Two Major Awards For Bean Media Group for 'Australia's Best' Business Magazines

February 02, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
February 2, 2011 - Leading Sydney-based magazine publisher, Bean Media Group, have won two big major industry awards from Publishers Australia in the B2B Magazine Of The Year category.

Over the past 15 years, the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards have firmly become the leading and most coveted magazine industry awards in Australia, judged and attended by key industry players. Comedian and ABC 702 breakfast radio host Adam Spencer was MC for the event, which saw Bean Media Group collect two awards in the major category "B2B (Business-to-Business) Magazine of the Year".

The two awards were for Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining and Australia's Best Manufacturing both receiving huge praise from the expert panel of judges, which included industry professionals from Google, Readers Digest and Australia Post.

Steve Allen, Head Judge and Managing Director of both Essence Media and Fusion Strategy, praised the quality of this year's entries. "The quality of entries was very high. Those that flourished need to be congratulated. As they say, if you can make it in the bad times, you can only flourish in the good times.

"These awards are the most varied and diverse I have been involved with, which made judges acutely aware of how different publishers were tackling the marketplace, especially in this extremely challenging year."

Publishers Australia Chairman Geoff Hird agreed with Allen, stating, "Based on the number and quality of entries this year, it is clear the industry is not just surviving, but thriving in the landscape of transformation."

This latest achievement at the Publishers Australia Awards further enhances the ongoing success experienced by Bean Media Group. The company's series of Australia's Best has proved very successful, and these latest accolades underscore the prominent position Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining and Australia's Best Manufacturing hold as clear market leaders for their respective industries.

Bean Media Group's Managing Director Chris Dutton revealed his delight at securing these latest awards. "It's always nice to receive awards and praise, particularly from such a recognised association as Publishers Australia. The level of competition in the Excellence Awards 2010 was extremely high, and seeing as we only entered two magazines, for both to come out winners is a truly remarkable achievement.

"Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining and Australia's Best Manufacturing are widely regarded as the best industry-specific business magazines on the market, and these latest awards go a long way to highlight the success of these two great titles."

Bean Media Group publishes three market-leading industry magazines for building and construction, mining, manufacturing and retail industries. More on the company can be found at