23/11/2016

Workspace is highly commended at the IR Society Awards

BY Eleanor Leach

The IR Society annual Best Practice Awards celebrate the commitment that companies have made to produce outstanding investor communications.

We are delighted to announce that our client Workspace Group Plc was highly commended for the Best Annual Report in the FTSE 250 which is an accomplishment given the tough competition in the shortlist.

Improving corporate governance was one of the key areas of focus for the Workspace annual report this year. The report was highly commended for its Viability Statement, and the transparency around the process through which the statement was developed.

We helped Workspace to go beyond compliance with the Corporate Governance Code and show how their Board are actively engaging and understanding the business. We sought to breakdown the barrier between the strategic and governance reports, to create a seamless narrative, owned by the directors that clearly articulates the performance and governance of the business.

Peter Swabey, Policy & Research Director at ICSA said

“The standards of entries has certainly been a great deal higher, much better focus on governance and much better quality of reporting.”

The report was also commended for its consistency between printed and online versions of the annual report.

In a category with a number of strong reports, we are delighted that our work with Workspace has been recognised.

View the Workspace Annual Report 2016 online.