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M&S and Pearson are both winners at PwC’s Building Public Trust Awards

01 December 2016

We are delighted to announce that both M&S and Pearson picked up awards at PwC’s Building Public Trust Awards this year.

The awards, now in their fourteenth year, recognise openness, honesty and transparency in reporting, focusing on the importance of gaining and building trust between companies and their stakeholders.

M&S took home the award for Corporate Governance reporting in the FTSE 100. One judge said: “What sets M&S’s reporting apart is that you get a sense of authorship: you feel there’s a real human voice behind it taking responsibility.”

Pearson, meanwhile, won the award for Executive Remuneration reporting in the FSTE 100. The report was described as “very frank”, with one judge commenting: “It feels like the company is declaring issues before it’s challenged on them. I like that.”

The M&S Annual Report was also highly commended in this category, with the panel noting that “it answers the basic questions that non-specialists might want to ask”.

We would like to offer our congratulations to both our clients, as well as the team at Friend.