The Big Issue has been named Magazine of the Year at a key industry awards.
In the week vendors in England were allowed out of lockdown and back to sell the magazine on the street, the publication also picked up a gong for its response to the Covid crisis.
Editor Paul McNamee said: “Given all that has happened this year these awards are particularly welcome. The team continue to keep on producing brilliantly every day.
“Never once during the crisis have they lost focus on work that we need to do for our vendors. And the award for Best Response to Covid is such fantastic recognition of the resilience and the innovation shown by everybody within The Big Issue.
“I’m very proud of the team. On we go!”
The magazine launched a digital publication almost overnight when the UK went into lockdown, ensuring its vendors were financially supported while expanding its print and digital presence across the year.