FT.com remains one of the fastest news sites in the world, loading in 1.5 seconds on desktop and 2.1 on mobile. The judges said the “standard of journalism across FT’s editorial spectrum was of the highest standard” and when “coupled with it’s improved speedier site, makes it a gold standard website.”
Bede McCarthy, director of product at the FT, said: “We are delighted that FT.com has been globally recognised at both the newsawards and Press Awards in the past month. The site’s success is testament to the incredible commitment and tight integration of our research, UX, design, engineering and product management teams, and close collaboration with our editorial colleagues”.
The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company invite submissions for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times, will chair the distinguished panel of judges for the Business Book of the Year Award.