CIO publisher IDG UK was named the business-to-business digital publisher of the year at the Association of Online Publishers awards in London last night.

Hosted by comedian Rufus Hound, the award ceremony took place at the Camden Roundhouse, with The Guardian, Vice UK and Buzzfeed also scooping awards in different categories.

The B2B digital publishing gong was described by the organisation as one of the AOP's two "flagship" awards. It stated: "The AOP's two flagship awards, Digital Publisher of the Year - Business to Business; and Digital Publisher of the Year - Consumer; were won by IDG UK and Guardian News and Media Ltd respectively."

IDG UK beat The Drum's publishers The Carnyx Group, and Sift Media, which publishes

Luc Borg, IDG UK Enterprise Publishing Director, which publishes CIO UK, said: "The IDG UK team and our colleagues at IGS and SMS have worked incredibly hard to develop and promote the CIO, Computerworld UK and Techworld brands over the last 12 months. I was extremely proud to accept the award on behalf of the team".

Earlier this year CIO UK was nominated for Media Brand of the Year at the British Media Awards, but lost out to the Financial Times.