British Journalism Awards 2021 – Shortlisted (Anti-Corruption) for ‘A Bad Business’ for BBC Radio 4, a personal campaign for audit reform, to finally learn lessons of Enron’s fraudulent collapse in 2001.

Winner of the Medical Journalists’ Association Broadcast Award for 2020 for the Radio 4 investigation ‘Stem Cell, Hard Sell’ into risky, unproven stem cell treatments. Judges’ remarks: ‘Made us gasp’. Produced by Fiona Hill.

Finalist in HeadlineMoney Awards 2020 for ‘The Compensation Catch’ from File on 4, an investigation into why victims of violence and abuse fail to win compensation.

Winner of the Harold Wincott Audio Award for ‘Transparency Detectives’ on Radio 4, and for Money Box Live on costs and charges  Awarded May 2019 at the Mansion House.

Judges’ remarks:

‘Freelance journalist Lesley Curwen embarked on a mission to expose hidden fees paid by savers and investors. Radio 4 colleagues were convinced of the story’s importance. Programmes were produced by Rosamund Jones and Alex Lewis. Patient journalistic skills and international research contributed to a strong case for change.’ 

First journalist to win a Transparency Trophy for promoting openness in financial services  Nov 2018

Shortlisted for British Journalism Awards 2017 and Medical Journalists’ Awards 2017 for ‘The Organ Beauty Pageant’

Wincott Broadcasting Award 2012 for ‘In the Balance’ BBC World Service.  Judges’ remarks:

‘Fabulous radio, super popular and intelligent, subversive, full of meat.”

Wincott Broadcasting Award 2005

Workworld Broadcast Programme of Year 2010

2 Bradford and Bingley Personal Finance Awards

Industrial Journalist of the Year 1997