Living Wage Champion Awards shortlist announced

Group photo of Champion Awards winners 2022 on stage

Today the Living Wage Foundation can reveal the shortlist for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2023

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

This year's ceremony will be held at the National Football Museum in Manchester on Thursday, 6th July 2023. 

The winners of each category will be announced on the night.



Living Wage Champion Awards 2023 shortlist:

Category Shortlist
Advocate of the Year Chris Smallwood - Anchor Removals James Rosslyn- Rosslyn Coffee Mat Sheehan – Enabled Living Healthcare Marie Moser – Edinburgh Bookshop
Beyond the Living Wage Phoenix Group One + All West Brom Strongdor Herbert Smith Freehills
Campaign of the year West London Health and Social Care Campaign Greater Manchester Campaign Calling on Anchor Hanover to Accredit Campaign to get Sunderland University to Accredit Ealing Citizens Living Wage Team – work to get council to uplift careworkers
Employee's Choice Gavhas Ltd Thomas Kneale Ltd Phoenix Events Ltd Future Youth Zone Three Counties Office Furniture The Nest Nursery
Funders Champion Youth Music Postcode Trusts John Ellerman Foundation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Health and Social Care Champion South London & Maudesley NHS Foundation Trust and NHS London Enabled Living Healthcare Local Solutions Connected Health Domiciliary Care
Industry Trailblazer Burns Pet Nutrition Octagon Theatre The Brunel Museum Unity Trust Bank
Lifetime Achievement Award Alan Waters – Norwich City Council
Living Hours Champion Zixtel Ltd Enabled Living Healthcare Anchor Removals Ltd Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park
Living Wage Places Champion Royal Docks Salford Living Wage City Action Group Norwich Living Wage Action Group
Public Sector Champion The London Borough of Kingston The London Borough of Newham The London Borough of Hounslow Sunderland Council
Retail and Hospitality Champion Rosslyn Coffee LUSH Dundee Science Centre Dundee University Student’s Union Virgin Hotels Fill Refill Co
Recognised Service Provider Champion Compass Group Regular Cleaning CBRE UK Tidy Green Clean EMCOR UK
Third Sector Champion Broadland Housing Association Diocese of London Salford CVS Children North-East

The Living Wage Champion Awards ceremony would not be possible without the kind support of our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

  • Aviva
  • Everton FC

Silver Sponsors

  • Autotrader
  • Britannia Anchor Removals

Award Sponsors

  • Beyond the Living Wage – Pro-Manchester
  • Health and Social Care Champion – Boo Coaching and Consulting
  • Employee’s Choice – Bruntwood
  • Retail and Hospitality Champion - Dunster’s Farm
  • Industry Trailblazer – KPMG
  • Living Wage Places Champion – Greater Manchester Poverty Action
  • Advocate of the Year – Carrs Pasties
  • Third Sector Champion – Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
  • Public Sector Champion – Manchester City Council
  • Recognised Service Provider Champion – Carlisle Support Services
  • Living Wage Funders Champion - Weightmans LLP
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