The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership winning Best Online Editorial at the LSL Property Press Awards in March was a massive public recognition of its campaigning achievements.
LKP won the award in the face of competition from the Financial Times Online and Estates Gazette.
It was a team award, with due credit to Martin Boyd, head of LKP strategy and Charter Quay leaseholder, who provides invaluable advice on handling leasehold disputes.
It must also be shared by Melissa Briggs, LKP founder who made the Campaign Against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation such a formidable, campaigning organisation.
The award was presented to Sebastian O’Kelly, of LKP, by veteran broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil, who edited the Sunday Times for 11 years.
In handing it over, Neil said the judges were impressed by the website’s trenchant views, thorough investigations and total avoidance of PR puffery.
O’Kelly also won a Silver Award for “Scoop of the Year” for his coverage of the leasehold dispute involving Plantation Wharf, Battersea.
The full report in March is here