On 20th September Prospect held its annual Think Tank of the Year Awards at the Savile club in Mayfairby prospect / October 21, 2006 / Leave a comment
Published in October 2006 issue of Prospect Magazine
Policy Exchange, the centre-right group, has won this year’s Prospect magazine think tank of the year award.
At the awards ceremony in London, judges commended the “zip” and “high impact” of the Cameron-leaning organisation and the energy of its director, Nicholas Boles.
Ed Balls MP, economic secretary at the treasury, presented the awards, noting that bright ideas and excellent think tanks were a necessary but not sufficient condition for political parties hoping to take power.
Runner-up think tank of the year was the Young Foundation, directed by Geoff Mulgan, former head of the prime minister’s Strategy Unit. It was especially praised for its recent book, “The New East End,” for “raising hard questions about conflicting social interests and public administration.”
Judging was co-chaired by David Walker, editor of Guardian Public and Michael Gove MP, shadow Conservative minister for health. They consulted a range of commentators, advisers, officials and academics.