October 5, 2021 The Barbican Conservatory

On Tuesday October 5, 2021, all 31 of our winners will be invited to The Barbican Conservatory for an evening of drinks, networking, a talk from a top industry influencer and the 30 Under 30 award presentation.

The evening event will be a unique chance to meet your peers and network with the judges and key industry contacts to further your career in business and magazine media.



Doors Open


Speeches from Catrin Shi and Sophie Griffiths


Awards Presentation


Networking & Canapés


Event Ends


Catrin Shi

Insurance Insider

Catrin Shi is Insurance Insider ’s Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of the publication’s award-winning diversity and inclusion campaign, Insider Progress. A graduate in modern languages, Catrin has been working as a journalist for eleven years, the last eight of which have been focused on the (re)insurance industry.

She trained to become a journalist as a postgraduate at the Cardiff University School of Journalism.

Catrin cut her teeth at various regional newspapers before starting out as a financial journalist at SNL Financial (now S&P Global Market Intelligence) in 2012, where she developed and launched the firm’s European insurance news product.

Since joining Insurance Insider six years ago she has picked up a number of trade journalism awards for her work, including Breaking News Journalist of the Year at the 2019 Willis Towers Watson Media Awards, the Thought Leadership of the Year award at the Biba 2020 media awards and Features Journalist of the Year at the 2021 Willis Towers Watson Media Awards. Insider Progress won Campaign of the Year at the Biba 2020 media awards.

Sophie Griffiths


Sophie Griffiths joined Travel Trade Gazette in March 2010 as a news reporter, covering cruise, agents, interviews and industry analyses, before working her way up to the position of editor in January 2017. She is also the founder of TTG LGBT - a network for LGBT people and allies within the travel industry - which champions diversity within the sector.

In 2019 Sophie was awarded Editor of the Year – Trade & Professional by the British Society of Magazine Editors. She was also named Editor of the Year for the second year running at the 2019 Independent Publisher Awards, where TTG Media was also named Independent Publishing Company of the Year.