Trailblazer Awards

  • The Trailblazer Awards

    The Trailblazer Awards are powered by The London Book Fair and in partnership with the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) and BookBrunch. These awards were created to celebrate the next generation of the UK publishing industry; those ‘roaring through their 20s’.

    The winners of the 2021 Trailblazer Awards were announced at a glitzy ceremony at White City House on 28 January 2021.

  • The 2021 Winners

    • Beth Farrell, Marketing Assistant, Blackwells
    • Eleanor Pilcher, Marketing Manager, Avon, HC
    • Gauthier Van Malderen, Founder and CEO, Perlego Ltd
    • Harriet Egleton, Senior Literary Scout, Daniela Schlingmann Literary Scouting
    • Madgalene Abraha, Editorial Manager, A Quick Ting On / Jacaranda

    More about the winners

  • In Partnership with the SYP

    “As a society that support young people entering and progressing in the first few years of their career, we couldn’t be more proud to be involved in The Trailblazers Awards, a fantastic initiative that recognises those under 30 who are truly making their mark on the industry.” 
    Alice Geary, UK Chair of the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) 2017

    Learn about the SYP

    Welcome to our Media Partner

    We're thrilled to welcome BookBrunch as a media partner for the Trailblazer Awards 2019. BookBrunch is an information site and daily news service for the book industry. Founded by Liz Thomson and Nicholas Clee, it is now edited by Clee and Neill Denny.


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    The Publishers Association

    The Publishers Association represents the interests of UK publishers across consumer, education and academic publishing. Our members publish an academic journal.



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