SPH journalists bag 5 of 7 Investors' Choice reporting awards

Award winners from SPH are (from left) Ms Quek Suzane, Lianhe Zaobao associate business editor; Ms Grace Leong, Straits Times correspondent; Ms Hu Yuanwen, Lianhe Zaobao correspondent; Ms Jamie Lee and Ms Claire Huang, both Business Times corresponde
Award winners from SPH are (from left) Ms Quek Suzane, Lianhe Zaobao associate business editor; Ms Grace Leong, Straits Times correspondent; Ms Hu Yuanwen, Lianhe Zaobao correspondent; Ms Jamie Lee and Ms Claire Huang, both Business Times correspondents. Ms Ginney Lim, general counsel, executive vice-president, corporate communications & CSR and group company secretary of SPH, received the corporate governance prize in the discretionary consumer products and services sector on behalf of SPH.PHOTO: BUSINESS TIMES

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) journalists were big winners at the annual Investors' Choice Awards last night, taking home five of seven financial journalism trophies.

The annual reporting prizes, organised by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore), honour excellence in media coverage of the financial scene.

Straits Times correspondent Grace Leong bagged a special award recognising her for "consistently being the first to break stories on prominent corporate developments".

The award citation also mentioned her analysis of the impact of the Swiber Holdings collapse.

Ms Leong is a second-time winner, having taken home the Financial Story of the Year award in 2012 while at The Business Times.

Straits Times business editor Lee Su Shyan said: "As a good journalist, Grace pursues stories even if they seem to have hit a dead end.

"Her persistence and patience paid off, yielding several exclusive corporate stories, such as the victory of Sakae Holdings in a shareholder dispute and reasons why the iconic heritage project at Capitol Singapore stalled."

The other special award recipient was Business Times correspondent Claire Huang, who won for her work on healthcare costs and insurance.

Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Hu Yuanwen and Business Times correspondent Jamie Lee were jointly named Financial Journalist of the Year.

Rounding out the SPH contingent, Lianhe Zaobao associate business editor Quek Suzane was joint winner of the Investor Education Journalist of the Year title.

SPH's business journalists have been recognised for their editorial excellence yet again, said SPH chief executive Ng Yat Chung.

He added: "This proves their relentless commitment to quality content. I would like to congratulate them on their achievements."

Channel NewsAsia presenter Dawn Tan was the other winner of the investor education journalist prize, while the Most Promising Journalist of the Year was Today business reporter Angela Teng.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2017, with the headline 'SPH journalists bag 5 of 7 Investors' Choice reporting awards'. Print Edition | Subscribe