opinion-formers with evidence, advice, new thinking and networks.

Media enquiries:

Tom Phillips: 020 7976 3554