23rd January: Diane Young

Diane Young MD and Co-founder of the Drum

At The Drum we love ideas. We like to help people who need ideas to find out who has ideas. thedrum.com is an increasingly international website (40% of traffic is from outside the UK) with over 30,000 unique visitors per day. Around 50 news items per day are posted by our editorial teams in the UK and USA, and there is also a rich seam of opinion pieces, in-depth analysis and an online directory of services. We are also committed to our printed magazine which comes out every second Friday and a range of specialisist printed supplements covering the hot topics of the moment. As MD I oversee the strategic direction of the business, the implementation of our business plan and the finances. I'm also involved directly in the marketing of the magazine and its associated products.

I was PPA UK Publishing Innovator of the Year 2014 and feature in the City AM UK Entrepreneur Top 100 2015 plus The Drum is in the City AM Leap 100 fast growth companies.

AOP Awards 2015 - Media Brand of the Year + Live Event of the Year. PPA Awards 2015: Winner - Best Live Event

Association of Online Publishers Awards 2015: Winner - Business Editorial Team of the Year

British Media Awards 2015: Bronze - Content Team of the Year, Bronze - Event of the Year for The Drum Live

Scottish Magazine Awards 2014: Winner - Business & Professional Magazine of the Year

PPA Awards 2014: Winner - UK Publishing Innovator of the Year (Me!)

Association of Online Publishers Awards 2014: Winner of Business to Business Digital Publisher of the Year, Business to Business Editorial Team
Finalist in Digital Individual of the Year (Me!)

PPA Awards 2013: Winner - UK Business Magazine of the Year

PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2013: Winner - Media Brand of the Year, Editor of the Year (Gordon Young)

Scottish Magazine Awards 2013: Winner - Scottish Magazine of the Year, Business & Professional Magazine of the Year, Business Magazine Editor of the Year, Business Magazine Design of the Year