BAC Wadsworth Prize
The BAC Wadsworth Prize is awarded by the Business Archives Council for a book judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the study of British business history. It is awarded annually and selection is based on books published during the previous year.
The winner of the 2016 prize is The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC by David Kynaston and Richard Roberts, who accepted their award at a Reception held on Monday 21 November. The Reception was hosted by Barclays, at their head office in Canary Wharf and guests were warmly welcomed by Stephen Doherty, Barclays Head of Corporate Communications. This year's judges, Professor John Turner (last year's winner), Dr Melinda Haunton and Clem Brohier were unanimous in their choice of The Lion Wakes praising its insights, readability and its rich use of business archives. A second book, Waste into Weapons by Peter Thorsheim, was also highly commended.