The 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards

The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement.

Our judges for the 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards are:

  • Dr Kaneez Shaid MBE, Campaigner and Chair of the Citizens UK Board of Trustees 
  • Rosie Gillham, Living Wage employee and campaigner 
  • Yvonne Roberts, freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster, The Observer
  • Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at British Chambers of Commerce 
  • Matt Sparkes, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Linklaters LLP
  • Tess Lanning, Director of the Living Wage Foundation

We're pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards:

1. Industry Leadership Award (3 Awards)
Three awards for employers leading change in particular industries.
Unlimited Potential
Penrose Care
The Haven Wolverhampton

2. Friendly Funder Award
An award for a Friendly Funder, showing leadership on the Living Wage through grant-making.
People's Health Trust 

3. Recognised Service Provider Award
An award for a Service Provider, showing leadership on the Living Wage in the FM or services industry and successfully championing the Living Wage to clients.
Enhance Office Cleaning Ltd

4. Living Wage Innovation Award (1 for a large organisation, 1 for a small organisation)
An award for organisations showing innovation or furthering the reach of the Living Wage – whether that be in their procurement, their influence or employment practices that complement the Living Wage and reduce in-work poverty. 

Large Organisation

Small Organisation
Scotland Excel


5. Local Authority Leadership Award
An award for a local authority who has shown innovation and leadership in furthering the reach of the Living Wage. 
Dundee City Council

6. Civil Society Leadership Award (3 awards)
Three awards for members of civil society who have gone above and beyond to champion the Living Wage.
- Jayne Sadgrove, Citizens Cymru Wales
- Barrie Stead, ShareAction
- Jose Mendes and Diogo Antao, West London Citizens 

7. Employees’ Choice Award
An award, selected from the applications from all the other awards, based on the testimonies given. It will celebrate those employers who have made steps to and succeeded in reducing in-work poverty and improving the wellbeing of its employees. 
Childrensalon Team ltd