Arc network has enjoyed a strong showing in the 2023 PPA Awards shortlist – with five nominations from five entries, a record achievement for the business.

Sustainability flagship BusinessGreen enjoyed a particularly strong showing, with shortlist nominations in the B2B media brand, B2B editor and B2B event of the year categories, the latter for the ground-breaking Net Zero Festival.

Making a comeback to the shortlist is Farmers Guardian with 24 Hours In Farming, a B2B2C campaign at the cutting edge of digital and social influencer marketing.

The shortlist is rounded off with a nod in the employer of the year category for Incisive Media, reflecting the business’s focus on diversity and inclusivity and the increasing demand of the business’s staff to deliver on its sustainability and employee wellbeing goals.

Arc network is a fast-growing B2B media and events business with global operations across multiple sectors.

BusinessGreen celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2022, and is at the beating heart of the green economy and the net zero transition, led by editor in chief James Murray. James is namechecked as “an amazing communicator” and “very highly respected”.

Farmers Guardian, celebrating its 179th birthday in 2023, is the long-established champion of the UK agricultural sector. The brand is part of a B2B behemoth that also owns the LAMMA show and British Farming Awards, of Clarkson’s Farm fame.

“We are delighted to be shortlisted at these awards again this year, and for this recognition from our peers,” said Arc Europe CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “I’m doubly proud to be able to include Farmers Guardian among our shortlisted entries, plus of course BusinessGreen.

“We work incredibly hard to ensure Incisive is a good and fair employer, and I’m humbled for us to be nominated in the employer of the year category.”

Incisive Media has strong form at the PPA Awards. The business has won the innovation of the year category twice out of the last three years with its Delta and Nexus products, and took B2B event of the year honours in 2022 with its Sustainable Investment Festival.

The 2023 PPA Awards take place on June 28 at City Central at the HAC in London.