• FIRE magazine received the prestigious accolade from the US based Trade Association Business Publications International (the Tabbies)
  • Editor Andrew Lynch says the award reflects FIRE’s global outreach and appeal
  • The coveted Tabbie prize is the magazine’s second in a little over a year, following the Press Gazette’s Coronavirus Journalism Excellence Best Comment

FIRE publisher Fire Knowledge is delighted to announce that the magazine has received another prestigious award, the Tabbies Editor’s Column Silver Award, for Editor Andrew Lynch’s white paper titled ‘A new architecture for society’.

Inspired by a conversation between Andrew and Security Correspondent Dr Dave Sloggett, the article was written at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and has spawned a series of comments culminating in the Charter for Resilience concept.

“We have had great success in recent months with increasing UK fire and rescue subscriptions through our ‘Fire for All’ offer and now reach a global audience of over 35,000,” Editor Andrew Lynch said. “What may get overlooked is that we have always had a healthy overseas readership and I think this prestigious award reflects our international outreach and appeal.”

Reacting to news of the award, Fire Knowledge Director Andy Fry explained that “Board members are delighted to see Andrew’s journalistic excellence formally recognised again. Under his leadership, the team at FIRE magazine is constantly looking for opportunities to introduce new ideas and cutting-edge thinking into the fire and rescue sector across the world. This award is testament to their efforts in that regard and helps explain why the publication attracts such a large international readership.”

Commenting on the entry, the judges said: “The author looks at the macro and micro to deliver a series of informed observations and insights. Although the publication’s stated purpose comprises only one of the column’s five points, it is woven through and referenced in the others. The author dives into discussing Covid-19 with meaningful discourse and thought without turning to conjecture.”

Paul J. Heney, TABPI President, said that this year’s entries highlighted how important business journalism is to the multitude of industries it serves. “Judges raved about how publishers pushed forward, even in the midst of a global pandemic. The work submitted for the Tabbies each year continues to show the astonishing print and online journalism that continues to happen in this space,” Heney said. “Around the world, editors and designers are doing quality work, meaningful to the industries they serve – and we’re proud to help spotlight it.”


To read the white paper visit: www.fire-magazine.com/a-new-architecture-for-society

To view the Tabbie award winners 2021 visit: www.tabpi.org/awards/2021-tabbie-awards

To contact us please email Editor & Publisher Andrew Lynch at andrew.lynch@fireknowledge.co.uk or Subscriptions at beverley.rees@fireknowledge.co.uk.